I'm currently working my way through the fridge and cupboards eating up everything that might prove tempting over the course of next week. It's been a wonderful weekend of chocolate and wine I can tell you, without any hint of remorse. 😁
This pot noodle style thing was tucked away at the back of the larder cupboard. I'm often seduced by this sort of thing when I venture to the shops with an empty tummy and then they get put away on arrival at home and get forgotten about.
So I thought to myself if this seduced me in Aldi my goodness it might come after me again next week, so I have to get it out of sight and out of mind and into my tummy ... NOW!!
I was slightly bemused when I opened it and found less than an inch of contents, but then I remembered all you Bloggers, Instagrammers and YouTubers out there busy dehydrating foods to save space on storage and I realised on closer inspection that this was just very finely dehydrated vegetables and lentils.
I added the water to the fill line as instructed and left it to it's own devices while I answered a call from Meabh at the Ration Challenge headquarters. By the time we had finished chatting my pot was ready, oh but how small it looked, and how liquidy, I quickly dug a spoon out of the drawer in anticipation of tucking in, a fork was just not going to cut the mustard here ... or the dahl.
Then I remembered that I had some rice and peas in the fridge leftover from last nights tea, and decided to add half of them to the pot. It cooled it down drastically so I nipped next door where a very nice man with a microwave lives and zapped it for a couple of minutes.
It was really tasty. I have no idea how much this had cost me but it is a very nice snack if you happen to have some additional rice on hand. On it's own maybe you would need a slice of bread and butter to pad it out, but it's definitely tasty.
Then I rinsed the pot out and peeled off the paper outer ready for recycling and came across this tip. Which although is a good one I have no need of another plant pot at the moment, and Alan has a huge stack of these off the yoghurts he eats so this particular one went into the recycling bin.
Maybe the only reason that I perhaps won't be buying this again.