Now that we are told that we must tighten our belts this Winter, I am already trying to spend less and budget more. I have scanned the pages of my well-worn WI Wartime Cookery Book for economical recipes and am already prepared for a Winter of powdered eggs, thin gruel, and stale bread (if we can find any).
Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of Breast of Lamb. It must be the tastiest cut of Lamb, and it is also probably the cheapest. Yesterday I bought this whole (halal) Breast below, which cost just £3.99 from my favourite shop 'Taj'.
I have already cut it into three pieces, and they are now in the freezer. Within the next few weeks we shall eat an Irish Stew, a Lamb Tajine with Couscous, and probably BBQ some as 'chops' with a few Merguez sausages.
Each dish will be reliant on plenty of vegs, appropriate spices, and a desire to make something delicious out of very few cheap ingredients. All proof that with some care one can eat very well for very little.
It's just over two weeks since we returned to England, and my freezer is already well stocked. We shall not starve.