Friday, 28 February 2014

Today at Frugal Food we cooked Bacon and Lentil stew

I have never been to Frugal Food before a lovely group of volunteers showing you not only how to cook but how to cook on a budget of £5.00 and under.

Based in a lovely hall there was some toys for the kiddies and tea,squash and biscuits where we all sat and nattered before making a start.
this week we made Bacon and lentil stew,i have never eaten lentil's before so i wasn't too sure how this was going to taste like.

How to:

Ingredients for 2 people:

  • 3 or 4 potatoes scrubbed and diced
  • 1 onion,peeled and chopped
  • 2 large carrots,peeled and chopped(we scrubbed as not only was in fairly clean but also most of the goodness is just beneath the first layer layer) 
  • 70g diced bacon
  • 100g red lentils,rinsed and drained
  • 1 stock cube
  1. heat a large pan(no oil or anything needed) and add bacon bits
  2. when bacon has softened add chopped onion
  3. when onion is soft add carrot and potato
  4. keep stirring to prevent sticking
  5. after a few minutes add 250 hot water
  6. stir in lentils and crumble in the stock cube
  7. bring pot to a gentle simmer
  8. add up to 250ml more water
  9. stir often until lentils and vegetables are soft
  10. serve with hot crusty bread
left overs make a good soup just add some  water and liquidise to a smooth broth

Basically you have 4 meals for under £2.00

and i must say a very quick and yummy meal,alisha was not so keen but she still had a few mouthfuls and i loved it :D

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