Well it’s Friday again Guys – It’s time for No Waste Tastes Great…
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Not a lot going on here! Once again a HUGE thank you to The Frugal Girl for her inspiring Food Waste Friday. 12 months on and I really am not getting any waste by the time No Waste Tastes Great arrives!
This week in the fridge I have about 1kg (2lb) of donated homegrown tomatoes (off my Mom) – and these are to be used in two ways. I’m going to slow cook a tomato soup, just a straight forward one, no lentils or chilli or anything else. I’m also going to make some ragu for spaghetti bolonese and I’ll come onto why in a moment…
There’s the usual margarine for baking and spread for sandwiches and crackers.
The pizza is waiting for the Hubby (don’t fret it was wrapped up I removed for the photo and have put back on). I made the Kids pizza last night for dinner (we had soup) and made an extra one. Friday Night is normally Date Night at Chez Wright but… I’m out – yes again! Last week the Hubby was meant to grab a takeaway on his way home and didn’t. Easier to just leave something for him to heat up on his return.
The reason I’m making ragu this week is that my physical grocery shop hasn’t worked out and I cannot bear to pay the price for the chopped tomatoes when I know I can get them half the price from Home Bargains. Since reducing my spend by 50% I’ve been out and about shopping as frugally as possible. I have been doing this on a Friday once the kids are safely deposited in school. After Sharron’s comment this week I had a trip to Aldi planned! However second born is poorly and off school, so I turned to the internet once more to help me. Somehow I managed to get a delivery slot for tomorrow, and have placed my order. It came to just under £75 plus delivery. This was expected. I’d already reduced my online spend to £75, but had to take further action to get it down to £50. To compensate I’ll have a ‘Use It Up’ week this month, and hopefully just do a bare basics grocery shop at some point. I’ll share this with you when it happens.
There were some other items that I just couldn’t bring myself to buy from the supermarket including loo roll, but we have enough to keep us going – Fingers Crossed!!
((p.s – if anyone’s wondering why I can’t shop tomorrow instead, I had already promised to take Leah pottery painting in the morning to make a start on some Christmas gifts. Tomorrow afternoon is my last long run (11.5 miles) before the half marathon with my running buddies ))
How’s your Friday Fridge looking (and smelling?), clean and crisp or stuffed and stale?