The Last Supper

Well, no not quite, but being the penultimate day to the end of the month and I don’t get paid until the 1st, then it’s all a question of odd and sods dinners, ingenuity, and whatever I can find in the cupboard/fridge.

January has always been a bad month for us regardless.
In the past it saw us with car insurance (mine), 2 MOTs and 2 car services, and in the days of the Credit Card, Christmas to be paid for, even if we had been tight fisted frugal.
credit cardsNow our boat licence becomes due, which had a hike of a whopping 45% this year, but we have managed to cover the unexpected shortfall (I’d allowed around 30-35% following notification in the Autumn of a pending increase) by walking locally instead of driving, and utilising our trips to the hospital for any bulky shopping.

Today I excelled myself insomuch as we had a ‘proper dinner’ all be it from the last of packets or cartons.
gunge-jacketHubby had a McCheese using the last of a packet of pasta quills and I had a jacket spud  (above) using the last baked potato and a quartered tomato.
I made what is affectionately called a ‘gunge’, using up the last of the cheese, last of the ham, and the last of the mushrooms. You could even say I used the last of the milk, but as we ensure we NEVER run out of milk for our daily cuppa, there are always extra cartons in the cupboard, so I guess that doesn’t really count.

Also in the boat kitchen I have been quite busy having had a ferret around in the cupboard to check our tin stock and discovering two tins of mild curry with a best before date of Feb 2017. We had those on two occasions this past week, plus our usual veg stew/stewp over two days.
chop-dinner chicken-and-mush-curry

dinner-24-janBeing the beginning of a new week I shall be donning my SW hat in its entirety and looking for ways to eat well and plentifully whilst keeping to plan, so that hopefully by the end of my Dessert Course (7th March), I have managed to kiss goodbye to that final half stone and reached my target.
Photos: chop dinner, chicken curry with added mushrooms, cheese and ham jacket potato with veg.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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2 Responses to The Last Supper

  1. We call them refrigerator meals. Clean out the fridge and make something tasty. Sometimes it’s the best all week!

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