Thursday 5 April 2018

Thursday, 05-04-18

Good morning!

The potato egg cups were delicious yesterday so I have posted about what I did.  Another on the list of Things To Make Again!

Today I seem to be craving 'meaty' sort of stuff so here's the plans:
B:  porridge and yogurt
L:  chicken tikka on salad
D:  baked salmon, SW chips, salad; fruit yogurt
Ss:  apples

From the freezer:
The salmon and the chicken - better today.

The frugal factor:
er - not.  :-)  But I did have the expensive items in the freezer rather than go out and buy them AND it fits well into the food regime.

I seem to be having a lot of salad right now but salad vegetables are not shockingly expensive and I don't go lavish.  Just a selection of lettuce (little gem or romaine usually), cucumber, radishes, tomatoes sometimes, red or yellow pepper and carrot.  Nice, simple and crunchy.  I treated myself to a bag of watercress too, so that will feature in today's salads as it does tend to go over quite quickly.  I ought to start growing some mustard and cress on the window ledge, like we used to do as children.  That would be nice.  I wonder if I have any packets in the seed tin.

I'm also gearing up to planting some seeds.  Tomatoes, runners, corn, etc.  That means bringing the gopak table in from the shed to put the seed trays/pots on and turning off the radiator in that corner.  It makes the living room a bit untidy but it's worth it.


  1. Afternoon Joy

    Yum, yum, chicken AND salmon - both very healthy foods to eat. At least the items were in the freezer and you're using up what you have.

    I have made a start on clearing/sorting out the greenhouse today :-( Have got some plastic trays for sowing seeds. If the weather plays ball, will do some over the weekend. Weather has been glorious here today - so different from the last couple of days.

    Enjoy your evening.


    1. I suppose it's a sort of 'spoil myself' sort of day really! Very nice too.
      I am envious of your greenhouse. I would love a poly tunnel. Maybe, one day . . .
      How did it all go for you?
      J x

  2. Our garden bin collections have now started-up again, so emptied the garden 'pop-up' bags that had been in there throughout the winter (winter cutting-back). Have got some plants in pots that 'over-winter' there, so cut them back & weeded them. Leaves that fall on the stones, by the greenhouse, needed picking up - a thankless task, as it has to be done by hand. Still, at least the sun was shining! I try to do a few bits each day, as there is too much to do in one go.


    1. It's such a satisfying thing to do, isn't it? I like your strategy of a bit every day too. That way it doesn't get to be too much at any time.
      J x