Hello Dear Reader,
I feel really rough today. DB has had a battering of sorts and we're all under the weather. If you don't mind, today isn't about cooking but assembling food and sort of making a meal out of it. Gordon Ramsay would roll his eyes! I bought the black bean sauce from Approved Food for 60p which is less than half of what it costs else where.
I am officially rubbish at cooking rice! So, as I don't want to ruin it, I buy boil in the bag from Aldi for 59p for 4 sachets. I get three medium portions from each bag at 15p a bag, so 5p a portion.
32 meatballs, at £3.59. They were very very good and we did pig out on eight each, they are small but delicious. DB is going to have some in a bread roll for lunch tomorrow. I usually buy 24 (venison or lamb - which is cheaper than beef) meatballs from the wholesale butcher for 99p. If I didn't have access to such a butcher then these meatballs from Waitrose are a good price when I compared them with others in other supermarkets.
A quarter of a bag of mixed veg from Aldi. 22p
Cook the meatballs. I drained out the excess fat and cooked them further.
I cooked the rice and vegetables together. Then, when the meat balls were cooked, added the black bean sauce which is always delicious with beef.
We're both tired and this cheat's stick it together meal was just what I needed. Cheaty, lazy and eaten in pyjamas before I went off for an early night.
Over to you, who else resorts to cheating when really tired? or, is it just me?
Love Froogs xxxx