Christmas Day has moved

Some time ago, Hubby and I decided that once in a while we would try to have a ‘Proper Dinner’, ie. meat and veg with all the trimmings (no pud) when we were out.
This could be either at a Carvery when treating Mum should the wallet allow, or a Supermarket dinner up to the value of £5.
OK, some would say it’s an extravagance, especially on a limited budget, but when you consider our weekly food bill is still around £25 for the two and a half of us, an extra £10 isn’t that bad, and we see it as a way of ‘stocking up’ on healthy foods we may otherwise miss.
food plate
Once again we have adapted our eating habits, having a hot meal during the day so that we can ventilate the boat whilst cooking to help combat the condensation problem.
We eat well and our diet is varied, but we have at least 3 rice and 2 pasta dishes a week (with or without meat), and the others are pot luck, being whatever I have left in the fridge that needs to be used before our next shop, which we have managed to reduce to once a week.
We have fruit every day with our breakfast cereal, but other than tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, and mushrooms, our veg intake can be limited.
Unlike when we were living in the house, I have no freezer or larder and now when cooking, I try not to use more than 2 pans and burners, though I have the microwave for backup if need be.

Today we had our Christmas Dinner.
Chatting away to the guy behind the counter, we asked for extra roast potatoes.
As some were on the small side, he piled our plates with at least 8 each (you usually get 3 or 4).
Add 2 thick slices of ‘real’ turkey breast (not that ‘bootiful’ watery cardboard stuff), half a dozen sprouts (we’ll be very fragrant tonight), sliced carrots, peas, stuffing, 3 chipolata sausages and lashings of thick gravy.
christmas dinnerAs always, we saved something for Maggie, today being a sausage from each of our plates and a little meat.
She sniffed it out before we’d even sat in the car, all of her wagging so excitedly, it’s a miracle she didn’t knock herself out with her tail.
playful dog

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Christmas Day has moved

  1. scifihammy says:

    Oh Yum! Sounds really delicious! Happy Early Christmas 🙂

  2. lbeth1950 says:

    Love to share with you!

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