Today I’m sharing the next post in my ‘What we ate in a week’ series!
The plan with these posts is that I start writing this post the Monday before you read it each month and just update it each night with a photo of what we had for our tea that day.
Just me for the whole day today as everyone else was in Ipswich watching the Boro match and the weather was so nice outside that lunch was actually just a cornetto. 😉 For tea, I had some Birds Eye tomato and basil fish inspirations which I’d bought as they were on offer when I went shopping last week but although they were really nice, I don’t think they were nice enough that I’d buy them if they weren’t on offer if I’m honest. I served it with some salad and spicy rice and it was delicious.
Miss Frugal was cooking tea for us today as she needs to cook one meal a week for her Duke of Edinburgh award so we went shopping and found a ready-made Tesco Finest Lasagne reduced to £2.79 (or something like that) which made her alter her plans as she’s been planning on spaghetti bolognaise but the lasagne worked out cheaper than the mince alone so she worked out that the spare money in her budget would buy her garlic bread and new potatoes which she could serve with the salad stuff we had in already. I’d like to say that the money was her biggest motivation for changing her plans but I suspect it’s because the weather was so nice and she wanted to be in the garden and not the kitchen so she went for an easy option.
It’s not cooking from scratch but I’ll take it. 😉
Tonight we had a late tea as Mr Frugal was on lates at work and although the kids often eat their tea earlier when he’s not around at tea time but today they were both out with friends themselves and by the time they got home, I thought we might as well just wait and eat together.
I popped out to get some ingredients for Master Frugal’s cooking class the next day (last minute request as usual) and picked up a couple of steaks in the reduced section for under £2 and some asparagus for 20p – both amazing bargains as I think I timed it right as they were doing the final markdowns (fluke not plan). We were planning to all have chicken so I’d defrosted four of the big muscle food chicken breasts that I buy in bulk ready to cook – I still did the kids chicken but as we had steak I have two leftover chicken breasts to use up so I’ll leave the planned tea of salmon (another bargain) for tomorrow in the freezer and turn this chicken into something that will feed all of us.
I ended up chopping the chicken and throwing it in the slow cooker with some onions, a couple of handfuls of frozen veg, a tin of coconut milk and two tins of tinned tomatoes. I added some curry powder and left it to bubble away all day. I forgot to take a photo but it looked similar to this:
This was a random corned beef hash kind of meal that I made us minus the baked beans that I usually add in because the pan was looking pretty full without them.
And as you can see from the lack of any other meals, I forgot to take a photo of Friday and Saturday’s meals.
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