Hello Dear Reader,
A million thanks to all the people who have clicked the link on the right to the MAD awards and have nominated me, if you haven't and feel you would like to, then please nominate me as I need all the nominations I can get to go through to the voting round. Now back to my amazing revelation!
I've just eaten the most amazing thing..................celeriac chips! Like parsnip chips but with no points (I'm bi-lingual and can speak fluent Weight Watchers). I took a pack of salmon fillets from Aldi and smothered them in sticky soy, ginger and garlic sauce. I left them a while.
I peeled and chipped a celeriac, a quid in Aldi and sprayed them with oil and baked them in a very hot oven for thirty minutes. In the last five minutes, I put the salmon into the top of the oven and sprinkled some cherry tomatoes among our chips.
Here's the score on the doors. Salmon 11 points for 200g and the marinade, which we have a cupboard full of from Approved Food is 2 points for half the pack. The tomatoes and celeriac chips have no points and the celeriac has the taste of parnip chips without the calories. They are utterly divine. This is not frugal and certainly not cheap, but this is my treat for the week and I'll be back on the chick pea salad and lentil soup tomorrow.
Weight loss total for January is eight pounds and I'm sure I'm going to find one hundred things to do with celeriac at this rate!
It's the last day of the month and payday for most of us so let's all use the next few days to sort out meter readings, read our water meters, submit our readings online. Let's set out budgets and check our spending for the month and put what we can into savings or throwing at debts. Let's have a look in our food cupboards or pantry and put a plan in place to use what we have. Let's write menus (rough will do for twenty meals, so all you have to do is rotate them.
Let's make this the month we get a grip of our finances and make sure we get back control of what we spend and save. I'm going to give over February's posts to taking back control of: wasting, saving, spending, eating, exercise and getting out and about.
Now, Dear Reader, do you do anything unusual with any veggies in particular? Anyone else discovered a vegetable and made better use of it? Anyone else fighting the flab and trying to shrink their waistline? Over to you and I always love hearing from you.
Love Froogs xxxxx