Dinner tonight was a falafel & halloumi hot wrap from pret’s before I rush off to an evening meeting. Yes – that’s not homecooked. It cost £4.25 and it was filling and delicious. but it was £4.25! I’m meeting a friend for dinner tomorrow at a Vietnamese restaurant so that will be about £15 at least. “ouch” says my wallet.
I got home around 9pm. Head-accountant says tomorrow’s lunch HAS to be home made what with eating out tonight and again tomorrow night. I had plenty of stuff in the fridge so…
Look what I got last week for 75p! It’s been in my fridge over a week since I bought it and it’s still okay. Bargain! I don’t generally aim to get yellow stickered items as the best time is late on a wednesday or thursday and I’m not a huge fan of having to walk home after dark. But sometimes I’m on my way home from somewhere or I’m already on the bus so I just do it and it does pay off by some variety of more expensive veges, at a lower price, to my meals.
Anyway, that was in my fridge already, and at 9pm I wasn’t going to spend half an hour waiting for rice to cook so the solution, as usual, is noodles. Tomorrow’s lunch literally tok 10 minutes to cook. The noodles went into a bowl of hot water and into the microwave for two minutes. The veges got a quick shake in tap water, and into a hot skillet for 5-6 minutes with some sliced tofu from the fridge, garlic granules and oyster sauce, the noodles then got drained and mixed into the veges, and there was a packed lunch! Easy peasy!