Hello dear reader,
I’m really beginning to worry about the constant rise in prices; even sausages are expensive. I’m now buying my meat from a local butchers close to here who specialised in bulk amounts for customers. So, I buy 3 kilos of bacon pieces at a time and divide it and freeze it myself, I also buy pork loins, chicken pieces and sausages as well as beef of all descriptions but in larger portions. Even if you save money that way, it’s still expensive. The answer is obviously meatless days (which we have plenty of) and smaller amounts of meat when we do eat it.
Our supper tonight consisted of one and a half sausages each, with some bacon chunks, all fried together with onions and mushrooms and a sauce made of tinned tomatoes, water and some gravy thickening. Plenty of peas and carrots and a desert spoon of mashed spuds each. It’s certainly a big meal to have on a Sunday evening, but DB has built another shed today (it’s beginning to look at bit like the little house on the prairie out there!) so I thought I’d rustle up something hot. I made sure I cooked the veg on one gas ring with the steamer and nothing took too long to cook. To save on energy, I’ve cooked tomorrow’s supper (play it again Sam) and it’s in the fridge ready to be dinged tomorrow night.
It’s a constant struggle to stick to a budget and eat relatively healthily. Not exactly the lean chicken breast and salad that I would prefer but it’s hearty, honest and nutritious. When any of us think of the struggles our grannies had to feed our mums and dads on rations and a nationwide lack of food, I really shouldn’t grumble about prices.
Photo above is who Froogs will turn into if she does any more scrimping! Or may be she’s already there?