Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Simple but fabulous food.

Hello. I really must tell you about my simply fabulous lunch today. Fridge is getting a bit low, but not to worry, always something to cobble together a plate of deelishusness. That's the last of the yellow sticker avocado's, perfectly fine, twelve days past their sell by date. I bought six for 19p each, all ok. 
One tomato and a few lettuce leaves. Two slices of seeded bread out of the freezer, and toasted. The last of the yellow sticker houmous spread on them. One slice of mature cheddar cheese, two slivers of Danish Blue cheese, and a fried egg. Make it up as a sandwich and in the microwave for a few seconds.  It was oh so tasty. 
I had exactly the same yesterday. I have always bought medium size eggs, and had two of them in one meal. It was always too much. Now I buy large eggs and have one per meal. It means I can get six meals out of a box, instead of only three. Much better and I am not so stuffed.

More sewing today, and a visit to the library van to say hello to Stan, and change some books. Met a lovely black labrador today while I was on my three miles. Stopped to chat to the man. He was telling me how he found Charlie. He was about to be sent to a rescue as a puppy because the owner didn't have the facilities or the time to give him a good life. The man was there at just the right time, and immediately said he would take him home. Charlie is now nine years old, and such an intelligent and clever dog. He sensed that I have treats in my pocket and sat looking at me holding one paw in the air. I checked to see if it was alright to give him a couple. The man said yes. Gorgeous dog.

Nothing much exciting happening. Bailey dog walking tomorrow.

That's it for now. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip 

27 comments:

  1. Your lunch sounds delicious👌!
    I've never tried avocado - my daughter was introduced to them at Uni when she flat-shared with a posh girl😃. She now loves them but I've still to buy and try.

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  2. I haven't had an avocado for over a weel< now,just too expensive-I do miss them though,so I may get one this weel<.I haven't got any cheap ones for ages.Nice lunch you had Ilona.I've got bean soup again,second day and enough for tomorrow!It is getting windier here x

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  3. Your meal reminds me of one of my favorite sandwiches since I was first introduced to it in 1971: toasted avocado, cheddar & tomato with (or without) sprouts, using multigrain bread. Oh, so good!

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    1. Multigrain/seeded bread, fabulous. Cheap white sliced bread YUK horrible, like eating cotton wool.

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  4. Your wonderful lunch has given me a good idea for supper. Thanks so much and best to you!

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    1. Good. Keep thinking up new ideas :o)

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  5. Lovely meal, again.

    So many of your food/meal post make beautiful (as well as tasty/healthy) photos. Might make a good cookbook...(and you need not even market it as frugal, grin)..

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    1. Thank you for your suggestion. The world is awash with cookbooks, I am not going to spend my time adding to them. My recipes are not recipes, they are ideas and suggestions of what might go together. Anyone with half a brain can do the same. Don't do as I do, invent your own meals.

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  6. That sandwich looks yummy! We had an African-style peanut soup made with leftover turkey and turkey broth from our US Thanksgiving.

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  7. Your lunch sounded lovely Ilona, Charlie is a lucky dog to have found a good home. Enjoy the day.
    Hazel c uk

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  8. one of my fave toasties.. fried egg (yoke only, I hate the white!), cheddar cheese, with chilli sauce on top.. the white gets used up when i am baking.

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    1. Hi Gillian,Did you know that you can also use the white as a facepack?.Just froth it up in a cup with a fork,dip your fingers in and lather it on.Leave for about 20 mins and you can feel it tighten the skin.Rinse it off with cold water.Debi,xx

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  9. Hi Ilona. I have taken your advice and purchased food when my supplies get low, not pushing items to the back of the cupboard which then eventually get thrown away. It is now time for the dreaded December supermarket shop. How am I going to resist the dazzling displays as I walk up and down the aisles? There will be unbelievable pressure, as this is the month shops make their money. I will see clothes, presents, decorations etc etc HELP.
    Elainex

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    1. Oh dear, oh dear, stop being a spoiled child, and grow some balls. You don't have to put all the glittery sparkly, pretty stuff in your trolley. See the junk for what it really is, just junk. Stuff you don't need.

      Set yourself a limit for one treat before you go shopping. £5 or £10 max, no more. You can't have everything you see, it is put there in front of your nose because the greedy shops want your money so that they can become filthy rich. They don't care about you being skint.

      Don't walk up and down the aisles, no point in looking at things you are not going to buy. Know what you are shopping for, and only go to the places where it is sold. Put your blinkers on and ignore everything else around you.

