Mange tout = eat all. I cannot remember the last time I ate any of these sweet little peas in their pods. My late friend Lynn was in M&S once, and heard a lady asking the assistant for them. Except she said
“Do you have any of those man-ghee towts?” We’ve called them that ever since! But the principal ‘eat all’ is a good one. I am following Sue’s September challenge [here] and intending to eat up the reserves.
Following the car debacle, I intend to see just how long I can go this month without buying any food. Anticipating the budget restraints, I brought back some non perishable stuff from the Cornerstones cupboard. I got some salad veg [reduced!] and milk on Saturday. A friend gave me some lovely beans on Sunday from her garden – I shall prep them, and freeze them in 2-portion packs.
Over lunch on Sunday, I said to Bob
“You know that conversation we sometimes have, where I say ‘the budget is tight, expect some rather bizarre meals this month’ and you say ‘How will I know things are any different from normal?’. Well, imagine that conversation has just happened!’”
Bob smiled at me, indulgently. He is a very patient man. And he knows there are always Alka Seltzers and Gavison in the bathroom!