However much I try and be that mum that cooks healthy meals from scratch all of the time, there are those times when I, y'know, fail miserably. Since we got back from our holiday over two weeks ago, where I cooked some amazing family meals, I've lacked a touch of motivation. I haven't even managed to do a full 'big shop' since we've been back, and have been popping to the supermarket for essential items every few days (or emailing a list to the husband).
Yesterday whilst searching my almost bare fridge and packed pantry (why is the fridge always bare but the cupboards are still rammed with tins and packets of food), I happened across a tub of SPAM nestled next to a stack of baked beans. Teamed with the bowl of mashed potato in the fridge (the only way to serve our current, rather floury, allotment spuds) it made a rather decent dinner for a Monday night, if I do say so myself.
BBQ Bean & SPAM Pie - serves 2/3
1 tub of SPAM, chopped ham & pork
2 400g tins of baked beans
squeeze of bbq sauce
1 bowl of leftover mashed potato
handful of grated cheese
- chop the SPAM, and mix with the baked beans and bbq sauce in an ovenproof dish
- smooth the mashed potato over & top with the cheese
- bake in a preheated 180C oven for approx 30 minutes, until golden brown & heated through
serve with a side of vegetables if you want to be good, or a slice of thick white bread and butter if you want to be popular