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Stay at home tips

Post by Chadwick » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:33 am

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So, anyone got any tips for the next few weeks?

Mine's pretty basic, and I suspect most of us are doing it anyway.

At least once a week, make food that can be cooked in bulk. Lasagne, curry, stew, that kind of thing. Cook too much and freeze the rest. Then you've got a meal for another day, or you could take it to someone who needs it more.
This will reduce the amount of shopping you need to do and the additional cost of more ingredients is negligible, to get another meal.
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Re: Stay at home tips

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:58 am

My tips are:
- Stay busy
- Stay connected with friend and family
- Watch TV, boxsets, Netflix...
- Exercise even if it is only in the back garden
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Re: Stay at home tips

Post by macliam » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:04 pm

Some people won't have room to freeze extra meals..... they have to put the loo rolls somewhere.

Seriously, it's a good tip - I've already done this. I made a chili last week, ate one, shared two as a "last supper" with a friend and still have 5 portions left - all this from 750g of good beef (not mince), 5 tins of kidney beans, 4 tins of chopped tomato and a tetrapak of passata (plus onion, garlic, dried chilies and cayenne perpper). Freezes a dream and microwaves to perfection in a couple of minutes ..... and it's REAL!!
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Re: Stay at home tips

Post by kevinchess1 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:53 pm

I think it's important to set yourself a daily routine, else you just end up in bed for22 hour eating wotsits and watching porn ('And what's wrong with that?' say Luke :? )
I get up everyday at 9. have breakfast, either cereal, porridge or toast. sometimes all 3 then I take BEMORE for a decent walk. I have never EVER seen so many people out and about 'exercising' I mean are all the gyms closed?
Back about 11, I have a cup of black coffee and a biscuit, Hob nob :shock: , custard cream Ginger nuts, sometime all 3...packets.
Then it's on with the chores, there's a lot to do what with the 4 of us, washing up, laundry and hoovering. I take a lot of pride in making sure IDSIS is doing it correctly. Then a light lunch about 1. Soup, sandwich, jacket potato or something on toast, sometime all 4
Then a couple of hours on my favourite website followed by 5 minutes at Imutual
WE have a discussion about dinner, sometime we eat together and sometimes not.
Evenings are spent Netflix and chill
Then the next day Rinse and repeat
I only go out once a day with BEMORE and we only do our shopping locally twice a week.
Has anyone else notice how cheap petrol is now we've got nowhere to go?
I'm seriously thinking of SORN the car for the duration, it's parked in the drive

Stay in and stay safe
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Re: Stay at home tips

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:00 pm

kevinchess1 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:53 pm
I think it's important to set yourself a daily routine, else you just end up in bed for22 hour eating wotsits and watching porn ('And what's wrong with that?' say Luke :? )
I get up everyday at 9. have breakfast, either cereal, porridge or toast. sometimes all 3 then I take BEMORE for a decent walk. I have never EVER seen so many people out and about 'exercising' I mean are all the gyms closed?
Back about 11, I have a cup of black coffee and a biscuit, Hob nob :shock: , custard cream Ginger nuts, sometime all 3...packets.
Then it's on with the chores, there's a lot to do what with the 4 of us, washing up, laundry and hoovering. I take a lot of pride in making sure IDSIS is doing it correctly. Then a light lunch about 1. Soup, sandwich, jacket potato or something on toast, sometime all 4
Then a couple of hours on my favourite website followed by 5 minutes at Imutual
WE have a discussion about dinner, sometime we eat together and sometimes not.
Evenings are spent Netflix and chill
Then the next day Rinse and repeat
I only go out once a day with BEMORE and we only do our shopping locally twice a week.
Has anyone else notice how cheap petrol is now we've got nowhere to go?
I'm seriously thinking of SORN the car for the duration, it's parked in the drive

Stay in and stay safe
Keep up the good work.
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Re: Stay at home tips

Post by macliam » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:36 pm

Just cooked some black pudding..... added to a tin of beans it makes a nourishing snack (maybe not for the squeamish). BUT, I made the error of buying a Scottish Black Pudding for £2 in waitrose, before finding a Bury Black Pudding for under £1.

Both of them are less than brilliant, both made from reconstituted blood and in plastic "skins", which makes me long for Portuguese morcela, which is all natural (and my snack is a quick version of Feijoada, a bean stew made with all sorts of pork bits).

Today I went to slice the Black Puddings, pre-cooking. I took my trust german kitchen knife, honed solingen steel - and it just dented the plastic skin of the Waitrose pudding. So, I re-sharpened it - same. It then cut through the Bury one without a problem, but the Scottish one was just denting.

So I cooked off the Bury one and then removed the plastic. I had to peel the other one before cooking, and found it's texture very soft. Sure enough, It started to fall apart in the pan. So, for my £2 i got a couple of slices and a pan of mush.... and I'm not even that keen on the taste.

The moral is, stick to what you know - more expensive and "exclusive" isn't always better :(
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Re: Stay at home tips

Post by kevinchess1 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:21 pm

I've started to keep a diary;

Monday- Stayed in.
Tuesday- Stayed in.
Wednesday- Stayed in.
Thursday- Stayed in.
Friday- Stayed in.
Saturday- Stayed in.
Sunday- Stayed in.
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Re: Stay at home tips

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:12 am

kevinchess1 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:21 pm
I've started to keep a diary;

Monday- Stayed in.
Tuesday- Stayed in.
Wednesday- Stayed in.
Thursday- Stayed in.
Friday- Stayed in.
Saturday- Stayed in.
Sunday- Stayed in.
So have I:
Monday- Netflix in.
Tuesday- Netflix in.
Wednesday- Netflix in.
Thursday- Netflix in.
Friday- Netflix in.
Saturday- Netflix in.
Sunday- Netflix in.
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Re: Stay at home tips

Post by blythburgh » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:20 am

Monday: went for a walk to see the sea
Tuesday- went for a walk to see the sea
Wednesday- went for a walk to see the sea
Thursday- went for a walk to see the sea
Friday- went for a walk to see the sea
Saturday- went for a walk to see the sea
Sunday- went for a walk to see the sea
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Re: Stay at home tips

Post by macliam » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:39 pm

Monday: Spent hours in the countryside
Tuesday- Spent hours in the countryside
Wednesday- Spent hours in the countryside
Thursday- Spent hours in the countryside
Friday- Spent hours in the countryside
Saturday- Spent hours in the countryside
Sunday- Spent hours in the countryside

What do you mean, "Your kitchen doesn't count"???
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