Saturday, 26 January 2019

Marmalady and Tuppence


Took me ages but I've decided to call my new girls Marmalady and Tuppence!  I had loads of suggestions from friends and family but nothing seemed to fit.  They've settled in really well and all 3 girls are getting on like a house on fire.


All 3 are laying an egg almost daily so I've loads to use and loads to share!


It's been a long week at school, I experienced my first DWP tribunal and I've lost my voice.  I feel ok otherwise, just sounding VERY husky!  I rarely shop at Waitrose but last night I found myself passing so popped in.  I scored lots of reduced meat and have spent today prepping for the week ahead and for the freezer.  I'll share some with my eldest DS too.


I made a huge lasagne for tonight (hopefully with lots leftover!) and have 3 generous portions of spaghetti sauce too! 


It has loads of hidden veg and lentils so is super healthy 😉 


Both eldest DS and The Teenogre love sausages so I made 2 sausage casseroles. According to the label on the wee sausages 2 sausages equals 1 portion!! Seriously??


These ones are chicken sausages.  They were very pale before I browned them and cooked them in a little white wine, Worcester sauce and tomato puree.

I also made a big pot of lentil soup so most of next week's lunches and dinners are sorted.

I mentioned the DWP tribunal above which was for eldest DS and when I've stopped being upset/angry about it I'll say more.  I suspect it will be a bit ranty so I'm better waiting until I'm calm!!

10 comments:

  1. Your bargains are good and your meals look delicious. Sadly we have no Waitrose in this town. Don't get me started on DWP tribunals or health assessments!

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    1. Thanks! Still angry about the DWP process but ready to fight (again!!)

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  2. Wow, well done on the bargain shopping and all the batch cooking. 2 mini sausages = 1 portion....really?! Who for? Nobody I know!

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  3. Love Waitrose but there are none nearby which is probably just as well! You’ve done well to get all that cooking done after what sounds like a stressful time. The weather meant I stayed in and sewd today which was relaxing. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. Cooking is my stress buster especially when I'm cooking for others :-) Weather was rather nasty here too

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  4. DWP? What great bargains and it looks like you're well prepared for meals this week!

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    1. Department for Work and Pensions, the government body that deals with benefits for unemployment and health related issues. The tribunal is the final stage of the appeal process where DS had to prove he's not fit for work :-(

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  5. Isn't it is a great feeling of satisfaction to do lots of cooking and know that there are meals at hand when required! You have certainly been busy.

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    1. I love looking in my fridge and seeing those neat rows of boxes with quick meals :-)

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