Ok, so I spent £47 on food for the week. But I can justify it by saying that the chorizo, parmasan and oils will last me about 2-3 weeks. So really I’m only borrowing £7 from the next two weeks budget I also bought an expensive organic chicken. It’s not that we’re all organic in this house, but there are some things that I prefer organic, for example, organic onions are worth the extra 50p or so. Organic potatoes are not.
Anyway, I can make the chicken stretch. I took the breast for a chicken, leek and apple pie today. The legs and wings are for baked chicken and rice tomorrow and the rest of the carcass was picked clean for chicken meat balls on Wednesday. I then made a stock from the bones and used it as the base for a Thai-style butternut squash soup.
Today we had chicken, leek and apple pie with a butternut squash soup for starter. The squash soup was fantastic and the pie was pretty good, if a bit enemic. I had too much lard to butter in the shortcrust.