Saturday 9th June (Day Nine)
Breakfast: Cup of tea, Apple drop biscuits with cinnamon honey yoghurt and plunger coffee
Lunch: Home made fish burger: toasted wholemeal roll, tartare sauce, salmon pattie, the last of the bag of spinach (which lasted happily 3 days past it's best before date), tomato and cucumber. Almonds.
Afternoon tea: Crackers and the last of the hummus
Dinner: Bendy celery and carrot bake from the freezer, left over from Day Two.
Sunday 10th June (Day 10)
Breakfast: Cup of tea, Apple drop biscuits with rhubarb and strawberry jam.
Morning tea: Crackers with cheese and sliced tomato
Lunch: (From the freezer) Penne pasta with zucchini, mushrooms & sun dried tomatoes
Afternoon tea: Hazelnuts
Dinner (for Four):
Entree: (supplied by J&M) Carrot and celery sticks, garlic crispy bites, red chili dip, sweet chili and ginger cream cheese pour-over. Main course: (blog action shot requested by S. She also requested a more interesting name than "S" but we're still working on that last bit!) Potato topped casserole made with black eyed beans. Green beans as a side dish. Dessert: Tarawera chocolate sponge cake.
It was originally supposed to be a chocolate version of this with cream courtesy of S but there was a whoopsie as I took it out of the tin. My first thought was to magic it into a trifle but I had no custard and when I looked up the recipe in the trusty Edmonds cookbook it said I needed custard powder, which I didn't have. Pah!
So I just crumbled chunks into pudding bowls, nuked the jam til it was runny and poured it and the cream over the top. Tasted just as good, especially with tea and a dark Lindor ball chaser (another contribution from Sally)
Finished this weekend:
* Bag of baby spinach. (Replaceable, with changes.)
* Hummus. (Think I'll have a crack at making my own, even though I have no tahini...)
* Hazelnuts (I'm not even sure where these came from!)
* Tinned tomatoes (I've got fresh. I think they'll do. I also have one can of tomatoes with basil and garlic as a back up)
* Frozen corn (let me think about that...)
Gained this weekend:
* 1 bottle white wine
* Half a container of thickened cream
* Eight Dark Lindor balls
Bought this weekend:
* Butter. $1.15.
Total spent since June 1: $37.01
And in the blog world, Just another Frugal Pixie has just announced she's started a Living on Less challenge until August 3rd.
This is a little older but I found it interesting reading based on my experienced this past ten days: Maggie Alderson discusses how a reformed shopaholic found peace without purchases (although she's spending again now - but three months is an impressive feat!)