|The garden is looking nice though!|
As well as the rhubarb, Beth also brought over some of her purple sprouting broccoli so some went in the soup and I had some last night. Very nice too: it has a completely different flavour to ordinary broccoli and I love it.
You know what the hardest thing about this is going to be? Not the limited funds because I've been doing something similar for weeks in Cheaper than Chips and anyway I love cooking from scratch and have the knowledge and the technology to take me through.
No, the thing that will really stretch me is lack of coffee - or rather, lack of caffeine. Value tea is absolutely no substitute! I know I have access to coffee at school but I am going to try to do without apart from maybe a mug at lunchtime to see me through the afternoon. It's not exactly the cravings although I am getting some, it's not the slightly muggy head which I know will clear, it's the sleepiness. I know I drink too much coffee, especially at weekends. Even on a school day I will have two mugs of coffee before I leave for school, one before school, one at playtime, one at lunchtime, one after school, one when I get back home . . . that's quite a lot of caffeine! The plus side is that I slept like a log last night - after a nap in the morning, a nap in the afternoon (sorry, Beth) and a nap in the evening (missed most of Poirot, darn it!).
However, I have discovered that I prefer value tea black. That means more milk for the porridge so can't complain (but I probably will)!
Over in Teacher's recipes it's been buzzing, so here's a few links, should you want to go over.
The recipe for Split Pea and Broccoli Soup
The guest post - my first ever (Beth!!) - on how to provide fruit for 15 with three value cans of fruit and some rhubarb!
My menu for yesterday
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