Some freebie fruit, lucky me
Had a fasting day today, so am starving. Really looking forward to breakfast tomorrow.
Spent the afternoon at a friends. She has a garden that is big enough for a small holding and asks me round to pick blackcurrants because she doesn’t get round to using them herself. So I have boxes of them now to process tomorrow. I shall make compote to have with yoghurt for breakfast, DP loves blackcurrant and apple crumble and I may even mix them with soft cheese and make a tart filling with them.
She also got me to pick a load of gooseberries. They have several bushes…and they don’t pick them because they don’t like them!! Why do you grow them then I asked? Because when we moved here it was the country dream and in the country dream, you grow gooseberries, she replied. People can be very strange.
Still, I am very grateful, I have loads of gooseberries too now. Lovely. I took her a jar of home made piccalilli which she was very pleased with.
Apologies for the rubbish picture. I forgot to take it until it was dark. There are actually 5 boxes of blackcurrants, and 3 boxes and the upturned cloche of gooseberries. So LOADS, lucky me.
By the time I got back home, it was nearly 7:30, no wonder my stomach was rumbling noisily. It hadn’t been given much all day, and now I was delaying what little dinner there was. It’s just gone 11pm now and I’m off to bed before I start gnawing on the kitchen doors.
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