So - inspired by you lovely lot I decided to take a good look at how to get my food costs down. There are sometimes 3 of us and sometimes 5 as I have a 20 yo at uni (home for the holidays and always hungry) and my mum lives nearby. My 16yo daughter does a lot of sport so needs loads of carbs and protein. I have Easter off as I work with schools so a good time to batch cook.
On Saturday our local butcher had a deal on a 1/2 rolled Turkey breast (1.6kg) for £10 so we had that as roast on Sunday; we had half the leftovers yesterday as Turkey fajitas; and today I’ve made a Turkey curry using an onion, half a courgette, a red pepper, and a bowl full of butternut squash that I diced and froze at Christmas + some curry paste, a tin of tomatoes, and some spoons of mango chutney. 3 tubs going into the freezer for another day.
With some of the rest of my leftover veg I’ve made a big batch of veggie loaded pasta sauce - 1 onion, 2 grated carrots, 1/2 courgette 1/2 pepper tin toms and carton of passata plus some dried herbs, seasoning and a spoon of sugar. Blitzed at the end - 2 portions for the freezer and we need a quick dinner tonight as 16 y/o has 4 hours of netball coaching and training (!!) from 5pm so 1 for tonight with grated cheese + garlic bread (I’ve got a couple of mini baguettes in freezer and some butter and garlic so will make that up).
Thank you for all your ideas and tips.
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