Crocus and nearly meal plan 8 soup,  32p a serving

Crocus and nearly meal plan 8 soup, 32p a serving

Got these crocus growing on the windowsill. It’s so lovely to see their cheerfulness on such a bleak day. Feels like spring is not far away. DP is hacking bits off our kitchen ceiling as the blighter is still leaking. He has tried two things that he thought...

Lunch, Snow & Leaks

Yeurgh – it’s snowing here, right now. I hate the blimmin’ stuff. Got two things I’m supposed to be doing tomorrow, if it’s still around, they’ll get cancelled ūüôĀ Mum is down from Northampton and staying with my brother. They came...

Haggis Lasagna

Recipe today from the lovely Deborah who contacted Thrifty Lesley on Facebook with lots of ideas for haggis. This is one of them. Asda has 454g haggis for just ¬£1.50 right now. So if you want it, now’s your chance. This is Deborah’s recipe for Haggis...
Meal Plan 8 – Lentil salad with soy, 24p

Meal Plan 8 – Lentil salad with soy, 24p

Serves 4 120g value plain yogort, 500g/45p, 11p 100g onion, Asda 2kg/£1.08, 5p 50g bean sprouts, Asda 360g/50p, 7p 200g white cabbage, Asda 1kg/58p, 12p 200g carrots, Asda 2kg/£1.14, 11p 160g dry weight green lentils, 411g cooked 500g/£1, 32p 60ml oil, 1 litre/£1.25,...
Caramelised Onions

Caramelised Onions

In Meal Plan 2, there are 750g of onions available to make caramelised onions.  Onions cooked this way are delicious and very versatile.  This quantity will make about 1 jam jar full. Caramelised Onions Peel and slice them and cook slowly (30-45 minutes), over a low...
Bannocks with roasted veg hoummous

Bannocks with roasted veg hoummous

Made these at tea time. I’ve been working out the recipes for the new meal plan. I need to use up all the groceries on the shopping list, or the people following it wouldn’t have enough calories for the week. I found that I had some oats, oil, onions and...

Book Clubs and wide ranging discussions

The diet is going well. I’m going to the gym on Mon/Tues and Thurs/Fri.¬†¬†Yesterday, I procrastinated¬†all day until 7pm, when I finally found the impetus to get my bum out of the door and up the road to the gym.¬† Of course, I felt better once I was there and...
An outstanding chocolate roulade, 35p a slice

An outstanding chocolate roulade, 35p a slice

Feeling very pleased with myself today. Not only did I get up to the gym and did a really good session, but I’ve done a fasting day of the 5:2 diet as well, and actually done it properly. A few friends are coming to dinner tomorrow, so this evening, I am making...
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