Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Feeding the family on a budget!

I have said it many times before but it really is possible to put a nutritious, filling and very tasty meal on the table without spending loads of money.

I keep my eyes open whenever I am shopping, always looking for bargains to make use of my freezer or to preserve for a further date.

A couple of months ago I bought a turkey thigh and leg from Morrisons for £3.00.  This piece of meat is usually only £4.25 but an even better bargain at £3.00.  I bought one to eat right a way and one to pop in the freezer for a future occasion.

I took the meat out of the freezer this morning before I went to work.  Properly defrosted I  put it in a baking tray surrounded by thinly sliced onions, carrots and a leftover half of aubergine.  A splash of oilve oil, salt&pepper, fresh rosemary and thyme and into the oven for a couple of  hours on a medium heat.

I turned the meat over and continued to cook for a further 30-40 minutes and the meat just fell off the bone. A little cornflour to thicken the juices for a gravy and ready to serve sliced with potato wedges (cooked in goose fat).

This roast turkey thigh-leg will make two dinners for three people making a cost (including the veggies and potato wedges) of £0.75 per person per meal. 

I shall continue looking out for bargains and will of course feature them on my blog.

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1 comment:

  1. You certainly have a good eye for a bargain, Heidi! Going shopping late in the evening is sometimes a good ploy, because supermarkets sometimes reduce drastically the prices of produce that is on its sell-by date.