No-one had entered a recipe for the competition and there wasn't much in the way of tasters either - about five of us brought something and I think Jen was a bit disappointed because it's a big group but it's hard times and maybe people are pushing it to afford the fees, let along bring some food along. I wouldn't be surprised.
There were some nice things at taster yesterday morning. I ended up having two thirds* of a pink and white (one and a half syns) and a bit of weetabix loaf (around two syns) so that wasn't so bad. I also had some of my fruit salad and yogurt and brought the rest home where I had some more and took the photo.
They were, in fact, rather like the chicken meatballs I made the other week which just goes to show there isn't such a thing as a really original recipe!
I'll make it up and finish it off in Nellie and I'm expecting that there will be enough for two good portions, one for today and one for Monday lunch (as Sunday is all sorted).
What do I mean by low spend?
February is a low spend month.
Through January, I spent very little on non essential food and other items. The idea was to spend nothing on non food things and I didn't quite achieve that but I was happy with how it went, all the same.
I was so pleased to be able to make some charitable donations as a result; it's so nice to see positive outcomes.
'Essential' means food such as fresh fruit, veg and dairy/eggs and other essentials including things like cleaning products and toiletries although I think I am fine for the latter, plus anything necessary that comes up through the month
As for all other spending, there are a few items I need but not an awful lot so I'm really hoping it will also be low spend.
(Of course, all regular bills, direct debits, etc, will still be paid as usual)