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Cooking for one (Mark Three)

edited 13 January 2018 at 9:51AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • BramblingBrambling Forumite
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    Evening 

    i hope you are all settled PN  :)

    I picked four raspberries lunchtime from my new raspberries bushes and ate them as I netted them, there's not much fruit but I intend to eat more than the birds if I can.  The netting is a bit Heath Robinson but will hopefully stay up if his lordship gets bored of inspecting it.  I may look into building some kind of fruit cages for next year, my sister and I previous build one for the allotment which was a walk in one, no room for one like that in the garden as it's a smaller space only half meter wide.  Thinking cap on before next summer as it may be best to build something for each container 🤔.  

    Lunch was a pita bread with egg, smoked salmon and salad.  Dinner was seafood risotto with the first of my French beans and Courgette. 
    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage   -          Anais Nin
  • BramblingBrambling Forumite
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    Lovely fruit Farway.  I'm trying again with gooseberries as last time i grew them i lost both the fruit and leaves overnight to sawfly larvae two years running and gave up. I've had a few years break and they are in a container so we will see what happens I've only brought a dessert red one if successful i may buy a 'proper' green one for next year.  

    It's forecast to shower here lunchtime, currently it's just very gray and overcast and a little nippy again, if it doesn't rain I'll have to water  :(

    Lunch will be LO seafood risotto i have a hard boiled egg which needs eating so that may get chopped up and added as it's a small portion of risotto.  Dinner will be haddock, not smoked (it's going to be a fishy day) probably with jersey royals and some green veg.  I've some spinach and chard which needs picking so I may wilt some of that as well.
    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage   -          Anais Nin
  • caronccaronc Forumite
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    Good afternoon everyone, 
    Gorgeous looking fruit Farway 😁
    It's actually dry and quite sunny here today for once so  I've been making the most of it and cracking on with the flower planting. I picked the first two cucumbers today and scoffed one with my lunch. My it was so tasty! Dinner is tbc so probably a freezer rake of some description. 

  • caronccaronc Forumite
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    Good afternoon everyone, 
    Oh I have tomato envy Farway, most of mine are only just beginning to flower!
    It's back to cold and wet here, I've had to put a jumper on and my sis was phoned a wee while ago and had just put her CH on. That said it's typical weather for the first week of the school holidays so hopefully perk up soon. Such a contrast to yesterday when it was dry and out of the shade quite warm. I didn't manage to get all the planting done but another couple of hours should finish it. I also need to tame the greenhouse toms but that will wait until it's a bit less windy outdoors. 
    Tesco order has been, the fridge was very bare of basics and fresh stuff just full of the multitude of condiments we seem to have but very little to actually eat lol. 
    Lunch was a blt and tonight is tbc. My son was supposed to be zooming with his mates but that seems to be postponed so I'm not sure if he will get his usual Friday chippy and I'll be CFO or we'll cook something. 

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    My tomatoes are on the patio and I do have a lot of little green babies (they are all cherry or little plum plants) the tumbling toms in the hanging basket at the front are a mass of flowers but no sign of any fruit yet.  I picked another couple of courgettes and a hand full of french beans lunchtime, I checked the runners and they have very very small beans on and black fly with a couple of lady birds helping keep them at bay.  Any ladybird friendly ideas to get rid of some of the black fly?

    I need to make some kind of menu plan and put together a shopping list later, as it's more of a pain forgetting anything these days.  I'll probably pop into town rather than the farm shop as I need fruit and although they do lovely veg and meat some of the farm shop fruit isn't as good as the SM or farmers market local fruit.  I'll see how I feel in the morning and it will also depend on what else is on the list the farm shop has the advantage of only two people in at once.

    Lunch was a lentil, vegetable and cheese 'loaf' with salad there seems to be a lot of the loaf so it may end up in the freezer, if I make it again it will need tweaking as there is something missing flavour wise.  I've taken a couple of chicken thigh fillets out of the freezer so for dinner I will probably do HM KFC airfried with chips, HM coleslaw and i have some LO runner beans from last night (not mine yet) 
    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage   -          Anais Nin
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    I made some individual lasagnes last night with defrosted bolognese, the last of my lasagne sheets and the last of the yogurt and creme fraiche. One for supper last night with veg, one for lunch today with salad. Supper tonight is (after trying not to bother) veg in a roasting pan with cajun spices topped with a frozen haddock fillet and kefir. ANd it was worth the 5 minutes of prep!
  • ajmoneyajmoney Forumite
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    Hi everyone,
    greenbee suggested I come onto this thread to get a bit of inspiration for my meals.  They are starting to get very similar and I have lost enthusiasm for planning anything different.  I have homegrown envy already.
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  • missychrissymissychrissy Forumite
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    I had homemade leek soup for lunch and a chicken stir fry with noodles tonight.
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