Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Tuesday, 19-12-17

Good morning.  Here's my plans for the day.

B:  porridge with pineapple and yogurt
S:  orange
L:  butternut squash and butter bean soup
S:  apple
D:  I shall get out a pot of turkey in stock and make some sort of stew/casserole with it.  Then yogurt.

From the freezer:
The soup
The turkey in stock

The frugal factor
As always, porridge, and the fruit in it will be from a can of Morrison's Savers pineapple.  Not all of it, of course!  :-)
The soup is home made from allotment produce and butter beans I soaked and cooked from dried.
The turkey is from last Christmas' bird (so it does need using up) and that;'s always bought by my Dad, bless him.  And I have an assortment of veg in the fridge that needs using up so a hotpot type thing will be just the ticket.  Comfort food too.
I think today's food will come out very frugal indeed.

I'm trying to use up the multitude of stuff in the freezer.
I want to make the most of my hard earned pension so am aiming for sensible frugality in my meal planning and making.
I have gall bladder problems, high cholesterol and high blood pressure so am taking myself in hand with low fat, high fruit and veg, generally healthy meals but with plenty of flavour.
Fingers crossed!


  1. I bought a small turkey and cooked it up. Boiled the bones for good stock. Very disappointed with the amount of meat off it. But you can't beat the stock from the bones.

  2. That's a shame. I think the bigger ones are better for percentage of meat but, of course, they are correspondingly more expensive. That stock thought - can't be beat as you say. Fantastic stuff.
    J x