We are in the throes of our weekly meat free days, having had sweet and sour peppers yesterday and a vegetable stew today which will provide us with our ‘stewp’ tomorrow.
My sweet and sour dish was so easy as all I used was a tin of pineapple pieces in juice, what was left of my green, red and yellow pepper, 2 cloves of garlic and a carrot. When all these were nice and soft, I added three large sliced closed cup mushrooms to just finish it off.
My sauce was a mix of the pineapple juice, vinegar, soy sauce, stock cube, dried ginger spice and brown sugar.
Served with rice, the total cost was probably just over a pound for the two of us, with a total syn value of 9½ for the sugar and tinned pineapple.
Today’s stew consisted of a 1.5 kg stewpack for £1.39 which contained carrots, 2 small parsnips, 2 onions, and a swede. We added three potatoes from a 1kg bag purchased for 19p a little while ago, a stock cube, and some gravy granules for thickening which gave it a syn value of One.
I had dessert again today, which was a green fruit salad of kiwi and grapes, with 3 sliced apricots (1 syn each) and some quark. I sprinkled the top with cinnamon spice.
This is the one I had yesterday which had a banana at the bottom instead of the apricots.
Tomorrow he has a blood test with the nurse who told me about being eligible for the free 12 week membership with Slimming World.
After that, we are into the supermarket for tea…….. literally…………… as they have a special offer on Yorkshire Tea and rumour has it that tea prices here are about to soar.
As we have some vouchers for that particular chain, I intend to stock up!