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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
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    JackieO
    Love food hate Waste Part two for 2018 :)
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    • 13th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
    Love food hate Waste Part two for 2018 :) 13th Jan 18 at 10:18 AM
    Hi chums I see for some reason unbeknown to us all that the previous thread was deleted .OK well lets no be despondant it was 11 months old and I certainly didn't expect it to run as long as it did,but this will no defeat us in our object to LFHW will it .So come on chums get those ideas rolling again for the new year ahead

    JackieO xxx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    2018 Food spend so far this year Three months totals £96.53 April £8.98 . this morning short shop was 5.62 only bought essentials
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    • pandamonium
    • By pandamonium 4th Apr 18, 7:25 PM
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    pandamonium
    Sorry JackieO, I just mentioned your cookbook on the super frugal thread. You may end up with a full in box .
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 5th Apr 18, 9:12 AM
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    JackieO
    Sorry JackieO, I just mentioned your cookbook on the super frugal thread. You may end up with a full in box .
    Originally posted by pandamonium
    Not a problem as long as folk are patient as its been a very busy week so far

    Had a super day with DD yesterday and a lovely lunch and serious shopping done in the West End back to reality today as I have to go to Bluewater and complain to JL about why I can't seem to pay my bills online at the moment

    frugally onwards chums

    JackieO xx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    2018 Food spend so far this year Three months totals £96.53 April £8.98 . this morning short shop was 5.62 only bought essentials
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 6th Apr 18, 10:16 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Menu rejigged again

    Monday - full roast pork dinner, crumble & custard for afters. - DONE
    Tuesday - leftovers from Monday + extra veg. + mash. - DONE
    Wednesday - Toad in the Hole + Mash. CANCELLED
    Thursday - Mackerel in foil with boiled rice & peas
    Friday - Fish cakes, mash, peas & sweetcorn - HAD Wednesday
    Saturday - Snorkers, mash & beans AMENDED from mash to chips*
    Sunday - Soup & scones, mini scallops with ???

    Have been using up the frozen veg as well but still have plenty of ice creams

    Will be defrosting the 2nd freezer sometime this week.

    LFHW
    MrsSD
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    The menu has gone to pot in some ways. The Toad in the Hole is not happening!
    Thursday we had bits & pieces and tonight we had oven baked sausages* bacon# & mushroom#, roasted parsnips# & carrots#, the last of the mushrooms - sliced & dry fried with a couple of rashers of bacon, the last of the tomatoes from the larder fried with lo mash, peas & sweetcorn. Half of the potato supply used for mash & made a chicken gravy. There is enough lo to have brunch tomorrow with a couple of fried eggs & some toast to bulk it out. We also have enough apple & berry crumble for a portion each with B.rds custard.

    I have enough potatoes, a parsnip# & some carrots# + stilton# to make a soup with the last of the Stilton & bacon dough* for scones.

    I am off to France soon so am trying to empty the fridge & freezer as much as possible.

    LFHW

    MrsSD

    * freezer
    # fridge
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 7th Apr 18, 9:09 AM
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    bouicca21
    I have enough veg and lentil to make two CFO veg shepherd's pies/hotpots. I prefer to slice raw potato for the topping rather than use mash. But the potato is big enough to do both pies.

    Do I slice it up and cook both at the same time - so the second would be warmed through in the microwave another day. Or is it possible to store half a potato if I maybe slather the cut end with oil?
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 7th Apr 18, 9:12 AM
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    JackieO
    Just using up the odds and ends in the fridge today and tonight I am out at a quiz so don't really need to cook as I will eat there. I think I may turn the half a dozen or so tomato's into soup and freeze it.The lettuce can come with me when I go tomorrow along with the cucumber.No problem with bread as I only eat crackers and I have long life milk that I will finish up in a flask of coffee tomorrow to take with me on the journey as well .Nothing binned which is good Right must get a wriggle on as today is also a busy one and I want to pack a few things ready for tomorrows trip to the IoW,won't have time tonight as I am quizzing locally Its all go in my world at the moment

    Have a good week everyone and I shall 'see' you all when I get back (no wi-fi- connection where we are staying).

    Cheers chums

    JackieO xx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    2018 Food spend so far this year Three months totals £96.53 April £8.98 . this morning short shop was 5.62 only bought essentials
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 7th Apr 18, 4:24 PM
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    YorksLass
    I have enough veg and lentil to make two CFO veg shepherd's pies/hotpots. I prefer to slice raw potato for the topping rather than use mash. But the potato is big enough to do both pies.

