Portion Distortion…

It is now over a week since youngest went to Uni – I have been trying to sort out buying and cooking to feed the 2 of us.

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Last night, I made veggie spaghetti, and it was lush, but I made wayyy too much, enough to feed 4 adults. Now, I,m not wasteful, and will eat the leftover for lunches, I have 2 X 2 pints of milk in the fridge as I over bought and the freezer is filling up with leftovers, I have GOT to cut back…

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Tuesday is the day I write my shopping list and this week, I will try and have a use up and keep the shopping to a minimum – that,ll help the bank account too – it is looking very sparse after helping youngest set up for uni …. Aldi is great for great quality at low prices.

 

I went though the freezer and have more than enough meat, and home made ‘ready meals’, so have written my meal plan and hope to come in under £30 for the week, including household basics like loo rolls and cat food. Shopping list written for tomorrow’s Aldi trip….

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Tonight, it is fairly easy to portion control, I am making Pork, honey and mustard Bugers, in Brioche buns with Sweet Potato fries.

The Bugers are from Market Porter, I buy when they have special offers and freeze and the burgers look really tasty, I am using the Chimichurri sauce I made at the weekend, as it needs using, and the ‘pickled’ red onion too. The fries were home cut and then frozen, so at least that’s something used up…

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The sweet potato fries are sprinkled with olive oil, salt and pepper ready to bake in the oven.

I have 2 cobs of corn to use up too, I smother them in butter, wrap in food safe cling film and microwave for 4 minutes, leave for a minute that’s it – done 🤗

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The burgers are griddled, as are the buns, Hubby wanted some Tzatziki with his so made a bit of that – Natrual yoghurt, chopped deseeded cucumber, garlic salt and chopped fresh mint leaves.  I’ll have the Chimichurri, a handful of Rocket leaves –   Ta-da – dinner 😋

Pud is cake – one for home, one for work 😇

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Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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