quintwins wrote: »
yeah i sometimes do this if were going on picnics, and it really is an simple as putting them in the slow cooker or low for 4-5 hrs with some salt and pepper (or anything else you want) then lifting them out (works better when there hot i find) and i just take a fork and a knife and pull the meat off, it really does just fall off, if it's for sandwichs i leave it to cool and put it in fridge, if i make casarole strain the liquid and put it and the chicken back in usually with some carrots/onion/celery/peppers whatever really and leave it for another 2 hrs or so, it's yummy and i really moist meat
and i tend to use value or lidl chicken when on offer
Hales82 wrote: »
Whilst there we stocked up a bit and it got me thinking that perhaps it might be cheaper for me to do a meat shop once a month when the offers were on? We could spend £40-£50 and that would do us in meat for the whole month (a chicken does between 2-3 meals).
Rebob wrote: »
What about using liver for one of your meals? I use pigs liver and pan fry with onions, add gravy to stop it going dry and serve with mashed potatoes, peas and carrots for a cheap tasty meal.
burge23 wrote: »
We have 3 adults and 1 child in our house as MiL is here too. Definitely check for meat offers as the 3 for 1's can vary a lot. Mr T packs are quite small whereas Asda ones are bigger. We went to Lidl last weekend and stocked up on pork chops (4 for £1.49) and mince (500g for £1.49) :j. Ended up with 6 of each so 12 packs for £17.88. Much better than 3 for £10. :j Not so good this week as it was pork belly steaks but looking out for next week.
Both Lidl and Aldi do 5 in 1 dishwasher tabs for 3.99. You can cut them in half and they work fine. Lidl's cleaning products are very good and very reasonably priced.
If you have a Farmfoods near you they do milk 2 x 2l for £1.60 and 2 Hovis best of Both Bread for £1.25. Tesco did have their value penne pasta at 20p a 500g pack last weekend so we stocked up on that too as well as the rice which was down to about 60p for a kilo .
Look out for Aldi's super 6 veg/fruit offer too. Veg last week at 39p a pack eg 1kg carrots, salad potatoes etc Next week I think it's fruit. They also have free range eggs 85p for 6. We've saved a packet by online scouting before shopping and not taking the wee one or OH into shops! Oh and always eat before you go!
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