Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Word for Today

Pulchritudinous meaning physically beautiful
Richard Burton used it to describe his first impression of Elizabeth Taylor: "... the most astonishingly self-contained, pulchritudinous, remote, removed, inaccessible woman I had ever seen."


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Let's Get Serious and Save on our weekly Shop

I am becoming more and more guilty about waste in the kitchen.  As hard as I try I am always tossing something out whether it be left over's or vegetables that have gone rotten.  Bread and Milk are okay as I always use them before they are out of date and a tip about freezing bread if you take a whole loaf out of the freezer to rethaw it will go mouldy in no time.

So that being said, what to do?  Saw some good ideas on the morning TV show and so decided is time I pursued my earlier thoughts on cutting down on the number of times I go to the supermarket a week which for me is almost daily and if I only go in for one thing sure as hell come out with a bundle.

My List of things to do to get me on track and you if you think it will help.
  1. Decide how often to shop weekly or fortnightly for me it will be weekly because fresh fruit and vegetables will not always keep for a fortnight especially when you don't really know how they have been stored.  So weekly and this week I will try the market's for my fruit and vegetable to compliment those in the local supermarket that does have some nice fresh stuff.
  2. Draw up a menu for the week.  I am not going to cover every meal as I have tried that before and end up with too much because I go out to friends or eat out so let's say 5 days of meals.
  3. Then accordingly write out your shopping list 
  4. Have some fun with all this and it should stick especially if you start to save money which can go towards little luxuries or into a fund or to get out of debt
 Bit like a New Years resolution just a bit late or should that be a bit early!!

Till next time
 Have fun, eat well and be happy
Yours Howdiie

Grown in our backyard 

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