Good morning everyone. Hope you are having a nice weekend. Weather has been mixed here and definitely getting colder. It feels more like autumn now. I've been so busy last few days I didn't have time to post. DH took the day off on Friday and we did some jobs around the house. We also went shopping together which is quite a rare event for us as one of us is usually looking after our son. We had both M&S and Sainsburys vouchers burning a hole in our wallets so we decided to a weeks shopping using these, plus some nectar points, plus a till spit which meant our shopping bill for the week only came to £22.
We took the kids to York for the day yesterday, DS and DH went to the National Railway Museum (free) whilst DD and myself met up with my sister. We went to a closing down sale which was selling off designer clothes for next to nothing (literally cheaper than Primark). The quality was akin to White Stuff or Fat Face so I bought a few bits for me and DD for next spring (2 waistcoats, 2 dresses came to £20).
Christmas fund £15
Total Christmas fund £55
Rice Pudding in the slow cooker
I did this last week as I saw some pudding rice and just wanted to give it a go. My mum always made her own rice pudding, I never remember her opening a tin - everything was always made from scratch. It was delicious and knocked spots off anything you could buy in the shops. Not healthy but definitely comfort food as the weather turns cold. (Apologies for lack of pictures, I did take some but they seem to have disappeared, I wonder if I deleted them by mistake!)
150 g pudding rice 30p
150 g sugar 12p
1 tin of evaporated milk (like carnation) 65p
2 pints of milk 25p
sprinkle of either cinnamon or nutmeg 5p
cooking time 4 hours 10p
Method chuck it all in and leave it for 4 hours on slow. This does the equivalent to 5 tins of rice pudding - I measured it out and works out at 29p at tin. It freezes well. I know you can buy value rice pud for 15p but this recipe is in a league of its own for taste.
I served with foraged blackberries.
Apologies for pic quality.
Have a lovely Sunday and I hope you are all well. Welcome to all followers, I will spend some time this morning looking at your blogs and finding out what you have been up to.