Tuesday 24 May 2022

Cheap & easy meal, back to my haven sooner than expected

 I had a brainwave yesterday for a cheap and easy flan for lunches and/or dinners, which could be portioned up and frozen.   I'd got a pack of ready-rolled shortcrust pastry in the fridge which was about to go out of date, half a bag of carrots that were going soft, half a pot of double cream, and plenty of cheese and eggs.  So I used the pastry to line a deep baking tray, then grated the carrots and cheese and mixed them together, adding 6 beaten eggs, the cream and lots of herbs and seasoning, it filled the pastry case.  Baked for half an hour, along with a trayload of jacket potatoes that I'd partly microwave cooked first, to use up the other oven shelf.  I cut the flan into 6 large portions, we had one each for lunch with some salad, the rest I've frozen.  It'll be lovely with chips or a jacket spud and coleslaw, or even just on it's own for a quick lunch.  Considering it's got minimal ingredients, it really is very nice, we had it at room temperature for our lunch yesterday.

The scaffolders didn't turn up yesterday either, goodness knows when they're planning on coming back.

Husband's got the dentist today, he thinks he's having a tooth out, so I'll have to do something soft for dinner that he doesn't have to chew.  Maybe cottage pie, I've got some homemade ones in the freezer.

Our lovely van neighbours C & J texted yesterday to say they're going to their van today instead of Saturday.  We were planning on going Saturday morning, but will go earlier now, maybe tomorrow, more likely Friday.  I've got plenty of homecooked ready meals in the freezer, so again I won't have to do much in the way of cooking whilst in the van.  Weather is forecast to be nice next week.  So husband will most likely spend plenty of time outside, chinwagging with his mate Charlie, rather than indoors falling asleep in front of the TV.

I can't wait to go back to the van.  I really don't know what I'd do without it - have a nervous breakdown, probably.  Stressed up to the eyeballs and very tearful again.  Seeing our lovely van neighbours will be good for me, we do get on so very well with them.

It's our wedding anniversary on Friday, somewhat shamefully I'd forgotten about it until today.


  1. Your big flan cooking sounds great, you are very organised :-) xx

    How are you doing in the search for 'noise abatement solutions'.

  2. Happy Anniversary for Friday. Have a lovely time at the van with your friends, and try to forget all about roofing and scaffolders. xx

  3. Wishing you a wonderful wedding anniversary and a great time at the van. Love the sound of the flan/quiche a great way to use the abundance of eggs we seem to have at the moment.

  4. Happy Anniversary for Friday, it'll be nice to spend it in your happy place at the Van.

  5. Happy Anniversary for Friday, it'll be nice to spend it in your happy place at the Van.

  6. Yes, Happy Anniversary will have new flowers in your garden for you anniversary. I hope the sun shines and brightens the day.

  7. The flan sounds great. Enjoy your trip back to the van.

    God bless.


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