Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Twelve pound Charity Challenge - DAY 2

Obviously there's no one here to keep an eye on me while I'm doing this Challenge.  All I can say is, that's not going to be a problem!  Even going round a car park the wrong way makes me feel bad.  So trust me, I'll be sticking to the slightly bendy rules, because I have absolutely no desire to be plagued with guilt!  Anyway it's not just a Charity challenge, it's a personal one too - and I want to prove to myself I can do it.

I was a little apprehensive when I checked the returning lunch boxes yesterday, but thankfully they were all empty and the feedback wasn't bad.  
The contents had looked a little pale though.....(small sprig of home grown parsley added for a splash of colour!)  

I fought and lost the battle for brown bread, but not to worry, I'll find another way to get more fibre into them! They're having cream cheese sandwiches, with a bit of chicken today. (I stripped every single, solitary morsel of meat off that bird last night and made some lovely stock)  
My crisps alternative is crackers with a spread of marmite.  No complaints about the carrot sticks either and they all loved the muffins.  I put half a tin of the peaches + juice into the muffin mix so they were sweet and gooey.  Carrot muffins next (the children are going to be sick of the sight of carrots by the end of this week!)

Tonight we had leek and potato soup followed by pancakes, of course! Well, drop scones to be more precise.  I used Hugh FW's recipe - but watered down the milk and cut back on butter to save on supplies.  They were still delicious!

One, two, three go!!



  1. I like the idea of being a bit more frugal, I'm always looking at ways to save money and it's amazing what you find you can live on when needs must. I was a single Mum of 4 for a while (few years ago now) so I had stripped things right back to basics, these posts are really reminding me of that. Enjoying reading, and I shall be pinching some ideas :-)

  2. Thanks Jo, it's making me think long and hard about every bit of food we've got +everything I cook!

  3. I love the idea of peaches and juice in the muffins - can you post a recipe when you get a chance? It sounds as if home-made pancakes and bread are going down well at least!

  4. Yes, of course! I'll do a post about the muffins on friday. Thanks for your comments.