MOT and Scraps

Our four year old Hyundai went in for a full service and MOT today.
Last year saw the last of the services included in our purchase price, but come January, we had a problem with our rear brakes which needed to be replaced as they had never been greased.
Makes you wonder what they did on the services as they should have been checked.

However, as we were nearing 40,000 miles, a major service was called for.
Luckily we are no longer tied to the Hyundai dealership, which could well have set us back almost £500, so we went to the local garage where we’d got the brakes done, asking them for a quote before we committed ourselves so that I could put the necessary money aside. 
The car ‘walked it’, no recommendations, and the service sheet is a mass of ticks.
The total cost was £3 less than the price quoted, so I’m well pleased with that.
We should now get away with interim services for the next couple of years as we will not be doing the mileage of late.

As for the scraps of my title, that was dinner.
Way back in March, I bought two small joints of gammon for £5 and froze them. We had one some time ago and to be honest, I’d forgotten about the other until I was sorting out the freezer and found it right at the back.
We defrosted it overnight and cooked it in the pressure cooker yesterday.
Our main meal was gammon, pineapple, new potatoes, carrots and green beans. We didn’t use all of it, so I did a sweet ginger recipe today.
I’ve switched back to cornflour for my sauces as it seems better for Hubby. This one uses the juice from the tin of pineapple, some sugar (personal preference for taste), dark soy sauce and half a teaspoon of powdered ginger. I used to add vinegar for a true sweet and sour, but this affected Hubby big time, so now I don’t bother.
I used the other four pineapple rings, cut up the rest of the gammon (putting a few pieces in Maggie’s bowl), added some diced peppers and a sliced carrot, then served it with boiled rice.
It was really tasty, and no after effects for Hubby.
It worked out that for about £6 outlay, we got two days worth of dinners.

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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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8 Responses to MOT and Scraps

  1. Mws R says:

    I love my Hyundai Veloster.It is almost three years old.

  2. scifihammy says:

    Car services are always so pricey even if nothing is wrong! So well done on yours. 🙂
    Dinner looks yummy. 😀

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