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Meal planning, using up leftovers and whats the cost

February 23rd, 2014 at 05:39 am

I've been clearing out the fridge today. I made tuna fish cakes for SG from leftover tuna mayonnaise and leftover potatoes. I put two in the freezer to use another time, so I hope she likes them, I adapted the recipe to what I had. If SG doesn't like them, then we will have them. For lunch I will use up some more cooked potato and have a sandwich with that. When hubby comes home from work, he will have the last of the chinese from last night. There's also two baguettes that MIL gave us that I might try turning into garlic bread then freeze that.

I've got a lot of potatoes and sweet potatoes that need using up. I'm going to parboil some of them today then put into a container in the fridge to be used for wedges or mashed potato. After that I will make the tomato and mozzarella pasta that I was meant to make a few days ago. There will be leftovers so we will probably have that for lunch tomorrow.

I've got a rough idea of what I'm going to make this week:

- tomato and mozzarella pasta
- cottage pie
- pizza with pepperoni, leftover mozzarella and peppers (forgot I had a pizza base mix from a while ago)
- corned beef hash

I was playing about on Whats the cost this morning. If I am able to pay 100 to CC1 every month I will have it clear by the end of April 2015. Then, if I pay 180 to CC2 that will be gone by June 2018. Of course, it sounds great in theory but I will try my best to put it into practice.

I also want to make sure that we have some sort of an EF because that's what caused a lot of the credit card debt in the first place - that and unnecessary spending . Part of me wants to save 10/fortnight rather than every four weeks but I don't know if I have the room in the budget for it just now. It does work out as only ten pounds extra every pay period.

6 Responses to “Meal planning, using up leftovers and whats the cost”

  1. nhgirl1970 Says:

    You're making me hungry! Smile

  2. scottish girl Says:

    Thanks! Smile

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    At least reaching for the debt payoff goal will get you farther than if you didn't at least try!

  4. bluesfemme Says:

    I think I would focus on trying to pay off hubby's catalogue item rather than fortnightly EF, even though your reasoning makes sense on why you want to boost the EF. Then, you could divert some of the "saved" interest into the EF, 'cause you would have had to pay it, if that makes sense? Good luck!

  5. scottish girl Says:

    I do like the idea of putting the "saved" interest towards EF Smile

  6. Jo Says:

    ooo nice food ideas, ill pinch them. love the sound of tuna fish cakes

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