One and a half onions ... were all it took to give me the idea to make a Spaghetti Bolognese. Sometimes I do a meaty one for Lovely Hubby and a Quorn version for me, but this time in the interests of good onion management I simply used a full pack of Quorn Mince and made sure I fully loaded the flavours so he wouldn't even notice his lack of meaty goodness.
A dash of Mushroom Ketchup, half a dozen Red Wine Cubes, a good half tin of tomato puree, a sprinkle of dried herbs, a splash of Worcestershire Sauce, lots of freshly ground black pepper and long slow cooking for the flavours to develop and it turned out a treat. So much so I completely forgot to photograph the finished meal. I can't even take a photo of the meal I had planned tonight.
Using a full bag of Quorn Mince meant that there was plenty for generous helpings for both of us last night with lots of wholewheat spagetti and there should have been enough for tonights planned meal of a Mince Cobbler, but it was obviously so tasty that LH has taken the tub of leftovers to work with a pack of Ryvitas for dipping into as his lunch.
Oh well at least there are two onions left ...... what next I wonder :-)
I use my ice cube trays for many different things and in the interests of wasting nothing, yesterday the other half of the tin of Tomato Puree was spooned into an ice cube tray and popped into the freezer, a good tip for making the most of what you have. Tins of tomato puree are usually so much cheaper than the squeezy tubes so I always buy whichever is on offer at the time and do this once a tin is opened. The little cubes keep indefinitely in a tub in the freezer and you can add as many or as few as you want for the dish you are cooking.
I'm determined to make my £2 Housekeeping Budget go as far as I possibly can and every little money saver will help towards this. Although Approved Foods are being sooooo cruel at the moment and tempting me with all sorts of wonderful goodies. The latest thing to arrive in my email 'In Box' was the offer of our absolute favourite Cheese and Onion Risotto mix at 29p each or just 4 for £1.....I must be strong, I must be strong. Of course it helps slightly that I still have ten packs of the wonderful stuff lurking in the store cupboard :-) Use the link on the sidebar and nip on over yourself to see what other wonderful offers there are to be had.