I spent much of the week doing laundry and other stuff around the house, it has been nice to have so much time at home to just do anything, it's been a really productive time. As such I had decided to just go back to the shop one day a week until the lady I work with on a Wednesday broke her foot and will be off for a while. As I said last week I helped out at the charity shop towards the end of the week, it was all hands on deck to make sure the painting was finished and all the new stock was hung, tagged and steamed ready for the reopening.
Obviously my super budget menu went out of the window due to the shopping spree - I threw away one meal and a few cubes of frozen spinach - turns out I can't stand the stuff! After feeling inspired to cook lots of different things, that's what the menu became, just lots of little things that we dipped into. I prepared one hot thing per evening, the rest was whatever I'd previously prepared and left in the fridge, here's a selection of what we've been eating -
bulgur salad with roast veg, spiced carrot falafel/ puy lentil pies/ curried bubble and squeak - bombay potato kind of thing.
peppers stuffed with bulgur, and puy lentils with pesto/ fruit scones/ veg soup
winter veg stirfry/ stewed fruit/ pitta and sun dried tomato houmous
Not much shopping for us this week obviously, just oil, tahini, some beans, bunny greens and flour (Dan made 30 pitta last night so we need more for a loaf this weekend!). It's been a good week to be at home.