My eldest son phoned me in a panic this morning. He was expecting a Tesco delivery but they phoned to say his card had been declined and wouldn't be able to deliver his order. I think I've said before he has ME/CFS and mental health issues and survives (I can't call it living) on benefits so stuff like this really throws him. He said he 'literally has no food.' *insert rolling eyes*
I took him a portion of the beef in beer casserole I made last night and a dish of mashed potatoes for tonight's meal. I cut a huge chunk of cheese off the big block I always have in the fridge. I scooped some butter into an empty spread tub. I took a carton of apple juice and 2 of the nectarines from my yellow stickered jackpot. I'd just made a batch of butternut and apple soup so he got some of that. He has plenty of pasta and rice in his cupboard; bread, meatballs and chicken kiev in the freezer and tins of baked beans and spaghetti. I made him a 2 day meal plan so he's sorted until Thursday when he'll be able to get a new delivery ordered. Suspect I'll be doing more of this as he's about to lose some of his benefits and he can just cover his rent but nothing else :-(
As well as making soup this morning I made a batch of sweet and sour sauce to use up the pineapple, peppers and spring onions from yesterday's haul. I left out the oil so instead of frying the veggies I just put everything in a pan and brought it to the boil and simmered for 5 mins. It's very light and fresh. I'll be having it with some chicken tonight.