My brilliant plan *cough* was to have a no-spend day today. Mondays are supposed to be easy, right?
However, the lack of fresh fruit was not something I thought should be ignored, and I wanted something tasty to add to our Mexican-style evening meal. During my lunch break I went for a walk around a nearby park hoping to forage some blackberries, but I didn’t find any so I decided a quick trip to Lidl was in order.
My luck was in – one of their weekly special offers was a bag of seven apples for 69p, and they were also selling Hass avocados for 34p each. There were lots of other offers around the store, like 49p for a bag of spinach, 75p for 100g of peppered salami, 99p for big bottles of sparkling perry and so on, but I was strict with myself and made it to the checkout with just the apples and an avocado. Fortunately I had a reusable bag with me so I didn’t have to pay for a carrier bag.
I had a late lunch of omelette and used up two eggs and some spinach lurking in the bottom of the fridge. Normally I would add some ricotta or mushrooms but we didn’t have any hanging around. Tasted pretty good though. This was followed with a glass of orange juice and an apple.
After I’d finished working for the day I picked some veggies out of the garden and off the windowsill to make dinner with.
We have coriander, plum and cherry tomatoes and jalapeno chillies to go in a fresh salsa, spring onions and Satan’s Kiss chillies to go in guacamole, and Tom Thumb lettuce plus a mini cucumber and a sweet Padron pepper to make a crunchy salad. I needed to add 1/4 onion, juice of half a lime, an avocado, and a little grated cheddar to make the meal work.
We had two mismatched packets of opened flour tortillas in the freezer plus some frozen leftover black bean stew which I reheated. I also marinaded some sliced leftover chicken with vegetable oil, spices and the juice of 1/4 lime before chargrilling it. Job done – tasty, fresh, spicy dinner.
The last bit of lime was cut into two tiny wedges and chucked in some beer.
Before we ate I realised there had been no real exercise so far today, so I managed a quick 200 sit-ups. It hurt after the first 150 ‘cos I’m a bit out of shape compared to last year, but no pain, no gain as they say.
After dinner I went upstairs and started tidying the office. Good news, I found a £10 TopShop voucher and a £5 Boots No7 voucher in a drawer. Maybe it isn’t going to be so bad after all. Going to spend the rest of the evening reading and listening to music.
Today I’ve managed to spend £1.03. Curses! Wonder how long the remaining £8.97 will last?
How’s everybody else doing?