Batch cooking 

Hello Dear Reader,

I shall be cooking on quite a tight budget for the rest of the month. Where do I start? First of all, new glasses! I have varifocals and have three prescriptions in one lens for reading, using a computer and distance and they came to £350! That includes an outdoor pair with tinted lens. Next, the pantry was bare! We’ve stocked up for the month and oh my, food is getting ever more expensive. I’ve notice price hikes of, on average, 20% on a lot of products. I’m going to have to rethink some menus and dig up some frugal ideas to stretch the budget.

Now the pantry is full and after today, so is the fridge and freezer for the rest of the week. A couple of cheese, bacon and tomato quiches,

Cottage pie, cauliflower cheese, hunters chicken with homemade BBQ sauce and sausage casserole.

I had some smoked mackerel lurking in the fridge and that’s the recipe I’m going to share today.

2 smoked mackerel fillets with the skin removed and flaked. 

200g soft cheese, I used Lidl’s version of Philadelphia 

Squirt of lemon juice – I always keep a bottle in the fridge.

Heaped dessert spoon of horseradish sauce.

Place in the blender or processor and mix until smooth. You could just keep working with a fork until you get a smooth consistency. 

I ate mine with rice crackers and as you can see, I took a bite and then remembered to take a photo. It works well as a dip with crudités. 

Anyone else get some batch cooking done this week? I’ve got a busy busy week ahead and I need to cut myself some slack. If you batch cook, what’s your ‘go to’? Also, those food price hikes, anyone else noticed a jump? 

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxx