Friday, September 14, 2012

Feed a family of 6 for bugger all

Easy as! Everything is cheap in this one. I fed myslef and many flatmates years ago so there is no excuse for going out and buying KFC when oyu can do this so well.
Buy some 'precooked' sausgaes---they are really cheap at The Mad Butcher and supermarkets. For a family of 6, buy 2 kilos. (You might even have some over)
Fry one or two onions and then chuck in the suasages and sliced carrots. (maybe two) You can slice/cut the pre-cooked ones first if you like. Use cheap curry powder---maybe a mild one for the family, Fry the mixture for a few minutes then pour in about two cups of boiling water. Add salt to taste. I have kept this recipe simple--- no other ingredients. Cook gently until the carrots are soft. Mix some cornflour in a cup with water and add to the mixture. If it is thick enough---it's ready.

Variations. Chop some Silverbeet (Swiss Chard) and add it to the mixure before you thicken it. Every NZ household should be growing this 'easy as' vegetable---so good for you. Nicer  when young. You could also add some frozen veggies as an 'extender.'
Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
If there is any over, I love it on toast for breakfast.
I find it hard to believe that this simple recipe is not used more-----not only for the budget conscious, but actually quite good for you.

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