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Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • edited 2 July at 7:44AM
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    edited 2 July at 7:44AM
    joedenise said:
    Do you not eat much @pamsdish?  We usually have 4 or 5 faggots each but perhaps we're just greedy.  The half recipe I use only makes enough for one meal for 2 of us

    I think I eat far too much really, I had 2 faggots the mix made 13 in total, as I made the faggots I  dropped them into the dish which was on my scales, each was between 110g and 119g I think was the heaviest, served with swede and potato mash and onion gravy. 
    2018 £2285/£2149, 2019 £2000, 2020 £2000, Spend Jan -July £740.48
    JAN £153.45 FEB £100.14 MARCH £138.87 APRIL £53.87 MAY £67.02 JUNE £122.21 JULY £104.92
    AUGUST£166.66-£9.90=£156.76-£3.61=£153.15-£15.84=£137.31
  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    I hope my post didn't come across as rude it wasn't intended that way!  I think you must you a different recipe to me!  Mine makes about 10-12 faggots but they are quite small which is why half recipe only does one meal for 2 of us!  They certainly sound quite big faggots compared with mine, which I have to admit I've never weighed!  Maybe I will next time I make them.

    In - bacon rashers, split into packs of 4 (ie one meal for 2)
    Out - bacon lardons for omelettes for lunch tomorrow

  • edited 2 July at 10:57AM
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    edited 2 July at 10:57AM
    No offence taken at all @joedenise, xx
     I used 500g pork mince 200g ish pork liver and about the same 200g ish bacon pieces, just breadcrumbs eggs and sage after that so my yield would be 110g per faggot about right for the proverbial cricket ball size.
    I only weighed them as I eat a low carb diet and wanted to be able to work out mass divided by 13, as it happened, which gave me average carbs, fat, protein.
    2018 £2285/£2149, 2019 £2000, 2020 £2000, Spend Jan -July £740.48
    JAN £153.45 FEB £100.14 MARCH £138.87 APRIL £53.87 MAY £67.02 JUNE £122.21 JULY £104.92
    AUGUST£166.66-£9.90=£156.76-£3.61=£153.15-£15.84=£137.31
  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    Yes that is far more meat than the recipe I use!  My half recipe is only 250g pork and 125g lambs liver.  I don't use bacon but come to think of it I could always add some as I've usually got bacon bits in the freezer.  Will have to try to remember next time I make them.  I don't use breadcrumbs in mine but 1 or 2 Ryvitas & egg to mix.  My faggots are about the size of meatballs which is why we have so many!  

    I then brown them off on the hob and transfer to a tin and cover with HM onion gravy and bake in the oven to finish them off.

    It's making me feel hungry thinking about them.  Might have to make some again soon.

  • edited 2 July at 3:29PM
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    edited 2 July at 3:29PM
    IN: 4 Thick gammon chunks
    OUT: 0
    I like to buy the packs of cooking bacon from Lidl, you have to rummage but found 2 good packs today, the first I have opened already, 5 off cuts from a gammon, cooked a piece for lunch, with veggies, vacuum packed the other 4 and frozen, the other pack looks like thick  gammon rashers, but the shelf life is usually pretty good unopened.
    2018 £2285/£2149, 2019 £2000, 2020 £2000, Spend Jan -July £740.48
    JAN £153.45 FEB £100.14 MARCH £138.87 APRIL £53.87 MAY £67.02 JUNE £122.21 JULY £104.92
    AUGUST£166.66-£9.90=£156.76-£3.61=£153.15-£15.84=£137.31
  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    I buy my bacon online because I like dry cured bacon and none of the so called dry cure from SM are actually a true dry cure.  Have just received my latest order but only ordered rashers this time.  It's quite expensive but well worth it for the taste.  This doesn't come from my normal grocery spends but from my bulk spends budget.  Although it arrived today it was paid for from last month's budget so I actually have all of the bulk fund still intact and it's actually bigger than usual this month so may well do another order from them towards the end of the month and get more rashers and more bacon bits.
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    Out: 4 rashers of unsmoked bacon for breakfast tomorrow.
    In: 2L portions chicken, bean and veg soup. 4L portions of Leek, potato and kale soup. I do shift work and a soup instead of a coffee late at night makes for a comforting break. 
  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    In - nothing
    Out - smoked haddock, salmon & white fish for fish pie tonight; chicken thighs for dinner tomorrow night

  • pamsdishpamsdish Forumite
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    IN: 8 Bacon chops
    OUT: 2 Black pudding, 2 h.m.croquettes, brisket defrosting for tomorrow
    2018 £2285/£2149, 2019 £2000, 2020 £2000, Spend Jan -July £740.48
    JAN £153.45 FEB £100.14 MARCH £138.87 APRIL £53.87 MAY £67.02 JUNE £122.21 JULY £104.92
    AUGUST£166.66-£9.90=£156.76-£3.61=£153.15-£15.84=£137.31
  • joedenisejoedenise Forumite
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    In - nothing
    Out - meaty pork ribs for dinner tomorrow

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