      Clothes, haven't you got enough already, why do you want more? Wear last years frock again. Presents, only buy for close family, £10 limit, sod all the rest. Decorations, get last years out of the loft. They don't go off, you can use the same ones every year, no need to buy more. Get a grip woman ;o)

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  10. Sounds like Charlie is one lucky lucky dog to have found a forever home. Please give him a hug from me when you next see him. Haven't had avocado for many years I think I forgotten what it tastes like. Stay warm Ilona. Rae x

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  11. Hi Ilona,
    That toasted sandwich look delicious, just my kind of sanga, I have used two eggs for my lunch tomorrow at work, I scrambled them with some sesame oil and oyster sauce, they will go with a bit of leftover steamed rice and veg from tonight’s dinner and lunch is done. I LOVE avocados, we have them on weekends as a special treat. Aldi always seem to have the best quality and price. Have a lovely day.
    Fi

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  12. Hunger is the best sauce as I was told when growing up.... Sharon

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  13. Oh how I love an egg sandwich....we grew up poor (five kids=bottomless pits) but we always had eggs and the cheap white bread (mom could get three loaves for a dollar)I remember frying an egg on my way out the door for school and eating my sandwich while walking to school. Egg sandwiches still rescue me when I don't know what to fix for lunch or a late supper. Now I use sprouted grain bread (that I buy on clearance and freeze...I won't pay the full price they want :) but it still takes me back to my childhood. Thank's for the memories! Jan

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  14. We had a rep from a Posh Veg Box company,knock on our door yesterday.Ive seen these advertised on the internet..He tried telling me that they worked out cheap because they feed 2 of us veg with our dinner for 3 days...and only £18!!!,Lol.I was polite,told him that pay about £3 to £4 a week for ours,some weeks less and dont waste any of it.He then tried telling me that none of his Veg Box gets wasted,because they only send us the exact amount we need for 3 days...£18!!.In the end i felt abit sorry for him because he realised that what he was trying to sell me was Very Expensive,Lol.I told him he was also wasteing his time in the area,because we had 5 big supermarkets,selling cheap veg within 5 mins drive or 20 mins walk.He said he was from London and had been put in an area that he didnt know at all.Like i said,i did feel a bit sorry for him...but not sorry enough to be ripped off!!,Debi,xx

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    1. Poor man Debi.I'm a bit Lil<e that ,and breal< it to people that they are tall<ing nonsence carefully.Worryingly though sometimes its people who are official and should realize.You should have sold him some of your garlic x

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    2. Hi Flis,Yes,it was a freezing cold day aswell and the poor bloke had learnt what to say to try a get people to buy..Worrying thing is aswell,he was prob.on commision only...and sometimes,these day people have to pay a company to go around selling their stuff.My niece is in a job,a bit like this selling coffee and hot choc.The only people who earn the money are their bosses,with the ones doing the hard work and many hours earn very little.I bet hes left after our little talk and got a job in Matalan today!!,Debi,xx

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  15. Hi Hun,
    Lunch sounds yumm - I love hummous so much -especially garlicky and lemony tasting. I make it myself from dried chickpeas cooked in the slow cooker - some frozen some whizzed and eaten right there and then.OMG I have never thought to put cheese and an egg with it. Sounds as you would say*delish*!! Must try it :) hugs Sue

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  16. My husband can sometimes be found in the kitchen making what he calls his "concoction". This generally consists of a large pan into which he places whatever he can find or fancies, fresh, frozen or tinned, together with various herbs and spices. He then eats the "concoction" over a few days, either with a jacket potato, spaghetti or bread. He also adds all sorts of things to his stew. He really enjoys his "concoctions", although I have never tasted any. Why? Well I am vegetarian, and his creations always contain either a bit of meat or oxo cubes. Even if they didn't, he's a bit too heavy on the chili for my taste. You are right Ilona, there is no "recipe". Jean.

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  17. Eggs here in my neck of the woods come in 12, 18 , 24 or 60/box, never 6... So I split a box with my neighbor... I guess they are preparing for when everyone lives 2 families/ apt??

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  18. That looks so delicious:). I have to race my little dog Winston to gather the eggs before he does;)))

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  19. I apologize if my first comment comes through incomplete. Got cut off of my comment. I wanted to add that I saw a truck that was covered only by a tarp last week when I was on my way to work here in the US. The back of the truck was open and there were floor to ceiling crates stuffed with live hens on their way to slaughter because they were no longer laying eggs! It was so cold--under 20 degrees F all week. The hens I saw had no room to move in the crates--they were stuffed in like laundry. I have decided to not buy eggs, unless they are local and I know where they came from and how the chickens are treated.

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