Friday, 15 September 2017

No Freebies No Bargains

I wish I could say it's because we spent no money, but we spent lots, mainly on gifts. One of the bathroom quotes came through, it was about what we expected, no nasty surprises. 

I took in a parcel for my neighbour (the newish one), it was one of those recipe boxes. We had a chat when she came to pick it up, it was her first trial, £15 for two weeks, which is six meals apparently. Turns out they're a vegetarian household so she said she'd let me know how it goes. It would be interesting as a one off so maybe we'll give it a try too. 

But until then here's a few things I made this week. 

We had a fry up brunch on Saturday 


We used up some more of the curry paste I wasn't fond of and made a double portion of chickpea curry, also using the rest of the squash I bought from the market. With some extra spices the paste is fine. We had the rest on Thursday with some left over roast potatoes cooked in some spices.  


Two sausages, leftover from the fry up, turned into a very tasty sausage casserole. 


It should be a simple weekend this time round, nothing planned other than returning some books to the library, I need to start a spring clean as we're having guests at the end of the month (I hate working up to a deadine), I want to get those cubes painted and hopefully there will be a bit of time in the garden and finish this peasky quilt. Oh, and maybe fit in a bar of chocolate. 

8 comments:

  1. The sausage casserole looks delicious, I could just eat that.

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    1. It's not something we have all that often, it was delicious.

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  2. We had someone knock on our door about those boxes, I ended up declining, as they didn't cater for vegans. Not that I am 100% vegan at this moment in time, but I am teetering, as I just can't eat dairy without repercussions.

    You inspired me to cook more from scratch by the way. I have been batch cooking every week and freezing double portions, which will take us easily into autumn.

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    1. I understand what you mean about dairy. I wondered about vegan options with the boxes, but having done no research I just didn't know.

      So pleased to hear you're cooking more from scratch and filling up the freezer, it really will come in handy.

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  3. The delivered meals sounds interesting - I wonder what choice there is. I have had to stop eating soya products for the moment - it blocks the uptake of Thyroxine medication I am on and I need all I can get at the moment so I am drooling over your sausage casserole (presuming they are soya sausages).

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    1. Yes, I've heard about soya and issues with thyroid medication, Dan's Grandfather couldn't eat grapefruit (his favourite) due to medication he was on for something. The sausages I used were soya, even though I say so myself, it was droolworthy!

      Hope you're not feeling too bad with thyroidy issues.

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