Monday, 13 October 2014

In the kitchen this week

We're going round again with some of the meals!  Some things didn't get made last week, and some got changed around and eaten on different days.  Even if we don't eat the food on the appointed day, it does feel useful to at least have an idea of a week's worth of meals.

Tonight we have had a leftover meal from the chicken and bacon stove-top casserole that I made yesterday.  The YFG wasn't too chuffed to realise tonight that I had sneaked a few mushrooms into it!

Other meals this week are going to include:

Fish and chips/river cobbler and veg
Stewing steak and lots of veg, cooked in the slow cooker
Leftovers from the slow cooker steak stew on another gym day later in the week
Cold corned beef, served with mashed potatoes and veg
Baked potatoes with beans/cheese/tuna etc
Turkey strips with veg in gravy, rice

That's the frugality for today.

The other news is that my sister and her husband have put in an offer on a house in Cromer in Norfolk, as a holiday let.  UJ is helping them with the deposit, I'm told, as an investment, and it is a two bedroom house which can comfortably accommodate four guests.  It will be let through an agency, and should rent for enough to cover the mortgage.  I don't know the ins and outs of the finances, but I do know it will probably be out of my price range as it is quite luxurious and will not be a cheap rent at the times of the year we would be free to go and stay there.  I wish them good luck with it, and I know that I shall get the opportunity to stay there eventually as the girls become less restricted to school holidays - only three more years bound to school terms!

Hope you all have a good week.  We have been under a deep low pressure system all day today and had a huge amount of persistent rain, so the ground is very soggy and the chooks not happy!  Back tomorrow xxx


livecheaperdaybyday said...

We are having a sunny & warm week here in Western Australia. With nice cool mornings & nights, just perfect. I like reading other peoples menu plans as gives me new ideas for different combinations for dinner.
That is a very nice investment for your Sister.

veeknits19 said...

Yes, rain here too. You might be able to take advantage of the holiday let if there's a gap in bookings, just a thought, as a nominal rent would be better than nothing coming in, the downside is that it would be at short notice. The menu plan sounds good, it's always good to have a structure, then things can be moved around as needed - much better than no plan or a very strict plan in my opinion. Hugs & good wishes, Vee xx