Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Frugal Feasting!


Blogging lunchtime today as I have a work meeting all afternoon, then a doctors appointment, rounded off with my sewing circle this evening.

I have written before about how I like to turn off the radio on the way home from work in the car and just let my mind wander. It is often in this 6-7pm hour that I remember chores or plan projects etc. Last night as I drove home I started to think about what I could eat for dinner.

Ages ago I bought some fresh vacuumed packed ravioli stuffed with mozerella and parma ham. It is delicious and was on offer 3 packs for £3 (not to mention a BB date 3 months in advance) and each pack does a meal for 2 people. It does need a sauce though. Hmmmm…

So I got home and started through the cupboards, 2 large mushrooms were sliced and fried with half an onion and a teaspoon of garlic granules. I added a tin of Tesco value tomatoes (31p you do need to chop them). A stock cube, tablespoon of mixed herbs and then a huge splash of balsamic vinegar, which makes the sauce really rich.

I then allow the pan to simmer for 3-4minutes to thicken.

Finally took the pan off the heat and stirred in half a carton of left over sour cream from the weekend. Do not do it on the heat as the cream will separate.

Result? A really delicious sauce for my ravioli that will also feed me this evening for pennies. Sorry forgot to take a photo, far to hungry!

Following recipes is good, following your gut is better for this frugal feaster. It was so yummy.

Frugally yours


  1. Sounds tasty! Another bargain "sauce" I make is when I pick up a yellow-stickered pot of cream for pennies. I just heat it up, add seasoning and melt cheese into it - then pour over cooked pasta and broccoli (or whatever is to hand). This is what I had last night. Probably quite calorific - but very tasty and satisfying! Sometimes you need a carb fix that only pasta can fill (gluten-free in my case)!

    Best Wishes
    Frugal Wife


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