Tonight I decided a chow mein was the order of the day, I like me some cabbage! These last couple of recipes have been so super quick, super simple and very tasty, I am loving the challenge of thirty frugal cooking days. Last night I added some asparagus and a few oven chips to the apricot chicken, it was a huge meal. I am making an effort to cook from scratch as much as I can as I have been a little on the lazy side of late and am determined to overcome this behaviour. And I have to admit that cooking from scratch always leaves me with so much left over for the next one, sometimes two days. I have a laugh to myself as when I take leftovers to work, to warm up, I always eat my lunch at recess. I am also always super excited too when I know there’s leftovers on my menu! Also having leftovers really is a money saver, especially if the meal itself wasn’t too spendy in the first place. It also means I don’t start nosing around the canteen either, running up a bill of silly proportions.
I’ve been going mad recently, screenshotting all sorts of easy to make recipes. I promise to share them with you. I find it a lovely way to spend an evening, seeking, screenshotting and perusing fun recipes.
It really bothers me that when I am lazy, the wanton spending on food seems to spiral. And whilst I am saving very well, not wasting on clothes or possessions, I now am working towards applying that discipline with my food.
I never feel like I’m missing out on anything at all these days, yet when I was a spender I never felt like I ever had enough. Weird huh?
Here below is my apricot pulled chicken, chips, asparagus and a nice big dollop of pickle!