Deli Platter – Meal Plan 9, 64p
130g cheese Asda 350g/£1.55, 58p
200g potatoes, Asda 59p/kg, 12p
40g ham, Asda 400g/£1.49, 15p
60g olives Asda drained weight 180g/£1.29, 43p
Total cost £1.28, 64p per portion
Slice up the potatoes, no need to peel, and put on a baking sheet. Drizzle over a little oil, you won’t need much, just a tsp, or possibly two. Bake in a hot oven for about half an hour, or until the wedges are cooked through and golden. You could shorten the oven step by softening them in the microwave for 5 minutes first.
Once the wedges are cooked through, get arty with your ingredients. Arrange them a la gastro pub on a slate (I’ve used one of my slate table mats) a wooden platter, on little dishes etc. it tastes nicer that way you know
Many things can be used in a meal like this. Some nice bread, a toasted pitta or nan, cut into slices, a few bread sticks, a little dish of any flavour hoummous, some sliced peppers from a jar, some sun blush tomatoes, a couple of taste bomb tomatoes, an artichoke heart or two, a few slices of any cold meat (salami, pepperoni, that kind of thing). You could add a few carrot batons, some warm broad beans if you have any in the garden would be lovely, a whole roasted beetroot, some caramelised onions. The world is your oyster really.
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