One of my favourite meals when it's really cold and dismal outside is bacon and potato hotpot. I originally got the recipe from The Pauper's Cookbook by Jocasta Innes. I no longer have the book but I can make the dish from memory.
I don't weigh or measure anything I just cook by eye, the finished dish looks awful but tastes delicious.
Today I used two and a half rashers of bacon, you can use gammon or even leftover ham from a joint.
Cut up the bacon and put it on the hob in a cast iron pan, cook gently until the fat runs, add thinly sliced onion and potato and stir until everything is coated in the fat. Cook gently until the onion is softened.
Sprinkle some flour over the mix then add milk to make a thin white sauce. This needs long slow cooking so I put it on the multifuel stove where it sits all day.
I think the original recipe suggests cooking in the oven with the lid off for the last half hour but I don't bother. I serve this with baked beans for Steve and boiled cabbage for me.
Steve thinks it would be improved by adding mushrooms but then Steve probably thinks ice cream would b improved by mushrooms!