After I had sorted the Vodafone issue I decided to make a soup for dinner and lunches for the next few days. Here is my recipe, using a crockpot (like a slow cooker).
1) 4 beefy bones (I give my dog the same ones---nice and meaty)
2) One and a half cups of any dried soup mix, or make your own mix using lentils, pearl barley and yellow split peas.
3) A large onion
4) Cup and a half of chopped butternut or pumpkin.
5) Any other veggies left over in the fridge.
Brown the beefy bones in a pan, and add the chopped onion. When browned, throw in some garlic and ginger--- the stuff in little plastic jars in fine, but feel free to use fresh stuff. Add some chilli flakes too.
Combine all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on high for as long as it takes to break down the dried pulses--- it is not an exact science, using slow cookers. Add salt to taste.
I am going to have mine with freshly baked scones (My friends in the USA call them biscuits--- add a strong cheese to them and---oh yummy!) I hope there are some over for my lunches at school for a few days--- I will freeze them to keep them fresh.
This is a really cheap meal--- I often wonder at the way so many people have left their past behind or who have never learnt to cook this cheap nourishing and very tasty food-----oh the memories of coming home after school to such as meal.