Hello Dear Reader,
If I were to pick up the phone right now and call the local takeaway, they would take an hour to cook it and get it to me. They would charge me a fortune and a delivery charge. It would be full of salt and the MSG would send me raving around the house on a chemical rampage! Nonetheless, I love a stir fry and a few noodles and though certainly not a cheap supper, I can't resist a takeaway.
The ingredients tonight are mostly what I had in the fridge, defrosted from the freezer and from the store cupboard. My grocery shop on the way home consisted only of fruit, veggies and salad. I love broccoli and will happily eat sweet peppers like an apple! I sliced some loin chops, which were part of a bulk purchase from the local butchers and then portioned for our meal sizes and frozen. I chopped some veg and fried the lot in two tablespoons of smoking hot sesame oil.
I served the lot with spicy noodles, to which I simply added boiling water, covered and microwaved for about five minutes.
The final supper time, including chopping, wiping down the kitchen and stacking the dish washer is about half an hour. I may not be able to resist a take away but I can surely beat them on speed and price!
I had to show off my lovely gift which Foster Mummy brought me yesterday! She is a love and knows me so well.............a nine pack of loo rolls! Posh ones too........on special offer in the Co-op! Don't bother with flowers or a cake when you visit your frugal friend, take them tea bags, some cooking oil or a box of tissues! I promise they will be appreciated.
I have the same 'takeway' again for lunch tomorrow, which I will just re-heat. There's my confession for the night..........I can't resist a takeaway!
Over to you Dear Reader, what can you not resist? What do you whip up in the kitchen to satisfy your culinary needs?
Love Froogs xxxxxxxxxxxx