Hello Dear Reader,
It's freezing. The central heating is on full pump and the woodstove is fully cranked. I'm wrapped up and nearly lost the use of my faculties just walking to the shops this morning. I often read blogs where you live in the snow and freezing cold for months on end, I salute you as I really don't like the cold as much as I thought I did.
I'll start with a frugal eight point breakfast. Chop six mushrooms and fry in 10g of butter. Beat two eggs and beat in 50g of herb and garlic cream cheese. Pour over the mushrooms and cook. If you can only eat a few grams of fat a day then go for the good stuff!
I was up early giving the house a good blow through as it's crisp and dry, instead of the usual soggy wet we've been having.
I thought I would share my frugal air freshening. I take all of the sofa and arm chair cushions outside to air out. They come in smelling of the crisp air.
Here's the massive bowl of homemade soup I had for lunch. Weight loss doesn't have to come from packets and the maths is simple enough for anyone.
I work out all of the calories and points of my food and write it on the packs. Here are some foods, all from Aldi, no special WW products. Nothing that costs very much and all supermarket own brands. I've worked out the points in my store cupboard food too and written the points on there. If I grab a can of chick peas or baked beans, I know exactly how many calories already. For a numbers nerd like me, it's a fun way to pass an hour.
I had to share my fantastic veggie bargains of the massive butternut squash I bought in Aldi, only 49p each. They are my favourite veg, next to celeriac and they sell those too.
I got out to the library and picked up the two books I ordered online and I've had a quick look but they are not 'how to' books but just 'look at' books and not all that informative. I've had a good browse and they passed the time but I'll take them back as soon as I can.
Finally, my very thrifty three point lunch. Homemade veggie soup, tin of mandarin pieces in juice (Approved Food), a pot of Ambrosia chocolate rice pudding also from Approved Food (3 points) and a chopped banana (fair trade and from Aldi. Bursting with nutrition and really really cheap.
I shall make a massive veggie stew for supper with butterbeans and spices, which is just what I need to keep me warm. I hope everyone is keeping warm and I thought I would share some of my favourite blogs for you all to enjoy.
Go and say hello to Elaine at Mortgage free in three and enjoy some of her amazing recipes and craft ideas. Then, don't miss this knitting pattern for tiny baby shoes at frugalmummy.comhttp://www.frugalmummy.com/2013/01/patterns.html. and finally go and enjoy A thrifty mrs with her brilliant advice on organisation with today's advice being organised for emergencies.
I'll be sewing this afternoon and staying indoors out of the cold.
Love Froogs xxxx