Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Thrifty August: Part 2




So, we're more than half way through August now...


I get paid two weeks tomorrow and part of me cannot wait. I was absolutely dreading this month, as I knew how short of money I was going to be, BUT it's actually not been as bad as I feared.

It turns out that, once you stop buying clothes, make up, jewellery, etc, it really doesn't take that long until you don't miss it anymore. Not spending money just feels normal to me now. Bar food, a couple of nights out and a few essentials, I haven't spent any money. On anything. This obviously excludes my Ikea purchases at the weekend, which were made using the last of a loan I took out when I bought my house.

One of the main things I really wanted to do this month (as well as finally finish decorating) was cook more. I love cooking. I find it really therapeutic. But with one thing and another this year my kitchen has been barely touched. Thankfully I have finally pulled my finger out and I've been cooking up a storm. Well, a mild squall anyway.


From the top: Lemon and garlic cous cous, feta, peppers, cucumber & lettuce; turkey and vegetable curry; mega roast potatoes; mutton tagine (made using amazing Blackface mutton; recipe to follow shortly)


9 comments:

Emma said...

This all looks delicious, and well done on your thriftiness :)

Tat said...

mmm love it. mouth-watering! xo.

Paperbacks and Postcards said...

Well done! The food looks great! I need to start cooking more! xx

Helen said...

ah food posts always make me a bit peckish and this is no exception! lovely :) x

half the world away.

Dawniepants said...

Yum! And seriously kudos on the thriftiness I am useless at the moment I have a serious Ebay addiction going on.

I need a leaf out of your book!

Ani. said...

Oh, everything looks amazing and I'm quite hungry now. Don't think I can go for raost potatos now as it's only breakfast time?! ;)

Natalie said...

Mmm, it all looks yummy! I especially like the look of that couscous salad- feta is my favourite cheese in the whole world!

Nat x

Sarah said...

So impressed with your thrifty living! You cooking more makes me feel bad - I SO need to cook more, I've got so lazy! This looks nommy.

Sophie - Country girl said...

that turkey and veg curry looks delicious. I always forget to add veg to curries, I'm missing out. Now following :)