Sunday, 8 September 2019

Cold Mornings & Veg Meals

It has gone so much cooler this morning.  I woke at 8am and, although the sun was trying to break through, the heating had clicked itself on at 13 degrees.  Autumn is definitely on it's way.  It's now just after noon and bright and sunny but still chilly.  I let the heating take the chill off then switched it off because I know I will be busy today, which will warm me up.  Lots of washing, ironing and clearing out still to do....

I had a lovely surprise this morning though.  I was texting my Son in Australia via WhatsApp and my little 3 yr old GD asked to actually speak to Granma.  I quickly made a video call and she was in the bath getting ready for bed.  Now I have a rubbish windows phone with just a forward facing camera so we had a lot of laughs with me having to constantly turn the phone around so that she could see me! lol..  She wanted to tell me that they are going on holiday to Queensland tomorrow.  She is so sweet, I do love her.

My food stock in the cupboard is definitely dwindling now (I really don't want to have to pack and transport too much)  I'm only replacing the essentials when I'm down to the last tin/packet....


I did find this packet of lentils....


Does anyone know if they actually do go out of date? G refuses to eat them so they never got opened.  If I had realised a few weeks ago I would have taken them to the foodbank....


The slow cooker is on with a beef stew for G when he comes home from work tonight ( and, no, I didn't dare add any lentils....he would know!)

I watched the new Jamie Oliver VEG cookery programme on TV a few days ago and I liked the look of the meals, especially getting some spinach into the mac & cheese.  GS said he doesn't like spinach and I replied that he wouldn't know it was in there.  He laughed and said " then why is the sauce GREEN? "  I simply have no answer to that! :)  Did anyone else watch it?

Stay safe everyone, and thanks for popping in x

PS Sooze, if you're reading this,  I've messaged you


12 comments:

  1. Hi Angie, I've emailed you, thanks! I would have thought dried pulses last well past their best before date, especially if the packet's unopened. I guess you just have to check for weevils. Yes, I saw that JO programme and liked the look of the mac n cheese....getting extra veg into it is a great idea, I thought I'd give it a go with cooked and mashed broccoli in the sauce.

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    1. Ooh, that's a good idea Sooze. Even GS eats broccoli :)

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  2. I saw the Jamie Oliver program too. I'm not a mac cheese person the with some spinach and perhaps some peppers I think I could be.

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    1. Peppers seem a great idea too Frugal. Must try some variations, I think.

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  3. I'm just loving the chillier mornings and evenings and was over the moon last night at having to pop my cardigan on while I read in bed for a while....you know me....I love my snuggling :)

    I've tried using lentils to bulk out things like mince but I'm afraid I just can't take to them. I prefer different types of beans....they go down well here.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. I must admit that I prefer cold rather than heat too, Sheila. Hmm...the lentils might have to bite the dust xx

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  4. I should think they would last forever, but would just need longer cooking. I like them but they don't like me so there are lots of veggie recipes that I can't make....annoying

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    1. I find the older I get the more intolerant my digestive system is Sue.

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  5. I always put red lentils in my pea soup. Use the stick blender when it's ready and nobody is any the wiser!!

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    1. I really must try harder to hide certain ingredients!

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  6. Autumn is coming here, too. It's so exciting! I would still use the red lentils. You can also store them in the freezer. Your cabinet looks so well organize. I need to clean mine...

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    1. I didn't think about freezing them, so thank you Stephenie!

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