Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Use it up, two meals made.

I have to take my car to be sorted out tomorrow and I will be home late, hence 2 meals being cooked tonight.

I had 3 small slices of ham left and a punnet of mushroom that were past their best.
I used 2 onions thinly sliced and divided them between a frying pan and my pressure cooker.
I added half a punnet of mushrooms to each pan and softened them over a low heat.
I then added a tblspoon of flour to each pan and stirred it in.

To one pan I added some milk, just under half a pint at a guess, I stirred this so it didn't go lumpy and then added to slices of ham cut in to small pieces.
I cooked some pasta in another pan. The pasta and sauce were both ready at the same time and we ate that this evening. There is enough left for tomorrows packups.

I added some beef skirt to the pressure cooker, some herbs and seasoning too. The skirt was £1.79, reduced in Tesco's, it's been in the freezer for a couple of weeks, I got it out this morning to defrost.
I bought the pan up to pressure and cooked the beef for about 15 minutes.

Tomorrow I will reheat it whilst I'm cooking the side veg.
This will do for packups for Thursday. If I wanted to stretch it further I'd make some dumplings.

Pasta 10p
Mushrooms 45p
Onion 10p
Milk 12p
Flour & seasoning 10p
Under £1 and served 3/4 easily.
I've not counting the ham as it was left  over from Christmas, sliced and frozen then defrosted and used as our Sunday roast.

Beef skirt £1.79
Mushrooms 45p
Onion 10p
Flour & Seasoning 10p
I will serve this with mashed potato, carrots & cabbage. This will serve four at least, maybe more.


Sheila said...

They both sound delicious-x-

galant said...

Brilliant ways of using things up and making good, nutritious meals! Well done, Hester
Margaret P

TrishWish said...

Sounds yummy and filling!

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