Last nights tea was jacket potatoes, one white potato and one sweet potato each ... very filling!!
I thought I was using up the last of the white potatoes and then this morning I remembered the bag of potatoes bought on yellow stickered offer just after Christmas and decanted, ... so they wouldn't sweat ... into a paper chicken feed sack that is currently residing in the workshop on top of the chest freezer, so phew no need to worry about just having the solitary white potato that is currently in the cupboard with two of it's sweet chums..
If you're wondering why they are all stood up in a jug it's because I cook jacket spuds the Jamie Oliver way. Pricked and put into a covered jug in the microwave for about ten minutes for four potatoes and then tipped into a baking tray, drizzled with some olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. Then cooked for about 30 - 40 minutes in the oven, this makes them super tasty and with skins that are just on the nice side of crunchy.
In other using it up news, I've almost reached the last of my favourite kind of peanut butter, I scraped out enough for my toast and then realised there would be just enough for another half slice on another day if I didn't pile it on too thickly as is my usual way, so one more day of peanut lusciousness that cost me £2 a jar when it was on offer, before I switch to the Asda Basic, which luckily I also like, to save money ... a lot of money when it sells for just 65p a jar.
It goes to show how we were letting things slip with our finances when I have been eating something as simple as peanut butter costing over three times the price of another brand that I like almost as much. This post I read the other day from Robyn over at Essex Hebridean rang very true for me.
Slap on the wrist administered ;-)
There were only two slices of bacon left for Alan's bacon butty the other day which wouldn't do at all, he's the kind of man that likes more filling than bread with a sandwich, so I cobbled him together a Full English instead using the last egg on the rack and one of my vegan sausages halved. He loved it, of course I just had the sausages with tomato ketchup in place of butter on my bread ... something I always do. It's funny on a sausage butty is the only time I use tomato ketchup.
Wearing it out?
Well we've worn nothing out yet ... it is only one week into January after all, but we've decided that throughout this year when we wear things out we will stop and consider very seriously if they need to be replaced at all. Anyway I liked the title for this post so I added the Wearing It Out so I could set up a new blog label :-)