Breakfast - Porridge Oats with 1/2 a Banana.
Eaten whilst reading my free magazine. The advert on the page I'm showing in the photo is kicking up a great hoo-ha all over social media at the moment, all because a little girl comes home and says she doesn't want to eat animals anymore and her Dad makes her a meat-free sausage casserole … literally what is wrong with some people!!
I weighed out my porridge to see how much I would get for 50g, I've done it before but I needed to get my eye in again. It's quite a lot, I was over full after eating my breakfast (maybe it was those extra 7g) but it stopped me being hungry for a long time.
The makings of my Vegetable Stew.
Dinner - Vegetable Stew
Not bad considering I didn't have the Bouillon powder I would normally have used. I may have over compensated with the dried herbs, they were almost going over into that soapy taste you get when you use too much rosemary, but all in all a pretty successful basic vegetable stew.
4 tiny cloves of garlic
salt and pepper
Vegetables chopped, sautéed in oil, then flavourings added along with water. Brought to the boil and then simmered for around 25 minutes.
The planned leftovers.
A good sized portion of soup for dinner tomorrow and some of the vegetables to be added to a pasty or pie.
The makings of my Tomato Pasta Sauce.
Tea - Spaghetti and Tomato Sauce.
With a planned second portion .
3 cloves of garlic
1 can chopped tomatoes
salt and pepper
I sautéed the chopped onion and garlic in some olive oil for a few minutes then added the tomatoes, herbs and seasonings. Briefly brought to the boil and then simmered with the pan lid on for 30 minutes and then with it off for a further 10. This reduces the sauce and thickens it nicely.
Served with 125g spaghetti ...
and very tasty.
Food carried forward to the next day.
In the fridge:
half a banana
1 large portion vegetable soup
1 portion of pasty/pie filling
1 portion of tomato pasta sauce
(It's funny when I originally counted my onions after buying them I thought I had 10, then after using a definite 4 I counted them again and I had 7 … I've just figured out why I miscounted … when I'm counting them in the bag I instinctively pick one out and hold it in my right hand 🤣 )
950g porridge oats
5 cloves of garlic
Cash carried forward: 0
I think this is a really good starting point for tomorrows shopping, so I'm really pleased with this up to now.