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Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health & Diet' started by acpoynton, Sep 22, 2012.
I had that book, used it quite a lot when we first got married. God knows where it is now x
I think everyone had one. Mine has also disappeared.
Hitting the Pinch of Nom book tonight.
Haven't had a bad meal from this book yet and all diet friendly apparently.
I love to top my stuffing with pumpkin seeds - gives it that extra crunch!
I won't post a picture as the amount of vege I'm about to eat is pretty epic!
You can't really go wrong with pinch of nom, the only one recipe that I haven't loved was last night's Cajun Dirty Rice, but then I'm not a fan of minced beef (except for in my homemade pies, and homemade my cottage pie) it wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't rush to make it again.
Page after tonights creamy garlic chicken.
Cheap & easy tonight.
1 pack Four Cheese Tortellini (£1.25)
Chunky Veg pasta sauce (75p)
1 x pepper, 1x courgette, half a small box of button mushrooms (all left over from other meals)
1 Garlic Baguette (reduced to 24p a couple of weeks ago, I bought a few & they're stored in the freezer)
Sprinkle of parmesan.
Lovely healthyish meal for 3 for under a fiver.
It completely baffles me when people say eating healthy is expensive!
It really isn't! Years, ago as a single working parent I worked out it was cheaper & healthier to cook homemade food, often in batches with some to eat and some to freeze, early on I invested in a decent sized freezer & a slow cooker & I wouldn't be without them. Also although I eat meat, I'm not a great fan of meat, in any meal I can I reduce the amount of meat and add extra vegetables, it's cost effective & healthier.
Any left over veg that I think I won't use in time I either chop & freeze (peppers), or grate & freeze (carrots, sewde, courgettes) the grated veg is lovely if you reduce the amount of meat in Chilli's, Spag bol, or pie fillings including shepards and cottage pies, and make up the amount of reduced meat with the grated veg. It makes for lovely thick flavoursome sauce, and if you have fussy kids, it's a way of getting hidden goodness into them.
I'm also lucky that I work in a supermarket, when I finish for the day, anything that has its price reduced and can be used the same day or frozen for another day comes home with me.
Takeaway curry tonight.
“The Dairy Book Of Home Cookery” - still got a copy dating from the earlyish 70s, I think.
Made a chilli con carne pie!
(Inspired by a Facebook video I now can't find!)
Layed a dish with tortillas, rice, chilli con carne (well my beany version!) red onion, jalapenos and crushed salted Doritos - topped off with another tortilla and baked for 20mins!
THEN the husband had the nerve to say 'Is turning everything into a pie your new thing?!'
As he went back for seconds...
Homemade sausage rolls and salad.
Only I've just got back from work and they're not even cooked yet.
Might have to reprimand the cook.
We had chicken korma. The chicken came from Lidl, or it might've been Aldi, haven't got a clue, can't remember which 1 I got it from.
The sauce from Sainsburys.
I had mushroom rice with mine and youngest had egg fried. Both out of a packet because I couldn't be arsed make them myself.
Tonights tea is Sweet & Sour chicken, same idea as last night, jar sauce, packet rice. I'm on holiday, can't be bothered doing stuff from scratch.
Indian takeaway tonight. No idea what as jr and mrs p are suprising me.
You've got salad then.
A full day cleaning out the shed it's well deserved!!
Tonight and it smells amazing. Hairy Bikers jobby.