    Do I slice it up and cook both at the same time - so the second would be warmed through in the microwave another day. Or is it possible to store half a potato if I maybe slather the cut end with oil?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    You could cook both at the same time (I would, it saves on energy ) and re-heat the second one in the m/w, but if you didn't want to do that then you could peel the whole potato and keep the unused half in a bowl of water in the fridge. It will keep for a few days that way.

    JackieO: Enjoy your break - I'm thinking good vibes for pleasant weather for you. Oh, and lots of ginger nuts!
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!
    Apr £109.84/£140 NSDs 16/28 (Jan-Mar £56.48 under budget)

    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 7th Apr 18, 6:21 PM
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    JackieO
    Hi chums almost sorted all my bits and bobs out now I am taking my Remoska with me and also my fancy new Circulon frying pan so DD can have a try of it Just about to go off to the charity quiz which we hope will raise even more funds for Making Miracles tonight.
    Will be back after my hols and I am sure you will all go full steam ahead and be zero wasting while I am gone
    Cheers chums

    P.S. Ginger nuts are packed already YorksLass
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus.
    2018 Food spend so far this year Three months totals £96.53 April £8.98 . this morning short shop was 5.62 only bought essentials
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 8th Apr 18, 12:29 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Have a great holiday JackieO

    Saturday night we had yesterday’s los, with the last of the carrots, parsnips & slices of bacon roasted + fried eggs on top. Finished the last of the apple & berry crumble + custard for afters.

    My Mojo has taken to the hills so I will whistle long & hard & hopefully it will come back for the next few days before we head off to help my DSis move. Still no waste

    MrsSD
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 10th Apr 18, 12:24 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Hi everyone, still nothing wasted

    Monday’s dinner was burgers & chips from the freezer & fried eggs - now only have 4 eggs to use by Thursday.

    Tuesday’s dinner will be soup - using the last of the potatoes, a couple of onions (I think I might slice/chop the rest of the onions & put in freezer), the last piece of chorizo & the Stilton from the fridge, plus croutons & scone dough from freezer.

    Need to concoct something for Wednesday & Thursday for the two of us & leave something for DH for Friday. Then France here we come

    LFHW

    MrsSD
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 10th Apr 18, 9:43 PM
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    Gem-gem
    Cooked a chicken on Sunday. Used the jelly and fat from it today to make a lovely chicken veloute (white chicken sauce). Mixed it with more chicken, mushrooms and left over bacon to make three chicken, mushroom and bacon pies. Left over veloute went into the freezer along with two pies for another time.
    With reduced eggs, milk and reduced leftover cheese made a quiche for tomorrow's dinner (with salad).
    With the left over pastry made a jam tart.
    For the last month our milk bill has been 20p due to being in the supermarket at the right time and getting 3L for 10p.
    £2 Savers Club 2018 no 1 - to fill up the pot
    Save £12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan £2280/£6,000
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 10th Apr 18, 9:46 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Good evening everyone.

    Yah, boo sucks - a piece of cheese the size of a match box was furry - so was binned. I do not mind cutting off mould but NOT fur and I was doing so well

    Tonight was Hm potato & Stilton soup with hm croutons & hm Stilton & bacon scones - DELICIOUS Finished the potatoes, used most of the Stilton & 2 onions, croutons from freezer & the last of the scone dough from freezer. Plenty of soup for two meals for two people tomorrow & lunch on Thursday The last two onions have been peeled & sliced and put in two takeaway boxes in the freezer for Ron!
    Thursday’s dinner will be the last of the frozen mackerel pieces with rice & frozen petit pois.

    We are off to France, so the freezer emptying will be on hold until we return with my DSis in tow

    So wishing everyone success in their Love Food, Hate Waste campaign & I will see you all in five or six weeks

    MrsSD
    • crazytree
    • By crazytree 11th Apr 18, 10:15 AM
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    Hi All.
    I've not posted for a while, I definitely need this thread to keep me updated n track! A fair few end-of-loaves have started creating new lifeforms while I've not been looking! I'm normally really good at freezing them for future bread pudding!
    I have sliced and frozen most of the pepper mountain to stop them going soft so I'll be able to chuck a few into stews and curries easily.
    I made black banana cake from some bananas that Himself had beaten up at work and not eaten. I think he might do it on purpose coz it's one of his favourites!
    Making braised beef in ginger for dinner, I'll add some of those peppers and some mushrooms to use them up.
    I love your way of doing things Gem-gem! One dinner making loads of different ones. I try to do this but I'm never as successful as that! I do use leftover pastry for jam tarts though. If I'm using puff pastry I make cinnamon whirls!
    Tx
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 11th Apr 18, 9:52 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    Good evening everyone.

