Three leeks - three lunches

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  1. avisk

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    (Yes, OK, there was more to it than just three leeks, but it made for a catchy header!)

    I am back from my holidays and need to get back on plan and also to economise. So I am getting the most out of everything I cook.

    Yesterday I made a simple leek and potato soup. Three leeks sliced, one large potato diced, 500ml chicken stock (made with a Knorr Stockpot), salt, pepper, nutmeg. Blitzed it to a lumpy texture (I like my soups chunky). I had two bowls of that for lunch with some bread.

    For lunch today, I added to the leftover soup - half a butternut squash, diced, four skinless/boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed, cut into six pieces each, and some finely chopped fresh ginger. Simmered that until everything was well cooked. Lunch today was a bowl and a half of that.

    The remainder has been frozen and will make a sauce for pasta for some future lunch.
     
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    Wow you must have made a huge batch!
     
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    There was rather a lot of it to start with!! But there is only me to feed, so I knew it was going to do more than one meal, but I wanted to make each one a bit different.
     
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    A cook after my own heart !!!

    Love leek and potato, will be shopping for leeks today on our Sunday market !!!

    Thanks for the inspiration.
     
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    When I last went shopping I wanted to buy some different veg & picked up frozen leeks. I was surpised how good they are.

    I've still lots left so think I'll make some leek & potato soup today:D
     
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    I just love leeks. On holiday in Jersey last week I was standing in a field of them (good vantage point for a photo of Gorey Castle!), just breathing in!

    Then that evening we were in a restaurant where one of the specials was chicken and tarragon with local baby leeks and garlic mash. Just had to have it - no way of knowing if they were the same leeks I had seen in the morning (OK, probably not!) but anyway it seemed like a sign!
     
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    Oh that sounds divine. My mouth is watering. Tarragon is one of my favourite herbs. It is amazing in an omelet
     
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