Hello Dear Reader,
Tonight, I boiled a gammon joint that I initially bought for Christmas and was never used. It’s always great value. We buy a small joint in Aldi for £3.99 and it feeds us twice. Recently, I’ve been struggling to feed us for less than £1 a head and usually around £1.50 per head. Rising prices mean we all have to take care of the budgets.
One of the way we can do that is through one pot cooking. I use a steamer with the gammon joint in the bottom, (with the water) which I cooked for 45 minutes. I added the carrots, cauliflower and spuds in the last 20 minutes.(to the steamer) I take the cooked potatoes out, place them in a bowl, add butter and mash. It’s a minor saving but a saving nonetheless.
Here’s the recipe for spicy tomato sauce. I usually blitz this with the stick blender but didn’t feel the need today.
3 heaped tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp of tomato puree
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 onion- finely diced
3 cloves of garlic – finely diced
1tbsp malt vinegar
- Fry the onion and garlic until soft
- Add the rest of ingredients
- Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes
- Blend if desired or serve as it is.
I purposefully cook more vegetables and potatoes, these will form part of tomorrow’s easy supper.
Over to you Dear Reader, what minor savings do you make when you are cooking? How do you save on energy in the kitchen?
As ever, I look forward to hearing from you.
Love Froogs xxxx