In the interests of economy I am going to be using up oddments to make meals and therefore squeeze the food budget until it squeaks. Yesterday lunchtime, with OH at work, I had a cupboard rummage and found these: about 170g mature cheese, two onions, a tiny bit of pasta and about a third of a bottle of red wine....
The onions came out of this packet...best before 24th October 2015 :/
But they were perfectly ok when sliced up......
So I immediately thought of this recipe from Jack Monroe's very first book.....
I just softened the onions in a little olive oil, added a drop (about half a small glass) of the red wine and cooked it until the wine was absorbed. Cooked pasta was stirred in and served with some grated cheese. Yummy!
The remaining cheese has been grated and will be used to make cheese and potato pie for our dinner tonight.....
Dinner last night was roasties, this YS'd pack of veg from the freezer, some sprouts and two delicious sausages for OH from the local butcher. The sausages were £1.70 for 8 so 21p each. I was happy with just veg, I won't starve in a day :)
2 sausages 42p
YS'd veg 29p
Gravy 05p (guess)
TOTAL £1.26 for 2 people
Economy here we come!
PS we drank the last drop of wine too, carefully shared ;)
Have a lovely day, whatever you have planned x