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    • caronc
    • By caronc 13th Jan 18, 8:48 AM
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    Cooking for one (Mark Three)
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    • 13th Jan 18, 8:48 AM
    Cooking for one (Mark Three) 13th Jan 18 at 8:48 AM
    Welcome to Cooking one (Mark Three), time to get a shiny new thread up and running. The link to "Cooking for one (Mark Two)" can be found here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=73708876&posted=1#post73708876

    Cooking For One
    13th Jan 17 at 7:32 PM
    Hi, newbie poster though long time lurker trying to adjust to being an empty-nester and due to some substantial changes income-wise in the next couple of months trying to cut my costs and adjust my shopping to mainly solo dining. I abhor waste so good that way and do cook from scratch/batch cook the vast majority of the time. I do "sort of" meal plan but it can be a bit hit or miss depending on my health is on any given day. I'm reliant on on-line shopping so can't take advanage of aldi/Lidl etc. What (if any) changes did you make when changing to a single-person household?
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    • wort
    • By wort 14th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
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    I made an all in one sponge cake earlier with dgson, we added ginger, and stem ginger to it, then I left it in too long, as I was descaling the coffee machine!
    It will still get eaten ,I'm thinking of putting custard on it.
    About to put the chicken pie in that was going to be yesterday's tea, will warm up the sliced pots and onion, and put the cauli on.
    Focus on contribution instead of the impressiveness of consumption to see the true beauty in people.
    • kittie
    • By kittie 14th Jan 18, 5:33 PM
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    solo or not, I like sundays for some daft reason

    Turkey breast is now stock and there was plenty of meat on it. All prepared, the messy bit is finished and the cold has helped to cool everything fast. So the meaty bits will go into a layered pasta bake tomorrow. I think I will roast the red pepper, tomatoes, onion and garlic first, for extra flavour, then blitz that lot into a sauce. I seem to have had a satisfying day
    • Irenadler
    • By Irenadler 14th Jan 18, 5:43 PM
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    ooops, I should've mentioned this was over 40 years ago, number 2 baby is now dad of 2, and they are both school age

    No more babies due unless my teenage grandchildren are less than careful
    Originally posted by Farway
    Hello Farway

    I did wonder! Maybe I am having a ''senior moment"....
    "...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth..."
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 14th Jan 18, 5:54 PM
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    Well the choice was between cooking and housework today....

    Umm...cooking won to some extent....

    Got out one of my latest cookbooks (ie wholefood plant-based) and have made a savoury flavouring mix he seems to use a lot. Quite easy - a frequent method of "cooking" for me - of shove everything in blender and blitz together. Think that should help add a bit of oomph to things that need it.

    Also made some stock he gives a recipe for - not a standard one. It's got things like white miso in for instance. That's currently cooking away. Not sure I'll go to the hassle of doing that very often - as I normally buy a reasonable brand of vegetable stock powder. But I had carrot and celery in needing using up and a bit has gone into that.

    Made some bread again - just yer standard basic wholemeal.

    Dinner looks likely to be a recipe I got off the Internet that looked pretty easy to me. Some canned chickpeas with loadsa assorted flavourings and the lemon juice I'm partial to sticking in everything possible - served on a bed of baby spinach with tahini dressing and various flavourings. Will have to have some "filler" something or other with that - will give some thought to that in a minute - depends whether I CBA (in which case bread) or feel a bit like effort (in which case maybe couscous).

    Out of the two new groups I encountered this week - sure 'nuff it worked out 50/50. One group was an obvious "no". The other one looks more promising and part of the conversation was swopping notes on the type of food I eat. That's a bonus of a group with a younger average age than friends I've made to date here - they're more au fait with the "latest" foods etc on the market than most of my own agegroup are. I've just told them not to regard it as me having any "superior wisdom" (a la the 3 Ages of Woman and the latest one being "Wise Woman") - as I still make mistakes in life at intervals with the best of them
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    • Farway
    • By Farway 14th Jan 18, 5:59 PM
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    [QUOTE=wort;73715257]I made an all in one sponge cake earlier with dgson, we added ginger, and stem ginger to it, then I left it in too long, as I was descaling the coffee machine!
    It will still get eaten ,I'm thinking of putting custard on it.
    /QUOTE]

