I have decided to order a shoulder of lamb and a whole chicken for the next fortnight as I felt the bits and pieces of meat brought last time came to more than the £15 I had set as the meat budget.
I have done some internet researches on recipes and using my standard range of shopping/ingredients, and store cupboard, I should be able to cook any four of the following dishes depending on how far the £7.50 kg worth of meat stretches -
- Roast Lamb rubbed in rosemary and garlic with roasted swede, carrots and potatoes (all in one dish)
- Braised lamb in a tomato sauce (will do in slow cooker)
- Lamb stew with flageolot beans and tomatoes
- Rissoles (middle eastern flavoured with ground cumin and ground coriander seasoning)
- Sheppard's Pie
I will do an internet search and look for some new ideas of what to do with the chicken. I have a set of usual dishes but I like to be inspired by ideas from elsewhere!
My big gripe on extra shopping this week was the husband's razor blades - £7.50!! I think a beard is acceptable,,,,,,,