Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Being Extra Frugal
I need to put some money back into my savings account, as we've had a list of things we needed to buy for our tenant and the account has taken a real battering. So my first job yesterday morning was to familiarise myself with my cupboards, fridge and freezer. While the garden is producing well, a lot of meals can be subsidised with produce from the garden. Almost everyday I'm getting beetroot, tomatoes, beans, potatoes and salad produce. It won't be long before I can harvest carrots, kale and sweetcorn.
In the fridge I found some out of date Emmental cheese that was going a little dry, as I won't be baking until the end of the week so I put the slices of cheese in the Nutri bullet and pressed the button. Less than 20 seconds later there was a lovely fine crumb, that I've put into a tub in the freezer.
In the bottom of the fridge were 2 cucumbers, 2 courgettes, mushrooms and some cooked beetroot. I peeled the cucumber, deseeded and chopped it up. The beetroot was chopped and the two ingredients mixed together with a little mayo, balsamic vinegar and seasoned. This will be served with the chicken & mushroom, spaghetti, courgetti dish I've made.
Today we had curry and rice, the curry is out of the freezer. I really need to utilise what I have in the freezer as much as possible. There is plenty of meat in there to serve with produce from the garden.
Spending needs to be an absolute minimum for the foreseeable so I decided to take advantage of the Iceland promotion that I received in the post yesterday. The deal is spend £10 in-store 3 times between 17th July & 20th August making sure to present your bonus card, £5 will be loaded onto your card automatically on the 26th August. You must spend the £5 between the 26th August and 10th September. I spent £11.11 yesterday but really need to stick to the £10 as much as possible, I'm keeping the receipts and promotional paperwork together just in case. We have a hired a beach hut with friends for a week starting Friday so there are a few bits on there that we can take with us. Iceland have also started doing Warburtons 50-50 bread for 59p which is a good price and the grandchildren will eat this. We had the tail end of a storm early hours of the morning, lots of lightening then one huge clap of thunder and a bit of rain but not as much as I expected. Poor Cornwall they always seem to get the flash floods. At least no one was hurt and work is already underway to make sure the forthcoming holiday season goes ahead as planned. Bye for now Tx