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Cooking for one (Mark Three)

edited 13 January 2018 at 9:51AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • caronccaronc Forumite
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    Good morning everyone,

    Enjoy your evening fubberyzing, I use the micro rice quite often. When I open the packet I tip half into a tub & freeze it then just nuke the rest. It freezes fine.

    Back to sunny today so no excuse not to pick the brambles!
    I've a fishcake LO from last night so that will be lunch with salad. I'm not sure about tonight yet.:)

  • flubberyzingflubberyzing Forumite
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    I normally buy the box of Uncle Bens with 10 individual boil in the bag servings. It's usually about £3, but I sometimes see it in B&M very reduced, so I stock up then and buy 3 or 4 boxes at a time. I think I must have seen this microwave packet very reduced somewhere!
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  • caronccaronc Forumite
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    Ah the good old bargain that if you are anything like me disappears into a cupboard and promptly gets forgotten about......:rotfl:

  • caronccaronc Forumite
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    Floors swept, bed changed, groceries put away and brambles picked. Definitely time for feet up with my book for an hour or two:)

  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    Weather turning dull now after a warm & bright start

    I managed to get nearly all I needed in L's this morning, no XXL Lidlbix, as usual, but went mad with the on offer back bacon & gammon steaks, plus the 1kg rump pack. Can't think when I ever spent as much in one go on food, over £14. All long dated & freezable which is why I splashed out this morning

    Lunch was last of yesterday's YS bacon, in a white sliced bread sandwich and compulsory brown sauce, followed by another of my figs.

    Dinner tonight must be one of the rump steaks, with HM chips, eggs & mushrooms.
    Last night's egg & mushrooms turned into omelette because one of the yolks broke, it was so nice and faff free I'll be doing the same tonight
  • caronccaronc Forumite
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    Good evening everyone,

    Goodness it's quiet in CFO land just now!

    Sounds as though you're well stocked Farway:). Hope you have some pineapple or parsley sauce to go with the gammon?

    I ended up having a pretty lazy afternoon enjoying a book and the sunshine. :D It's turned blinking chilly now though.
    I have defrosted belly pork slices for tonight which will be baked until really crispy. I'll have these with a baked spud and roasted veg while catching up with GBBO;).

  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
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    I've had a cheese sandwich, some chocolates, 3 packets of crisps and a sausage today.

    Weighed myself, 8 stone 4, which is less than I'd have guessed at. (52.6Kg)

    Proof, therefore, that sausage rolls, chocolates, similar ... don't make you fat :) Eating too many of them may .... but I am a bit careful on the "overall intake" quantities.
  • caronccaronc Forumite
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    Goodness PN that is light even for a small adult, even as a very slim (shortish) 18 year old I was around 9.5 stone:eek:.
    I suppose that in the end that it's calories in/calories used and you've been busy with the house & garden recently but I'd be ravenous if that was all I'd had to eat today!

    So far I've had a slice of toast with spread and a couple of handfuls of cherry toms, a tuna fishcake with cucumber, celery and beetroot and umpteem cups of tea with milk. I'm looking foward to my dinner.:)

  • flubberyzingflubberyzing Forumite
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    Evening all!
    A lovely evening was had with my mate over curry. We even shared one of those baby-sized bottles of wine. First alcohol I've had in ages.
    The curry turned out lovely, and considering the sauce was supermarket own-brand, I thought it was really tasty. I'd definitely buy it again. We then topped it off with little individual choccy trifles.

    We had a lovely gossip, reflecting on the goods and bads of life. For both of us this season brings about some sadness, as we both had tough bereavements this time of year. It's nice to have someone to share that with, IYKWIM.

    Kicked her out shortly after 9pm and I threw the pots and pans into hot soapy water to soak... I best tackle them before bed I guess... Nothing much worse than waking up to a dirty kitchen. Especially on a Saturday morning!
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  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    Another up at stupid o' clock morning.
    If I [STRIKE]CBA[/STRIKE] were sensible I would have used the time filling in my tax return, instead I watched some stuff on U Tube, gosh there is a lot of carp there, who knew the pyramids were providing the ancients with electricity? :D

    Had weekly weigh in, down a bit, but I've still got a few stones spare if you need some PN

    Breakfast usual porridge, banana, honey & yoghurt

    No idea for rest of today's meals, initially a salad seemed appealing for dinner, but weather is cold & dull compared to what it has been, more pie & chips now

    Seen on local TV, Money, time rushes by, if you fancy a spin up the M4 you are now part of history.
    For this weekend's Heritage Open days Greenham Common is staging Cold war reenactments, including the newly opened control tower. Peace camp being played by actors

    https://www.feteday.co.uk/projects/the-greenham-cold-war-experience/
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/09/greenham-common-cold-war-play-nuclear-protest-camp
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