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    • caronc
    • By caronc 13th Jan 17, 7:32 PM
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    Cooking for one
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    • 13th Jan 17, 7:32 PM
    Cooking for one 13th Jan 17 at 7:32 PM
    Hi, newbie poster though long time lurker trying to adjust to being an empty-nester and due to some substantial changes income-wise in the next couple of months trying to cut my costs and adjust my shopping to mainly solo dining. I abhor waste so good that way and do cook from scratch/batch cook the vast majority of the time. I do "sort of" meal plan but it can be a bit hit or miss depending on my health is on any given day. I'm reliant on on-line shopping so can't take advanage of aldi/Lidl etc. What (if any) changes did you make when changing to a single-person household?



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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 28th May 17, 11:56 PM
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    I ended up in the freezer drawer, pulling out the brussels and cauliflower - and discovered a small wrap of about a tablespoon of red onion, great for that spud salad tomorrow!

    Served those with instant mash, stuffing and 3 tiny Yorkies + gravy.

    Starting to see real emptying of the freezer now, two empty bags into the bin (the brussels and the cauli).

    Looks like I'll actually manage to defrost it in June sometime at this rate!
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 29th May 17, 2:20 AM
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    PasturesNew, 're choccy bars.

    One of the multitude of slimming clubs I have attended over the years suggested that if we couldn't resist chocolates and suchlike, we should keep them in the freezer. Great idea. I broke a tooth on a Mars.

    My youngest son once bought himself a pack of 5 Milky Ways. He ate 2 and gave me the rest to look after so that his elder brother couldn't get his hands on them.
    During the day I managed to eat the three that were left. Then of course I had to buy a whole new pack for him.

    And eat 2 out of it to cover up my guilt.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 29th May 17, 6:56 AM
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    ... to look after so that his elder brother couldn't get his hands on them.
    During the day I managed to eat the three that were left. Then of course I had to buy a whole new pack for him.

    And eat 2 out of it to cover up my guilt.
    Originally posted by monnagran
    That's the sort of thing I'd have done, if I'm honest.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 29th May 17, 6:57 AM
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    Overnight a wild lightning storm woke me up then kept me awake.

    This morning the weather's grey, cool, unpromising.

    Happy Bank Holiday, eh!
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 29th May 17, 7:45 AM
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    I ended up in the freezer drawer, pulling out the brussels and cauliflower - and discovered a small wrap of about a tablespoon of red onion, great for that spud salad tomorrow!


    Starting to see real emptying of the freezer now, two empty bags into the bin (the brussels and the cauli).

    Looks like I'll actually manage to defrost it in June sometime at this rate!
    Originally posted by PasturesNew

    Glad you found some onion for your potato salad. At least you can have something you fancy without having to go and buy more onions that you don't need.
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 29th May 17, 7:47 AM
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    Looks like I'll actually manage to defrost it in June sometime at this rate!
    Originally posted by PasturesNew

    That's good. I think it will be next June before either of mine are empty enough
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 29th May 17, 7:49 AM
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    Overnight a wild lightning storm woke me up then kept me awake.

    This morning the weather's grey, cool, unpromising.

    Happy Bank Holiday, eh!
    Originally posted by PasturesNew

    Much the same here. I couldn't get back to sleep because it is so muggy and I was too hot, so it's been a restless night without much sleep for me as well
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 29th May 17, 7:57 AM
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    Morning all,


    I have decided to use up the last of my chicken for lunch because I just couldn't face the same thing for the third day today and really don't want to put anything else in the freezers.


    Dinner will be the salmon steak that I have just got out to defrost with either some steamed veg or salad. The salad bits need using up, but I am a bit fed up of salad now. I'll see later today.


    I had got a piece of cheesecake out of the freezer yesterday for dinner but didn't fancy that so had ice cream instead so today the cheesecake will be pud, or a snack during the day


    I will have breakfast in a minute but I can't decide between the usual yoghurt and berries or scrambled egg on toast.


    Have a good day everyone.
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