Thursday, 26 March 2015

Eating and freezing

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We have spent the months since the New Year, creating meals out of the freezer and cupboards, as well as eating some of the home made freezer meals. It has gone well and now is the time to not only carry on using up older meals but to create new ones.

Last week we had tomatillo chicken for tea and enough to freeze 2 foil containers for later use. This week, I made 1.5 batches of low calorie macaroni cheese. We had this one between us for tea with some peas:
It also made enough to give us 4 foil containers for later use, one each for two meals:
Meals like the macaroni, we will have one container to eat as it is an all in meal. Containers like the tomatillo chicken, we will share one then have a pudding of some kind.

Tonight, I shall be making chicken and chickpea curry. Some will be had for tea, the rest frozen into as many containers as possible. Then later this week, it will be vegetable chilli where the same process will happen. From that little amount of batch cooking, we should have enough meals for us both for another week or 10 days.

This can be done with all manner of things, stews, casseroles, chilli, curry, spaghetti bolognaise, cottage pie, fish pie etc.

On a slightly different theme, when our Grand dogs were here last weekend, I picked the few daffodils that were growing outside the back door so they didn't get trampled when they go out to the loo. The daffodils lasted for 5 days in this little glass jar - which the neighbours threw out and I got it for just such an occasion!
Aren't they sweet!


6 comments:

  1. Hi Dc, just catching up after a long blogaholiday! Love the daffs and especially your little vase- fancy throwing it out!! Great cooking/freezing tips as usual.

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    1. Hello Lynne, hope all is well, nice to have you back. I think the jar held fruit as the top screw part is too deep for jam, managed to get two!

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  2. I do like your cooking tips and I do try to follow them ..The daffs look lovely, they are only just starting to come out up here in the North of Scotland. Woo xx

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    1. Thank you but there are no rules to living frugally and well:)

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  3. I love daffodils, but they never last any time at all in the house I find.

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    1. I don't buy daffs for that reason but our house hasn't been too warm so maybe that helped!

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