Thursday, 1 September 2011

Rid myself of more courgettes

Been thinking about next weeks menu plan and thought I would have a quick look in the freezer to see what I actually have in. I want September to be a totally clear month and no extra expense so want to use up a lot in cupboards and the freezer to save cash. Well, the time has come to really deal with the freezer.

My drawers are so difficult to open because of a thick layer of ice above and below each drawer. So I am definitely clearing out the freezer and getting it defrosted by next weekend. It's just one of those jobs I know everyone hates doing, me included, but I shall have to get on with the nasty job. 

Today I've used up a kilo of my home grown courgettes to make ...


I added a home grown chilli instead of the recipes dried chilli and I added two cloves of garlic because I like garlic.
I let mine bubble away for just over an hour. The recipe said 45 minutes but i felt it was too wet so cooked for longer.
I ended up with 5 jars of chutney to put away for a few months to mature. I had a little taste and it's got a good kick with the chilli I added.

Had a nice day doing some gardening and enjoying being outside with the day being so nice for a change. We even had our evening meal in the garden. Thought we had better eat outside while we can because I don't think we will have too many more great days left. So we had tonight, mushroom risotto,chicken in a parmesan & herb crumb and a salad.
Hope you all enjoyed the sun today.
Bye for now x


  1. A great way to use up all those courgettes. Mick's got tomorrow off work so I'm hoping that the weather stays fine, we're hoping for a trip out.

  2. That chutney sounds gorgeous! Might give it a try! xx

  3. Thankyou for popping on over to mine! lovely to meet you.That chutney sounds yummy,I d love to give that a go.Good luck with using up the freezer stuff ,I love doing that and not shopping ,just for bread,milk & other essentials!take care,