Day seven and I'm already at the end of the first week, wow in some ways that went quickly. I am getting into the rhythm now of prepping ahead for some things to save myself time or washing up ... or both.
This morning for instance I knew there were the four slices of Quorn Ham Style Slices left so they were to be my breakfast 'bacon butty'. These slices are really tasty fried quickly in oil and eaten straight away, but I knew the first loaf was far too stale to be able to use anymore of, so while the 'bacon' cooked I whizzed up the stale bread in my Nutribullet and once it had cooked I tipped the crumbs into the oil left in the pan, added a shake of dried herbs and some onion powder and a dash more oil and warmed the crumbs through.
I turned the heat off while I went and enjoyed my breakfast, and then went back to give the crumbs another round of drying out thoroughly in the hot pan later.
You do have to watch them and turn them frequently to make sure that you are driving off all the moisture. Once they were dry to the touch, I turned off the heat, gave them a final stir around and left them in the pan until it was cold.
Then I spread them out on the tray, checked that they were completely dry and cold and left them like this for a while before transferring them to a lidded pot and putting them in the fridge.
Lunch was more bread, but I really wanted to use up my cheese, and the thought of a lovely fresh cheesy salad sandwich was just too hard to resist.
Yes, this must have been about a third of this week's ration all on one sandwich ... gosh it was good!!
After buttering my bread for lunch, I decided to use the remainder of the fat ration to make a small batch of pastry reader for my evening meal. Doing it this way meant that I could weigh the butter and add double the amount of flour and a pinch of salt to the bowl.
And it made just enough!!
My day seven dinner ... leftover Mixed Vegetable Curry hidden in a pasty and leftover rice with some celery, tomato and spring onion stirred through to make a rice salad.
What a delicious way to end week one.
Now it's time to weigh out my rations for Week Two and check through the menu plan to see if I have to buy anything from the shops.
Thank you to everyone who has followed along up to now and thank so much for all the comments. I have tried to go back and answer them all as people have joined in over the course of the week.