Ok so I now had 1 small chicken in the slow cooker and an extra 4 mouths to feed. What was I going to do? No potatoes in and getting some would mean going out, spending money and distracting myself. I do have a few packets of approved food pittas in the freezer. I came up with the idea of chicken pittas with salad. Perfect simple and cheap and all the ingredients were already in the house.
So I cooked dinner for 7 for around £4.00 for us all. Not bad- the chicken was a cheap £3.00 one, then half a cucmber 25p, a few slices of lettuce- about 5p (the lettuce was reduced to clear at 25p) 2 tomatoes about 20p and 1.5 packets of pitta breads which were 4 for £1 on approved foods so 40p. That's a brilliant price.
I have saved a little money today as I had some mushrooms in the fridge from last weekend and I wasn't going to use them before they were no good. I sliced them up onto baking sheets covered them and popped them in the freezer for a few hours.
I also made myself a left over lunch. I had one pepper starting to go soft in the fridge (my sister had bought them when she visited the other week and left it behind) so I stuffed it with some of the mushrooms and a little cheese, then baked for a short while;
An almost free lunch! To go with my almost free breakfast of eggs from one of the children I teach with a little garlic bread from the freezer.
What a cheap food day!