Meal Day 1 – from the store cupboard / fridge and freezer only
Main Course – Mushroom and Leek Pancakes baked in a cheese sauce with steamed Broccoli
To make the pancake batter I used some Buckwheat flour which is gluten free, lactose free milk and 2 of my remaining 10 eggs. For the filling I used up the remaining 4 chestnut mushrooms and a further 8 button mushrooms – so I have half a pack of mushrooms left for another meal. I used 1 generous leek and I will use the other 2 in soup. I had fresh parsley for the filling and grated cheese for the sauce in the freezer.
Dessert – Apple and Plum Crumble with ice cream
The apples came from our Beach cottage garden and I already had the plums which I left to ripen from last week. The crumble topping was the end of some ready made in the freezer and I used up the end of a tub of ice-cream.
I will post the recipes in my recipe pages.
The weekly shopping #39
A slight change to my shopping this week as I will not be doing a ‘big’ shop but rather buying as I need. Today’s purchases.
- Yoghurt 2 for £2.50 a saving of £0.68
- Creme Frais £0.77
- Salad Cress £0.25
- Bag Lettuce £1.00
- 4 Kitchen rolls – £1 a pack of 2 saving £1.16
- Kleenex Compact Tissue offer 2 packs of 4 for £5.00 saving £2.36 although not on my list I took advantage of this offer while it was still available (they are the flat handy little boxes that fit neatly into my glove compartment and dressing table drawer).
Total Spend £11.77 less a Brand Match coupon for £2.66 = £9.11
Although the Tissues at £5 will take me over my budget for the week it was too good an offer to miss.
My new points balance is now 11338 worth £56.69 – I think I have just discovered a good source of extra income!
In Boots I bought a pot of basic No 7 Night Cream with my £5 off coupon – cost £4.95.
I also purchased a card and bunch of flowers for a colleagues birthday – cost £5.99
And…I will say this quietly as I am trying not to draw attention to the fact that I bought my lunch – soup and a bread-cake – cost £3.22
These small birthday gifts and cards do add up over the year and it would be good if I could turn my attentions to making some cards.
Well that is a full account of today’s spending. Tomorrow I have another Boots coupon to use and I will be making another store cupboard meal.