More wedding preparations, Greek Cuisine and 4 large pitta for 6p
Well I’ve now got lovely gel nails, and these lashes, bat, bat. I love them. Horribly expensive and very glamorous
Picked up the corsage for my hat from the florist
Then today, DP and I went to Claverham College for a cooking course, Greek Cuisine. It went on all day and by the time we got home I had to have a nap!
I love going on these courses, but my goodness it works out expensive. I had to buy two lots of the ingredients and it worked out to £70!!!!
We did indeed do Moussaka, and it was miles better than the one I did earlier in the week. The difference seemed to come down to a spoonful of flour in the meat sauce and salting the aubergine, then frying them until most of the moisture was drawn out. We also added a layer of potato. The finished dish was lovely, and I had that missing corner for my lunch while at the course.
Then we made some dolmades and avgolemeno sauce.
And baklava. Considering how much sugar syrup there is poured over, surprisingly mild on the sugar front, and very moreish. DP has just said, I’ve eaten loads of that baklava and I don’t feel sick yet. Wonder if that means he intends to have a bit more?
And we made some pitta bread, which I’ve never done before.
I think you will be able to see from the picture that they are puffy and soft. They were easy to do, and as they are so basic ingredients, very cheap.
The recipe for the home made pitta bread is here
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