March 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm #17507
Found room for the frozen fruit in the freezer and have used one more fish parcel.
Have a LOT of veg to use but still not feeling great which isn’t helping.
Have a friend coming over for supper on Saturday so will have to think of something that uses a LOT of veg!March 17, 2017 at 12:36 pm #17512
I found the veg lasted better from the box but it did stack up in a slightly overwhelming fashion.
DS1 made a good chicken risotto which used another pack from the freezer. He also used some of the last jar of bramble jelly making almond tarts in pie week at school.March 18, 2017 at 9:40 pm #17517
Friend arrived today for a dog walk/supper with beetroot and PSB (both of which I have a glut of…). So we had spiralised beetroot with feta as a starter, and sausage and bean casserole (slow cooked) with polenta and PSB for supper.
So a. I’ve eaten some veg today which I hope will help me feel better and b.sausages, black eyed beans, polenta and ancho chiles used up. Although there are three portions of the casserole to put back.
PSB was stir-fried rather than steamed as suggested on the Abel & Cole website and worked very well. They also suggest stir-frying with pancetta and having it with pasta so I may try that too – I ordered it this week in addition to the veg box as it wasn’t in there originally, but it seems to have been subbed. Lucky I like it…
Polenta worked well – I like the speed but forget it tends to be tasteless. The casserole had enough flavour that the sauce worked with polenta. And the chiles had a great flavour – but I won’t buy more unless I actually have a plan as to what to use them for!March 20, 2017 at 10:08 am #17524
Bacon out and used for pasta with bacon and PSB.
One portion of the sausage and bean eaten. Two into freezer.March 20, 2017 at 7:43 pm #17526
Another fish parcel out. And I’ve been using lemon/lime pieces in drinks which helps create some space. Fruit for smoothies gets used but also needs to be kept topped up.March 26, 2017 at 8:51 am #17547
Instant coffee bought on holiday last summer finally used up. Still have the stuff from the village fete last year to get through.
Lemon and lime bits nearly all gone.
Also finished some bubble bath and am working through the soapnuts fairly efficiently as well.March 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm #17552
I’m using up lotions and potions too, my stock take earlier in the year made me realise quite how much I’d got stashed away.
This week another lump of chewy beef got pot roasted (only a couple left), the last leg of lamb was slow roasted yesterday and I used some chicken up too. There is very little protein left in the freezer, and I need to start planning a summer menu before I invest in more meat.
March 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm #17556
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Definitely plan first, and then you can pick up relevant bargains when you see them.
I need to buy bananas and mineral water at every available opportunity. Otherwise I think the veg boxes and hello fresh will keep me going. I may have to have the odd break from the veg box, and may well stop hello fresh after Easter. The food has been good, and it’s getting me back into cooking, but there is too much of it – the 2 person meals really feed three, so if I’m not careful I end up with a backlog. Might be something to dip in and out of.March 28, 2017 at 7:57 pm #17563
Used another fish parcel from the freezer for supper, and two slices of bacon (for pasta with bacon and PSB and a bit of left over creme fraiche) at lunchtime. Last of the frozen bananas used in a smoothie so need to stock up. Frozen apple juice is nearly all gone too. As are oatmeal and prunes – breakfast will soon swap to yogurt/fruit with muesli or granola.
New Hello Fresh order arrived and looks great. Still have a lot of veg to use up before the next order arrives in a couple of days – I’ll have a break after this one I think!March 31, 2017 at 8:44 am #17568
Another fish parcel out of the freezer last night. Las of the apple juice is out and defrosting for this week’s smoothies.
Breakfast was a selection of roast veg (mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, pepper, tomato, sweet potato). I need to audit what I’ve got and plan what to make with it, even if its just to freeze. I know I have quite a bit of salad stuff at the moment, so salad needs to be on the menu over the next few days!March 31, 2017 at 8:44 pm #17586
We are doing quite well with using veg up, and some of the frozen veg too. Discovering that I like creamed kale has helped on that front.April 1, 2017 at 8:38 pm #17591
Lots of roast veg today – with couscous, halloumi & spinach at lunchtime (hello fresh recipe minus the chorizo as the friend who came for lunch was veggie) and then broccoli, aubergine, pepper and onion for supper (with parmesan and red wine…) as it was late due to another friend turning up at tea-time, so I was running late. At least the veg mountain is reducing. I need to eat a lot of salad!April 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm #17596
Seem to have lots of leftovers going into the freezer at the moment…April 2, 2017 at 11:40 pm #17597
Still slowly working my way through ood seeds and herbs/spices etc although haven’t managed any more of the coconut flour and other baking ingredients.
Also been rummaging in my ‘power cut/snowed in’ emergency supplies as some of the tins and packets in there are close to best before dates so some rotation of those is taking place. Used a microwave bag of rice last night.
Many salad greens and veg can be used in smoothies to use them up faster. My breakfast smoothie today was half an avocado, a big chunk of fresh fennel bulb and a bunch of pak choi with a little fresh turmeric and ginger (cooked leftovers from the tea I make) then sprinkled ground linseed and nut mix on top. Was very tasty.April 3, 2017 at 9:18 am #17601
I don’t mind green juices but am less keen on green smoothies. However, I might give some of the salad/leafy stuff a go if I don’t catch up with myself soon! currently having roast veg for breakfast (again). PSB, asparagus, pepper, mushroom, tomato (and bacon and egg…). Will try to have a big salad for lunch, and a small one for supper (before pilates) and a smoothie after pilates.
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