Another day, another weetabix breakfast.
My large box of weetabix is serving me well and I do enjoy it as a quick grab it and go breakfast. My posh cup and saucer were going to be used, but then I changed my mind and had my coffee out of my usual yellow Jasmine Woods Ware. I'm not that pretentious that I need sweet roses for my breakfast cuppa ... Hyacinth Bucket/Bouquet sprang to mind 😄
My dinner was absolutely gorgeous.
I've been buying my potatoes from Aldi for the last year or so but last week I splurged when I got the last bit of shopping. I didn't need that much but I had picked up the spring onions, bread and radishes from Aldi and then gone on another errand, when I remembered that I needed potatoes my car was in the Booth's car park so I went and picked up the four baking potatoes from there. True they were probably twice the price of the Aldi ones, but they were bigger, and my gosh they had twice the taste.
Have I been saving myself money but in the process losing out on flavour and quality?
It wasn't even the extra cheese that this week's rations meant I could afford to put on the potato that made it taste so good, it was the actual potato itself.
I need to have a serious thought about my just using Aldi as my go to supermarket. Yes, they might be cheaper, and yes they might be a smidge closer to me, but in all honestly ... and this modern wartime rationing challenge is making me think a lot more carefully about everything I have available and that I am eating ... I would rather pay a little bit more and really enjoy the fewer things that I am buying.
For my evening meal I used another portion of my pasta.
It looks as though I can comfortably have one pasta meal a week and stay within the ration that my monthly points purchase bought me. I cooked the pasta in the oven in the sauce that I made out of the last of the red tomatoes from the garden. There is one whizzed up portion left in the freezer for future use. I added some the broccoli that I purchased in week one to the dish and a few little pieces of the white Vitalite block of dairy free cheese, but to be honest this one isn't as nice as the Violife Feta style cheese that I usually use.
A tasty day foodwise, but the star of the day has to be the humble baked potato. I might just have to alter my menu plan and have another one tomorrow.