My husband is the poster boy for ‘frugal’ – but fortunately better looking than Gordon Brown (who?)
So when I produced a delicious, though unlikely, meal of squid (seasoned and lightly battered, but with nothing else) followed by a piece of homemade apple and almond cake (from a batch in the freezer) it was received with the usual gusto and compliments. Apart, of course, from asking: ‘is this it?’ on the squid front.
I challenged the comment. ‘I’m being frugal, and I haven’t been shopping.’ All true. Was being lazy too if truth be known. He raised an eyebrow.
‘Look you’re just fortunate I didn’t make squid cake,’ was the crisp rejoinder. Hmmm.
Now I’m thinking…