Food chain weekend so it needs to be simple on the homefront. Complicated plans for Sunday night invariably come to nought. So - I'm thinking more pork balls Saturday night as I have some water chestnuts to use and some cabbage that will make a nice side dish only balls as we had a snack at St John about 5.30, high tea if you like, so not specially hungry, Sunday a roast, easy and fabulous more balls! . Monday vegetable curry I think roast chicken, and all the trimmings, Tuesday we're out, Wednesday steamed chicken and ginger carrot salad and steamed aubergine and ginger rhubarb fool for dessert as the lovely Vicki was round, Thursday pasta with mushrooms steamed savoury custard, spicy cabbage and rice, as I have a little hankering, Friday steamed eggs steamed leek and bacon pudding as the hankering will be assauged on the weekend I'm thinking!
At the Ginger Pig I bought a chicken roasted Monday night and cold in lunchboxes for a few days while the sun was shining and it looked set to be a lovely day. Paid £13.70
At Booths I bought steaming potatoes with the chicken then the rest in salad for lunches, blood oranges to recreate a treat from Anchor & Hope juiced and mixed with campari and soda, brussel sprouts and a butternut squash roast dinner hot and cold in lunches for £3,80
At Monmouth I bought coffee - £10.50
From Wild Beef I bought eggs - £1.50
From the Fresh Olive Company bought a melange in a medium pot - £3.50
At Gastronomica I bought a great piece of toma - £7 - and emerged into the pouring rain to run across the road.
At Neals Yard I bought milk and yoghurt - £8.90
At Flour Power I bought a toast loaf - £1.10
At Elsey & Bent I bought a tub of mandarins - £2 - despite liking their name I don't often buy much here and it turned out the mandarins were too hard to peel so, though they were meant for lunches they ended up as juice so it will be another long time till I'm shopping there again
From Teds Veg I bought rhubarb bought loads so have a tub in the freezer, had it for breakfast with yoghurt and made a fool Wednesday night, leeks pudding and peppers still to be used - £10.80
Spent £62.80. Still raining as we ran across the road for the bus. Perhaps this winter means to last forever.