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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 13th Jan 18, 10:18 AM
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    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 Budget only Total end of October since Jan £307.43 15th November £19.80 first shop of the month
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    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 4th Nov 18, 2:42 AM
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    Thai 7 spice pumpkin soup - subtle taste but warming - DH & I had this Friday & Saturday for lunch with hm croutons.

    HM Fish pie with green beans for 3 on Friday night & fish pie finished off by DH & I Saturday night. DSis had an sm quiche with chips.

    I am gradually getting wiggle room in my freezers - took out a large portion of hm potato & Stilton soup for tomorrow’s lunch & prepped 2 more bags of croutons - so no bread wasted No idea what is for dinner tomorrow

    LFHW
    MrsSD
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 4th Nov 18, 7:10 PM
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    Roast dinner today with lamb, cauli, sprouts, mash and mini Yorkies. Yummy. I'll portion up the rest of the lamb tomorrow and I'm expecting to get another two (maybe three) meals out of it.

    Have used one of the ys leeks today to make leek & potato soup, enough to do us a couple of lunches. Last week's ys plums have also been despatched - we ate some "as is" and I've chopped/stoned the rest, stewed down with a little bit of water and some brown sugar to make a compote. Not sure yet whether to use it for a crumble or just stir through yogurt. Either way, it will be eaten and enjoyed.
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!
    Nov £61.50/£175 and 10/35 NSDs (Jan-Oct £200.01 under budget)

    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 4th Nov 18, 7:18 PM
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    I’m having a using up stuff week so I’ve made veggie pizzas from a random box of ys pizza dough I had taking up space, leftover Dominos dips, frozen cheese & odds of veggies that needed using up.

    I’ve also made a coconut & veggie soup with whatever was left of my veggies.

    Dinners this week are all the leftovers we have in the freezer as I’m trying to empty my freezer.
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 4th Nov 18, 8:11 PM
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    Made a loaf of bread - finishing up white strong flour.
    For supper used up salad items - had prawn salad with fresh bread.

    Made a cake -used ys jar of mincemeat.

    For lunch - seafood and vegetable pasta - vegetables all from the freezer and last of veggies from the garden. (Cleared lots of plants today in the garden. Only coriander and celeriac left growing). Had it with ys tear and share garlic bread.
    Also made apple crumble - scrummy - used up baking fat.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 5th Nov 18, 9:54 AM
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    Day five of NSD's for me this month tonight's dinner is a barnsley chop and veg from the freezer and some left over rice pud from the fridge. I am intent on reducing some of the food mountain as my cupboards are far too full and I am quite happy to stay away from the shops. Going to be some ...interesting meals ahead, as I shall be delving into the deep ice of the freezer and hacking out some stuff I have probably forgotten I'm dreaful for labelling stuff

    Onwards and upwards chums

    JackieO xx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018:Food Budget only Total end of October since Jan £307.43 15th November £19.80 first shop of the month
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 5th Nov 18, 10:40 PM
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    Sunday dinner - burgers, mash & baked beans with the addition of lo mash, veg & sausages fried up as an extra for DH & DSis.
    Monday dinner - fried bacon, eggs & mushrooms with oven chips + fried lo mash from Sunday for DH & DSis

    Every bit of food has come from freezer & food stores. The fridge is quite bare, there is wiggle room in the freezer & there is not a potato in the house

    LFHW

    MrsSD
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 7th Nov 18, 6:42 PM
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    I'll portion up the rest of the lamb tomorrow and I'm expecting to get another two (maybe three) meals out of it.
    Originally posted by YorksLass
    The lamb has made 4 meals for us - hot on Sunday, cold on Monday, some nice slices frozen in gravy for whenever and the rest has been chunked up to make a casserole for tomorrow. Some gravy left over and frozen separately that will do with pies or pasties. Good value joint.

    I'm dreaful for labelling stuff JackieO xx
    Originally posted by JackieO
    I think you mean NOT labelling stuff! I'm getting better at it but I know there is a box of "something" that's not labelled. I think it's a mince-type LO so it shouldn't be too hard to use up.

    Today I've made sc rice pudding (used up some LL milk) and I've also made Yorkshire Parkin (last bit of SR flour and golden syrup used). Just waiting for it to cool fully, then it can be cut and stored. The hardest part now will be letting it mature in the cake tin for a few days. Should be worth the wait though!

    Fresh milk bought today (used a 25p MOC) and not tempted by anything else.
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!
    Nov £61.50/£175 and 10/35 NSDs (Jan-Oct £200.01 under budget)

    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 7th Nov 18, 8:57 PM
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    Used up two old potato and celeriac - made mash potato and celeriac.
    Had it with liver, onion and mushrooms.
    Finished up strawberry and cream ice-cream.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 8th Nov 18, 7:08 PM
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    8 NSD's in a row today
    Defrosted a couple of slices of ham which I will have with two poached eggs and some mushrooms tonight for a meal ,not really very hungry so a light meal will suit me down to the ground

    JackieO xx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018:Food Budget only Total end of October since Jan £307.43 15th November £19.80 first shop of the month
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 8th Nov 18, 7:35 PM
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    Last of the roast chicken which hadn't been frozen, with HM chips, baked beans, HM coleslaw & various pickles. Something which we both enjoyed as not something we have that often.

