When payday rolls around I get an itch just to buy something. Much as I like using things up I also like to have a good store of things in, I have no idea how that balances out in my brain but there you go. But yesterday I decided to sit on my hands and just do other things instead. I did order hay, but that's an essential, even more essential than anything we think we need. Plus we need to recoup as much cash as possible due to an impulse buy on Saturday (Dan takes full responsibility for the purchase, but I'm more than happy to help stretch the finances).
I tend to do my main shopping on a Thursday, for no other reason than that's when I used to go to Kwik Save with Father when I was little. We ate the dhal from the menu plan on Sunday evening (and it was delicious) so I knew I needed to scramble the menu plan a little bit, which is when I came across the mystery vessel in the freezer. It looked a bit tomatoey, a bit butterbeany and a bit butternut squashy so that became tea. I shoved it in a pan and cooked the last bit of pasta we had, which was just enough.
Turns out the stew was actually soup. So I squirted in a bit of tomato puree to thicken it a little bit and stirred it into the pasta to make it into stoup.
The verdict was positive, Dan said it tasted like Heinz soup, I thought it was fine and it certainly filled me up even if it wouldn't ever been my first choice. One day down, three to go!