The first stew

Well, it’s not really the first stew of the year as we had loads in January, February and March, but the weather has turned so it’s STEW TIME!!!!
Hubby said it had been raining persistently since about 4 am but I can honestly say I didn’t hear anything. After the events of last week, it was nice to get a good night’s sleep so I guess the meds are working and things are settling down.

You may remember we had quite a few of our spuds damaged when we dug them up, so as an experiment, we cut out the bad bits and froze the good, whilst leaving the ones intact in our veg rack.
Logic suggested we use the frozen pieces in our stew, so I took them out of the freezer overnight.
Oops. Experiment didn’t work and they were black by morning, so we threw them away. No matter, it didn’t actually cost us anything and I learned something.
So this morning we walked up into town as it’s market day and purchased a small swede, 2 parsnips and 2 rather nice looking plums for my dessert today. Total cost, less than two pounds.
We still had plenty of our own spuds in the rack, plus of course our lovely onions (which we’ve brought inside now) and I had some carrots in the fridge which I’d bought earlier in the week for my veg medleys.
Our pressure cooker holds 4 litres, and that is enough for us to have stew on day 1, stewp on day 2 and soup on day 3, so no need for me to worry too much about meals or syn count until Sunday. Now we are using smaller bowls, it might even stretch an extra day.
Much as I love fresh crusty bread, Hubby can’t eat it so we didn’t have any, although it is allowed at a syn value for SW dieters.
I must say it was jolly nice, and even better, all


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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7 Responses to The first stew

  1. Sadje says:

    Hope you enjoyed your stew! I love the crusty bread but can’t eat it as it has too many carbs. 😔

  2. pgraysurvival says:


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