Thursday, 23 February 2012

Delicious veggie meal

Just popped in to say I'm away in the morning, off to see Robin Hood and his merry men. If todays weather is anything to go by I'm going to need my shorts, it's been very warm here, I was amazed when I stepped outside it was like a sauna.
I've made a bit of a pig of myself with my dinner tonight, but it's ok, it didn't cost very much, and it needed to be used up. One whole bag of prepared veg, 20p, steamed in a pan, and a third of a punnet of reduced price mushrooms, in home made sauce. The yellow is the turmeric, most of my food is yellow, ha ha. I reckon about 50p for this. I'm stuffed, it was lovely.  
I will leave you with this unbelievably amazing money saving tip. When you get towards the end of a jar of mayo, don't bother to try and scrape the last dregs out with a spoon, you never get it all out. Instead, stuff a few sprigs of lettuce in there, wipe it around with a fork and fish it out. You can use any food you happen to be eating at the time if you are not having salad. This will get every last bit out, unless you have a tongue which is long enough to reach the bottom, ha ha. Brilliant eh!
Toodle pip. See ya Sunday.

18 comments:

  1. Can`t wait to see the pics and read the story. Have a fab time!

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  2. Ooo err the colour of that sauce is a bit..... BRIGHT! :0)

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  3. Oh Ilona...that top pic looks SCRUMPTIOUS to me! And so timely as I have increased my veggie intake. The bottom tip is terrific ;o). Love that. I had been (I'm known privately for my weird concoctions) putting a dash of apple cider vinegar and herbs, capping, swishing, and pouring onto whatever suited my fancy. However, true to my brain, I'd never considered anything else and am glad to see this.

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  4. Looks great but where is your protein ?

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  5. Lizzie, I had two boiled eggs for lunch. Don't worry, my diet is fine.

    Kate, my washup bowl is yellow, my dishcloth is yellow, and no doubt my insides must be yellow as well. But never mind, turmeric is very good for you.

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  6. If it is the bottom of the mustard, I will cut up a hotdog and put it in to drag out the last. I will dump bread, fruit, vegetable or sweets in whatever I want to get the last of. A little olive oil works at time. Even things in a bowl can do with a sopping out before I give up! lol

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  7. Only really use turmeric if I am making paella, at first I thought you had put a jar of piccalilli over the veg :0)

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  8. Enjoy your trip. Looking forward to seeing your photos.

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  9. O.K. I ll let you off just this once, but I m watching !

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  10. Have a lovely trip Ilona. Turmeric is one of the best spices for your health so I am glad to see you using it.

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  11. I do the same thing with cooked pasta when I get to the bottom of a jar of pesto. I just drop 2 or 3 pasta twists or bows into the pesto jar, and prod them around with a fork - works a treat to get the last remaining pesto out!
    Claire

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  12. Brilliant. Enjoy your travels.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  13. Reading this entry has made me very hungry, I need to go and start making dinner. Your plate of grub looked very colourful and tasty. To get the last of the mayo out of a jar I usually put a little bit white wine vinegar in to get it all out, and use it to make a dressing with some orange juice. Hope you're having a good time on your trip, look forward to seeing your photos and all that you've been up to. Weather was pretty tropical here on Thursday, but changeable yesterday and chilly. Re your possible shorts wearing, don't cast a cloot until May is oot. ;-) Cheers, Christy.

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  14. hey been looking at your blog, very interesting , good to save money, i like nice food but occasionally buy things in Home Bargains.. any way i can talk to you? i replied to the blog posts you posted but never got a reply, hope your ok.

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  15. Love it! I do the same with mayonnaise and other bottles. If it is a toothpaste tube, i cut it open and get my money's worth. Lol, hey I paid for it so why not.

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  16. What a great idea, Ilona! I put a bit of yoghurt and/or some kind of milk in the mayo jar, like lots of us do, then some savory or sweet bonus, like chives or parsley or dried herbs or jam or crushed, possibly overripe fruit, then put the lid back on (of course) and shake it like crazy, and then pour it on veg or fruit. Sometimes this makes the mayo last twice more! I've even added peanut butter and soy sauce and made a pseudo-Thai thing to pour over rice or pasta. Stay well on your torture machine.

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  17. Hi Dorit, glad you have popped in here. As you can see from my latest post I have been away for a few days so I am a bit behind with blog reading. You can email me if you like, the address is in the side bar on the right, or you can send me a private message on Money Saving Expert forum.

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