The walking is great though, gets rid of a lot of her excess energy and she's out for the count, sleeping for a couple of hours, when we get home. Marvellous - means I can actually get a few things done!
I've been making use of the time to do quite a bit of batch cooking for the freezer. A slow cooker potful of mince and veggies, split into 4 portions for 2, to be used for cottage pie, pasta twists & cheese sauce stirred through for an easy cheats version of lasagne, or chilli powder and kidney beans added. Spicy pork, enough for 2 dinners with noodles or rice. Frugal Queen's version of Tartiflette - 2 double portions of that. A big panful of mashed spuds & swede, portioned up into 3 lots. A tray of roasted root veggies, enough for 3 meals.
I will do another couple of freezer meals on Monday.....a slow cooker chicken casserole and a couple of fish pies. That'll mean I don't have to do much in the way of cooking for a couple of weeks, so we can concentrate on getting out for longer walks with the dog, weather permitting.
I did an online supermarket shop this week, next week I should only need some fruit and green veg, hopefully.
We've had no snow, not even a flake, but galeforce winds and rain lashing the windows through the night. Bright sunshine with blue skies peeping through today, still cold and windy but less severe. Hope everyone is staying safe and warm, wherever you are.
Thank you again for the comments....a few of you have mentioned Farm Foods, Lidl and Aldi. Yes we do have all 3 of those in the town, I do buy toilet rolls from Farm Foods but haven't had a proper look round there for ages (we get 3 or 4 packs of toilet rolls at a time, which last us for months, so I don't need to go there often). The Aldi and Lidl are always heaving nowadays, so that tends to put me off of going there. Perhaps I should investigate going at a different time.