Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Week By Week

In the spirit of not spending much in February I am going to try weekly menu planning rather than planning for the whole month. Breakfasts will be cereal/porridge for Dan and toast for me. Lunch will be houmous and whatever salad pitta for Dan, leftovers or a pitta for me. We have plenty of flour for bread making and any sweet treats we might want.

Evening meals - 

W enchiladas
T lentil bol
F picnic/soup
S the dreaded peri peri fava beans w. rice
S hash
M shepherdess pie
T shepherdess pie

shopping list - 

potatoes
chickpeas
falafel (shop bought have been requested as a birthday treat)
rabbit greens
mylks
dates
cereal
shampoo
bird food

Should be a fairly cheap week.

18 comments:

  1. What's to be dreaded about the peri peri fava beans? Sound lush! Could you share the recipe?

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    1. It's one of those things that just looks awful, and the longer it stays in the freezer the less I want to eat it!

      I don't think there is a recipe, from what I remember I just cooked the fava beans in the usual cumin, coriander, chilli, stock and tomato puree then added some shop bought marinade at the end to give it an extra kick.

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  2. We are still living out of the freezer and store cupboard which makes for some interesting meals. I may have to do a little shopping soon just to keep myself sane.

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    1. I know what you mean, sometimes you just need to ad a bit of fresh food!

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  3. A tasty and cheap week. Perfect! X

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  4. I've not spent any money in three days... mainly because I've been in bed ill, ha ha! :)

    I've been tracking all of my spending in a book, it soon mounts up!

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    1. Illness always helps!

      Tracking is a great thing to do, I'm actually enjoying it.

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  5. I tried a slow cooker stew (with cheesy dumplings) tonight, recognise the recipe? I put all our 'soup' veg in the slower cooker plus some veg that although perfectly edible was past it's crisp best. Then this evening chucked in some cous cous in the liquid and it was rather yum and barely cost a penny :) Filled hungry husband which is a good thing !

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  6. Just doing my menus now - what is in your Hash - is it vegetarian?

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    1. Yes, the hash is vegetarian. It's the easiest thing in the world - lots of potatoes and carrots peeled and chopped into small pieces, some green lentils. Layer up the carrots potatoes and lentils, cover with stock, I use bouillon, yeast extract, sage, paprika and loads of pepper. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and cook until everything falls in on itself.

      Very comfort foody, delicious with some braised red cabbage.

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  7. I still have not grocery shipped so picked up a couple things to get by. I must try the Shepherdess pie.

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    1. Let us know how you get on if you try shepherdess pie.

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  8. Your menu looks lovely and that is one short shopping list.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks. It's even shorter now as I've persuaded Dan to try a new home made falafel recipe.

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  9. Looking forward to seeing what you make from the shampoo and birdfood!!!

    I have made a giant vat of thick vegetable and green&red lentil soup - cheap lunches for the week! Meant to put 'soup mix' in it but forgot to soak overnight grrrr
    That's next week's lunches!

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    1. I do that all the time! Veg and lentil sounds pretty good on its own though.

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