It’s Friday Guys – It’s time for No Waste Tastes Great 🙂
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Top Shelf – Spreads (plus I still have that buttercream hanging around!), cheddar cheese and soft cheese (both unopened and in date), 3 garlic bulbs, root ginger and 2 yogurts (in date).
Top Middle Shelf – A few grapes – about to be eaten with lunch!
Bottom Shelf – A head of broccoli and a few carrots – see plan below!
Door – Milk and OJ – to be used up today…
Today’s plan is a little different to usual as tonight I’m hosting a dinner party for a group of my girlfriends affectionately known as the TeddyMum’s.
As you can see the isn’t a lot left in my Friday fridge. I have a plan for the carrots, reader WilliamB kindly suggested some carrot based muffins to make me run faster 🙂 so some will be used for those, and the rest once again will be slow-cooked to stock up my freezer with soup for lunches next week.
Originally my dinner party menu consisted of slow-cooked spicy butternut squash soup to start, but after doing an inventory of my Fridge last night I realised there was some broccoli lurking. So I text out and asked if anyone minded a change to Broccoli and Cheese Soup – all happy with that! Once you get in the NWTG habit, it’s hard to break EVEN for a dinner party!
This morning I’ve completed my grocery shop for the next 6 days plus the food for this evening. This was my second trip to Aldi. I had 2 lists. List number 1 for the family groceries and a target of £50. I’d done well on my first ever trip to Aldi last Friday and came in at £41.11. I knew there was extra meat to be purchased this week so wasn’t sure how much under (if anything) I’d come under budget. Wait for it – £37.26. Seriously I nearly fainted! I hadn’t popped any wine in the trolley just in case, but once I’d loaded up the car I went back round for my dinner party ingredients and some alcohol. 3 bottles of wine came to £10.27. This gave me a total spend of £47.53.
On my second trip round I also got the food for the dinner party. I’ll talk more about this next Monday, as I’m keen to do a cost comparison with the other grocery retailers.
The menu this evening is (now :-))
Pre-dinner – Nibbles!
Starter – Slow-cooked broccoli and cheese soup with home-made croutons and bread rolls
Main – Chicken stuffed with cream cheese and fresh basil wrapped in parma ham. Served with garlic and herb mini roast potatoes, carrot batons and green beans.
Dessert – My own take on Eton Mess. No fruit in this one! Home-made brown meringue, with whipped double cream, fudge, honeycomb and syrup
Better get on with that soup and start prepping the pots and veg!
How’s your Friday Fridge looking? Any plans for this evening?
As usual No Waste Tastes Great is bought to you with thanks to The Frugal Girl and the original Food Waste Friday.
Just to say I’ve updated Facebook with a few photos from yesterday!