Wednesday, 22 October 2014

To make or to buy? Now, there's a question.

Hello Dear Reader,

I am a frugal as I can be, but I'm not martyr. If I can buy it cheaper than I can make it, then I will buy it ready made. For example, there's just the two of us so I buy Aldi's or Lidl's ready made salad in a bag and it lasts the two of us for two meals each. As you know, I often have a big stock up from Approved Food and bought several jars of 'Chicken Tonight' at £1.20 for two jars.......60p each per jar. I certainly can't make a sauce to cook chicken in for that. I also like a night off now and then.

You can still buy the sauce by clicking HERE

So, here was my supper.

The remainder of the bag of chicken thighs - £1.40 for half a kilo ( I bought those frozen from Waitrose)
I jar of honey and mustard Chicken Tonight sauce - Approved food - 60p - (£1.89 in Asda, so a big saving!)
1/2 a bag of salad 45p - Aldi

So, a bit of an expensive supper, for us anyway. £2.45 - or £1.22 each.

I don't think I could have made it any cheaper.

To cook this, I simply added the five frozen chicken thighs and sauce to my slow cooker this morning and left if for the day. Neither of us like skin or bones on our plates so I lift the chicken with a slotted spoon and remove the skin and bones before I serve. I've always used chicken thighs and I think they are a versatile cut and I use them for most chicken dishes.

If any of you really can't sleep tomorrow morning, I will be talking to BBC Radio Five Live at 6.20 tomorrow morning, discussing why consumers, like you and me and not loyal to anyone supermarket and are taking our business else where. If there is a listen again option, I pop it up later.

Lastly, I have emailed the winner of the Crockpot food warmer, Becca B.......she has 24 hours from now to email me her address so I can post it to her.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxx