Food cooking and eating – stories and ideas from a passionate foodie

We’ve all done it at work. You pop out to shop, or canteen (if you are lucky) or have one of those mobile vans visiting…and you panic and still order the tuna mayo, because you cannot think quickly enough?

Or similar.

Anyway, we did a bit of role reversal on this last weekend. Pub lunch – splendid Ham egg and Chips ( and extra tiger bread to make a chip butty) (thanks Anita) at The Crooked Billet in Sheepridge Lane, Little Marlow. So we didn’t want a lot in the evening.  Instead of a pub sarnie in a pub, I made a pub style butty at home…

Now, most pub sandwiches are freshly made. Not so if you get them from the shops.  And they always seem very fresh, so I do wonder what they put in them to keep them ‘fresh’? At least in the pub or you make them yourself, then you have more idea what is in them.

We had been looking after our friends time share dog. Izzy doesn’t travel well, so gets farmed out to various dog sitters when Jay is away. To entice her into the smelly dried food, we bought a tin of tuna, which wasn’t really needed. So it bacame Saturday dinner.

You can also add a lot of flavour. I added:

  • A large spoon of Creme fraiche
  • Three chopped grapes
  • 3 chopped olives
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • A half teaspoon of paprika
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • Salt

Mixed it all up, spread on buttered ( accept no substitute unless allergic…its sugar that makes you obese, not fat. Look at low fat products …all full of sugar!)

Added some crisps left over from Christmas do’s, and some salad leaves left over from previous night.

Hearty Butties!

Hearty Butties!

Looks tasty, doesn’t it? Well, it really was. Don’t knock them…it feels a lot better than bought ones – more satisfying, and probably better for you?

In case you are worried about our time share dog…here she is! (More people will read this now….and rightly so!)

Izzy, the time share dog

Izzy, the time share dog

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