There's a new Lidl store that's opened on the edge of town, so Mam took me to look around it on Tuesday. They have a nice selection of stuff. Including some things I've not seen in the other places we shop. So I got a new juice to try... Orange, lemon and carrot. I haven't tasted it yet. I don't know if I'm going to like it or not, but I figured it was worth a try. I also got some vegetable flavoured crisps to try, and they were nice.
Earlier in the week I made some frozen desserts. I made Choco-Banana Ice-Cream, Berry-Cherry Ice-Cream, Bananaberry Ice-Cream and Rhubarb Crumble. I also made chocolate ice-cream (choco-banana without the banana), citrus ice-cream and choco-bananaberry ice-cream. The citrus one didn't work too well, so I haven't bothered keeping the recipe, and I haven't bothered with the choco-bananaberry one either, because it was basically a bit of bananaberry and a bit of choco-banana that didn't fit in the other tubs, so I shoved them in a tub together. Anyway, other than the citrus one all the desserts seem to have worked out well. Rhubarb crumble is my all time favourite dessert, but this was actually my first time making it from scratch myself. I will admit I didn't quite do as the recipe said though, because I had to cook the crumble in the microwave due to our oven not actually being usable at the moment.
Then, yesterday and today, I made the actual meals. I made some Potato Bean Burgers and some Bubble And Squeak with green beans and peas and red peppers. I also made Cauliflower And Broccoli Cheese, Veggie Cassarole and Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie. Once again, without using the oven.
I also made a couple of Cheese And Tomato Wraps.
Then I put all the stuff in the freezer.
So, now I have a freezer full of food. All made from scratch, but all ready to just be quickly defrosted then heated up. Or, in the case of the ice-creams, just grabbed and eaten.
I actually had a decent sleep last night. In fact, for me it was a fantastic sleep... Seven hours! I haven't slept that well in ages! And, to make it even better, it was at night. :)
I finally got around to trying out the 3 in 1 shampoo, conditioner and body wash I mentioned that I got from Vegan Store. It's not too bad. The scent doesn't linger for long, so soon after your bath or shower is over you wont be able to smell it, but it does work OK. I think it's a great body wash, a pretty good shampoo, and not too bad of a conditioner. The only real problem with it is that it's only a small bottle, so with using it for all three things it doesn't last long.
When I was in town with Mam on Tuesday, I went in our local health food shop to see if they have the bath stuff and cream I've been using. They do, but the 3 in 1 thing they only have as seporates. But that doesn't matter. Just one bottle is easier, but the seporate bottles will last a whole lot longer, while not costing all that much more to buy.
The weather's been really nice lately. Warm and dry, but not too hot. It's been hard to enjoy it with how tired I've been though, and with my backwards sleeping pattern. Of course, today - when I've slept well during the night, and I'm up all day - the weather's not quite as nice. It's a bit colder, and it rained for a while about mid morning.
Right, I'm going to go watch Charmed, then have dinner. I'll get to the blogs later.
Enjoy whatever's left of your day, and stay safe! :)