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fabforty wrote: »
....It's amazing how much money you save just by being aware of what you are buying.
My newest revelation is portion control. I had already started to reduce the amount of leftovers, simply by measuring out portions of food properly - especially things like rice, beans and pasta. But I am now thinking more about the amount that I am eating and working out how much do I need to feel full/satisfied instead of my usual 'how much food can I get down?'
SunnyGirl wrote: »
I am looking at portion control too this month. I am ok with rice & pasta as I weigh it and I can guess by eye how many potatoes to serve if I'm baking or roasting them (A lot!! The eldest two boys have 9 each :eek:) but I'm not very good with things like mash potatoes and always end up serving too much and either giving the leftovers to the dogs or trying to come up with ideas to use it up. As there usually isn't enough to make a meal for all of us, and I hate cooking seperate meals for everyone, it gets annoying.
Yesterday lunch time I peeled a third less than I usually would and used the ice cream scoop to serve the mash. DH, DS1 & DS2 had 3 scoops each and the rest of us has 2 and it was plenty :T
All this rambling is to say that any ideas are welcome
BigMummaF wrote: »
I've left the bit on Fab's post about portion control, as this is something I really find difficult I like your idea about the ice cream scoop for the mash, but it's the weighing everything that puts me off :whistle:For example, there's a smidge of pork left from yesterday's roast & I just know someone will ask if they can have a sarnie, so I'm going to smother it in the left-over veg, tinned toms & a condensed tom soup before they can register its existence I'm thinking I'll put a bit of pastry on top & serve with mash & more veg, but how much flour will I need for the pastry to make this mythical 'portion' :wall:
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