Alan was going shopping and as I needed to pick up my tablets from the pharmacy I said I would go with him. I only really needed some bleach but as you can see I got tempted ... doesn't that just always happen!! It's one of the reasons I try not to go to the shops unless strictly necessary.
The tomatoes were one of this weeks Super Six so they greeted me as soon as I walked in the front doors of Aldi. The bleach was what I went for, the paracetamols because I either me or Alan pick up a couple of packs whenever we are at the shops ... it's awkward that you can only buy two packs on each shop visit when two packs is only a four day supply for me, but we manage.
The Tenderstem Broccoli wasn't really needed but I enjoyed the last lot so much, and as I'm making soup again tomorrow I thought it would be good to use the stems in this for added fresh goodness, and finally I got the Heinz vegan mayo because I don't think I've tried this one before and it was cheaper than the Hellman's that I'm currently on my last jar of.
Rather neatly my total came to exactly £5 ... I like it when that happens.
Alan wanted to have a cup of tea and get his lunch in the Booth's café, he did offer me some but I had had a good breakfast so I just had a toasted teacake and a glass of iced water. They gave me three of these with my teacake and even being generous with my spreading I only needed two, so I also brought this home with me, a nice little freebie.
I really wanted this to be a No Spend Week but in the grand scheme of things a £5 spend is not bad is it, and it brings my total up to now in January to £20.82 spent over three shopping trips. 😃
I've also got to re-adjust my menu plan again as Alan's reason for going to Aldi was to get some neeps and tatties
for a late Burns Supper tonight, he was away for meetings on Burns Night and he wants to use up the vegetarian haggis that we were gifted in a hamper at Christmas ... so I'm out for tea tonight.
While I was making the other day's Hot Dog lunch I decided to make up some mashed potato for the little Potato Pizzas
so I could steal a little bit of onion to add to the mash for the pizza bases, and like in yesterdays mentioned food prep I put aside a portion of the mash for the Shepherds Pie which has now moved to be a Sundays meal.
I decided to try cooking the Potato Pizzas in the Remoska, but it didn't work out too well. They were very tasty, but also very sloppy and doing it this way the mash didn't 'set' properly ... hence me taking a photo of them while they were still on the foil and not after I moved them to my plate.
If I make them again I will add a good heaped tablespoon of flour rather than just a sprinkle and try frying them as the YouTube video said you should. Perhaps this will give them a firmer texture. Anyway it was worth a try as they were delicious, they were just more like pizza-flavoured mashed potatoes than a potato pizza. 🍕🍕🍕