Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Take some left over soup and a couple of lemons ...
Welcome to my new follower, Sharon Larkin.
We had some of our favourite bacon, leek and potato soup the other day. The pan made us two good bowls full over 2 days plus a small amount left over, roughly 2 ladles worth.
Not quite enough for two people for a snack or a meal on its own but it didn't go to waste (I know people who would have thrown it away!).
No, some pasta was boiled, the soup stirred in, a layer of grated cheese added and grilled. It was lovely.We finished off with a slice of home made mincemeat tart and custard.
I had planned on freezing enough meals this month to see us through March. Not for any particular reason other than seeing if we could do it with little effort. Any savings made on food buying this month can go elsewhere. I think we have managed to freeze around 24 meals/items for meals and have the makings of enough other things to do the rest.
For Shrove Tuesday I bought 4 fresh lemons (have no idea why as I only really needed one). I was appalled to see one growing a fine blue moustache the other day and had to throw it away. Stung into action I prepared the others for keeping.
Firstly, I lined two smallish containers with cling film. DB zested a lemon into each as I can no longer do this:(
Then he put the juice of each lemon into each container (after quickly zapping them in the microwave to help release more juice).
After being in the freezer overnight, they were wrapped up with the remaining cling film and will keep in the freezer until needed.
One question I have to ask of you all, when you work out how much you spend on food shopping (or have to spend), are you only referring to food here or toiletries etc. as well? I tried to limit myself to £40 per week but as our shopping includes everything, just couldn't do it.