I went ‘home’ for the weekend. This means I visited my husband in his university house 70 miles away. After weeks without more than emails and texts, it was bliss; but returning to the text/email predicament Sunday night hurt a lot. I don’t like posting sad/negative things on here; but if you have any spare energy, I’d love a donation.
I love it here, I’m strong, I’m experiencing; facing fears and pushing boundries and I survive it happily. But damnit, I love him and five weeks without his voice nor his touch and two weeks with only photographs to look at really stretched me. Don’t get me started on the state of public transport at the moment.
Okay, normal scheduling shall now resume.
Picture: Okay teams, Ready, Steady, COOK!”
After my £11 shop yesterday [wait a minute.. that was today.. oh dear; losing my mind], I started thinking about meal plans. Most include rice/pasta/potatoes with vegetables, so I thought I’d take a full inventory of my current food situation.
- Breaded chicken
- Yorkshire Puddings
- Turkey Dinosaurs
- Happy Stars
- Baby sweetcorn
- Fruit juice
- Variety of teas
- Pasta ‘n’ Sauce packets
- Can of potatoes [don’t ask]
- Tin of blackberries
- Tuna Bake Sauce
- Sweetcorn tins
- Baked Beans with sausages
- Spaghetti hoops
- Chicken Oxo Cubes
- Plain Flour
- Dark Brown Sugar
- Decicamated Pokanut (Decimated Coconut :P)
- Cranberry Juice
- Green beans
- Yoghurt (organic vanilla & 2 little chocolate ones)
- Biscuits (Hobnobs, oatcakes, coconut biscuits)
- Cereal Bars
- Chocolate – Dark & Milky Way
- Glacé Cherries
- Half a batternberg cake (in airtight container)
- Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding
- Crumble mix (for apple crumble)
So that’s my entire inventory of food (from memory). I also have herbs and spices and the rice is a mix of normal & boil in the bag. I like to think I’ve a good mix of healthy and yummy foods. I don’t intend to buy any more junk food and I’m hoping to experiment with simple & healthy meals.
This list looked really good.. and then I went downstairs to make a cup of nettle tea and some buttered toast; and added some things I’d forgotten… Now I just look like a pig =P
On the plus side, last year I was consuming around 15 packs of super noodles/pasta’n’sauces a week whereas I have 10 packs of noodles and 4 pasta packets to last the term (I’ve been here three weeks and have only used one pasta and 2 noodles.
What do you cook when you’re in need of nourishment? What staple food could you not live without? What’re your favourite winter warmers?
P.S. a friend just showed me this: http://www.cookingbynumbers.com/frames.html I ticked about 20 of the boxes and the second option was:
100% of 1 ingredients in Apple on its own.
Only got an apple? Fridge barer than a new born grizzly? Try this recipe for success.
Which made me laugh. =)