Updated shopping list August 2018 – £27.64 = £13.82pp per week
This £1 challenge is again for 2 people, but this time I have catered for more meat as requested. As meat is more expensive, and I wanted to use free range chicken. Instead this weeks challenge cost £10 each, that’s still only £20 for 2 people for a weeks meals.
After dividing the chicken up into 3 meals, by cutting off the breasts, wings and legs, I boiled the carcass to make stock and cook the little bits of meat left on the bone for the stir fry and a chicken and sweetcorn sandwich.
You can look up online how to cut the chicken if unsure. It’s also best to make your chicken stock on the first day so you can used the chicken meat in the other recipes.
Most of the meals have side salads using a few slices of the pepper or onions, so make sure you leave enough for this when making up the meals.
As before I will give you a list of usual stock cupboard ingredients for the weeks dishes to check before you go shopping that they haven’t run out.
The list of extra stock cupboard items to check on are: Chinese 5 spice, fresh ginger, tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, soy sauce, honey, sesame seeds (optional), ground cloves, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, rum (optional), wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, cinnamon stick, chilli powder, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, garam masala, turmeric, chilli flakes (optional), tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce, Salt and pepper, Olive oil, beef stock cube, Strong bread flour, Plain flour, tea, coffee and sugar.
Most of these ingredients are usual items found in most cupboards, but you’ll use them time and again if you don’t have them, and they’ll last for ages if stored correctly.
I also used fresh herbs all from pots in my garden, these include: thyme, bay leaves and rosemary. These are a great way of adding extra flavour to your dishes.