To make 2 Turkey Loaves each serving 6 (Cost to me approx £1.50p each loaf or 25p per portion)
2 x 500g packs Turkey Mince (I got mine yellow-stickered from Asda for £1.02 per pack)
1 pack vegetarian sausage mix (AF 4 packs for £1) or 500g sausagemeat.
2 small or 1 large pack of sage and onion stuffing mix (AF - 25p)
2 eggs (Aldi free range 6 medium for 95p)
2 chicken stock cubes (AF approx 10p)
heaped teaspoon wholegrain mustard (5p)
If using veg sausage mix make it up to the instructions, likewise make up the stuffing mix adding the stock cubes to the boiling water. When they are ready simply add both to the other ingredients and mix everything together. Divide between 2 x 2lb greased loaf tins.
(Loaves before baking)
Thank you for the recipe, Sarina, it was delicious.
In addition to the roast dinner, I also made chocolate chip muffins and flapjack. No pics of the flapjack but here are the muffins. The recipe is very rich using soft brown sugar and 3 oz cocoa. I used choc drops and chopped white cooking choc I'd bought from AF in place of the chocolate chips in the recipe. Its difficult to cost them as some of the ingredients were bought a while ago but no more than 20p per muffin.
The main meal and the desserts were both made entirely from ingredients I already had in so I didn't have to buy anything extra.
I was really good and avoided the desserts and only served myself what I could eat of the main meal. My next weigh in is on Tuesday and I have been amazingly disciplined this week so I'm hoping for that 2lb off that will take me to my 4st loss. Missing out on a cake or two will be worth it if I get a good result on the scales.
I have spent a little money today. Again, as its DH's last day before he's back to work, we went for coffee and were extremely pleased to find that Weatherspoons have a 'sale' at the moment. Our usual 'bottomless' (refillable) filter coffees were reduced from £1.15 each to 79p. As we both had 2 large cups it worked out at approximately 40p per cup.
I also checked in at Asda on the way home as last week we got some really great deals early Sunday afternoon. We were a bit late this week and there wasn't much left, but even so I got 4 packs x 4 Activia yogurts (2 x Forest Fruits and 2 x Rhubarb) for 50p a pack (or 12.5p per yogurt) and another large white loaf to keep in the freezer for toast at 10p. The yogurts are today's date, but I've found that yogs last for up to week past their date in the fridge and as DH and I both generally eat 2 yogs a day they will soon go. So, that was £2.10 spent for 16 yogurts and a loaf.
Tomorrow I'm going to make a start on stitching together that messenger bag, and I'm also nipping into town to get DH another pair of those £4 jeans as he was so pleased with the pair I bought yesterday. If I can still get them I'll have bought him 2 pairs of jeans and a pair of work trousers all for £13.50p. He's fine for shirts and jumpers and he had new slippers and socks for his birthday. We could both do with a good pair of new shoes but intend to save money especially for them unless a really good deal comes up and then we'll take the money from savings.
This just goes to show that it is possible to make a little money go a long way; no need to live on a convenience food diet. It just takes a little knowledge, planning, time and effort to make tasty, nutritious meals. And shopping around - and not being too fussy - can still produce bargains in other areas such as clothes buying.