It's been a weepy day here at the Frugal Handmade home so OH has taken an impromptu day off. We have given the flat a nice tidy, caught up with some jobs that were annoying/worrying me (IE making up the cot ready for bump etc) and making a lovely lunch together as a family. All of which has been peppered with pep talks along the lines of "yes we will be fine with another one", "You are not a rubbish mum, you are a tired pregnant mum" and " Of course we can cope"
For lunch we cooked half a pack of cheapy pasta (20p) a lurking cupboard sausage (£1), a big tin of sweetcorn (30p) and a tin of chicken and mushroom soup (18p). Total for meal was £1.68 possibly £2 once you add in cooking, but there is enough for 2 adults and a toddler for today and tomorrows lunch. At less than 35p a plate you can't complain.
While the pasta is cooking, we give DD the other ingredients in a bowl to stir and stir and stir. Suspiciously there becomes less and less sausage as the stirring continues and once dinner is served DD seems already half full!
Once the pasta is cooked we drain it, add the bowl of other ingredients and heat it all up again. Once nice a hot, we whack it on a plate, sprinkle it with a bit of cheese and munch it while watching Only Fools and Horses on Gold.
And once the washing up is done and the leftovers packed away ready for tomorrow, you play in the park in the sunshine with lots of bubbles and a football.
x x x
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