When I’m poorly I revert to being a child, demanding attention in the form of plumping my pillows and bringing me cosy blankets! I always get cravings for tomato soup and lucozade but more than anything what I need is good old warm, homely, nutritious food.
Sausage casserole and sweet potato:
- 5/6 Sausages
- 1 onion
- 1 clove of garlic (more if your throat is bad – nothing better than garlic to sort that out)
- 1 pepper
- Handful of mushrooms
- 2 Carrots
- Tin of chopped tomatoes
- Herbs and salt and pepper to flavour
- 2 Sweet potatoes
(You can literally throw in any vegetables the more the better)
Chuck the sweet potatoes in the oven and bake for 45 mins or until soft in the middle.
Chop up all your veg and throw in a casserole dish and slather in olive oil seasoning with salt, pepper and herbs of your choice – I generally used mixed italian herbs. You can introduce any veg you want – a great way to use up bits in your fridge. With the garlic you can either chop it up into small pieces or put in the cloves whole as you are going to be roasting them. I usually leave it roasting for 15 mins and then add some more oil, cook for another 15 mins and add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 15 mins.
N.B. If you are using carrot you may prefer to part boil them first so they are not too crunchy.
I generally part cook the sausages in the oven separately and then chop them up and add them to the casserole dish for the last 15 mins.
Once the sweet potato is soft in the middle and the meat cooked you are good to go!
Bish, Bash, Bosh!