Our lovely French student has insisted on cooking for us tonight. He has been so appreciative of everything I have put on his plate. I am looking forward to a bowl of ratatouille cooked the authentic way!
He told me that the other students in his group are envious when he tells them what we have been eating: home made soups and casseroles with fresh vegetables every day and the odd home made cake. Some of them have apparently been presented with a microwave meal every night! Honestly, what a way to treat a guest. Perhaps that is what they eat every day anyway, but you would think they might make a bit of an effort for a paying guest.
However I have spent far too much on food in recent weeks so when he goes we will be eating a lot less meat. We will have the vegetables and cakes though still. You need the odd treat.
So I have been trawling the net for new nutritious yet frugal recipes. My favourites are always veggie stews and curries in this weather plus pasta and risotto dishes.
I am working on my meal plan. Any suggestions?