After last weeks attempt to follow the Sainsbury’s Feed your family for £50 challenge, I’ve decided that we do need a bit of variety on our menu. Apparently nine out of ten people make the same eight meals over and over again and looking back at my recent menu plans it looks like I’m one of those nine. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but we did enjoy the variety of last week so I’m going to try and introduce some new meals to my rather limited repetoire….
Monday: Sweet and sour chicken
Tuesday: Macaroni cheese
Thursday: Sausage pie (see below)
Friday: Home made wraps with cajun chicken and home made potato wedges
Saturday: Sausage, tomato and canellini pot
Sunday: Sunday Lunch – Chicken, roasties, veg and Yorkshire puddings
I love sausage pie and we often have a last minute change of menu when I pick up some reduced sausages from the supermarket. It’s really wasy to make and you can add loads of extras to it depending on what you’ve got in. I’ve added chopped apples, beans, grated cheese and even some sage and onion stuffing mix to it in the past. You can also top the sausage mix with mashed potatoes if you can’t be bothered to make pastry and seeing I’m not a good pastry maker I usually do this or I use ready made pastry which I tend to buy and freeze whenever I see it reduced in the supermarket.
2 packets of whatever sausages you have in
1/2 chopped onion
Pastry / Mashed potatoes
Worcester sauce to taste (optional)
- Lightly fry the onions and while you’re doing that squish the sausages out of their skins into a bowl.
- Add the onions and the sausagemeat into a bowl and add in tomato puree and worcester sauce to taste.
- Line a lightly greased pie tin with pastry, pour the sausage mix into the dish and top with another layer of pastry or you can pour the mix into a casserole dish and top with mash and grated cheese.
- Bake in the oven at about 180 c for about 30 – 35 minutes.
For more menu plan ideas, check out At Home With Mrs M