Saturday, 26 October 2013

Weekend Snippets

We bought a pack of cooking bacon in Morrison's yesterday - reduced to 55p :o)  Today, this pack got quartered and three packs went into the freezer, for future bargainous meals in need of extra flavour.
Then the slow cooker came out - the weather getting increasingly stew and casserole friendly - and piles of veg went in.  Carrots, leeks, onions, garlic, the last of the runner beans, bacon....

.... and then a smidgeon of braising steak, a few spoonfuls of paprika, a splash or two of Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of dried oregano, a handful of freshly plucked bay leaves, and enough hot water to cover it.

                                      Cooked all day on low, served with mashed potato. 

And in between showers, OH worked in the garden.  The last of the radishes came up (there were more than this, but I didn't get around to taking a photo)

And the laundry went out.  For a little while at least.

The rest of the day OH spent watching sport on the temporarily unscrambled premium channels (gotta love a bargain), and I watched Fortysomething. 


  1. I was very impressed with the Morrisons cooking bacon last time I tried - pre cubed and with very little waste. Must make myself call in at some point. We have vague plans to to take a trip to the bulk butchers for 10lb of stewing beef to get us through winter at some point but I need to do freezer tetris first.

  2. Hi Allegra,
    Would you mind very much telling me the dimensions of your entire garden and of your veg plot alone. Just want to do a comparison with my own garden. Also how much food do you manage to produce from your veg plot. Thank you so much. Broad bean.