I'm trying to ditch my love affair with food shopping, it's very hard, I find it to be very relaxing, not as relaxing as Ikea, but not bad at all. A couple of times this week I've been the only one eating at home so when I have prepared something I've made enough for me to just heat and eat when I'm on my own. It's been a bit of a hectic and slightly stressful week, so comfort food has been the order of the day.
At the weekend we ate hash, it was mainly to take with us when we went to Stoke for the football, but I made a vat of it so we enjoyed some after our full day in the garden on Saturday, and plenty on Sunday.
No meal plan here is complete without noodles.
I found a packet of ready cooked noodles in the pantry, I must have felt very lazy the day I bought them!
This is a nicer-than-it-looks butterbean and vegetable stew with roast potatoes and veg.
The leftover stew was mixed with some pasta and topped with v-pud, just what was needed for a wet and windy evening.
We're trying to reduce the amount of junk we bring into the house (Dan's on a diet), and the amount of packaging we chuck out so I have made a few treats as I know if I don't have a little something, eventually I'll had a gigantic blow out.
So I made some cherry muffins, there's enough space in the freezer box to store these so they won't sit in the pantry providing too much temptation. I'm going to attempt some baked crisps tonight, cutting the spuds on the spiraliser, can't see why that wouldn't work.
Speaking of lowering waste, I think I saw this tip on a Sustainably Vegan video or somewhere like that - when buying bananas consider buying the single ones! Lots of people are likely to grab a bunch so the single ones might get left behind and go to waste. This works really well for us as Dan likes bananas to be really really ripe whereas I like them a little less so.
The pantry is fair less full than it once was. Six tins of carlin peas remain.