Just over a week to be exact, but I'm still sticking to my challenge.
The Savoy is no more! I had a Savoy cabbage at the beginning of the month but I've wasted none of it. It went down the hatch as part of a pasta dish, as the wrapping in stuffed cabbage, and in some bubble and squeak all of which I reported but since then the remainder has been split between a salad and steamed veg so just the stalk got binned.
The lentils have been more problematic. At the beginning of the month I made a lentil based salad and I've used a few in soups but I've come to a decision. I don't like lentils. It's not so much that I don't like the flavour but I don't like the texture. I'm not sure why really. I put a few in a shepherd's pie but regretted it. I've got about 200 grammes left but don't know what I shall do with them. They're OK for the present. Maybe I shall make some soup but I can't say I'm looking forward to it.
Food purchasing has been minimal. I've bought
Dried apricots £5.50
(The ham and bread were for sandwiches for a bring-and-share supper.)
So I've spent £22.64 leaving £7.36 for the next five days. Do-able.
However, I have started to think about the gaps in the stores. There are very few! Next week I shall have to buy eggs, butter, pasta, fruit and maybe a sliced loaf for sandwiches. I shall also buy frozen prawns which have been wonderful for adding just a little something to fried rice or pasta or Chinese noodles.