The pumpkin bread was an experiment, there was an overwhelming choice of recipes and I didn't want to buy a lot of ingredients so used a Lidl rye bread mix I had in the cupboard, baked about 150g pumpkin mashed this and reduced the amount of water in the mix. It was a nice moist loaf, but very heavy because of the flour I chose- next time I would use a white flour.
We didn't carve pumpkins this year so here are some hubby has done in previous years....
Budget/Sealed Pot Challenge
For anyone who'se interested and/or taking part in the challenge over at SFT's blog....
Our sealed pot got a generous £30 boost last week when we received a goodwill cheque
from a utility provider that we had experienced problems with, we had politely written to tell them our issues and got this unexpected result!
We are thinking about how to spend our sealed pot which we will be opening on Friday 5th December. We plan a day out in London to celebrate teenage boys 16th birthday
so we will probably use some of our pot funds for train fares and dinner out for 4.
November is going to be a frugal month for us as we have a lot of outgoings - our income is variable so we have to be careful. I am taking packed lunches and trying to avoid the temptation to buy ready lunches from shops (I work 9-9 a couple of days so struggle to plan lunch and dinner to take with me - any suggestions for filling no cook meals are welcome -
This month I am going through all the direct debits for insurance, utilities, bills... to see if I can save anywhere - I am thinking about switching to a bank that rewards newbies too.
University boy has just done this and is £125 better off! Have you switched banks and had a cashback? was it worth the switch?
Our cat is now 12 1/2 and her health insurance jumped from £14 a month to £17.60 at renewal... so I shopped around and found one that was £8 a month for a similar cover level!
I'm quite interested in money saving at the moment
if anyone else is assessing their budget and has some success stories to share, please
leave a comment so I can visit your blog.