After last Saturdays rather tropical feel, the temps plummeted again during the week and me, being a big sissy haven't ridden my bike to work at all this week (insert really sad face here) It isn't far at all to get to work and I usually enjoy the brisk ride in, however I have had a nasty headache most of the week and it was compounded on Wednesday.
On Wednesday arvo lovely Hubby accidentally put dinner on high on the stove and left the house to run an errand. What he was supposed to do was to put 1 kg of chicken thigh fillets into the big saucepan and cover it with the left over broth from Saturdays "Drunken Chicken" pop it on very low and let it poach gently, creating another meal. What he did though, was popped it on the stove, turned the stove on to high (completely by accident) and left the house. Oh my, the mess it created! Plumes of smoke and a horrible, yellow, sticky, grease covering everything. We were so very lucky that it didn't catch fire and burn the house down! The whole house just stinks of smoke and made me feel quite nauseous and headachy. This has given us all a terrible fright and he promises to be more careful in future. I keep telling him, he need to slow down.
I am going to try and save the pot as it is my favourite and I use it for so many things. It is currently having a good soak with a dishwasher tablet dissolved in it to try and loosen the charcoaled debris that was left.
So dinner that night was not more "Drunken Chicken" it was, after a quick trip to Coles on the way home, Chicken and Pesto Pasta. I used the rest of the frozen pesto I had in the freezer.
So, on with frugal things-
1. Packed my lunch every day to take to work. I subscribed to Mightynest/Mightyfix a while ago and the metal container on the right (which comes with a leak proof lid) along with a slightly smaller version, was my first delivery. I love them, as they don't leak and don't absorb odour! Sweet.
2. Used up the rest of the frozen, home made Rocket and Basil Pesto to make a quick meal of Chicken and Pesto Pasta after the cremation of dinner on Wednesday afternoon. I froze the Rocket and Basil Pesto down in ice cube trays and popped them out into a small container, ready to use when needed. Easy
3. Made a batch of "My Mums Pickling Vinegar" to pickle home grown chillies
5. Cleaned the house with home made cleaners, which are cheap as chips to make and just as effective as store bought, chemically loaded products
So, over to you, dear reader. Tell me your frugal or free achievements this week.