Back in the 70s, my mum used to grate home grown tobacco and mix 1 part home grown to 3 parts decent, she said it saved her a fortune.
My nan used to clean dry and store, cling film, foil, small plastic bags, bread bags too. They all came in handy!
How to make a chicken feed a family of 6 two meals.
Bone the raw chicken, from the neck down, break the joints, peel the skin and meat back. when you have a flat bird, (leave wings and drums as they
are not worth the time) stuff the bird with whatever you like. I usually put sausage meat on the bottom with sage and onion at the top, you could
even use hard boiled eggs too.
bake for about 2 hours, then cool. Once cold, it will slice up beautifully. Serve with baked potatoes, home made coleslaw and home made pickles.
There will probably be enough left over for sandwiches too!
Boil the bones up, reduce by at least two thirds. Then sweat carrots, onion, leek, parsnip swede etc in a small scraping of butter. Add stock, boil
for at least an hour, then add potatos, boil till cooked.
serve with lots of salt and pepper and fresh crusty bread.
You could flavour with herbs if liked, I find that real butter is all you need to produce a golden liquid that tastes like heaven! add pulses with
stock, for cheap nutrition,
I use stock from two chickens, spend about 3 pounds on veg and end up with at least 15 pints of stew. Lots of the freezer
so many ways of living cheaply, rice, peas sweetcorn and the leftover chicken from your sunday roast works well, if flavoured properly, I use tabasco
sauce and salt. If you have no chicken, a small packet of salted peanuts works well too.
Buy your potatoes by the sack, if you have spuds, you can always make some type of meal