    Denise
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 9th Nov 18, 6:25 PM
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    JackieO, well done on the NSDs

    Yesterday I made Ha*ry B*kers Somerset Chicken with boiled potatoes & green beans. My DSis absolutely adores it - the noises she makes whilst eating have to be heard to be believed

    I made a double portion - as it is a time consuming dish to prep & make - now boxed & in the freezer

    As I boiled all the potatoes I had, I will be making a potato based soup tomorrow - I feel an experiment coming on & as DH is escorting DSis to France I am on my todd - so will make to suit my palate Have a tomato, a few mushrooms, a few cabbage leaves & some cooked green beans to use up as well.

    LFHW

    MrsSD
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 10th Nov 18, 7:15 AM
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    morning chums ,DD asked me to make an apple pie to take with me tomorrow for after dinner , luckily I have a pack of 6 apples in the fridge which have been there for about ten days or more as I bought them last month and they are as good as the day I bought them having been using up other fruit True they are eating apples and not cookers but it really doesn't matter in a pie so apple pie it will be I cook the apples for about ten minutes and water to just cover and a good dollop of honey and a bit of cinnamon so its pastry making this morning plus I am also making some millies cookies for tonight at eldest DDs Good job I am an early riser as I am more mobile first thing in the morning

    Have a good day chums

    JackieO xxx
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 10th Nov 18, 9:09 AM
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    JackieO - I never cook the apples when I make a pie, I just hope them into chunks and toss in cornflour before putting into the pie. I find doing it that way the apple is still in nice chunks, rather than like apple puree, and the water from the apples forms a nice thickened sauce.

    Was given a couple of small duck breasts by my friend yesterday as her DH didn't fancy them so will be using them tonight as couldn't freeze them as she had taken them out of her freezer and defrosted them. Decided to have them tonight as I had got fish from the freezer to make a fish pie and didn't want to leave that in the fridge another day! Looking forward to the duck as don't have it very often! Will do it as a traybake with potatoes, carrots, onions, peppers and will also cook some Brussels & peas to go with it.

    Denise
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 10th Nov 18, 5:55 PM
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    Luckily being eating apples they stay in slices and I brush beaten egg on the bottom so no soggy bottoms I also made a couple of dozen cookies some for tonight and some for the boys tomorrow.

    JackieO xx
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    • VJsmum
    • By VJsmum 10th Nov 18, 6:50 PM
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    I always use eating apples as then there is no need to add sugar.

    Doing quite well on th LFHW this, but nothing particular to report.. I am trying to shop less and that seems to be working quite well. Except when DS comes home as he really gets through the fruit...
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    You're hovering worriedly over your eggs, And I'm pondering trees
    I'm wandering long, And I'm pondering trees
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Nov 18, 2:40 PM
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    Have a couple of aubergines which need using up so making a dish my family call "rounders". Layers of savoury mince, different vegetables which are sliced, covered with stock then topped with sliced potatoes and sprayed with oil. Cooked in oven until the potatoes are golden and crispy. Will serve with green veg, probably cabbage & broccoli and possibly peas although might put those in the rounders instead!

    Denise
    • Mrs Salad Dodger
    • By Mrs Salad Dodger 11th Nov 18, 3:12 PM
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    Had hm soup for lunch yesterday & it was a bit bland. However crumbled in some blue cheese & added a little more pepper & voila today’s bowl was delicious with a couple of crisp breads broken up & added for texture.
    Have plenty left so lunch is sorted for the week
    Tonight will be lo boiled potatoes sliced & fried with a fried egg & maybe baked beans.

    MrsSD
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 12th Nov 18, 8:42 PM
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    Made a loaf of bread today along with four pizza bases (2 for the freezer).
    Hubby used up tikka chicken and salad in his wrap - for lunch.
    I had porridge with pear for lunch.
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    • Nodette
    • By Nodette 13th Nov 18, 6:15 PM
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    LFHW Nightmare
    I have 5 freezers. I was on the way to emptying one of them - it's old and the seal isn't good so I wanted to dump it. But then a couple of days ago one of my other freezers died.


    I thankfully caught it early and most things (apart from bready stuff) were still frozen. I stuffed my other freezers as full as possible. So now all my freezers are so full I have to put cast iron pots on top to keep the lids closed (chest freezers).

    Sadly, DH had bought tons of beefburgers (not sure why.....) and we've eaten 4 of them but have about 20 left. They're now defrosted in the fridge (no room in other freezers).

    Additionally, I had just taken things out of the freezers to defrost and have for our meals over the next few days. So my fridge is overrun with food that I desperately don't want to throw out.

    Anyone have any beefburger-glut recipe ideas?

    PS - I won't replace the broken freezer and I'll still aim to get rid of the old one. Three freezers is enough. . . .
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 13th Nov 18, 6:46 PM
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    Could you make the burgers into meatballs and serve with a tomato sauce? At least it would make another few meals. Alternatively could you give some to neighbours rather than throwing away.

    Denise
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