Teachers get exam results the day before students, so I am in the know!! I can’t give anything away, but I am in a celebratory mood! I called into Aldi on my way home and bought two butternut squashes for 85p each. Both were almost the size of a rugby ball! I also bought some tomatoes and beetroot! Now, you may ask why this is a treat; it’s because I discipline myself to only go into one shop to do my weekly shop, once a week. If you discipline yourself not to carry money and never to go into a shop, then you can’t part with any money! I broke that rule today! I also had a mid-week roast supper. I had some left over roast pork that I had in the freezer, and yes I know, some people are sniffy about re-heating meat, but if you get it hot enough and keep it at that temperature for long enough; there is very little risk. And! what do you think they give you in the Chinese takeaway? We had a whole butternut squash between us, a roasted red pepper to share and a whole packet of beetroot, which I also roasted.
Mid week roast pork, with a mountain of green beans, butternut squash, red pepper and beetroot! Not frugal at all and came to £1.60 each! Tomorrow will be full of fizzy happy teenagers, who might even thank us! Tonight, is my quiet celebration and a pat on my own back!