Recently I was shopping in my local supermarket and they were offering a quite large turkey thigh and leg for £4.00. I put this in my basket along with two large sweet potatoes costing around £2.60 for both.
When I got home I got out my stoneware Deep Covered Baker from The Pampered Chef.
This dinner, along with rice served both of us for that meal, I had some for lunch the next day, the meat made two days of sandwiches for Mr R to take to work and the bones went into the pot eventually for the soup. As I had only used half of what I bought this cost £3.30 for approximately 7 servings.
Two days later the placed the large turkey leg into my Deep Covered Baker with three carrots sliced lengthwise, salt & pepper, about half cup of water, a spread of Maille Dijon Mustard with Honey (this is a new dijon mustard from Maille) and a good glug of white wine. Again this went into the oven on a low temperature for a couple of hours. I took the meat off the bones = more sandwiches for Mr R!
The bones from the leg and the bone that I had saved from the thigh then went into the stock pot covered with water and left to boil for a couple of hours. I strained the stock, added any little bits of meat I could pick off the bones and the carrots and sweet potatoes that were left over and blitzed this up to make a lovely, tasty and very economical soup. I had two portions for the freezer, one for my lunch and a double portion for Mr R to take to work for two days.
My spend of £6.60 produced approximately 12-13 portions of delicious, nourishing food without adding very much to my raw materials. The would equate to approximately £0.50 per portion. A litle bit of shopping around and a little imagination and you can make a substantial meal without breaking the budget.