Friday 18 November 2022

Stretching meals further still

 Each pan had 2 diced bell peppers, 1/2 clove chopped garlic, and half an onion, which were fried until softened.

One pan then had 2 tablespoons curry paste stirred in, followed by 1 tin of tomatoes, half a can of water and half a can of mushrooms.  This was followed by half a 400g bag of Quorn chunks and a handful of sultanas, then cooked for 30 minutes. Afterwards, 4 frozen tablespoons of coconut cream, one stock cube plus a couple of tablespoons of tomato puree were stirred in. Once cooked through, it was dished up for freezing. Each container has 3 ladles, enough Quorn curry for us both, for one meal:

The second pan had the same initial ingredients added but instead of curry paste, a chopped canned adobe pepper was added for spice. No sultanas this time but a can of red kidney beans. No coconut cream just a stock cube and tomato puree added to give us Quorn Chilli:
I think 6 meals is a really good stretch. How are you stretching your meals to reduce costs?


  1. The stick blender is turning leftovers into soup.

    1. Someone I know, chops their left over Sunday lunch bits and makes a roast quiche.

  2. I'm stretching my meals so far and making so many portions of everything, that I have totally run out of freezer space. So, I think that I will have to have a couple of weeks of NO shopping and eat all the meals to make space for some Christmassy things.


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