Tonight we are having lovely thick chicken and veg soup with corn muffins.
Soup is 1 kg chicken legs $4.90 1kg mixed veg from Aldi $1.75, cup of pearl barley, (50c?) stock home made from carcass. Salt and dash of cider vinegar (50cents for these?). $7.65 Makes 3 meals for 7 people =36 cents each
Recipe: is the above ingredients all tossed in a pot, just make sure the stock reaches the legs and veggies. I use the thermal cooker so I bring it to the boil and pop it in the cooker and eat hours later. On a stove top bring to boil then just let it gently simmer for an hour if you can.
I really like the cider vinegar as it gets the goodness out of the bones. If makes a stickier more gelatinous soup than if you don't add a dash. We want all the nutrients we can get! Once it's all cooked grab the bones out with tongs and the meat falls off, use a fork if needed and remember to get those finer bones out too.
Sorry the picture is a bit unattractive, I could only find a phone camera and they just make things look yuck :o( It really is a very tasty, stick to your bones sort of meal!
Then I made corn muffins roughly guessing cost: corn meal-70/flour-16/egg -free/butter -55/powdered milk 20= $1.61/12 +13.4 cents each. we might have 2 each.
Tonight's meal 63c each.
Recipe: 1 cup polenta
1 cup SR flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk (I used powdered milk)
1/2 cup butter
Whizz together, in processor (or hand), place in muffin tins, 220 deg C for 10-12 mins.