I am sorry this post should have been published yesterday but I lost the message completely and could not locate it and it has now shown up out of the blue, just when I thought I would need to type it all up again.
Its been a disjointed day with me going back and forth as I am babysitting Mr Tiddles over the road. Its also been a blooming cold one to say the least and I have been checking that he and Gizmo the Cockatiel with attitude are okey doke and so far so good. Their owner returns tomorrow. Just have one final check to make sure they are okay and that is it for tonight.
Pennies have been a bit tight again this week, we have mainly been concentrating on having enough for heating and electric especially with it being so cold which means that there isn't that much around for food, and so have had to dig into the stores again. It will be pay day shortly so I will be able to stock up on all essential items, like butter and bread flour, rice and pulses, meat etc. Tonight we have had chilli chicken with rice for tea, followed by a huge slice of the brack I made a week or so ago - it has got better as it has been stored.
I have had the bread machine on today and have made a lovely large white loaf in the bread machine and I have another on the go as we speak. Tomorrow I intend to make a wholemeal loaf and also some buns for pack ups during the week.
I paid a visit to the veg shop and came back with a tray of eggs (we seem to have got through a whole tray last week) some more passion fruit another three bags (24 passion fruit). I have already prepared these and the juice is in pots this time in the freezer. I have an idea that this will be used in a lemon and passionfruit curd at some point when I get a bit more sorted. Some reduced ginger which I always find a use for 4kg of Seville Oranges a tray of mushrooms and two trays of tomatoes. I also bought a net of onions some carrots and a swede. I have other veggie in the freezer and some other fresh veg in the fridge. A rare collection of items but useful ones all the same.
The tray of eggs will be used for meals and for baking
The ginger will be used in ginger beer and ginger wine making
Seville Oranges more marmalade
Mushrooms for soup or OH's breafkasts
Tomatoes for soup and sarnies as OH partial to
Onions for general cooking and onion soup
Carrots for hot meals, carrot cake, carrot and swede crush, in a casserole or stew
Swede for hot meals as a veggie in its own right and combined with other veg like in a casserole or stew
But I also combine the swede and the carrot to form a crush which is delicious .
We are also having roast pork tomorrow night for tea. I managed to pick up a piece of loin pork reduced at over half price should have been about £9 and got it for £4.23. Not bad it will make a tasty meal and provide meat for apple and pork sarnies during the week.
I have a busy day tomorrow as will be taking part and leading in my first divine service at my local spiratulist church. I am very excited but a tad anxious, but it will be a steep learning curve either way as I haven't done anything like this myself before. The service is at 3.00 p.m tomorrow afternoon at Harris Street. Fingers crossed toes plaited.
Catch you all soon