I was amazed at how much some food items had gone up this week! Thankfully vegetables were still reasonably priced but other bits and bobs, 10p here, 20p there, not fun at all. Has anyone else noticed that?
Last week was really quiet, Dan attended a leaving lunch for a work colleague and we went to Preston to see the Martin Creed exhibition again, but other than that we only visited the supermarket. We had planned to have a weekend in the garden, but as the weather took a turn for the worse on Thursday evening and didn't pick up again plans went out of the window a bit.
Some of the more glamorous tasks we did to bring things forward this weekend were to declutter some less than gorgeous undergarments and dozen pairs of socks (no I didn't keep them for dusting). Dan examined the bathroom light as it had stopped working, a quick tighten of the bulb and it works! For the first time in weeks, since my splurge shop in February, I felt the urge to eat a stew, Dan had requested more soup so I made both at the same time as they shared ingredients. It's non-stop excitement some days here.
It got steamy! Some things we ate this week
baked butterbeans* with v-pud/ pepper stuffed with puy lentils and v-pud/ nut roast (of course there was gravy)
* this was not a success, even though it's a recipe I've made dozens of times. I bought some cheap tomatoes and even after being in the oven for 45 minutes they were still watery and acidic.
puy lentil and red pepper pie (delicious)/ chips! (delicious)/ squash and butterbean stew (extra delicious)
This weekend will be a little more expensive, we're going to eat cake with my family on Sunday which seems inexpensive but I should imagine the small people will extract some money from me. On Saturday evening we're going to Manchester to see The Jesus And Mary Chain, they were my favourite band when I was in my late teens so I'll have to find something black to wear and shuffle around being grumpy and sarcastic.