A couple of months ago, ok so it was more like three months ago (bad blogger alert) I was invited by Leeds Building Society to take part in a Blogger Cook Off Challenge. . .
The Kick My Habits research had found that, on average, us Brits spend £17.34 per a week on evenings out. Now I have to say that if that’s the case Dave and I are anything but “average” – of course this is mostly due to the fact we have a very young family so money is tight and we’re not exactly able to pop out on a whim (those where the days).
We were sent £10 and challenged to create a fun meal in. This would, in theory, give a £7.34 saving per week which would build up to savings of £382 over the course of a year.
As you all know Dave does all the cooking in our house and is a big fan of Jamie Oliver so most of our best loved meals come from one Jamie book or another.
A firm favourite is Broccoli & Anchovy Orechiette from the “Happy Days with the Naked Chef” book:
|The main ingredients for the dish|
Although it’s not an expensive dish when you work it out per portion, it’s quite expensive if you need to buy all the ingredients (as opposed to already having a chunk of Parmesan in the fridge) so it cost us around £8 to buy everything we needed to make the meal.
|Tell me you don’t want to try that! My husband is ace!|
With the couple of quid we had left over we treated ourselves to some fresh strawberries – we’re rock and roll in this house!
What would you have done with the £10?
*Disclaimer – We were sent £10 to buy the ingredients for our meal*