Monday, September 9, 2013

Quick Lunch From Home Saves Money..

A nice day here but seeing as I was going to be out for most of it I needed to make up something quick for lunch. We were going to be down at Vinnies for the whole day and daughter usually buys a wrap or hot chips from the shop next door. I don't usually work a whole day but would need something while there today. Sunny Spring days mean salads and a salad wrap sounded good so that's what I made up this morning before leaving. The lettuce and green leaves came from the garden, I only had to remove 2 slugs but don't tell T or she might not want one again.

I had eggs in it too but to cook them up when I haven't got the fire going means boiling them on the small stove I use when camping.   I put them in water, bring to the boil then turn the stove off.  After a few minutes, or when I remember, I pull one out to see how cooked it is and either pull them all out or if I want them harder leave them in the hot water for another couple of minutes.  This way I save on gas.  It takes a bit longer but not too long to make much difference.  I think the *boil for three minute* routine just uses extra gas and this way works just as good.   I now have a supply of eggs in the fridge for quick snacks that might save me from the cheese and crackers.

Tomorrow I will pick a supply of veg for the week.  I'm not sure what's out there but know there will be Brocolli, cabbage, sweet potato, capsicum.  That added to the rescued pumpkins should keep me fed for awhile.   I'll also pick another bowl of lettuce leaves for quick lunches.   I've been slack with the gardens lately but it's good to know I can still get a decent feed from what is out there.
And it's good to be able to make up a healthy lunch to eat when out. Food taken from home is nicer and saving some dollars is always a bonus.

1 comment:

  1. What kind of salad greens do you grow? Most people I know bring eggs to a boil, turn off he heat and cover. What kind of fuel does the little stove use? Good grief! My comment is all questions.