Longtime readers will know that I tend to shop to keep my pantry full rather than to a pre-planned menu for the week. This is handy when there has been a lack of forethought and there is "nothing" for supper! That's what happened here last night...
Corned beef hash as a suggestion was not met with enthusiasm so I then moved on to a tuna pasta concoction which was greeted with considerably more positivity and so that was made for the girls. Pasta from the storecupboard in the kitchen, a tin of tuna from the stores in the garage, and peas from the freezer.
Just then the need for some kind of soupy mixture to bind it all together then? No tins of cream of mushroom/chicken/celery soup - been ages since I bought any of those as no one had had any enthusiasm for those varieties lately. The answer? Two sachets of chicken noodle cup-a-soup, thickened with some cornflour and boiled in a pan. Did the job so successfully that the YFG cleared her plate and the EFG had seconds!
And me? Not being able to eat pasta nor the soup, I concocted my own supper from some bottom of the fridge bacon, some broccoli that was almost past its best and half an onion. The risotto rice and the stock powder are permanent residents in the cupboard here and often help out when I can't think what else to make!
Not a penny spent yesterday and indeed, £3.50 found in my declutterings last night!