Lead me not
into temptation towards the fridge as it’s been a positive day and I’ve been determined not to spoil it by over indulging because it’s a special occasion.
We got Hubby’s shoes (hurrah) and our printer ink, but my blood pressure shot up when I saw the price of steak in the butchers……. £47 per kilo!
I wanted a piece, not the whole bloody cow!
Luckily, there was more than one butcher to choose from, but it was still a shock. No wonder restaurants are charging £15 plus for a 6oz steak.
I had a nice chat with the old boy in the stripey apron behind the counter though and said I wanted a piece of steak to flash fry in the pan. He suggested rump, which was £22 per kilo (£10 per pound) and the small piece I asked for weighed in at a cost of £3.46. It wasn’t much bigger than my fist, and I wanted it to do the two of us, so I asked him how much the slightly bigger piece was and that came to £4.88.
He tenderised it for us, and I expected the old mallet with the spiky head, but he had this gizmo that seemed to ‘snap’ on the meat like some kind of pacman which also spread it out a bit, so it was perfectly adequate for us. Damn nice too and Maggie had some as there was a little bit of fat on it.
The problem was what to have for my final meal tonight as I’d used up 14 of my syns.
Hubby had a poor man’s pizza, aka cheese on a sliced baguette done in the oven. I could have cheese, but not bread, so I thought I’d have a go at a vegetable bake/crustless quiche I’d seen in the SW Bible. Sadly they don’t usually give the recipes for these lovely looking meals, though you can find them on their website or in their magazine, so I guessed.
I chopped up some green beans and a carrot and cooked them in the microwave, then carefully measured my 30g of cheddar.
I put the veg and grated cheese in a dish, beat together 2 eggs and poured it over the top, then sliced 4 cherry tomatoes in half for garnish. I baked it in the oven for 20 minutes.
It was OK, actually more than OK, though next time I shall line my dish with one of those fancy liners so that I can lift it all out and not leave part of it stuck to the dish.
No syns, as eggs are free, the beans, carrot and tomatoes are speed foods, and the cheese was my second A option. It’s a good standby, and I shall definitely make it again.