    Adding custard solves most things, as does adding a pastry crust

    The soup finished up very tasty, I find that creamy spud & celery is one soup that never fails for me. I have left it cooling and will eat it during the week, now thinking of making soda bread when I eat it. Sounds like meal planning , must resist, I prefer the mooch around for inspiration or YS meal method

    MY piece of cod [nearly made a blooper there] turned out well, the pack was designed to be nuked but CFO means open it up and use one cod piece I just had to do that, the Devil was on my shoulder

    Served with boiled new spuds & frozen peas as planned
    Discovered the Tartare sauce I thought i had I did not have, and have used all the peas. I'll restock after Doc's tomorrow, maybe infect everyone in A4da
    • caronc
    • By caronc 14th Jan 18, 6:12 PM
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    It was my first meeting at the ''Breakfast Club'' today. What a super bunch of chaps - all ages and from all walks of life - absolute pleasure to share their company. The breakfast was fantastic and such a wide choice. I chose : Porridge with berry compote; scrambled egg with smoked salmon bagel; almond croissant and a fresh fruit salad. I certainly don't feel like any lunch . Following breakfast, one of the chaps gave a talk about working as an airline pilot, which was really interesting. Anyway, so glad I joined the group
    Originally posted by MrAPJI
    I'm so glad you enjoyed it
    OK, so I was pacing about ... time came and went. I tried to phone, it went to answerphone; I left it... I tried from another phone and it went to answerphone (just in case he had my number plugged in and was ignoring me!).

    Paced about for another 15 minutes and decided he wasn't coming, so got the last portion of that stew and spuds from the fridge and nuked those hot. Into a bowl, walked into the living room and .... he's arrived.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    It always the same , hope he managed to fix the roof.
    ooops, I should've mentioned this was over 40 years ago, number 2 baby is now dad of 2, and they are both school age

    No more babies due unless my teenage grandchildren are less than careful
    Originally posted by Farway
    I did wonder........

    Good evening everyone,
    The gale has arrived and it is absolutely battering down outdoors . I did manage a (very) brief walk before it hit but the wind was knocking my balance off so I didn't linger.
    Snow due later tomorrow night until Wednesday so I've booked a grocery order for tomorrowafternoon in case the delivery schedule goes skew whiff. I could manage until Wednesday for milk but didn't want to chance not getting it. Still tomorrow is 8 days since my last grocery spend so meets my 2018 aim.
    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).
    Meals planned so far are:
    Tonight - beef stew,
    Monday- braised red cabbage with bratwurst sausages
    Tuesday- spiced chicken with lentils
    Wednesday - 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 (I'm cooking for my sister's birthday and rib roast was bought on SO ages ago so a nice treat since I'm not CFOing)

    Lunches will be LOs, cheese or eggs though I might make some soup. The cabbage, chicken and spag bol will have spare portions so that will give me a wee stash of HM ready meals
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    • Irenadler
    • By Irenadler 14th Jan 18, 6:37 PM
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    Meals planned so far are:
    Tonight - beef stew,
    Monday- braised red cabbage with bratwurst sausages
    Tuesday- spiced chicken with lentils
    Wednesday - 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 (I'm cooking for my sister's birthday and rib roast was bought on SO ages ago so a nice treat since I'm not CFOing)

    Lunches will be LOs, cheese or eggs though I might make some soup. The cabbage, chicken and spag bol will have spare portions so that will give me a wee stash of HM ready meals
    Originally posted by caronc
    Hello Caronc

    That all sounds so tasty... Trying not to drool on the keyboard!

    I am trying to combine a diet, with buying yellow-stickered/reduced food, and trying not to buy for two people, keep failing on the last one, average on the reduced stuff, although I haven't cheated on the diet, despite the fact that the best reduced stuff next to the till were chocolate muffins, white bread, hot cross buns (is it Easter?), and a lovely looking iced carrot cake....

