Day 18 – I need your brain


My imagination has run dry. I need your suggestions for recipes using only ingredients from the pound shop (list below).

You suggest it. I’ll create it. Maybe. And if you’re really unlucky I’ll make you taste it.

  • honey
  • tinned tomatoes
  • rice
  • potatoes
  • onions
  • chocolate of every variety you can imagine
  • muffin mix
  • lemon juice
  • tinned tuna
  • tinned crab
  • tinned ‘meat’
  • tinned sardines
  • tinned pink salmon
  • corned beef
  • white bread
  • olives
  • olive oil
  • dried chilli
  • garlic cloves in oil
  • tracker bars
  • breakfast cereal
  • flour
  • sugar
  • tea
  • coffee
  • nuts – cashew, peanuts
  • crisps
  • croutons
  • chicken soup
  • baked beans
  • liquorice
  • candy floss
  • peanut butter
  • ready made pasta salad
  • mustard
  • dates
  • dried apricots
  • raisins
  • sweet and sour sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Curry sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • cranberry sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • peppers under oil
  • tinned white beans
  • tinned macaroni
  • chicken stock
  • beef stock
  • fray bentos pies
  • paella in a box
  • beef risotto in a box
  • beef curry in a box
  • jarred red cabbage
  • jarred white asparagus
  • gherkins
  • chicken cup-a-soup
  • tomato cup-a-soup

4 Responses

  1. 1)Raisin Pie
    Boil 2 cups rasins, add 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tbsps.flour together, then mix with raisins.
    add mixture to pie crust made with four and 1/2cup peanut butter, blended and rolled to pie shape. bake at 425degrees for 30 minutes
    2)add salmon to pasta salad and serve cold
    3)In food processor or with mixer, combine corned beef,dried chili,baked beans and top with muffin mix and bake in oven dish at 425 for approx. 25 min., serve hot w/barbeque sauce and/or curry sauce
    very filling but I would recommend using beano or something with it

  2. You definitely have the makings of a spicy crab-cake. Some mashed potato, chilli powder and canned crab-meat – combine with some mayo to bind, roll in crushed breakfast cereal and bake. Finish off by frying in olive oil if you fancy some extra crispy goodness.

    Serve with a hummus side – blend olive oil, garlic and the tinned “white beans” to a paste.

    Also, I think you have most of the ingredients for this recipe…

  3. You have the makings of quite a nice sauce for eating with either rice or a jacket potato:

    Saute some onion in olive oil until soft, add garlic, drained tuna, drained peppers, sliced olives. Add tin of tomatoes (can drain some juice, depending on preference). Add chili flakes to taste. Heat until thoroughly warmed through and slightly thickened.

  4. – tuna and white bean salad, maybe with a little chopped onion
    – potato salad with chopped gherkins, with dressing from mayonnaise and mustard (thinned out with a little olive oil and lemon juice)
    – rice pilaf, with raisins and/or chopped dried apricots, and nuts (ideally almonds)
    that’s all i can think of right now… but probably you have already finished this craziness, right? or are you now addicted to the pound store?

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