Hello Dear Reader,
It’s a wet old day here in Huelgoat, we’ve worked in the house and then I went shopping in Pleyber Christ, a nearby village with a big supermarket that’s really cheaper than others. I’m still fact finding when it comes to food as to what’s affordable and what’s not. This supermarket had offers and I bought those, tomatoes under a euro a kilo, cheaper galettes with six for the price of four, melons for a euro each. Cleaning products were cheap and I stocked up laundry liquid as our clothes get filthy with the work we’re doing. We still shop with a list and I still have a rough meal plan. Toast or yogurt and fruit for breakfast, filled galette with salad for lunch and proper evening meal
Tonight, I made a fish pie with frozen pollock, that’s cheap here too, Bien Vu is the supermarkets bargain brand and I bought that and mixed frozen veg.
I did buy a bunch of parsley for 99c and will freeze what I don’t use. I finely chopped some parsley. Then made a bechamel sauce with melted butter, two heaped tablespoons of cornflour and 300ml of milk. I added some nutmeg powder at the end. I then poured the parsley sauce over some pollock that I’d defrosted and cut into chunks and topped it with mashed potato and a sprinkle of cheese and black pepper.
As we’re camping on the top floor in what is currently a studio flat, I’m making do with a one ringed hob and a mini oven. I’m having to cook one thing, then keep it warm in the oven whilst I cook something else. I enjoy using a mini oven and it saves so much money as it uses a fraction of the electricity.
I’m also cooking in little recycled foil dishes as I don’t have any roasting dishes or casserole pots just yet. We’ll try the local emmaus and car boot sales for the bits and bobs that all houses need. One little moan, I can’t find a potato masher anywhere! Mashing a pound of spuds with a fork isn’t easy I can tell you.
The end result was a buttery crispy delight.
I’ll see you tomorrow,
Love Froogs xxxxx