I made a really nice veggie 'mixture' yesterday.
I softened chopped onion and carrot in oil, added a chopped red pepper and three chopped mushrooms plus a good handful each of butter beans, pinto beans, kidney beans and chickpeas. Then I put in a can of chopped tomatoes and the same amount of water, a spoonful of marigold powder, some chopped sundried tomatoes, some lentils and some oats, some garlic and tomato puree, salt, pepper and some herbs from the garden (bay, thyme and oregano) - in other words, whatever I could find! It all simmered away for a while on a very low heat.
It came out really delicious. I topped two portions with mashed sweet potato mixed with a bit of soft cheese and baked it in t'oven and the rest made five portions for the freezer. Easy meals!
B: muesli and fruit (yes, fruit!!)
L: red pepper hummus, carrot batons, piece of fruit
D: pasta bolognaise; fruit yogurt
Ss: apple and baby orange
From the freezer:
The fruit for the muesli
The red pepper hummus
The bolognaise (turkey mince made)
The frugal factor
The muesli was a gift.
The fruit snacks are free as a friend with a sense of humour bought me some!
The hummus was frozen after Christmas
The turkey mince wasn't costly and the mixture is loaded with veg, thickened with lentils and oats.
Really, not bad at all. Under the £2 for sure