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Irenadler wrote: »
I only have to look downwards, and not see my feet, for the incentive to stick at it....;)
suki1964 wrote: »
If cooking for 2 is what works for you, then carry on and serve yours up on a plate, and the second portion straight into a dish that can be frozen and nuked. If you don't have the dishes from takeaways handy, £1land , Tesco, b&m etc all sell them. Cook once, eat twice
moneyistooshorttomention wrote: »
On that front - you've reminded me that I've just seen there seems to be an alternative to the plastic ziplock bags I find so handy - but they're plastic arent they?:(
Must google and see what I make of "Burst Colour" self-sealing non-plastic bags. They're re-usable silicone food bags. Am guessing that's better than plastic bags? Still struggling to find an equivalent for the way I tend to cut my home-made loaves in 2 and freeze them in halves in those ziplock bags (but they're plastic:(). My head hurts...
Was good and bought loose bananas instead of plastic-wrapped yesterday in the supermarket and then noticed a man next to me picking up a bunch of loose bananas and putting them in a plastic bag - so he'd just "cancelled" me out hadnt he:cool:.
Milk in glass bottles is coming back here - and am keeping my eye out to see if that gets extended to the organic milk I buy (which I have only spotted in plastic containers for some time).
Community pressure is building round here to go on "beach cleans" at intervals - and, for once, I agree with said "pressure" and must "be good" and join some more after my token effort recently to "show willing".
EDIT; Quick look at Amazon (yes....I know....) and that brand isn't there. There is a brand called "Stasher". Has anyone used them yet?
Irenadler wrote: »
Thank you; I do over-cook quantities, and end up having it 2 days running, or, bigger portions... I don't mind this, but, freezing is definitely something I am doing now.
It's the salad stuff that gets me most, like, trying to eat a whole lettuce or cucumber before they go limp/wizened up. Even eating it almost every day (which I don't fancy as much this weather).
I'll have to delve around the interweb to see if there is a better way to keep these lasting longer, or, forgo them, or find an alternative....
I used to do some veg/salad growing with OH, but that kind of fell by the wayside. I do recall using cut and come again salad leaves in a pot, so the rest could keep growing and I could take what I needed, but that's when summer is actually here.. Must get brain in gear!
caronc wrote: »
Meal plan done for the week and another couple of new recipes planned both of which use stuff I already have in so I'm happy with that. Tonight I've decided the weather shout "beef stew" and might make a dumpling to have with it (though I suspect that may be shelved under CBA:o).
Meals planned so far are:
Tonight - beef stew,
Monday- braised red cabbage with bratwurst sausages
Tuesday- spiced chicken with lentilsWednesday - pork chop with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and spuds
Thursday - spag bol
Friday - cullen skink
Saturday - tbc (my son is up so will see what he is doing/wants to eat- with a bit of luck he'll volunteer to cook
Sunday - Rib roast of beef, cauli cheese, mash, yourkshires, carrots/peas and gravy. Lemon tart with berries & cream for pud
Need2bthrifty wrote: »
I had a wee giggle to myself when I read this and thought you must be reading my mind either that or great minds think alike
I sat yesterday drawing up my menu plan and searching for recipes and because I've been using a lot of potatoes lately I thought about a dish using lentils and found this one https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2838669/chicken-with-mustard-lentils but decided I'll use some of the gammon I cooked this weekend instead of the chicken.
The rest of the week goes like this
Mon - B - Prunes and greek yoghurt.
L - Cold Meat, Celeriac Remoulade, cucumber & tomato
D - Leek and stilton tart, baby spinach & beetroot
Tues - Gammon and mustardy lentils
Wed - Turkey and quinoa loaf, baked celeriac and steamed cabbage
Thurs - Piri-piri fish, noodles
Fri - Sweet & Sour Pork, rice
Sat - Chicken Plate Pie, green& broad beans
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