    I only have to look downwards, and not see my feet, for the incentive to stick at it....
    "...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth..."
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Jan 18, 6:55 PM
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    Hello Caronc

    That all sounds so tasty... Trying not to drool on the keyboard!

    I am trying to combine a diet, with buying yellow-stickered/reduced food, and trying not to buy for two people, keep failing on the last one, average on the reduced stuff, although I haven't cheated on the diet, despite the fact that the best reduced stuff next to the till were chocolate muffins, white bread, hot cross buns (is it Easter?), and a lovely looking iced carrot cake....

    I only have to look downwards, and not see my feet, for the incentive to stick at it....
    Originally posted by Irenadler
    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
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • caronc
    • By caronc 14th Jan 18, 7:06 PM
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    Hello Caronc

    That all sounds so tasty... Trying not to drool on the keyboard!

    I am trying to combine a diet, with buying yellow-stickered/reduced food, and trying not to buy for two people, keep failing on the last one, average on the reduced stuff, although I haven't cheated on the diet, despite the fact that the best reduced stuff next to the till were chocolate muffins, white bread, hot cross buns (is it Easter?), and a lovely looking iced carrot cake....

    I only have to look downwards, and not see my feet, for the incentive to stick at it....
    Originally posted by Irenadler
    Thanks Irenadler, at the end of the day if cooking for two works best for you do that. Just either have it twice or freeze one. (Just don't eat both at once ) Although it's a CFO thread doesn't mean you need to cook single portions to post here though that works for some. I try a blend of batch cooking and single serve meals, if I overload on batch meals I find I'm eating the same things for ages or they just linger unduly in the freezer whereas if I only cook single serve I've no spares for days when I either cba or can't actually physically cook. I love cooking (and eating though thankfully I'm not a snacker or overly tempted by sweet things so tend to eat pretty much what I fancy for main meals and watch what I'm doing otherwise).
    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
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Snap
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    • Irenadler
    • By Irenadler 14th Jan 18, 7:10 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Hello Suki

    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!
    "...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth..."
    • Irenadler
    • By Irenadler 14th Jan 18, 7:13 PM
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    Thanks Irenadler, at the end of the day if cooking for two works best for you do that. Just either have it twice or freeze one. (Just don't eat both at once ) Although it's a CFO thread doesn't mean you need to cook single portions to post here though that works for some. I try a blend of batch cooking and single serve meals, if I overload on batch meals I find I'm eating the same things for ages or they just linger unduly in the freezer whereas if I only cook single serve I've no spares for days when I either cba or can't actually physically cook. I love cooking (and eating though thankfully I'm not a snacker or overly tempted by sweet things so tend to eat pretty much what I fancy for main meals and watch what I'm doing otherwise).

    Snap
    Originally posted by caronc
    Ha! Gave me a chuckle... 'Great minds think alike'!
    "...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains however improbable, must be the truth..."
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 14th Jan 18, 7:20 PM
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    Hello Caronc



    I only have to look downwards, and not see my feet, for the incentive to stick at it....
    Originally posted by Irenadler
    I've got a bag of "my size" clothes to one side - to try at intervals to see if I fit back into them yet. So they're labelled sizes 14-16 (which means these days they'd be labelled size 10-12). I know I don't yet and have given way to far too much temptation to "not bother". I did get into the size 16 (would now be labelled size 12) bikini for my sauna session - but was just very slightly "busting out" of the top.

    Been good - had that chickpea with tahini sauce etc recipe thing for dinner and it wasnt bad (but a bit lemony - even for my lemon-loving tastebuds). The "being good" was I didn't put any "filler food" with it - as it felt like it was enough. Though I did finish with some coconut yogurt with mixed frozen fruit/little apple sugar (ie blitzed dried apple)/cacao nibs/being virtuous I grated some nutmeg on and sprinkled with cinnamon.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 14th Jan 18, 7:28 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by suki1964
    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.

    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?
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    • caronc
    • By caronc 14th Jan 18, 7:42 PM
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    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.

