The kids played, I pootled around, chatted with a couple of neighbours, popped out to the local surgery, cooked, and now I am off to watch "Australia" on DVD with the FH whilst the kids and their two friends who are here for a sleepover are watching something a little scary downstairs.
I watched "Economy Gastronomy" last night for the first time. The meal plan for the week was based around a whole salmon, in an attempt to reduce the family's weekly spend from £410 to £260. Granted that there are Mum, Dad and five kids, but that still seems like a lot of money. Anyway, some of the recipes looked good, and it inspired my neighbour D to come and borrow a large flat dish in which to make the treacle tart from last night's show.
Today's food here has been a little in that vein: last night's slow cooked chicken was delicious and yielded so much meat that the chicken pie was made for tonight's supper and there is still enough left for a chicken risotto tomorrow! The leftover veggies from last night were resurrected with the help of an onion, some garlic and some eggs and a very respectable frittata-like creation emerged for lunch today.
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