Dan's going away for a few days so I have to be prepared, otherwise there is the danger I'll survive on a diet of dry granola and Pom Bear.
Early this morning I was roasting yet another squash (this one had a disappointingly small amount of seeds) to make a batch of curry and coconut soup, some for my lunches, to take to the football on Saturday, and for Dan to take today - he's off to Norwich, which is a fair old drive. Leftovers are my friend for my other meals, I've been cooking extra for the past couple of days so I have ready meals waiting for me in the fridge - the easy option is the option I take when I'm on my own.
Yesterday I used some roast veg from the freezer to make a tagine type thing.
No recipe as such, just chuck the veg, chickpeas, spices, a splash of passata and a little water into a pan (I also added a very small amount of red lentils and 1/2 tsp smoked garlic powder). Cook for a good long time.
We had ours with brown rice. I usually make my own spice mixes but I treated myself to an order from Seasoned Pioneers last month, they're convenience food in spice form!
I can't claim to be frugaller of the week this week as we've both ordered some new shoes, more of that when they arrive, but I have been saving in other areas - save where it doesn't matter so you can spend where it does and all that.
I remembered to have a poke around the house for birthday cards before buying the two I needed - found two that fit the bill. I also established we don't need to buy any Christmas cards, we don't send many but we do need a few. Oh, I cancelled a magazine subscription - we're taking a break from veg growing next year so I don't need successful growers taunting me!
Happily we saw one of the vets we like when taking Big Grey for a check on her face, she gave another injection but said we didn't need to go back for a third, saving us more than £30. Speaking of rabbits, I "earned" an extra 50p worth of Nectar points from Sainsbury's, I needed bunny veg anyway so made sense to shop there.
Agreed to do another shift at the charity shop this week as we're short handed, a good way to pass some time, I was bribed with Lotus biscuits, they know me so well.