    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?
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Just a thought could you freeze things in the bags they sell for food waste caddies (made from cornstarch), not sure that's viable or not but could be worth a go for dry things? Otherwise what about "old fashioned" brown paper for your loaves? Pyrex make a range of storage boxes, they do have plastic lids but that's it and they last for ever. I've no idea if silicone is more environmentally friendly than plastic but it does last much longer before needing replacing so that must be a plus surely?
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th Jan 18, 9:20 PM
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    Those silicone bags don't decompose either so when they end up in landfill, they will be there longer then we will have been on this earth ourselves

    I use the tubs from takeaways until they are no longer fit for purpose. Yes it's plastic but it's been produced and used, and I keep re using. Same as my bread bags, I buy bread, it's wrapped in plastic, I can't avoid that, so the bags are reused as lunch bags till they get too manky, then I used to wrap mucky waste destined for the bin

    Irene, think about different veg for salad. I really couldn't be doing with salad veg because it goes mank before I get to eat it. So my salads will be shredded sweetheart cabbage tossed in a dressing, dill pickles instead of cucumbers, red onion instead of scallions, pickled walnuts ( cos I love the sweetness) roasted red peppers from a jar or those lovely tiny ones stuffed with cream cheese, baby spinach, nuts and fresh or dried fruit. Lettuce and celery is food of the devil as far as I'm concerned,tasteless pap. If anything is going to stop me dieting or trying to eat healthy, being served a plate of that day in day out will do it. Least with cabbage and spinach, you can cook it when fed up with raw. Oh and I love the red cabbage you can buy in jars. Not the vinegar stuff, but the polish ones. Lovely
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 14th Jan 18, 9:21 PM
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    Why do things break after sales have finished?

    I really need to look out for a new toaster. The current one cost me about 5 about five years ago, so it's not done too badly.

    I won't rush to get the next one - this one still works, it's just that when you put a slice in it and press the button to lower it down, the bread rests on a strip of metal that lowers - and one side of that strip of metal's not moving. I can poke it up or down with a fork (yes, unplugged) .... but that's not made it "work again by magic".

    So, for now, I'll just accept that when toasting bread I have to watch it and might have to poke it about a bit before I turn it on.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 14th Jan 18, 9:25 PM
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    The problem I have with takeaway boxes is that for most items they're too big for a portion. Ideally, for freezing portions of anything, I'd prefer a selection of half-sized boxes or 2/3rds-sized boxes. I use mugs and old marg tubs, lined with freezer bags, for a lot of freezing, so I can get the size I want frozen in the smallest bag possible so the most variety fits in the freezer.

    But, how big a portion needs to be also varies depending on what it's to be served with, which is decided at the point of eating it, not the point of trying to freeze it ... which is annoying when what you've got frozen's the "wrong size but it'll have to do".
    • meg72
    • By meg72 14th Jan 18, 11:15 PM
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    Hello Suki

    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!
    Originally posted by Irenadler
    Lydl do a pack of trio Salad lettuce with roots 1 if potted up or just in kept in water gives cut and come again leaves for weeks. I find one of those green veggie bags poundland keeps a cucumber for about a month. lol I do resent paying winter prices for salad and cant wait to start sowing seeds for summer crops. My whole summers supply of tomatoes only cost 20p for seeds last year and I swopped a couple of plants for a cucumber and sweet pepper plant.
    Slimming World at target
    • Need2bthrifty
    • By Need2bthrifty 15th Jan 18, 8:21 AM
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    Morning All,

    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).
    Meals planned so far are:
    Tonight - beef stew,
    Monday- braised red cabbage with bratwurst sausages
    Tuesday- spiced chicken with lentils
    Wednesday - 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
    Originally posted by caronc
    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
    Grocery Challenge Annual Budget = 1000/end of Jan 893.74 left
    Jan - 56.26/50.00
    Feb - 56.46/70.00
    • caronc
    • By caronc 15th Jan 18, 9:11 AM
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    Morning All,



    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
    Originally posted by Need2bthrifty
    Great minds and all that. Lovely sounding menu N2bt. I'm making this one from Delia's "Frugal Food" bookhttps://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/one-pot-recipes/spiced-chicken-with-lentils .
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