We all like a simple life,
Ian & I found out just how limiting it can be cooking in a confined space when we were in Australia.
We travelled round Australia for 3 weeks in a minibus style camper van. It was cosy to say the least & very limiting for cooking.
A lot of the time we cooked on the BBQ’s that were provided at the camp sites, but sometimes we really didn’t fancy using them! Trust me some were totally minging!
So what were our choices?
BBQ’d food, bacon butties for breakfast, microwaved spuds, one pot cooking.
I was thrilled to write about my favourite Al fresco meal.
It was hot & cooking in confined spaces made it so uncomfortable, but I came up with a great easy meal that was tasty filling and tasty.
One Pot Pasta. Yes it’s a variation on Carbonara, but so simple.
You will need.
Pasta, any sort/shape is fine.
Bacon, cooked, I used left overs from breakfast.
Grated/ chopped cheese,
Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add your pasta & cook according to the instructions.
Chop up the bacon & prep the cheese.
When the pasta is cooked, drain it but leave a little water in the pan (just a couple of tablespoons),
Now you can do this 2 ways:-
Put the cream cheese in the pan & mix it or mix the cream cheese into the pan water first to make a sauce, you can add as much or as little cream cheese as you like. Either way works well.
Put the pasta back into the pan, add the chopped bacon & stir well.
Toss into a dish & sprinkle with cheese & pepper if you like & serve.
Even better you can make extra & store in in the fridge & either eat it cold or heat it up in the microwave.
The utensils you will need:-
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I also decided to make some popcorn, so a whole meal in 1 pot!
I used 1 teaspoon on oil & a little butter. I then sprinkled a little salt into the pan & warmed up the mixture.
I put half a handful of corn into the pan, put the lid on & put the pan back the heat & shook it well.
As soon as the first kernel popped I turned the heat down to low & shook it again.
Within a couple of minutes it was popping mad.
I then turned off the heat & left it to stand without removing the lid.
By adding the butter & salt before you start means you use a lot less salt & oil & it’s a yummy treat.
You can use the LIDDED LOCK & LOCK BOWLS to pop it in & enjoy a lovely treat with ease.
As you can see these are 2 very quick & easy treats.
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