There was I on Monday morning, happily thinking it wasn’t going to be too much of a missionous week.
I’m editing this week, so I knew I’d be finishing later than usual on Monday and Tuesday – but then I got a helpful little email reminder about a meeting last night – and then a message about a planning application I’d been covering, which was to be decided at a meeting on Tuesday night. Two 12-hour days in a row? Owe ya one, Outlook 🙂
When you get in starving at silly o’clock, you don’t want to be faffing around with dinner so it’s been all about fast food – but I ain’t talking McDonald’s. Tuesday’s dinner was some fish cakes, made by my mum on Good Friday…
… frozen and reheated by me on Late Tuesday. Mashed potato, white fish and salmon, + veg pile = balanced, delicious dinner, ready within five minutes. Thanks Mum 🙂
Yesterday’s dinner was just as speedy – and similar, now I come to think about it:
I went into Waitrose before the meeting (serious crack red pesto shortage – but while I was in there, I happened to notice that Lindt excellence bars are on buy two for £2.50. You’re welcome) and saw a reduced-price fish pie, meant for children. It was cheap, it was gluten-free and as it was meant for kids, it was crap-free too 🙂
Also because it was supposed to be a children’s meal, there wasn’t too much of it, which was a bonus, as I ate it at gone 10pm. I hadn’t bought any form of ready meal for years and don’t plan to again – but for a one-off, ready in three minutes dinner, it was all good.
Other things I do to save time during the week include making two or three helpings of porridge at once and keeping it in the fridge. It might mean you have to cut a slice of porridge when you want it… but by the time you’ve added more water, stirred and reheated, it tastes no different from usual. Honest!
I did think I had to work tomorrow night too but as it turns out, I’m not. I can’t say I’m sorry. It was great to leave the office at 5pm today and when I saw the best ice cream ever (I’m not joking) in the farm shop up the road on my way home (I’d stopped for spinach but what can you do when one of these grabs you by the throat?!) I couldn’t resist treating myself.
Ice cream’s quick and easy too, you know 🙂
How do you save time during the week? Favourite speedy meal?