While making last night's risotto, Z also managed to make a ratatouille from the vegetables that were knocking about in the fridge for tonight's meal. We always have tomatoes, onions and peppers in the house. They turn up in so many dishes, including salads for lunch, that they have a permanent place on the shopping list. For some reason, we also had a pair of aubergines in the crisper. I am not a fan of the aubergine. I have only actually found one way of cooking it that I love. But when it is mixed in with all of the other vegetables you hardly know it's there.
With the rat in the bag, all Z had to do before I got home was bake a couple of giant spuds that I bought on Kirkgate Market. By the time I got home from work, everything was ready, including a couple of slices of goats cheese topping off the filled potatoes. It turns out that it is national vegetarian week this week. If I had known in advance I may well have changed the menu for our evening meals. I think this would still have made the cut.