Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Just 1 degree Celsius.

but we have sunshine and blue skies, for the moment. Huge amount of rain swept through between midnight and 3am.

I have done a large amount of washing but it is drying indoors, in front of sunny windows. Doubt it would do much outdoors despite the sun.

We bought a really nice 30 day matured joint of beef from Lidl. I only picked it up because I thought it was on special offer, but it wasn’t.

It was roasted for an hour and 10 minutes on Sunday. We carved enough for 2 meals each. The reminder has been thinly sliced. We are having a roast beef sandwich for lunch. What’s  left, will be frozen for another day, maybe one meal each. So 6 meals and 2 snacks for £11. Not exactly thrifty but we sure enjoyed it.

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  1. I bought beef and lamb joints just before Christmas when Tesco were selling them at half price. We had the leg of NZ lamb on Sunday - it was a whole leg and I usually just buy the "shank end" - so it was huge. There's a load in the freezer now for future meals and that too was £11. I try to only buy bigger joints of meat when they're on some sort of offer.

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    1. We did think about the lamb but didn’t bother in the end.

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  2. Not much rain here overnight. Very cold but without a frost
    Much to my surprise washing got dry here today, hung out at 8.15 before I went out and fetched in before 3pm and now on the airer in front of the fire to warm and finish.

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    1. My washing dries better later in the season when the sun isn’t blocked by the houses behind us.

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  3. We bought a gammon joint and cooked it yesterday, husband sliced it today. Enough for 10 rounds of sandwiches in the freezer, along with the 2 chunky end bits for 2 pasta or rice meals. The odd scraps that fell out of the slicer were added to the soup I made today. Buying a joint and slicing it ourselves is so much cheaper (and tastier) than prepacked cold meats.

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  4. We try to buy a larger joint when there are offers, so that we can get several meals from it. It is always a treat to have a sandwich from the joint and we always enjoy it.

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  5. Every so often we hit a great sale and I can buy a large roast or two. These are sliced in half to make two roasts and packaged for the freezer. Usually we have a roast meal, then there is some for Harvey's sandwiches, and usually there is a bag or two of leftover cooked meat from one of the roasts that can make us another two meals (usually casserole type, or a stir fry).

    God bless.

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    1. Got to love multiple meals from joints.

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