Beef and beans with oaty crumble
This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe I found in a book by Mitzie Wilson called 'Mince'. It is another what I call 'working class' or 'make do and mend' meal. For the most part its mince, baked beans and sauce with a crumble topping. BUT me being the person I am, rather like Pavlov's dog, I read the words 'fry an onion' and immediately garlic leaps into the pan! I have a similar reaction to tomato and basil. One thing I will say with those two additions it is a tasty meal. I would caution against making it too sloppy so only 250mls of beef stock. For the topping I halved the quantity of oats and replaced them with chopped and toasted hazelnuts.
The recipe also has potential for using other ingredients. For example vegetables instead of the beans or even chilli beef, whatever is your fancy.
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And a bit of factual fun
IN CASE YOU DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW THIS LITTLE TIDBIT OF TRIVIA....
ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE,
NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.
HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON, "THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND," WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH AND HEARD BY
BUT JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC REMARK
- "GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY".
MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGHT IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT. HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN OR AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS
OVER THE YEARS, MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE - 'GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY' STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED.
ON JULY 5, 1995, IN
IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A
HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY. AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY
"SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU'LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON !"
TRUE STORY. It broke the place up.