You all know what I do to save money, here’s a bit of how I do it. Even though there’s just the two of use, I always buy a whole chicken as it’s much more economical that buying chicken pieces. Today, it’s been roasted along with a few spuds for Dearly Beloved in the mini oven. I used an entire head of broccoli and six carrots and that was lunch. I’ve plated up four meals as we’ll have the same again when we get in late from work tomorrow night. Neither of us get home until half six so a ‘ready meal’ is just what’s needed at the start of what is always a busy week.
I bought the plate covers for pennies years ago. I bought them in Ikea and I think they still sell them. The suppers will go in the fridge and they’ll both fit in the microwave, one on top of the other and will heat up in five minutes. I’ll go back to the remains of the chicken when it’s entirely cool, pick every last scrap off the bone, chop into small pieces and mix it with mayonnaise and sweetcorn and store in a plastic pot with a lid in the fridge to use as sandwich filler for DB’s lunch. Food prices are so really high and it means we have to supplement with budget cuts and half the meals we eat are without meat and all are without dessert! As you can see from the piles of veggies, we bulk out our meals with them and make what ever we have go further.
I’m also delighted that I can have a night off cooking tomorrow! xx
See you tomorrow,
Love Froogs xxx