Good morning! Yesterday went well and we loved the mini frittatas I made except that they stuck in the muffin tin. I might go and look for a silicon 'tin' because the frittatas were delicious and one large egg, 30g cheddar and a bit of filling (onion, etc) will make enough for a meal for me with some salad or veg on the side, so pretty frugal.
The First Strawberry was gorgeously, juicily delicious.
B: muesli, natural yogurt and sweetener
L: one mini frittata leftover from yesterday, a bit of ham to fill the gaps, salad (also leftover)
D: chickpea and chorizo bake (a new recipe - I'll let you know; fruit yogurt)
Ss: apples x 2
E: early morning swimming; allotment should the weather permit.
From the freezer
nothing - oh, dear, must do better than this
The frugal factor.
There's quite a lot of leftovers today which is great. Dinner doesn't seem too costly either although I will let you know. I have to get a sweet potato but have already got the chorizo (great value from Aldi) and the rest is spices which I already have and a bit of veg. It sounds delicious.
I've never bought peppers in a jar before but yesterday, while trawling around a pound shop looking for something else, I saw large jars of peppers for under £1 so I thought I'd give it a go. There must be at least five peppers in the jar, all ready for cooking with and tasty as well. Great value - you can't get five red fresh peppers for that price round here and I use peppers in a lot of dishes. Proper frugal!
I'm loving my new yogurt maker and especially loving the mesh filter that makes thicker, almost Greek style yogurt. However, I have been puzzled about what to do with the whey: I know it can be used in bread and scones but I'm not eating much bread at the moment and scones are a bit of a no-no. However, I have picked up that you can use the whey, very much diluted, on acid loving plants and, as I have two blueberry plants, I thought I'd give that a go. Right now, watering them is not an issue but in the hot dry days it is more problematic so this sounds a good way (geddit?) to go! I gather you can also use it on strawberries and tomatoes too.
Any comments, please?