A massive welcome to the wonderful Frugal Queen. I'm sure you will agree she is an inspiration to us all. Also another huge welcome to Ruby Tuesday who has also joined my humble blog. Thank you ladies.
Yesterday I had yet another bill, this time for a car service, £131. The car has been expensive this month. It shows that I haven't been organised with my money and need to budget for the car as the same bills come round every year. Mot, tax, insurance, service and tyres. I have therefore set us an account and will put £100 in every month. Anything left can be rolled over and monthly amount reduced or saved for a new car when the times comes.
The beef left a lot of nice gravy in the bottom of the slow cooker along with a few bits of veg and beefy bits. Determined not to waste it, I left the slow cooker on and added a handful of dried, red lentils, some curry powder and a few Indian spices that lurk in the cupboard.
Here is the crock pot (boot sale bargain £4-still in the box)
Flour- any sort
Form a dough, divide and roll out.
Get a hot frying pan, no need to oil.
Few seconds on each side till lightly brown.
I served it with plain rice and garlic and coriander flatbreads. Recipe above. I never measure for these I just add more flour if too wet.
I am chuffed that I made a whole dinner for two out of what was left. Since becoming more frugal we hardly have any food waste. Any left over veg goes into stir fries, soups or curries. Any small bits of meat get added to lentils for curries. Bread ends are frozen for breadcrumbs. We don't have waste as I now meal plan and shop for what we need rather than what the supermarkets want me to buy.
We have £20 in our joint account last till next Wednesday when we get paid. This account is just for food and bills so there is never supposed to be anything left anyway. We have managed to pay for Big Mans car tax and my car service from here as we have a surplus. With no cigarettes to buy we just don't go in shops much. It used to be a packet (or 2 of cigarettes =£14) plus little extras, perhaps a packet of gum, a drink. £20 had been spent on nothing.
Have a great weekend, your comments, as usual will be received with thanks and replied to.