Get Stuffed! Nostalgic cookery programme

WE HAVE a bit of a dark-horse this week. It’s one of those 250/1 outsiders that many overlooked. This dark-horse starts off fast and finishes even faster – blink and you’ll miss him!

Feeling a bit peckish?

Rule number 1: Ditch the fancy cookbooks: you’ll be dashing from supermarket to supermarket trying to hunt down fancy ingredients

Rule number 2: Give those celebrity chefs with a whack with your heavy-duty frying pan.

Rule number 3: The Get Stuffed team are here to sort you out!

Never heard of them? You would catch them at about 1am on Sunday morning. You may have had a night in slumped in front of the telly. You may have been dozing and missed it – your loss: you snooze, you lose!

If you were one of the fortunate ones not to snooze, then jackpot! If you managed to keep your eyelids open then you were in for a treat – 5 minutes of culinary magic. As soon as these chefs hit the screen you were wide awake, bolted upright and began to salivate.

Get Stuffed had some badass chefs. These chefs learned their trade on the streets. They didn’t need to attend a top notch cookery schools or knock-up a meal in kitchen with views of hills and streams – just give em the basics: a cooker, ingredients from the local shop and a dash of imagination.

These chefs were fun and they just knew how to cook up a wicked meal. Hesitation did not enter their minds. It was a case of cooking is easy and the results are perfect every time. None of this stressing, bad language, sweating like a pig in a sauna lark – it was all very friendly in the Get Stuffed kitchen. The food was always tasty – the expression on the chefs face’s said it all: Yummy  yummy, no more rumble tummy and I’ve still got some money. By the time the closing credits were rolling, you’d wished you’d worn a bib to soak up the dribble tumbling-off your bottom lip.

You can tell the ones who watched Get Stuffed: they are the ones who are smart with their hard earned cash – the ones who bring their broken TV’s back to the shop for a refund after 20 years of reliable service – the ones who head to the supermarkets 10 minutes before closing time and walk out with a trolley full yellow sticker items – the ones with overflowing cash in their accounts.

Well done to those who managed to embrace Get Stuffed. It’s been worth it and you’re now reaping the rewards.

Tough luck to those you didn’t have the staying power to last until 1am. Don’t beat yourselves up – it’s all in the past so get over it!

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