After the barren start at the beginning of the Challenge, here we are just three days in and the freezer is already looking a lot healthier.
As you can see I already have some meals in stock ... four portions of vegetable soup and four tubs of pasta sauce. Meaning that even if I am having a lazy can't be bothered to cook much day I can still have a healthy meal in a few minutes.
Alongside these are my three tubs of grated cheese, my little lemon ice cube, 400g of my bought chopped frozen peppers, a bag of lemon slice halves, my frozen cubes of blanched spinach, my sliced brown bread ... and finally just about to be popped in are some potato and carrot peelings. Bagged up ready to be added to the next pot of soup I make.
This morning I decided to make some mash to go with my leftover spaghetti and sauce from last night, to turn it into a proper meal for tonight. I've heard of 'Pizza Pie' so why not a Spaghetti pie?
I'm getting obsessed with weighing things.
But only the carrots in this mash will count as one of my 5 a day.
I even weighed the peelings before I put them into a bag and popped them into the freezer, I told you I'm obsessed :-)
The spaghetti and sauce will form the base and will be topped with a layer of the lovely carroty mash.
Bubbling away nicely.
Left to steam dry a little bit before I mash them.
Once mashed half of the mixture was put on my Spaghetti Pie and the other half is now leftovers for another meal. The water the veggies were cooked in will also go into the fridge ready to go into the next pot of soup I make.
Nothing is being wasted.