    Yah, boo sucks - a piece of cheese the size of a match box was furry - so was binned. I do not mind cutting off mould but NOT fur and I was doing so well

    Tonight was Hm potato & Stilton soup with hm croutons & hm Stilton & bacon scones - DELICIOUS Finished the potatoes, used most of the Stilton & 2 onions, croutons from freezer & the last of the scone dough from freezer. Plenty of soup for two meals for two people tomorrow & lunch on Thursday The last two onions have been peeled & sliced and put in two takeaway boxes in the freezer for Ron!
    Thursday’s dinner will be the last of the frozen mackerel pieces with rice & frozen petit pois.

    We are off to France, so the freezer emptying will be on hold until we return with my DSis in tow

    So wishing everyone success in their Love Food, Hate Waste campaign & I will see you all in five or six weeks

    MrsSD
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    I am back like a bad penny

    We just had my hm soup with the last of the hm croutons. As there is so much left over, I will freeze a large portion (I know I am supposed to be emptying the freezer ) & we will finish off the soup tomorrow for lunch + I have 3 slices of bread in the freezer which I will toast & crumble into the soup - not quite croutons but close enough - a bit more space in the freezer

    I now have a full inventory of what is left in the freezer:

    Large pot of used once goose fat, small pot of blitzed chicken stew to use as a base, half a bag of mini scallops, *3 mackerel fillets*, *small bag of breadcrumbs*, 3 takeaway boxes containing mint, sage, rosemary, chives & thyme, 6 venison sausages, 6 fish fingers, takeaway box of unsweetened stewed Bramley apples, 2 takeaway boxes of sliced onions, 100g of stilton wrapped in foil, ice cream tub of hm potato & Stilton soup, bags of leeks, petit pois, broccoli & cauliflower & mushrooms. Also 2 ice cube trays & 4 gel packs.
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    The mood took me, so I have just come back from the kitchen having prepared tomorrow’s dinner :-

    Made a finely chopped mix of the last of the capers & pitted black olives from the fridge (glass jars washed & put in recycling bin), with a few sun dried tomatoes, some pickled silverskin onions, a bit of fresh lemon juice (the lemon has been sliced, put in a pot & put in the freezer). Mixed in the breadcrumbs from the freezer & seasoned with ground pepper. I have made foil wraps with the mackerel fillets covered with this mixture & some slivers of butter. No excuse now - just have to put in oven & boil up some rice

    * by the items means used up

    So freezer emptied a little more & 3 items out of the fridge -

    I can do no more I will sign off & wish everyone luck on their mission to Love Food, Hate Waste

    MrsSD
    • SavvySpaniel
    • By SavvySpaniel 12th Apr 18, 9:32 AM
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    SavvySpaniel
    Hi there, I have just found this thread and wondered if anyone could give me a bit of advice on how to keep the potted herbs I buy in the supermarket alive a bit longer!
    I happened across a basket of reduced potted herbs in Tesco the other night - all down to 19p! Basil, Coriander, Parsley and Chives.

    I stopped buying these pots a while ago as I found that as soon as I got them home, they all started wilting and a couple of days later they were ready to throw away! I water them and talk to them and try to give them a good life ... but no luck .. they always end up in the bin.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of how to keep them a bit longer?

    Thanks!
    • Brambling
    • By Brambling 12th Apr 18, 11:10 PM
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    Brambling
    i stopped buying these pots a while ago as I found that as soon as I got them home, they all started wilting and a couple of days later they were ready to throw away! I water them and talk to them and try to give them a good life ... but no luck .. they always end up in the bin.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of how to keep them a bit longer?

    Thanks!
    Originally posted by SavvySpaniel
    Hi I keep mine on the kitchen window sill and give them a lot of water every night. They will eventually start to wilt/die but should last a good few weeks if not months. When they start to go chop and freeze them although I'm not sure if that will work for the basil. Like all herbs they will benefit from having the tops picked out regularly
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 13th Apr 18, 12:11 AM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    I am back like a bad penny

    We just had my hm soup with the last of the hm croutons. As there is so much left over, I will freeze a large portion (I know I am supposed to be emptying the freezer ) & we will finish off the soup tomorrow for lunch + I have 3 slices of bread in the freezer which I will toast & crumble into the soup - not quite croutons but close enough - a bit more space in the freezer

    I now have a full inventory of what is left in the freezer:

