Aldi bargains and what to do with them
Got some good bargains that I will be working up dinners for over the next few days.
Amongst other things, there are three peppers for 89p, peperonata, stuffed peppers and lasagna
Anchovy fillets in olive oil, 69p, on pizza, in pasta, risotto?
Broccoli, 45p, possibly pesto
Sardines in tomato sauce, 40p, on toast, in pasta, and something else
Big pack mushrooms, 750g, £1.58, possibly lasagna. I have a delicious mushroom lasagna recipe. I am hoping it will cost up using these, maybe mushroom stroganoff, risotto
Granary loaf, 800g, 95p, got three to put in the freezer
Peach slices, 35p, crumble, ice cream
And a fennel bulb, 79p, not sure what I could do with this yet. Had a couple of slivers in a salad this evening. At this price, I’m sure I can come up with something for a main meal. Maybe roasted with onions and carrots, as the main flavour in a lasagna, on a pizza possibly. We’ll see.
Tuna flakes in brine, 49p, I’m hoping several things will cost up with this, the classic tuna, sweetcorn, mayo combination for sandwiches and jacket potato filling, then some kind of pasta sauce, pizza topping, or how about some kind of pie, hmm, that sounds good
I also got a 1.5kg free range chicken for £4.99, so think I might do a rubber chicken feature, inspired by Allegra
Got DP some of his favourite dark chocolate with hazelnuts too, he is currently ‘testing’ some as we speak 😉
What would you do with these ingredients? All ideas gratefully received
The extension is coming along beautifully. Was going to post a picture, but by the time I remembered I needed to take one, it was dark! We have rendering on the outside walls now, and the chap who is going to provide the windows came and measured up this week and will fit them, and the roof, in a week or two. Exciting!
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one