Leftovers are brilliant, in fact I think I find more pleasure in making a meal or a treat out for us out of leftovers than I ever could browsing the aisles of the supermarkets for the former or the latter, and of course the post-Christmas fridge is veritable treasure trove of things to choose from.
The bananas were languishing on the worktop, they are the only fruit I don't put in the fridge .... poor lonely things!!
I knew there was half a tub of cream in the fridge and a tin of caramel in the cupboard ....
... so it just had to be Lovely Hubby's favourite dessert in the whole wide world - Banoffee Pie. It looked a bit plain as it was and of course we had ...
... leftover Quality Street!!
Damn Tesco and their last minute reduction of the must have Christmassy sweets to two tubs for £6 ... I succumbed.
A quick grating later and it looked much more appealing, and we did really well and rationed it out over the last few days, a total of eight portions ..... good leftovers :-)
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And talking of leftovers, using things up and saving money my new blog 'A Year Without ...' went live yesterday. Starting off with a film clip of the opening of the Sealed Pot, which netted us a grand total of £328.71 which is my housekeeping money for 2016.
The blog will follow my progress as I manage with this, bolstering it up with vouchers, coupons and Nectar points, and of course home grown foods from all the free seeds I collected this year. It will also chart our attempt to live for a whole year without buying any books or clothes or a lot of other things which we are adding to the list as and when we think of them.
This is going to be my only Challenge during this coming year. We have to focus long and hard on saving all the money we can and hopefully daily blogging about it will keep me accountable to myself.
Use the link to nip over and have a look if you would like to.