Saturday, 31 October 2015

Food glorious food

Hello. It's actually been sunny enough to sit in the summerhouse today. I've started a new project, so I've been getting on with that. No sewing to start with but a needle and thread might be needed to finish it off. I've also been in the kitchen prepping food. Some of the yellow sticker veg was turned into stew. These four packets cost 43p. I only used half the beans and cauliflower/broccoli, the pan wasn't big enough to get it all in. 
So, with the usual spices added, it only took ten minutes to cook. I put some porridge oats in to thicken it.

Left it to cool, then filled four margarine tubs for the freezer. Four home made ready meals for less than 40p. Whoopeeee.

Someone asked how I was going to munch my way through all that food before it went off. Easy, I eat it till it comes out of my ear holes, ha ha. Today's lunch was garlic mushrooms on a whole plateful of rocket and salad leaves. 
I fancy a squiggle of mayo, why not, only 20p a bottle.

Tonight's dinner was the usual steamed veg. another quick meal with very little cooking. Love those sprouts and broccoli. Very nice with a dollop of tartar sauce, also 20p from the Cash and Carry. I'm stuffed now.

Not heard anyone roaming the streets tonight for Halloween, we don't get many round here. The cats are in, there may be some fireworks going off later. Don't forget to keep your pets in for the next two weeks.

Have a nice weekend. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip

16 comments:

  1. there have been hoards passing here. I think there is something on at the local working mens club but it hasn't been noisy

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  2. I'm working but there are lots of children around as its the local guy carnival.

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  3. There is no way you could get reduced prices like that for food here in France, at any time of the day. It is such a sensible policy to sell it at a very low price, instead of throwing it away !

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  4. We never ever get reductions like that where I live, not in any of the three different supermarkets I have near to me. Not ever. I have rarely seen any vegetables for less than a £1 and that was years ago. Usually you are lucky to get 20p off, the same with any other food items being reduced. And that is when they are sold on the evening of the sell by date. No bargains here, that's for sure.

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  5. Me and hubby are just eating the bowl of sweets I got in for the trick or treaters, ...shame we didn't get any! Would be rude to waste!!

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  6. We've had no callers here either. I'm not complaining. Your meals always look so tasty Ilona. I can eat veg until it comes out of my ears too. I collected our kitten this morning and she's settled in beautifully. It's like she's always been here. I'll try and post photographs tomorrow. X

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  7. No callers, but a lot of people dressed up must have been going to parties x

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  8. Great. Love seeing what you do with your haul. Amazing cheap meals! Good for you! Debbie

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  9. Well, I was going to be prepared for hoards of kids this year calling on us, so bought plenty of sweets from the Pound shop down the road. Now it looks as if DB might well get the lion share of those as we had about 10 kids knock tonight and it`s gone quiet now.

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  10. Tonight was a big bag of stir fry (reduced to 10p per pack) with extra noodles (6p per pack)
    From Tesco. Two chicken legs (bag of 4 reduced from £4 to 25p) from Morrisons. Quick, easy and cheap after a busy day decorating. Thanks to your blog Ilona ~ before I found you, I had no idea about yellow stickers. You have saved me a great deal over the last few months, worth going shopping later in the day xx

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    1. Great bargains there Val. Glad to pass on any money saving tips.

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  11. Wondering why you mentioned to keep animals inside for the next two weeks?
    We got lots of ghosts and goblins; more than last year. Still too many treats left over! I don't have your fortitude, Ilona!

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    1. Hi. Because it is the season of fireworks. The shops are selling them, youngsters are getting their hands on them even though I believe it is illegal to sell them to minors, and Guy Fawkes night on November the 5th now stretches to at least two weeks or more. We have already had lots of flashing lights and loud bangs in our village, people don't think of the frightened animals.

      It's ok to let our pets out in the daytime, but as soon as it gets dark they are safest inside.

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  12. I got two of those growing pots of herbs for 20p yesterday. The last lot that I bought three months ago are still going strong. I sit their pots in a bowlful of water and have a little garden area on my window sill.

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  13. I stocked up on the chocolate bars for last night and we got 5 kids!! We used to get 50%off on stuff when it was expiring but it's as if the stores all got together and decided that 50% was too much and they all only offer 30%off now. In the produce department the only reduced thing you would even consider buying would be the bananas as they are so far gone they are only good for baking. The rest is disgusting and is only fir for the compost bin! I don't know who they think is going to buy moldy strawberries and brown slimy lettuce!

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  14. Hello.Yes,Ilona, pets are safest inside at night and thank you for saying so.If I may... I'd like to include predators such as foxes and coyotes roam around in the wee hours too( here in Canada).Halloween was a dud here also.The littlest were out at five o'clock and did not make it to our street and then no one afterwards.So lots of treats not given out.I didn't carve the pumpkins this year and will cook and freeze them.Yummy meals there,busy bee! You are keeping the inspiration going,thank you for sharing,D.

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