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.
Now 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.
Hubby 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.
Being 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.