    Large pot of used once goose fat, small pot of blitzed chicken stew to use as a base, half a bag of mini scallops, *3 mackerel fillets*, *small bag of breadcrumbs*, 3 takeaway boxes containing mint, sage, rosemary, chives & thyme, 6 venison sausages, 6 fish fingers, takeaway box of unsweetened stewed Bramley apples, 2 takeaway boxes of sliced onions, 100g of stilton wrapped in foil, ice cream tub of hm potato & Stilton soup, bags of leeks, petit pois, broccoli & cauliflower & mushrooms. Also 2 ice cube trays & 4 gel packs.
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    The mood took me, so I have just come back from the kitchen having prepared tomorrow’s dinner :-

    Made a finely chopped mix of the last of the capers & pitted black olives from the fridge (glass jars washed & put in recycling bin), with a few sun dried tomatoes, some pickled silverskin onions, a bit of fresh lemon juice (the lemon has been sliced, put in a pot & put in the freezer). Mixed in the breadcrumbs from the freezer & seasoned with ground pepper. I have made foil wraps with the mackerel fillets covered with this mixture & some slivers of butter. No excuse now - just have to put in oven & boil up some rice

    * by the items means used up

    So freezer emptied a little more & 3 items out of the fridge -

    I can do no more I will sign off & wish everyone luck on their mission to Love Food, Hate Waste

    MrsSD
    Originally posted by Mrs Salad Dodger
    The toasted bread as croutons worked well

    The mackerel with my concoction was absolutely delicious got the seal of approval from DH & I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I am not a fan of mackerel - usually too strong a taste for my palate

    MrsSD
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 14th Apr 18, 11:30 AM
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    JackieO
    Good Morning chums and back home from my holiday and we brought a bit of stuff back with us so only had a very small shop to get this morning. belt tightening in in full operation again so I will be rooting through my freezer and cupboards once more to try and use up what I have in store.

    Tonight's dinner will be a veggie curry from the freezer and some rice with yogurt and diced fruit for pud.

    I brought some left over carrots home from my holidays so they will be turned into carrot and coriander soup for this weeks lunches. Only spent just over a fiver this morning and bought literally what I was out of stock of tomato's cucumber and some long life milk and some fruit.So hopefully I have enough with whats in stock indoors to keep me away from the shops next week.
    Hope everyone has had a good week

    Cheers chums


    JackieO xx
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    2018 Food spend so far this year Three months totals £96.53 April £8.98 . this morning short shop was 5.62 only bought essentials
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 15th Apr 18, 10:04 AM
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    zafiro1984
    I need to belt tighten as well. I throw very little away as I tend to freeze any leftovers but I'm useless at using up these frozen bits so consequently there is a huge backlog in the freezer.

    I think part of the problem is that I love cooking from scratch and feel I've let the family down if everything isn't freshly prepared. I think I need to change my mindset because it's getting ridiculous the amount of leftovers I have frozen.

    So I'm just going to go and do a traybake and make sure i use it all up before I make another one. We can have it fresh this lunchtime (DH always wants something sweet after a meal) I can use some tomorrow and the rest with custard or cream as a pudding, hopefully I can make it last 4days. It's a start but still doesn't address the leftovers in the freezer!!
    Jan grocery £50 per week
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 15th Apr 18, 2:18 PM
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    joedenise
    When I mealplan I always try to use up at least some of the leftovers that are in the freezer.

    I do my mealplan monthly so it's quite easy to slot in various meals from the freezer over the month and then make use of fresh stuff on the in between days.

    Denise
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 16th Apr 18, 6:32 PM
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    Mrs Salad Dodger
    I need to belt tighten as well. I throw very little away as I tend to freeze any leftovers but I'm useless at using up these frozen bits so consequently there is a huge backlog in the freezer.

    I think part of the problem is that I love cooking from scratch and feel I've let the family down if everything isn't freshly prepared. I think I need to change my mindset because it's getting ridiculous the amount of leftovers I have frozen.

    So I'm just going to go and do a traybake and make sure i use it all up before I make another one. We can have it fresh this lunchtime (DH always wants something sweet after a meal) I can use some tomorrow and the rest with custard or cream as a pudding, hopefully I can make it last 4days. It's a start but still doesn't address the leftovers in the freezer!!
    Originally posted by zafiro1984
    zafiro1984, when I used to have lots of frozen leftovers (usually a single portion) I would take two different ones out & then add appropriate carbohydrates & lots of frozen veg. DH & I never seem to have a problem deciding who wants what Re small amounts of leftovers e.g. a spoonful of mash, some lo cooked veg, a couple of sausages - I usually bung everything in a frying pan (chop the sausages) & dry fry - hey presto a type of bubble & squeak - if not enough for two, I will add a couple of fried eggs.

    Don’t know if this is any use ?

    MrsSD
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