Pottering in the kitchen and finding uses for plums
I’ve been pottering this afternoon. Supposed to be doing a project outside but its been rain, rain and more rain today.
So I decided to have a go at the mi-cuit plums. As I was Googling about them, to try and find out how you know they are ‘done’, I found more and more ways to use them, and YES, lots of savoury ways – hooray. So this is a must now, I HAVE to work out how to do it properly.
l These are the plums in the dehydrator. It is whirring away with 3 trays of plums and a tray of courgette slices. I have loads of courgette and I thought a half dried slice would be an interesting texture in couscous or something. We shall see
I also got the jam pan out and made 5 jars of plum jam. That was from a kilo of plums and a kilo of sugar. I didn’t have any more sugar to make any more, still got lots of plums in a basket, and there will be more tomorrow. But 5 jars is fine for now. It is still very hot, can’t wait to taste it properly when it is cold enough. The test spoon to see if it would set had a lovely flavour.
Edit – I also slow roasted some in a frying pan with a sprinkle of dark demerara and a tiny drizzle of cider vinegar. They are very yummy and I shall have those with some yogort for breakfast tomorrow.
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