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Monday, 22 February 2010

Weekly Weigh In 7

This weeks bag weighed in at 184g, we are at least being consistent with this figure.

There were a couple of extra bits of non-recyclable plastic due to the boys being off school.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Menu Plan w/c 22 February

Monday - Spaghetti Bolognese

Tuesday - Egg & Chips

Wednesday - Pork & Liver Casserole, fresh veggies from box

Thursday - Fish & Chips (hm)

Friday - Jacket Potato

Saturday - HM pizza

Sunday - going out for lunch ( birthday/mothers day)

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Carrot & Pumpkin Soup

I had a couple of small pumkins/squashes left in my veg rack which were the size of cricket balls.

so I made up a batch of this soup.

500g tub of hm chicken stock
2 leeks finely diced
small onion finely diced, (used a serving spoon of the precooked)
3 carrots small dice
the said pumpkin small dice
3 tennis ball size potatoes small dice.

sweat off the leeks in a glug of oil, add in the onions, carrots and pumpkin then add the stock plus the same again of water times 2.

let this all come to the boil then add 2 handsful of orange lentils and the potatoes, bring back to the boil, then turn down to a simmer until the carrots are soft,

Blitz with a whizz stick or similar and serve with pinch fresh ground black pepper and hm chunky bread.

This amount has made 6 x 2 ladel portions. It is a thick soup so can always be watered down further to stretch.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Weekly Weigh In 6

The landfill bag weighs in at 184g.

Again just under my 200g target so I am pleased.

Even though the crisp packets are now going into a box in readiness for sending to PCF there doesn't seem to be a reduction in total weight.

I do know that again we have a polystyrene tray as I had asked Dave to pick up some bacon and he got the one on the tray rather than just the plastic wrap.

So I will have to take a better look again at what exactly is coming into the house foodwise.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Menu Plan w/c 15 February

Monday - Haggis, tatties and neeps

Tuesday - Pancakes

Wednesday - Egg and hm chips

Thursday - Fish Pie, fresh veggies from box

Friday - Spagetti Bolognese inc fresh veggies from box

Saturday - HM Pizza

Sunday - Roast Pork, roast potatoes, yorkshires, fresh veggies from box

Monday, 8 February 2010

Weekly Weigh In 5

This weeks landfill bag contains 192g of non-recyclable rubbish, including 2 polystyrene trays.

These were the packaging for the chicken bought from the PO for lunch yesterday, which there wasn't an alternative to.

I order my meat each week for a Friday delivery to the PO from a butchers in the town, but obviously it has to come prepackaged, usually it is just polythene but this time had a tray as well.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Menu Plan w/c 8 February

Monday - meatballs & spagetti with a hm tomato sauce

Tuesday - curry & rice including fresh veggies from box

Wednesday - fish & chips (cooked at home) fresh veggies from box

Thursday - pork casserole with herby dumplings, fresh veggies from box

Friday - jacket potatoes

Saturday - omelettes

Sunday - roast beef, yorkshires, roasties, fresh veggies from box

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Weekly Weigh In 4

This weeks landfill bag weighed in at 178g, so again this is under my 200g target.

I am really pleased about this as we are now keeping below this level regularly.

We have also been using any of the cinders from the coal fire for making a path which is going to run along the side of the greenhouse once it is put up.