Yesterday's sort of roast dinner turned out very nice, especially that 'stuffing'. There was a little bit of sausage meat in Mum and Dad's freezer so I mixed that with some freshly zizzed breadcrumbs some finely chopped onion, softened in the microwave, some dried mixed herbs (no sage, you see) and some salt and pepper, baked it in the oven and it was delicious. If you don't have sausage meat, just take the skin off one sausage which would be the most expensive part of the whole thing. You could also ring the changes with herbs and seasonings and I like a few dried cranberries in my stuffing too.
I only had a little bit to taste because it's not the sort of thing I am supposed to have but it was delicious so I will definitely make it again. If the sausage meat hadn't been frozen before using, it would freeze well too.
It didn't all get eaten at the meal and Dad spent the evening finishing it off in little nibbles. Had I been at home, I'd have frozen it!
I bet it would also be nice mixed with some pulses and shaped into a burger.
B: porridge with yogurt
L: as I ended up having tuna salad yesterday, I will have the boiled eggs and carrot batons today. Knitter Knatter Club has finished now so lunchtimes should be a whole lot easier on Mondays.
D: turkey hotpot, left over from Saturday; fruit yogurt
From the freezer:
Nothing from my freezer but the hotpot was frozen on Saturday evening in my parents' freezer.
The frugal factor:
Porridge is the most frugal cereal you can get and the yogurt is home made.
Eggs are great value too and carrots are cheap.
Dinner is leftovers mostly.
Definitely under £2.00 a day. probably under £1.50 seeing as the Christmas turkey (from which the hotpot was made) was a gift.
So quite a good day, price-wise.