I’ve almost gone off cooking this week. I’m just assembling the easiest food. I’ve just steamed veggies, thrown in a pot of passata and some cooked gluten free pasta, 100g of wafer thin ham at 35p, 100g of beetroot and 10g of salad cream and a few tomatoes. Also, under 300 calories and very little washing up and certainly no cooking. (I weigh as I’m watching my calories – lunch was 330)
I am going to push the boat out later, I picked up a four bird roast from Aldi for £5.99 and we’ll have a roast tonight, tomorrow night and then cold roast turkey/duck/goose/chicken with what ever I can cobble together for a few days. It’ll probably go into a risotto, or a pie. – scrap that, plated the lot up and it will be ‘ready meals’ for the next two days and work lunches too. Lazy but cheap as those meals are mainly cheap local veggies.
One of the nearby trees was damaged in the storm and we asked the owner I’ve we could have it, a tree surgeon is taking it down and logging it for us for £80, eucalyptus which will burn well after seasoning. We drove out today and trees have been felled here there and everywhere and people are helping themselves to the piles at the side of the road. It makes it cheaper for the council and people get some free fire wood.
The weather has definitely improved and it’s been a delight to dry all the laundry outside.
On a negative note, dog crate training isn’t going too well. Our big bichon gets so anxious that he pees in his crate when we leave him alone in it. We’ll talk to the vet but I think he might have to be sedated when we travel on the ferry. It doesn’t bode well. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Added later, he’s fine in his crate if we’re here he just gets distressed when we’re not here. We keep putting him in his crate and give him a treat when he’s in there.
Love Froogs xxxxxx