It’s a new pay month for us (July’s pay paying for August’s food etc). I’ve reduced our grocery budget for the month to £250. That covers the next 4.5 weeks. I’ve done this as at the moment we’re getting as much food for free as we will this year, so I’m making sure I make the most of it. Let’s see if I can make it work.
This weekend we had my parents over for a BBQ on Saturday afternoon. It was lovely, the weather was just right for us all. They helped with some jobs around the place before settling down to homecooked food. We managed to get quite a lot of weeding done in the veg garden with them and I very much appreciate their help. The menu I did was on this week’s menu plan and it went down really well. Homemade coleslaw is amazing, I will never buy shop made again!! Here’s a picture of the redcurrant and red onion relish I made. First time making relish too and I’m mightily impressed with how easy it is.
|Full of goodness and has a whopping great kick (which you can tone down next time!)|
The puppies enjoying their breakfast together followed by a play on the lawn. I call them puppies but they’re just turned 1 now so moving on rapidly!! Rodney is the rougher haired and Buster the tan smooth hair. Gorgeous boys.
|Buster (bottom) and Rodney (top)
We also discovered we have a grape vine. How I didn’t know is beyond me. I guess I don’t come to this end of the garden very often. The grapes are miniscule so whether we’ll get a crop I don’t know, but something to look in to all the same.