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  • missymoo81missymoo81 Forumite
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    Ah Kakiste! What a nightmare for you! Fingers crossed it comes back negative! That’s all you need with so much going on! Wow you have an amazing job! Just take each day as it comes at the Moment and try not to stress. I hope you manage to come up with some meals. Tesco’s generally has some delivery slots available for next week still I think, If you get stuck. 
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    KakisteKakiste Forumite
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    edited 12 June at 11:17PM
    Thanks :smile:
    We'll be good. We've got a lot of frozen soup from batches we've previously made and plenty of pasta, rice and sauces and lots of frozen mince and bacon so if we do end up staying in for a week it will be bland but fine. My honed ability to make pizza bases and pastry from scratch will shine through! :tongue:

    Yes I love my job. Lippy, grumpy, aggressive teenagers with criminal records are my wheelhouse and they're ace.  My colleagues are (almost all) brilliant as well so every day is interesting and fun with everyone; kids, management and staff roundly taking the mick out of each other and constant banter. 

    It's such a relief after a decade in my previous school where everyone was just ground down. I was literally the only teacher not on anti-depressants or signed off on sick leave and only then because I entered a 'I won't let them break me' mentality for my last 4 years there. We used to count down the days until the next holiday from the second we got back from one, whereas I miss being at the new school during holidays. :smile:
    Bottom line; 
    £28,419 paid off 
    £20,587 left to go. 
  • KakisteKakiste Forumite
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    NSD today (as obviously can't go out) 
    Budget dinner tonight;
    3 packets of aldi own brand supernoodles (22p each) 
    1 carrot
    half an onion. 
    half a cup frozen peas.
    soy sauce  
    Boil the noodles for 4 minutes- whilst doing that use a peeler to cut the carrot into thin strips and dice the onion. 
    Put a tablespoon of oil in a wok, add the onions and after 2 mins add the carrots. Drain the noodles and add to the pan and add the peas. Stir together and then put about 3 tablespoons of light soy sauce and stir through. 

    Less than £3 in ingredients cost (inc. the soy sauce) everyone likes it and it always gets completely eaten
     
    I also put in a teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice and then a splash of fish sauce and rice wine vinegar (one of our friends who lived with us a few times is chinese and still comes to stay frequently and has bought those and left them in our cupboard for when she cooks for us) but I've made it before with only soy sauce and it tastes ace. 
    Bottom line; 
    £28,419 paid off 
    £20,587 left to go. 
  • missymoo81missymoo81 Forumite
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    Wow kakiste that sounds lush!
  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    I do something similar with noodles (just the plain noodles), cool quickly and add any bits and pieces from the fridge and stir through sweet chilli sauce.  It's really tasty and makes a great lunch.

  • KakisteKakiste Forumite
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    So husband's test came back negative which means I get to go to work tomorrow which is great. 
    Picked up a sun lounger for my friend's birthday for £10 second-hand on fb rather than £70 new which is a good bargain and made her some cookies  She got engaged to her partner yesterday so I'm going to walk round with a bottle of Aldi's best prosecco :tongue: and her presents later
    Bottom line; 
    £28,419 paid off 
    £20,587 left to go. 
  • KakisteKakiste Forumite
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    So I tweeted Martin Lewis and he liked my tweet! :smiley: 
    Bottom line; 
    £28,419 paid off 
    £20,587 left to go. 
  • MumoffourkidsMumoffourkids Forumite
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    Great news on the negative test and on the tweet!
    Emergency fund £257.38/£1000
  • missymoo81missymoo81 Forumite
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    Oh yay! I’m so pleased for you on the negative test! What a weight off your mind! And OMG a like from Martin Lewis! That’s epic! 
  • KakisteKakiste Forumite
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    Cashed out £13.50 from Prolific today- which will go into my EF fund. Need to crack on with the arming caps as I've had a couple of days doing gardening/cleaning in the evenings but it's bugging me that there that there is basically money just sitting there but it needs constructing first! I've got one finished but there are at least another 4 that are partially cut out which just need sewing together (about 2 hours each one) and then I can list all of them; I've found that I tend to make better sales if I post 4 or 5 things together as a group rather than individually listing each one as it's finished. 
    Bottom line; 
    £28,419 paid off 
    £20,587 left to go. 
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