A bit of a play on words in the title today!!
Last time Lovely Hubby went back to Jointers Farm to pick up another load of our homemade compost (we have permission to keep going back to get it) he pulled up the last of my home grown leeks. Wow...there were a lot, (the ones in the picture above are what's left after making the soup) they had over-wintered very happily in the raised bed near the lavender plants, but now they needed pulling up and using.
He wasted no time at all when he got back in making two vast pans of soup, one Leek and Potato pan and the other using some of the leeks with a few cups of basic soup mix.
It's still for sale here at 25p a bag!!
We used about half a bag of mix to get a HUGE pan of soup, two meals for three of us (Jason's staying here at the moment) and the four icecream tubs in the photos to pop in the freezer.
I still have some of the leeks left over so I am deciding what to make next, maybe a couple of pies or quiches that can also be put in the freezer, it's a shame not to use them all up while they are so fresh. I will make something and freeze it for my 'Live Below the Line Week', after all you can use your own homegrown ingredients as long as you cost them in properly. I think one of my bags of soup mix will be included in my purchases too, you can't go wrong for 25p can you!!
Well that was the 'goodness' part of the title and this is the 'treat'. I sent in a little order to Approved Foods last week and somehow I 'accidently' ordered some little Chocolate Bunnies...... well....all my Chocolate Santas have gone now......I wonder where they went.....she walks away looking skyward and whistling inncocently.......lol !!
The 'Eat Natural' bars are a brilliant buy at the moment from Approved Foods, I seem to have 'accidently' ordered 4 boxes of them too!! Oh well they are good to pop into LH's lunchbox, and better for him than Mars bars.
While it's raining outside today I am going to read through my Remoska booklet and recipe book, I really need to start using this lovely little kitchen tool,. Everytime I go to cook a meal I put the oven on without thinking.... and I need to think ....... all this electricity usage is going to be mounting up, I need to get back on track with my frugal ways.