Thursday, August 29, 2013

Those 'adverts ' that say they can feed 4 people for NZ$15---I can beat that!

I must be feeling pretty upbeat of I can make a claim that I can easily feed a family of 4 for less than NZ$15 and they would enjoy it too! Such feelings must come with the new feeling I have that things are better for me. OK, here goes. I do make an assumption that you have a few little basics in your cupboards and of you haven’t, then aim to get at least some of them each week. Get them form bulk bins as they are cheaper.
What’s on the menu? ----‘Neil’s Lamb meatballs on rice.’
You will need:
About 400gms of minced lamb (mine was $4.50)
Any leftover veggies form the fridge. (I had 5 button mushrooms, and 5 Brussell Sprouts.)
A can of Campbell’s chicken soup. (There are cheaper ones)
METHOD:
Mix the mince with about a cup of cooked rice, one egg and some mixed herbs, salt, garlic and pepper. Form them into little balls. I made 15 from the mixture. Stick them in the fridge while you do then other stuff.
Chop up the veggies, microwave them for 4 minutes and combine with the soup. Place to one side.
Now, fry the meatballs until brown then combine them with the veggies and soup mix. Simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring to prevent catching.
Serve on Cooked rice; brown stuff if you prefer.
 Total costs for me---about $12. Bloody tasty!