Years ago (I think) there was a TV programme (series?) about some of the things blokes cooked at home. I don't have a TV and never saw it, but read a few things about the series in the paper. It reminded me of the days (30 years ago) when I was in Elizabeth Barracks, Minden. It was the first time I'd ever been stationed in a block where singlies had their own cooking facilities! I used to buy stuff from the NAAFI pads shop and heat them up in my mess tin(s) if I felt hungry when I got back to camp. (Because I'd run out of beer tokens and couldn't afford the schnell imbiss.) I still do it. My favourite 'recipe' is as follows: 1 x tin Stewed Steak 1 x tin Minced Meat Spices, various Rice, slack handful Method: Fill kettle, switch on, boil water Empty tins into microwaveable bowl, add spices (whatever) and put lid on. Put rice into similar microwaveable large bowl. When water boiled, tip into rice bowl so water covers rice. Nuke in microwave for 11 minutes on medium When cooked, take out of microwave and leave to stand in the hot (boiling) water. Place meat dish in microwave. Nuke in 5 minute segments (stirring each time) until hot. When meat is hot, take out of microwave. Empty water from rice. Put some rice (all of it?) on plate. Cover with meat (to taste). What do you cook when you get home and can't afford the schnelli? In other words, what's your favourite 'bloke food' recipe?