A foody blog today.
Once a week we have a junk food type dinner. It's not always all that junky, sometimes its quite healthy such as homemade soup with homemade bread sandwiches and salad.
Tonight it's a less healthy meal of burgers and chips with salad leaves and cherry tomatoes, and homemade lemon cake and custard. I bought the burgers and buns from Farm Foods at £2.95 for 6 mega beef burgers and £1.25 for 12 seeded burger buns. I'll only use half the bag of buns as DS 1&2 will have 2 burgers each and DH and I will have one. The picture below shows the burgers already grilled so I just have to reheat them later.
The boys and I will also have an Aldi Mature Cheese Slice on our burgers; 10 slices are £1.49 and we'll use 5.
DH will have some fried onions on his (1/4 pack of FarmFoods frozen sliced onions at 69p, although it says £1 on the bag).
The chips are Aldi's crinkle cut at 89p for 1.5kg and we'll have two-thirds of a bag.
The salad was bought yellow stickered for 75p and half a pack of Aldi cherry tomatoes is about 40p.
The cake and custard ingredients came to about £1.50 and will make at least 8 portions.
Allowing for extras like ketchup and salad cream, the total cost of the main meal is around £6 (average £1.50 a person) and 4 portions of the dessert comes to 75p (around 19p a person). So for around £1.70 each we'll have main meal and dessert...a lot cheaper than if we ate the same meal at a restaurant, pub or McDonalds or had a take away. Of course the cost is even less if you don't have 2 piggy 20-something sons who eat 2 burgers each.
It's been lovely weather here today, but I haven't ventured very far from home, just to Aldi in one direction (DS2 and I popped in and voted on our way there), then back home to unload the shopping before going to Farm Foods and Morrisons in the other direction. I'm now having a lazy afternoon catching up on programmes recorded on our Tivo box.
Talking of TV, did anyone catch the first episode of Home Fires on Sunday evening? I have the book Jambusters that inspired the series. I absolutely love anything WW2 homefront related and have a huge collection of knitting patterns, cookbooks and women's magazines from the era, plus loads of dvds and books such as Coal House at War, 1940s House and Nella Last's War. I particularly enjoy women's diaries of the period and love Nella Last's as she's an ordinary woman and also we lived in Barrow-in- Furness for over two years when my oldest girls were little. I did enjoy the programme and hope it continues being as good.
That's all for now, back to vegging out and watching too much TV. Love to you all, Helen xx