It's still very much the case of using things up here, everything from the toiletries to the food, hopefully lessening the things we need to transport to the new house. One way of doing this is to turn the ingredients we have into ready made food for our journeys and to feed us on our long days of decorating.
Taking basic ingredients and making tasty treats ....
... that keep us going and stop the hunger pangs that so much physical labour brings.
Stodgy foods seem the order of the day with quiches, pasties and the like being our favourites.
That they can be eaten hot or cold only adds to their appeal.
This stream of pictures show how I make my pasties.
Mostly I make my own pastry from scratch, well me and Mr Kenwood that is, but sometimes I cheat and use shop bought ready rolled pastry, this was on offer at just £1 a pack and when your time poor it's a real help, so how could I say no. So that was six salmon, spring onion, feta cheese, onion marmalade and mashed potato pasties for a total cost of around £3.50, that's less than 60p each.
Lovely and tasty straight from the oven but I was strong and resisted the urge to sample the goods.
I wasn't quite so strong though when it came to the chocolate chip cookies, made from an Approved Foods mix I bought recently. Very tasty I thought the first time I sampled one, even more tasty the second time as I munched and pondered, and later half way through our 250 mile journey sat in the services with a Skinny Latte they were even better, especially when we sat and watched as folk bought themselves three course 'meals' from C*sta Coffee, HOW MUCH!!
I was super strong and resisted sampling the bread too, although it didn't last long once we got there, a quick snack with homemade jam before bed after the journey and then toasted and dripping with butter the next morning.
The decorating may be nearly finished, but soon I think it will be time to start to plan the diets :-)