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russetred wrote: »
I picked up a copy of Cheap Chow by Kenneth Lo at a charity shop.It's a really good read on cheap chinese meals based on their philosophy of expanding savouriness.Basically the chinese reckon on feeding 5-8 people on 8oz of meat by cooking it along with 3 x as much veg in a well flavoured sauce then adding 5x as much bulk food like rice.The book explains how to make a master sauce and how to cook all kinds of cheap cuts. I gave it a go and from a 1lb of streaky pork slices I made two meals over two days for 5 people.1 was sweet and sour pork and the other was a chilli/garlic/hoisin pork rice dish.We were all stuffed!
russetred wrote: »
After watching Jamie saves our bacon i decided to investigate the pork in my fridge and freezer.Apart from a pile of Walls sausages(whoopsied) everything was red tractor.I had to buy bacon for the weekend and British bacon was 2 for £4 in Mr T so should be easy to keep to supporting our pig farmers.By the way weren't those piglets adorable?
fedupandskint wrote: »
Well today I have been off sick from work and to cheer myself up I spent a couple of hours trawling the recipe thread attached to the first few posts on this one.
This gave me many ideas for cakes/loaf cakes/biscuits to make myself. I have so many of the ingredients unused in the cupboard so I made the delightful Mrs M's banana and ginger loaf cake and used up 3 manky bananas I would have chucked out a few weeks ago.
Many thanks to everyone who submitted a recipe, they have given me a new slant on things in the cupboard instead of constantly buying and topping up. I'm planning a baking couple of hours either on a Sat/Sun for things to take to work instead of buying :rotfl: Can't wait!!!!:rotfl:
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