Speaking of cooking, I did a stock check this morning, after spending nearly £47 at the supermarket the other evening I've decided that, other than bunny greens, that must be enough for a fortnight. So I'll have my pondering cap on. I need to cook something for Sunday and Monday evening as Dan won't be here at mealtimes and I know I won't cook anything for myself unless it's really easy.
I don't think we'll go short, we have -
pasta, Udon noodles, orzo (still left over from that River Cottage Veg recipe I didn't get round to preparing), freekeh, bulghur, brown rice, sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions, bread mixes, gram flour, plain flour, oatcakes, assorted baking things (left over from Em's visit at the end of 2013).
Yellow split peas (dried), pinto beans (dried), mung beans (dried), red lentils, green lentils, tinned black eyed beans, butter beans, red kidney beans, cannellini beans, cashews, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, chestnuts.
Passata, curry paste, Rendang curry paste, goulash paste, lemon and herb marinade (which has been here for a loooooong time), chutney, olives, peanut butter, marmite, coconut cream, all the dried herbs and spices I could want.
The fridge and freezer add yet more -
tofu, carrots, spinach, celery, two kinds of mushrooms, celeriac, red pepper, broccoli, butternut squash, leeks, soya yoghurt, pickled beetroot, pickled red cabbage, tahini, peas, sweetcorn, chillies, sweet potato fries, bread.
I think the contents of my purse are safe for a while, my slightly scruffy assistant made sure all items were counted.
Please don't send Greg Wallace round!
Quick shout out to Widnes Vikings who fought back from 10 points and a man down (Patty Ah Van received a red card for a high shot on Josh Charnley) to gain a draw with Wigan Warriors last night. Crazy game, fun start to the season. Wishing a speedy recovery to Josh and to the wonderful Kevin Brown. Yes, we did wobble about going, but we stuck to our resolve and watched it on the telly.