Thursday, June 2, 2011

Op Shop Finds and Easy Meal

I got a chance this afternoon to pop into the local Lifeline shop,

and came away with these goodies...



Patchwork cushion...$2.00



old cot sheets...$2.00 each,

pillowcases...50c each

There is also two cushion covers one patchwork and one red gingham...50c each
(forgot to download photo)



$1.50...for this book



A long Bonds hoodie jacket...$5.50


Added up to $15.00 but I got it for $11.50

I will go to the other op shops in town tomorrow :)


My easy meal tonight...
Sausage Casserole
(picture is of leftovers that will be enjoyed tomorrow)

This is a microwave recipe but I cooked it in my large cast iron frypan, giving it much more flavour.

Sausage Casserole (microwave)

1/2 kilo of sausages (I used chicken ones)

placed in a flat dish with enough hot water to partly cover and cook on high for 4 minutes. Peel the sausages and roll in flour, seasoned with salt and pepper. Place in casserole, add 1 carrot diced, 1 chopped onion, 1 stick celery, chopped finely, 1 tin tomato soup, 3/4 cup water. Cook on HIGH 7 minutes, and then MEDIUM for 25 minutes or until veggies are soft.

~Now for the way I cooked this,
I am trying to get away from using the microwave.

I cut sausages into threes, rolled in flour and browned using a little oil in pan.

When nearly done I added

the onion, carrot and celery. I fried until onion was soft, then added the tomato soup and water.

I let it simmer with a lid on until done, approx 20 minutes. I served it with simple homemade Potato Bake.
Just sliced potato, a little cream and grated cheese on top. Baked in a moderate oven.

xTania


13 comments:

  1. Tania, the casserole looks delicious.

    I love op shops (we call them charity shops)too.

    Those finds are amazing and well done you for rescuing them..and treasuring them.

    Sft x

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  2. What great finds! It's been a long time since I've been to any shops around here--I really need to go soon. The recipe looks delicious. We're also trying to not use the microwave--thanks for sharing your changes. Take care.

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  3. Well yumm to the sausages and great finds for the other.HAve fun tody op shopping.

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  4. looks like you lucked out in your shopping! That dish you made also looks really yummy...might have to try it!

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  5. I've been op-shopping a bit to of late. Looks like you got some good finds. Yesterday I shared one of my finds on my blog. I always find it more exciting then shopping new as when I shop new I have a set list & budget, with thrift shopping I never know what I will come home with.
    Have a great day
    Caroline

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  6. what a great bargain hunter you are. Dinner looks yummo too!

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  7. Great op shop finds.
    I cooked up a similiar sausage casserole 2 nights ago and just used whatever was in the fridge plus a tin of tomatos and slow cooked - all the family loved it
    Apparently cooking up what's in the fridge turns into my best meals :-)

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  8. Hi Tanya, was wondering why your local shop is charging you for the book, they are free, we give out thousands over the year to our clients

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  9. Yummo - sounds like a nice easy, filling, warming meal. I really love potato bake, it is a favourite in our house, I sometimes add a small can of sweet corn and sweet potato too.

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  10. Hi, I'm a new happy follower..Love op shops and hope you'll pop over and visit me soon..xx

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  11. I love bargains and would be excited as you are. I really like that pillow. I just might pop over to our local secondhand book store tomorrow and see what I find.

    The casserole looks yummy.

    Have a lovely weekend.

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  12. Love those sheets! What are you going to make??

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