Hello Dear Reader,
Let’s see what we can make with this lot? A few spuds, a couple of onions, four slices of bacon, some almost on the turn cherry toms, a tin of chopped tomatoes and a tin of carrots! Just watch this.
First of all, I cut the tomatoes in half, threw away the mouldy ones and layered some thinly sliced potato on top.
I have then layered sliced onions, the finely chopped bacon and sliced tinned carrots, I’ve then poured a tin of chopped tomatoes on top.
I then mixed up 400 ml of instant cheese sauce and poured that over the top. I buy mine in a sachet from Asda, 4 for £1, it seems to keep for years. I then baked it on the highest setting in my mini oven for one hour.
The potatoes absorb the tomatoes and the cheese sauce and it’s rich and yet tangy with the tomatoes and not too stodgy as there isn’t much bacon.
The end result was lovely. We didn’t have anything with it, it’s full of carrots and tomatoes, so enough vitamins there, enough protein from the few slices of bacon and the cheese sauce became sort of crunchy but permeated the hot pot.
It was full of flavour and just what we needed on a cold night. Now the cost £1 for the bacon, 25p for the cheese sauce, 30p for the tinned toms, 20p for the carrots, 60p for the cherry toms, 20p for the spuds and 10p for the onions. There’s enough for 4 portions, so approx 61p per portion. It’s getting increasingly difficult to put a nutritious meal on a plate for under £1, what are you having for supper and how are you managing with costs?