I finally got around to buying a new printer/photocopier last week and amazingly it worked! What I mean is I actually got it to work fairly easily. I went to the computer shop in Diss where I got the laptop and asked for the simplest printer and photo copier for occasional home-use and thank goodness it really was simple and much cheaper than I thought too.
The one I had was second-hand when we got it and must have been nearly 20 years old. The photocopier bit hadn't worked for several years and the printer part was very temperamental. It went to the recycling centre when I had to empty the bedroom last year. With the new machine I straight away made some copies of our Keep Moving Group poster so can now put them up round about the villages. If we get a few more people coming it won't cost so much per person to cover the hall hire.....would be good if we could get it to less than the £2.50 we are paying at the moment.
Day 23's meal was the 3rd and final curry made using the Value Range White Fish looking very similar to Day 1 and whichever other day I ate the second one.
2 small onions
3 pieces fish
1 tin tomatoes
Stock cube to make stock
Tablespoon of flour
Couple of Tablespoons from the bag of mixed frozen veg.
Chunky pieces of cooked potato.
This is a variation on the curry I usually batch make using squash and spinach which doesn't have a can of tomatoes added.
I'm going to do this sort of curry again - giving me three different types in the freezer.
I actually think attaching a printer to ones computer is getting much easier. Managed to do so with mine as well.ReplyDelete
Love reading your experimental meals, you are doing great.
Getting to the end of the month of meals now - not much left to eatDelete
Thanks for another prod. I shall make a batch of curry for the freezer this week.ReplyDelete
I'll have Thai red, My usual squash/spinach/potato combo and this new red fish curry in the freezer to choose fromDelete
I remember the days of having to go to a print shop. So much easier to have one's own printer.ReplyDelete
I used to go to the library for photocopies it was 10p a time.Delete
First library I worked in had very early photocopier needed ink pouring into it - which was a messy business
I like a basic curry - don't think they are necessarily better of made too complicated :)ReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
It will be good to have a choice of 3 in the freezerDelete
Would you mind telling us the make and model of the printer because I need one too!ReplyDelete
It's an Epson XP3200.Delete
Glad you got your new printer working easily! I always feel proud of myself when I figure out the technology I need...ReplyDelete
My next project is cleaning out my computer. I have had it for ages and it was a hand-me-down from my sister so I know it has lots of files and stuff that I don't need on it but I am not sure how to safely go through deleting stuff or saving it somewhere else... I have to read up on that!
It is always great when a new piece of technology installs without complication and works well. I previously owned an Epson and the quality was great but the print cartridges were very expensive. Again, your curry sounds outstanding. I also love the Thai curry sauces (red, green, yellow). The spices are always perfect. I've never been able to get the spices right when trying to make them from scratch.ReplyDelete
Yes, I used to go to the local post office if I needed something photocopying in a hurry. Now we have one at home in the office gathering dust, costing the earth in resources … I know I am a Luddite but I would dearly love to turn the clock back. The cauliflower and chick pea curry from the Higgidy Veggie Cookbook was such a success the other week I am making it again tonight. Miraculously the sun is breaking through the clouds so we are off for a walk now to see if any bluebells are out, gather wild garlic and check on the lambs. Sarah in SussexReplyDelete
Thanks for saying what printer you bought-mine nearly went out the window today (again). I’ll have a look at the one you chose and will definitely make myself buy a new one. The current one is really on its last legs and has expensive cartridges. CatrionaReplyDelete
Brother makes a reasonably priced quality printer with less expensive print cartridges. It is worth looking at. I bought this printer a few years ago, installed it myself and change cartridges with ease.Delete