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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Weekly Weigh In 12

This weeks landfill bag weighed in at 198g.

We seem to have stuck in that area , and I am quite happy considering, with that at the moment as it is a big reduction on the couple of kitchen bin liners per week we were throwing out a couple of years ago.

It is difficult with having 2 teenage boys and all the things they want.

If it were just myself and Dave I feel I could reduce this weight quite easily, but as they are here for a few more years yet I will have to suck it up and carry on as best I can.

The next 2 weeks will be interesting as not only are the boys on school holidays for both but Dave is also on holiday from work the first week, and the boys have friends visiting in the second.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Menu Plan w/c 29 March

Monday - Savoury mince, mash & fresh veggies

Tuesday - Southern Fried Chicken in a Bun, salad and hm chips

Wednesday - Bacon and egg sandwiches

Thursday - Sausage & mash, fresh veggies

Friday - Fish & Chips (on the seafront as its Good Friday)

Saturday - Pizza and salad

Sunday - Roast Chicken, roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings, fresh veggies

I will add in here again that lunches for myself and Dave are usually HM bread sandwiches with salad in the fillings or a leftover plate from the freezer. Tom and David usually have school lunch but at weekends and on holidays have hm bread sandwiches.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Weekly Weigh In 11

The landfill bag weighed in this week at 224g; so a little over my target of 200g.

In the grand scheme of things this is not too disasterous, as usage of products does fluctuate. We have all had new toothbrushes this week which have had some non-recylable packaging.

The bin although no where near full will be put out for collection next week as we reach 3 months since it was last emptied.

I will also in couple of weeks time be taking a trip to HWRC to empty my recycling boxes of the items which can only be dealt with there. It is 6 months since these were last emptied so that shows a reduction in that type of packaging as well.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Menu Plan w/c 22 March

Monday - Spagetti Bolognese with added fresh veggies

Tuesday - Liver & Sausage Casserole, mashed potatoes, fresh veggies

Wednesday - Meat Pie & Chips, fresh veggies

Thursday - Fish Pie, fresh veggies

Friday - Pork Casserole with cobbler topping, fresh veggies

Saturday - Fish & Chips

Sunday - Roast Beef, roasties, yorkshire puddings, fresh veggies

Monday, 15 March 2010

Weekly Weigh In 10

This week we see the landfill bag weighing in at 164g, and that is allowing for a styrofoam box which some chips came in from the takeaway we had on Sunday.

Dave and the boys decided to treat me to a takeaway instead of me cooking Sunday dinner as it was Mothers Day. The rest came in either re-usable plastic containers or paper bags; it was all delivered in a returnable cardboard box (claimed to keep the food hotter) rather than carrier bags.

So we are not doing too badly at all considering.

I have changed my shopping habits recently as well and now shop fortnightly at the supermarket with an organic veg box weekly, and doorstep milk, butter and fruit juice. Meat I am still buying from the local PO from a local butchers.

I have told Dave and the boys that as far as crisps and choc bars go "once its gone its gone" until the next shop, as I felt too many were getting eaten and I was buying loads weekly.

I still bake lots of cakes etc but obviously these are better than shop bought processed ones.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Menu Plan w/c 15 March

Monday - Savoury mince , mashed potatoes, fresh veggies

Tuesday - fish fingers & chips, fresh veggies

Wednesday - roast pork, yorkshire puddings, potatoes and fresh veggies

Thursday - hm meatballs & spagetti, served with a hm tomato sauce

Friday - beef casserole with dumplings

Saturday - burgers

Sunday Roast chicken, pigs in blankets, yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, fresh veggies

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Weekly Weigh In 9

Things have been looking fairly good this week on the landfill front; the bag this week weighed in at a very skinny 143g.

I feel as though something has not been put in the right place, as we have never been this low.

We have been as usual eating home cooked meals, although this weeks sausages came from a butcher who wraps in a single sheet of plastic film and paper so no annoying packaging there.

There are still some bits of plastic which have to go into the landfill bin, although the majority now either goes to HWRC or to carrier bag recycling at my local Sainsburys, I have noticed that alot more of there own label products now state that the plastic/polythene can be added to this facility, so obviously I am making use of it as we don't want to lose it.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Menu Plan w/c 8 March

Monday - savoury mince served with mashed potato, fresh veggies and hm bread

Tuesday - chicken/steak pie with chips and frozen peas and sweetcorn

Wednesday - hm burgers in hm buns served with salad

Thursday - pasta bake, garlic bread

Friday - sausage & mash, fresh veggies

Saturday - pizza and chips

Sunday - roast pork, yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, fresh veggies

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Curried Soup

I was making a batch of curry sauce to put into the freezer, as there were a few veggies which needed using including an aubergine and courgette.

I then hit upon the idea of using some of the sauce as a base for a curried type soup, so I took some aside, added in some extra spices blitzed it all with the whizz stick and added a tin of coconut milk.

Even if I say so myself, a very nice warming soup with a bit of a kick.

I wouldn't be able to ever replicate it identically but I know that basically once I have my basic curry sauce good to go then I can tweak it to make some soup.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Weekly Weigh In 8

The landfill bag this week weighs in at 194g, so a little up on last week but still within my target of 200g.

There don't seem to have benn any anomolies this week from our normal landfill rubbish, so i will just keep looking at reducing the amount we have.

Menu Plan w/c 1 March

Monday - Chicken, mash and fresh veggies

Tuesday - Omelette & Chips

Wednesday - Fish Pie and fresh veggies

Thursday - Pasta Bake

Friday - Sausage Casserole, mash & fresh veggies

Saturday - HM Pizza and chips

Sunday - Roast beef, yorkshires, roasties and fresh veggies