Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Simple No Nonsense Thrifty Food ...... And Grannies Cushion.

Hello there ... hope all is well with you ... just fine ere..

Tell you what ... this snow has been a bit of a blessing for me ... this not being able to get out means I have had time to sit by the fire and sew...hurrah!

I managed to finish my little Grannie Ivy cushion.
I backed the knitted squares (sewn together) with some plain cotton and kinda quilted them together to give it strength. 

 And then did a bit of simple embroidery over the seams to ..well.. just because I thought it looked pretty really.

 The backing is perhaps a bit loud and 'full on' for the rustic nature of the front ... but to be honest ...it was the first ... most easily accessible piece of fabric I could find ... 
The thought of dragging out all the cases which I have carefully stashed my fabric was just too much

Anyway its clean and cheerful piece of fabric .. French I believe...and it does the job.
As you may have noticed I have just done a very basic job and will simply slip stitch the opening together now the cushion pad is in place. 
Lazy maybe but its just for me ... and I did hand stitch it all ... how else could I stay glued to the fire.
So there we are Grannie Ivy .... hope you like how your handiwork has turned out.

Monday we went shopping to replenish stocks ... not a lot ... just basics really 

Last week I found the Mince and we still have some of that in the freezer ... so this week I fancied something a bit different ...but as thrifty-ly priced, we were in Lidl again.
I thought I would have a bit of this... Bacon Bits ...only this pack consists of two solid pieces ...like ends of rolls. About £2.26-ish  a pack (1 kg) ... a lot of bacon for your money.
So how far can we stretch it ... that's the question..

Hubby P was a bit dubious until I suggested a bacon and egg pie ... that brought a smile to his face ... 

As you know its all basic food here ... so being Tuesday ...a work day ... and me tired ... it was a simple tea.
I peeled a few potatoes before we went out this morning ... so this evening I just had to slice a bit of the bacon bits ... few mushrooms for Richard (veggie) and throw in a pan with a bit of onion.
So nice buttered potatoes.. bacon and a egg ... made a nice change.
Just be warned ..if anything it was a bit salty ... so no need to add salt to any dishes .. but good value and a change from mince.
I used under a quarter of the bacon so lots left for.....
 bacon and egg pie
bacon hotpot
bacon and beans .. type thing

....and what else ....any ideas?

Take care ....bye for now x