Three meals (for two) for less than 50p

Yep, you read that right.
Three meals, for the two of us, plus a few scraps for Maggie, for under ten bob.
My great-grandmother would have been proud.

It’s been a while since we purchased a whole chicken and I was pleased with my purchase when I did last year.
However, Hubby had the Bargain Radar going today and got a ready cooked whole chicken for the grand sum of  forty nine pence.
This was on the reduced shelf as it could not be reheated, and so was being sold off cheep cheap prior to the fresh batch in the oven being put out.

roast chickenSurprisingly, he did not have to fight any other shoppers off in a stampede. In fact, apart from him, there were no other takers! What fools.
My proud economy boast is that I can get three meals out of a chicken, four if I boiled up the carcass for soup stock.

We therefore had chunky chicken rolls for lunch (another bargain reduction at 25p for 6!), and I’m doing a sweet and sour meal for tonight.
With the whole breast I have left over, I can either do a plated dinner with spuds and veg, or curry.
Now Hubs likes rice, so it wouldn’t matter having two rice meals on consecutive days.

lunchI’m getting a liking for lots of fresh veg though, which was apparent on yesterday’s meal of minced beef, onions and mushrooms with cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and mash.
So as a compromise, I’ll do curry tomorrow (no extra shopping) but as we’ll have to go shopping on Friday, I’ll get two steak pies which we’ll have with a pile of fresh veg.

Note:
To explain why our plates were heaped so high:
I reduced the size of our dinner plates some years ago to help with portion control and trying to lose weight by conning the brain into thinking we were eating a BIG dinner.
The smaller plates I had were too big for our washing up bowl here on the boat, so I had to downsize again to large side plates, which are less than 9 inches in diameter (my bowl is 9½”) !
eyes bigger

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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