I forgot to take a photo of breakfast ... yet again!!
Here's the pan our porridge was in just to show we had porridge for breakfast ;-)
It was time to use up my stash of trimmings and peelings from the freezer, apart from them taking up so much space on my 'Living on Rations' freezer shelf we had just eaten the last of the previous batches of soup, including the ones from the freezer.
They were left in the pan on top of the Aga to start thawing out a bit while I got on with prepping everything else.
I put half of my dried soup mix to soak ...
...and added another tablespoon of red lentils to the jug.
Then it was time to raid the fridge vegetable drawer for anything that needed using up.
All that I got out in the end were some more celery trimmings, I don't like eating the leaves so they always end up in soups, and the last of the red cabbage,
And then I got the two jugs of vegetable cooking water out of the fridge and added them to the pan.
This brought the level up nicely and it was all brought to the boil before being placed in the bottom oven of the Aga to simmer away for a couple of hours.
Then it was lunch time and for a change we had sausage butties.
I forgot to take a photo of our tea, but it was the two pans of stew in this picture, (minus the bit I removed from both ready to make pasties in the dishes at the front) with added dumplings, four each. It made for a tasty and very satisfying meal ... we were both very full and apart from a cup of coffee nothing else was eaten before bedtime.
The soup once it had cooled was portioned out and put into the fridge. Eight portions of soup from a pan of peelings and trimmings, cost negligible.
Absolutely nothing wasted, just the way I like it :-)