Weezl's phase 1- recipe testing and frugalisation- come one, come all!

edited 4 April 2010 at 7:33AM in How much have you saved?
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  • FrankieMFrankieM Forumite
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    weezl I went for smart price but they were substituted for loose. Sorry if that doesn't help.
  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    FrankieM wrote: »
    weezl I went for smart price but they were substituted for loose. Sorry if that doesn't help.
    no, that is useful, thanks:A, how many nets of smartprice did you order and how many did you get when subbed? :)

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  • artybearartybear Forumite
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    Carrot Cake added.

    Weezl do you think it would work ok without raisins?

    xxxx
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    shanks77shanks77 Forumite
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    edited 4 April 2010 at 4:53PM
    weezl74 wrote: »

    thanks shanks :A that's brilliant :D

    Is it runny, or is it normal mayo texture?

    How's the taste?

    Its normal mayo texture and taste. For me it needed extra flavour but Idont think if you didnt tell anyone they wouldnt guess it didnt contain egg. Prob very MS for Shirley. My one gripe but its small is that it took about 2x as long to make as an egg one needed lots of oil to achieve right consistency just had some and it is a bit "lighter" than real mayo but fine taste wise
    Delevery comes tomorrow will let you know have gone for SP ones
  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    artybear wrote: »
    Carrot Cake added.

    Weezl do you think it would work ok without raisins?

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    I think so arty:) is it all dried grapes you're not keen on? I'd say dried dates chopped might be a nice alternative?

    shanks, that's great feedback, really useful thank you:A
    xx

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
  • Allegra wrote: »
    How fabulous :) A local Weezlite at last :T That's it now, I'm dragging you out foraging this summer whether you like it or not ;)

    i am up for that - depending on how much fruit i get from the apple and plum tree this summer you can have some too!
    it's nice to be important but more important to be nice!! :kisses3:
  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    butternut squash risotto

    160g butternut squash
    500g rice
    80 ml oil
    80g mature cheddar
    50g dried peas, soaked and cooked as per packet instructions (100g if using tins to save time)
    3/4 litre stock
    the usual spices :)


    Make up the risotto on the stove and roast the squash in the oven with the skin on, sliced as thinly as you can manage at about 200C with a tsp oil and salt on. put on top of the risotto when cooked. and a little caramelised. Non stick teflon baking liners are great for things like this so you need less oil :) stir it in at the last minute.

    Use half the oil to start the risotto off (add peas, add rice, add 3/4 litre stock), and the rest to drizzle over the finished product. Cheese- stir half in with the squash, sprinkle the rest over the top. Add salt to taste, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    Arty- any chance of adding the above to month 1 index :)

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
  • edited 4 April 2010 at 5:07PM
    AllegraAllegra Forumite
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    edited 4 April 2010 at 5:07PM
    weezl74 wrote: »
    Allegra, loving your organised list brain:A, what should I prioritise next recipe-wise?

    You're still working so hard, bless you :A Don't forget your bargain with Mr Weezl, we'll muddl through on our own if we have to !

    Anyway, recipes, in order of appearance

    4 loaf PM bread
    Any snacks other than CC you are offering us :)
    Carbonara (by Wednesday)
    Pea and apple soup (by Saturday)
    Tomato oat biscuits (by Sunday)
    Mayo (by Sunday)
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    Spicy pea and apple soup, serves 4 each time, needs HM bread to fill hungry tummies :)

    200g marrowfat peas soaked and cooked as per packet instructions
    1 Bramley apple weighing 150 grams
    200g onion
    65ml oil
    50g sr flour
    garam masala, garlic, salt and pepper

    chop apple and onion with minimal waste :) fry in oil, until onions are soft and a bit see-through. Add flour, spices and peas and stir until flour has become a sticky paste with the oil and coated everything, then add appox 3/4 litre water or stock. Add the liquid in little bits stirring well after each addition to prevent lumps.

    Blitz in food processor, taste and adjust seasoning :)


    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
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