Monday 25 November 2019

Challenge Eight - The £19.25 One Shop Challenge - Day Six

Breakfast - Weetabix with sliced Peaches and a glass of Orange Juice

A nice simple, leisurely Saturday breakfast after walking the dogs, then I set too to make my Potato  Soup for lunch.

Getting my ingredients out of the cupboard and fridge I realised that the exact same ingredients were needed for my Vegetable Stew the next day.  So I doubled up on everything, and had a peeling and chopping session.  As I only had three potatoes I decided to use one and a half in each of the meals.

The ingredients for the soup were added to the saucepan, no sautéing this time, I decided instead to just add herbs, seasoning and cold water to the pan bring it all to the boil and then leave simmering while I got on with other things.  

The other potato, carrot and celery were popped into a jug and covered with water to be stored in the fridge until they were needed.  I peeled the onion but didn't add it to the jug ... that will be chopped and sautéed when I make the stew.

Dinner - Celery Sticks and Hummus

While I was chopping I had the nibbles, as I usually do, no wonder I am never hungry after having a bit of a cookathon. So  I used the last couple of celery sticks to scoop up large amounts of hummus … mmm, possibly make favourite snack of all time!!  As I was then no longer hungry this was classed as my dinner 

Tea - Potato Soup

Ooh this was tasty and made enough for two bowls full, so again I'm tinkering with the menu and having the other half for my dinner tomorrow.


Simple Potato Soup

1.5 potatoes
1 carrot
1 onion
1 stick celery
dried mixed herbs

Chop the carrot, potato, celery and onion into reasonably small pieces, pour in enough water to just about cover the vegetables, add herbs and lightly season.  Bring to the boil and then simmer until everything is nice and soft, around 20 minutes is usually enough.

Take the pan off the heat and whizz with a stick blender to get the vegetables to the consistency that you like.  I missed a few little bits of carrot and potato but it was quite nice to occasionally get them on my spoon when I was eating the soup.  Finally season to taste and eat while still nice and warm.  If like me you find you have enough for another portion, leave this to cool in a jug or bowl and then put, covered into the fridge over night.

This also freezes exceptionally well, as do most homemade soups.

A very basic recipe, but I have been asked to say how I make even my most simple recipes, a pleasure … I hope this helps.

Five a Day = 6

Sue xx


  1. I was wondering why you didn't mention the stuffed squash you also had along with your breakfast Weetabix....and then realised, when I had a closer look, that it's actually a picture in the book! So realistic I actually thought it was cooked and on a plate next to your bowl haha. I thought it was a bit of a strange thing to have for breakfast (and that you were clearly very hungry indeed! LOL).

  2. Haha ... looking at the photo it does look realistic doesn't it 🤣🤣

  3. I have to admit to doing a double take just like Sooze, I was going to ask what the other thing was you had for breakfast. It is a very real looking picutre. Helen S.

  4. I thought the same as Sooze😂😂😂 I've been making soups again recently, simple and nutritious.

  5. Thanks for sharing your wonderful soups with us all.

    God bless.


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