Lampshades, nails and meal plans
When DP unpacked the 2nd shade this morning, it had a little box for the light bulb, but no bulb in it! Hence, we have one with the clear bulb in, and the furthest shade has an opaque one. I still prefer the clear ones, so we shall see.
I went to the beautician this afternoon and had my nail colour removed and new put on. Went for a different colour this time. It is actually more turquoise/jade than the photo shows. I had the nails cut down as well. They looked fabulous long with the purple gel, but they were starting to get in the way and of course, with new polish now on, they have to last 4 weeks without being trimmed. Had more lash infills done as well. She put a few in the corners this time, so I have even more of a lash bat to play with. Tried to capture the effect in a picture, but couldn’t get it.
Made a quiche for tea and some coleslaw with white cabbage and carrot. Mayo and low fat yogort mixed for the dressing. And some lettuce and spinach leaves from the garden. The little jam tart is using up the pastry trimmings.
On Facebook I have been discussing with some lovely readers another meal plan. I thought I would try and do one for people with no power in the house. So no hob or oven, no fridge, and not even a kettle. My goodness it’s proving difficult. I was hoping to do it so that foodbanks could use it, so only ambient. It’s pretty hard creating something nice to eat, on £1 a day, using only items that don’t need cooking. This isn’t helped by the fact that I think tinned vegetables are pretty vile. I’ll continue to think about that, but I have got one now that is coming along nicely, with a few fresh veg in it. So, soon, I’ll publish the one I have. And I may well think more about recipes that don’t need cooking.
This is where I’ve got to, I’m going to do some more research on meals with no fuel.
|day 1||muesli, 125g each, 140ml milk||hoummus & carrot sandwich||sardines & cream, 200g carrots, sweetcorn, coleslaw|
|day 2||wheat bisks, 4 bisks each, 140ml milk||peanut butter & coleslaw sandwich||sardines & cream, 200g carrots, sweetcorn, coleslaw|
|day 3||muesli, 125g each, 140ml milk||hoummus & carrot sandwich||hotdog, 30ml oil, 100g carrot, 50g onion, blackeye beans, lemon zest|
|day 4||wheat bisks, 4 bisks each, 140ml milk||peanut butter & coleslaw sandwich||166g couscous, 100ml oil, lemon juice, 100g carrot, 50g onion, white cabbage, pesto|
|day 5||muesli, 125g each, 140ml milk||hoummus & carrot sandwich||hotdog, 30ml oil, 100g carrot, 50g onion, kidney beans, lemon zest|
|day 6||wheat bisks, 4 bisks each, 140ml milk||peanut butter & coleslaw sandwich||166g couscous, 100ml oil, lemon juice, 100g carrot, 50g onion, white cabbage, pesto|
|day 7||muesli, 125g each, 140ml milk||hoummus & carrot sandwich||166g couscous, 100ml oil, lemon juice, 100g carrot, 50g onion, white cabbage, pesto|
|Cakes & Bakes|
|3 x 400g biscuits|
|Aldi||need 31,500 cals, this is 29,197|
|loaf, 22 slices x 2||£0.80|
|400g digestives, 400g rich tea, 400g custard creams||£1.00|
|wheat bisks, 24 biscuits||£0.75|
|onions, 78p kg, 250g||£0.20|
|250ml lemon juice||£0.50|
|white cabbage, 1kg||£0.58|
|Asda red tomato pesto||£0.85|
|KTC 2 x chickpeas, 1 x kidney beans, 1 x blackeye beans||£1.00|
|milk, uht 2 litres,skimmed||£0.98|
|sardines in tomato sauce, 120g||£0.40|
|170g tinned cream||£0.78|
|mayonnaise, smartprice, 500ml||£0.50|
|oil 1 litre (use 700ml)||£1.25|
|Total||£14.61||£1.04 per person, per day|
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