So all this no supermarket shopping marlarky has really changed the way we think and eat. We always have a bag of oven chips in the freezer for those days when you simply want to eat chips! Now in all this market shopping we have yet to see a single bag of oven chips but we had given it no thought until last night when we decided we really wanted chips to buddy up with the lovely gammon we had for dinner! So what to do?? A) crack and drive head held low to the nearest supermarket or b) make our own!
You’ll be pleased to know we didn’t go for option a and we did indeed make our own chips! And boy are we glad we did! It was a) extremely simple and b) they tasted absolutely amazingly better than our regular oven chips! Now we know that deep fat frying is not the best for you but as a Sunday night treat we think its fine!
Yes we know we had popcorn for tea on Saturday and that we pride ourselves on our healthy diet but we think chips and popcorn have their place in a healthy balanced diet and we did eat a large amount of salad with them! Where did we get our salad from?? Oh yes our windowsill – our first produce since starting our year without supermarkets! We now have a fine crop of cress, rocket, pea shoots and chickpea shoots! We are a) happy b) proud c) getting our 5 a day!
In other news it is a week since we went shopping and in times gone by we would be getting twitchy and heading to the supermarket but not this week! We have eaten really well but somehow still have lots of food left so here’s the plan – tomorrow is market day so we’re heading out with our £50 and a strict list and only buying what we really need:
One other fruit which will be selected from the market
One type of green veg
One meals worth of fish
Join us tomorrow for a full report!!