Money matters, and today’s tough economic times mean that many of us are watching the pennies and looking for new and inventive ways to budget. And this is especially the case when it comes to
cooking. With money a factor for many of us, we are starting to see a return to the ‘old-fashioned’ but vital cooking skills that seemed to get lost for a while.
Along with this, there is a return to thinking about how to reduce waste and make our purchases stretch further. Spending several pounds on non-nutritious microwave meals or fast food just doesn’t seem like the sensible option for many people anymore.
So, how to cook up a storm in the kitchen without spending a small fortune? Well it’s easier than you might think.
If you have a loaf of Hovis Bread that is starting to go stale, but of course is not mouldy, you can use this to make tasty bread and butter pudding. Although white bread is generally used in bread and butter puddings, you can ring the changes and make your dish that little bit more nutritious by using best of both bread.
Another great use for your bread that needs using up is as the base for a tasty Moroccan dish called Chicken Rfissa Medhoussa. This chicken and lentil dish is truly yummy and is traditionally served on a bed of day old bread.
Day old bread or bread that needs to be used up can also be used to make homemade breadcrumbs, wonderful for the coating on fried calamari, fish and anything else you fancy really!
As well as there being plenty you can do with day old bread, you can use other items in the kitchen once they are past their best but not spoilt. For example, tomatoes that have begun to go slightly soft, but are not off or mouldy, are perfect for making your own soups, passatas or other tomato-based sauces.