Christmas Meal Plan – Gnocchi, pork bits and stuffing, 36p a serving


Christmas Meal Plan – Gnocchi, pork bits and stuffing, 36p a serving

Goodness, how December has whizzed past, we’ll be talking leftovers in no time at all. Are you all ready now? I’m off in a bit to wrap a couple more little presents and we’re as good as there. Went up to Hackleton, a little village near Newport Pagnall to see my Mum and sister yesterday, set off early and got back late. Lovely to catch up. Then off to DD1 tomorrow, then stockings up in the evening, ready for the big day itself.

So here it is, the final recipe for the Christmas Meal Plan.

Makes 2 servings
500g potatoes, Asda 2.5kg white potatoes/£1.69, 34p
100g plain flour, 45p/1.5kg, 3p
1 egg, Asda SmartPrice mixed weight eggs, £1.25/15, (use half) 4p
100g from the roast pork shoulder, Asda Butchers Selection British Pork Shoulder 1.6kg/£4.61, 29p
A bit of leftover stuffing, 2p
salt and pepper
Total cost 72p, 36p per serving

This basic recipe is taken from The Silver Spoon, the Italian version of Mrs Beeton. There are several versions available on Amazon, this is the version I have. Because I refreshed my memory of the recipe from this book, I have tweaked the meal plan quantities used a little. I had set aside a bit too much flour for this recipe, and no egg.

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