denisefowler wrote: »
Well, have just updated spends :eek: - teach me not to make sandwiches for work eh! - guess what I'll be doing next week....
Am having a clearout this weekend - cooking, cleaning and nagging - I can see it now - dogs hiding in the garden, hubby hiding in the garage and DS hiding in his bedroom 'tidying' ... :rotfl: hehe, I love it, they've both been home all week while I've been working and the place has turned into chernoble after the bomb... :eek: , even after they've supposedly 'tidied' up!!!... (stacking stuff in the corner does not constitute tidying up in my books! :mad: )
Anyway, moan over - :j :j Hubby has a job that he starts Monday :j :j so panic over thank goodness... Money would have run out by end of next week but I work for a wonderful, wonderful friend who is paying me now for the whole of August to see us through, so, in the words of Gloria Gaynor 'We will survive!'
After scareing myself half to death over the spends this week, I am on crackdown now - we have loads of HM 'readymeals' in the freezer and I am baking this weekend so should not need to spend much - top up tomorrow (hate shopping on a Saturday) and hopefully nothing else.
Have a great weekend everyone - Den x
denisefowler wrote: »
Hi Sproggi & Sue - Just a quickie that might help - If you have Microsoft Outlook on your computer for your emails and stuff, you can set up a 'task' or an 'appointment' that repeats every workday at say, 8pm or something, to remind you to take the stuff out of the freezer - may seem a bit nerdy to get a pop up each time, but after a month or so, it becomes second nature and you shouldn't need the little reminders - also, if you don't go on your computer that late, set it up for a time before you do (ie: 5pm) so that it is there to remind you when you go on it.
I only use Microsoft outlook so know that, but am sure that there are other tools similar you could use.
I use the reminders for LOADS of things, including my flylady stuff as otherwise I don't do it and they are just gentle reminders ( and if you can't be asked one night, just click on the dismiss button and it's gone! )
EagerLearner wrote: »
Hi - I have tried and failed a few times now experimenting with quantities, so you can hopefully learn from my final, final recipe... this is what I follow (now adjusted to use up a whole little tub of starter yoghurt so there is no wastage):Slow Cooker YoghurtShould make around 600g or so
150g pot of yoghurt (the little Yeo Valley ones work well and are £0.55p) - this seems to equate to 5 tablespoons
750ml milk (£0.35p, I use longlife semi skimmed)
2 and a bit tablespoons powdered milk (£0.10)
Make sure slow cooker inner pot is very clean and dry
Whisk all together gently in slow cooker.
Cover slow cooker with a cloth, then the lid
Leave on LOW setting for 1 hour.
Turn off and leave to set for at least 2 hours (I leave it overnight).
IF you like it thicker, in the morning, sieve it through some muslin into a bowl (1.5 hours) and pop into fridge for yummy breakfasts, desserts and to add to curries. (Muslin can be bought very frugaly from ebay in large sheets for around £6ish.)
Then the next time you make yoghurt, you need to use more - 6 tablespoons of this batch #1 yoghurt, and say 2.5 tablespoons milk powder. This way you will hopefully get a tasty 2nd batch. Strengthen even more for batch #3 to stretch it out and keep the live culture strong. Then you need to buy the little pot again and start over.
I love to add my Aldi honey to a bowlful and then sprinkle pine nuts in... or walnuts... or strawberries... folks at work were amazed you could make it at home and loved the taste when I took it in to prove it could be done!I found it!!I knew I had read it on here somewhere... Took me ages but I remembered it was at the top of a page so that made it easier!! Thank you very much eagerlearner!Diva. x
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