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Soba Noodles with Aubergine and Mango (I love a good cold buckwheat noodle salad!) and Castelluccio Lentils with Tomatoes and Gorgonzola (we love our pulses and blue cheese!) from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi.
I went back to work a month ago. Three days a week. Around 10 hours each day. On my feet. The last thing that I want to do when I get home is spend too much time making dinner from scratch (those of you who know what I do for a living will agree, I think) so I've taken to prefab-ing dinners for the three work days every Sunday. Delicious and nutritious meals (oh, and clean and light too because my sore old lady's legs need to go to bed very soon after) with components that I can prep and refrigerate separately on Sundays and put together quickly each day.
When Ms Carpet was over last week, I was whinging that I've exhausted my repertoire of exciting salad-type things and she suggested looking at my Ottolenghi cookbooks (the lentil one is one of her favourites). DUH! I think I've said it before, that I only ever remember I have them cookbooks when it's Winter, when I feel like warm comforting food. I always forget that the books have Spring/Summer-appropriate recipes too. Thanks to Ms Carpet, I now have two books of prefab dinner ideas. Yay! Whoooo!
The title of this post reminded me of this English band Prefab Sprout that I used to listen to in the 80s. Tee hee hee. Here are two of my favourite tracks. To listen to while you make your prefab dinners this weekend, perhaps?
Dissing Bruce Springsteen. Yeah!
I love the dancing hot dogs!