Wednesday 4 July 2018

Wednesday, 04-07-18

Good morning!

The first fruits of the allotment, the mini courgettes, were delicious in the potato topped vegetable thingy Beth and I had yesterday and there's a good portion left that I will freeze for another time.
It was simple - just vegetables (onion, leek, courgette, red pepper, carrot, mushroom) gently softened in a little bit of butter before adding chopped tomato, tomato puree and seasonings, topped with cooked, sliced potato, nutritional yeast and a few sprays of oil and then backed at 200C for about 20 minutes or so.

Today's plans:
B:  overnight oats, fresh fruit and yogurt
L:  ham salad, coleslaw
D:  savoury mince, runner beans, new potatoes; stewed rhubarb and strawberries with natural yogurt
Ss:  fruit x 2

From the freezer
The mince and the runner beans.

Into the freezer (ooops)
Hummus (see below)
Beany mix (see above)
Chopped tomatoes (not needed in the beany mix)
Four chicken fillets (nearly out)

The frugal factor
The oats, obviously, and the home made yogurt
The mince is home cooked and loaded with healthy bulking out stuff - oats, lentils and vegetables.
The runner beans are still from last year's garden crop but I'm almost at the end of them which is just as well because this year's plants now have titchy baby beans growing.
As for the potatoes, they are from the allotment.  We wondered if the Charlottes were ready so forked up one that seemed to be dying off a bit.  Not quite ready as the potatoes were very small but I came home with enough for a delicious portion!
The rhubarb is from the allotment but the strawberries are shop bought as the garden season is now over, sadly.

While picking up a few non-food items in Morrisons yesterday, I glanced at the YS shelves (as you do) and there were a number of pots of posh hummus.  Someone had obviously over-bought.  So I came home with two and they have now been portioned out into seven individual pots and frozen for lunches.  Well, at 13p for each large pot, how could I not?

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