Hello Dear Reader,
I really enjoyed reading about your inconvenient food, your home cooking and the simple pleasures that so many of us enjoy from some stoveside pottering. It’s at the stage of the year, where I’m driving to work in the dark and groping my way home in the dark too and I’m getting home late and tired. I’ve made two fish pies which are bubbling away, a shelf each, in the mini-oven. One will be for the freezer and one will feed us tonight and tomorrow night. I’m getting used to the same meal twice in a row and I really don’t mind. Something else I don’t mind is the occasional delve into my stock cupboard and pulling out something that makes the meal go further. Tonight, it’s some Aldi beans and carrots. They are remarkably good for tinned and very cheaply priced. There’s plenty more and I always stock up on tins when I get paid each month as I like to have a good stock pile to feed us for quite a few days.
I’ve always done this; it comes from the days when four of us lived off Dearly Beloved’s wage of ten thousand a year. We never knew until years later that we could have applied for top up benefits, but by then I’d got a night shift job in a care home and we managed by being very careful. I used to stock up on plenty of tins, frozen food and cheap cuts to see us through to the next pay day. I still like to have spare food, even though we’re better off………some habits die hard.
What frugal habits do you hang on to? Whether you need to or not?
Love Froogs xxx