hard making our money stretch, so I was quite excited to be involved in this
blogger campaign with Ffrees the new
current account to see if we could make up a Spring Menu, a three-course meal
no less for four people for £20!
is great to think you can make a restaurant worthy meal on a budget. If we had been eating out it would have cost
considerably more, especially if you factor in getting a babysitter! We hardly ever eat out and tend to stick to
a similar format to our meals so it was fun to try something different and be a
bit more ambitious! We were grateful to
Ffrees for the motivation to spend less money on making a great meal.
is our ingredient list:
x Crusty Loaf
x Medium Tomatoes
X Red Onion
fat soft cheese
also pinched some of the boys Easter chocolate to grate on top of the trifle
but we did not budget for that as it was more to make the trifle look pretty
than a necessity! We also had olive oil
in the cupboard but everything else came out of the £20.
menu was tomato bruschetta followed by stuffed chicken with salad and homemade
chunky chips and then to indulge our sweet tooth a strawberry trifle. Each of the courses had lots of great
flavours, the bruschetta might even have been my personal favourite and I
normally would pick the pudding option every time. It was quite a healthy menu with lots of green salad and hidden
strawberries for the boys in the trifle!
boys enjoyed the main and the dessert option, but bruschetta was not for
them. They are a bit picky though and
prefer tomatoes only in ketchup form!
It is good to have tried to introduce them to something else though as
they might be more willing to try other foods in the future.
the bruschetta make sure you leave enough time for the ingredients to stand
before serving, the flavours mix in and if left for at least an hour. We preferred the mixture at room temperature
but you can serve it straight from the fridge onto the warm toast.
A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Apr 26, 2015 at 9:33am PDT
the main you can use your remaining crusty loaf to mop up all the lovely sauce,
but hubbie likes chips with everything so we had them instead!
A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:37am PDT
trifle was wonderful but our serving dish was overflowing, hubbie was very
generous with the jelly, custard and cream, fortunately we managed to get a
picture before it started pouring over the sides! Once served though it went down well with everyone.
A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Apr 26, 2015 at 12:26pm PDT
you had £20 to spend what would you cook?