An abundance of Courgettes
This is the courgette harvest today :o, I only have 2 plants, but they are like firecrackers at the moment, throwing off courgettes that would turn to marrows as soon as I turn my back. Managed to catch them all at the small and tender stage so far.
So more slow cooked ones I think, with pasta and on a jacket potato – shame I can’t put them in a sandwich 🙂 . Think I might do Jack Monroe’s Courgette, Sultana & Lemon Bread, and some of her Creamy Greek Cheese and Courgette Pasta. By the time I have used up all those, there will be another big basket to use!
Had a hard baquette end to use up today, and some (bought) tomatoes that had been left and were now very soft, so had Panzanella again for lunch – yummy
We have some Minarette fruit trees in the front garden, they are the type that grow 2 feet wide and about 8 feet tall. Two of those are plum trees and they have set a lot of fruit, and dropped quite a few today. So I gathered them up, stewed them until very soft and pushed as much as I could through a sieve. They were obviously mainly stone, but even so, I got a small pudding dish of puree. It is rather bitter, so I put some sugar in and it should be really nice in some thick yogort. I’ll try it tomorrow at breakfast
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one