Our first frugal meal was 4 oz of shin beef cooked in a jar of sauce. Don't usually bother with cooking sauces but we are so busy outside at present I needed a short cut. This was an "ale" stew mix and was very nice. Bolstered by lots of root veg from the garden it made a good meal and there was enough meat in the left over sauce to make a beef and veg suet pudding the next day.
Next meal was very small roast lamb joint for Sunday meal and the 50% left had made a nice Mediterranean spiced lamb with mushrooms and tomato stew with rice. There is enough left overs from that for one lunch tomorrow.
Lunches have been leek (from the garden) and potato soup and bits of bread frozen over Xmas. I had frozen a part cooked ciabatta and this made a lovely lunch filled with bacon and cheese.
Double checked my supermarket delivery order to make sure I was on track for what was needed and no extras, I found I had a £5 off voucher. Hurrah!