Is this the end of a long hard half-term? Or just the beginning? Either way, the chances are you’re knackered and I’m feeling your pain.
My sister, on the other hand, has buggered off to Australia, so when she comes back in a couple of days, moaning about jetlag, no sympathy, ok?
That same sister once told me she would only buy wine with a screw top. Her explanation was that at the end of a long day looking after 2 kids, she was too exhausted to spend extra energy locating a corkscrew or levering out a cork. At the time I didn’t get it, then along came child number 2…
This is the recipe equivalent of the screw top. Bangers and mash for tired people. Forget about potato mashers (pots aren’t actually mashed), vegetable peelers (or peeled, ahem ), and definitely forget about washing up (this is a one pot wonder). Instead do the prep (5 mins, honest) when you can, during the day, or even in the morning before work (yeah, right) and then throw over the oil and pop it in the oven 40 mins before you want to eat. It’s a bastardised Bill Granger recipe.
Start to finish: 5 minutes prep, 30-40 minutes in the oven
3 nice sausages
400g potatoes, cleaned and cut into smallish wedges
.75 tsp paprika
1 rosemary stalk
salt & pepper
1/4 wholemeal loaf without crust