The Beetroots were such a gorgeous colour. I am deciding what I want to do with them. I am wondering if I can eat them raw! These were probably £1.50. The Micro Greens were £2.50 and I sprinkle them over things. I will grow my own later. The Radishes to die for. I would serve a chilled radish like this on ice as an appetiser. I think they were £1.50. In fact we bought the Radishes at the organic farm shop in St Lawrence. These veg are singing they are so fresh and full of vitality.
Yep, they sing! Something like...
‘Look at me, look at me,
take me home for your tea!
Keep me crisp and eat me quick...
my goodness wants to make you fit’!
Try it with the kiddies when they don’t want to eat their greens! You never know, it could become catchy!
Anyway, the meal deal for £10 was some very nice Steak. Actually enough for four people, but we pigged out on it a couple of nights ago. I would have preferred smaller steak, and perhaps half an avocado, or an egg, if there’s were some Maris Piper oven chips. The aforementioned potato rissoles, which we had with a couple of fried eggs on top as another main meal.
And then the lovely Mussels in a lobster sauce. These are great because they are vac packed. There are some uses for plastic I think is good. These last ages in the vac pac. We like these as a main meal with some pasta tagliatelle. I do make it, but my Husband buys the Iceland dhurum wheat pasta from Iceland when its marked down. Yes He loves bargain shopping too! We stick it in the freezer until we want it. So the pasta was 70 ish pence, enough for four portions.
The starter pack of mussels is enough for the two of us, but if I was feeding four, I would use a handful of frozen mixed seafood from Iceland to add some more dimension to the dish.
And a bottle of white wine. I dont drink white wine often. It is more sugary than the red, and I get a sugar low after it. So this is an ideal visiting present bottle.
Three delicious somebody else made it meals, for less than £10. The bottle of wine must be worth a fiver if it was bought by itself. So, just because it’s Waitrose, it doesn’t have to be expensive to eat. Just eat about half of what you eat now, and up the nutrition.
Anyway, because the Mussel shells we’re so clean, I decided to keep them because they are so pretty. My Husband gave them a scrub, and got the little muscle off the inside and put them through the dishwasher for me. I don’t think the dishwasher is the best option, it took some of the lovely lacquer finish off them. Also some became brittle and broke. I think probably a boil with a half teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda would sort them out.
However, if you have a problem with the idea of little plastic canapé spoons ending up in landfill, this might be a good solution. The broken ones I am going to put at the bottom of flowerpots for drainage and natural minerals to leach out of them. I am also saving charred branches we collected, by putting them in my log burner at night as the fire burns out. These also go in the bottom of flower pots to keep the moisture in the plants, and give them nutrients. Happy days detoxing eh!