Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Thrifty Cooking

It's getting towards payday! The money's spent till then so we are eating what we already have in. The roast chicken made 3 meals..excellent value from one chicken. Tonight we had the roasted vegetables (the ones I cooked off on Saturday) made into lasagne. Very tasty indeed.
Tomorrow night I have late meeting so the third chicken meal will come into play.It's all ready in the fridge....just needs reheating.
Have resolved to be very thrifty all through October so that I have some money left at the end of the month!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

A Woman's work is never done!

Washing done and dried on the whirly gig in the nice sunny weather today!
Shopping.....a thrifty end of the month shopping trip to Morrsion's (£20.62)bagged
minced steak
shoulder of pork joint  £2.90
braising steak £ 5.31 well over a kilo in weight so will do at least two meals...waht a bargain price
stew pack ( swede, onions, parsnip and carrots)...only 50p
plums ..again only 50p
frozen puff pastry
and a packet of fruit pastilles!

Beef in red wine is cooking away on the hob. Will have tonight with root veg mash.
Left over veg found at bottom of fridge has been roasted with some ripe tomatoes from the garden and some home grown basil into a Mediterrean veg to  have early next week with chicken from freezer or to make into a vegetable lasagne.
Tomorrow we'll have the shoulder of pork slow roasted with the parsnip roasted alongside some potatoes, apple sauce from freezer, corn and some steamed leeks.I might make some stuffing from various bits and pieces in garden, fridge and freezer.
That leaves the ironing and the cleaning to do........

Friday, 24 September 2010

The weekend starts here!

Had my hair cut, blow dried and straightened. Fish and chips for dinner. Washing done. Wine o'clock has arrived!