Ok so I am not embarrassed to admit that the first place I go when I get to a supermarket is the end of best before shelf – I love it.
The other day I just couldn’t decide what to make for tea the fridge was empty apart from a half-eaten meat pie from the butchers which I was planning on giving my husband.
I had just about blown my food budget for the week and was struggling. So I popped into my local supermarket and headed straight to the end of best before shelf. There I picked up and load of root vegetables for less than a pound.
There was enough there for at least two people and voila that was tea sorted. The husband had some veg to go with his pie and I had enough for a plate of veg which would easily fill me up. As a bonus, I felt good for being healthy after over indulging during the Easter break- result!!!
This creates two meals from one and is cheap and easy to make.
Switzerland is far from the cheapest place to eat! They have such a strong economy and with the exchange rate from pound to Swiss Franc very much in their favour everything seems doubly expensive. However the Swiss do know how to make the most of their food, living up in the mountains food isn’t easily transportable and in the winter months, homes can get cut off for weeks at a time.
Whilst over there I had some Macaroni cheese with stewed apple (a first for me) and noticed the gentlemen opposite had Swiss Welsh Rarebit with a poach egg on top. I had been tempted by that dish on the menu and it did look really nice, but thought it might have been nice to have the apple with the Welsh Rarebit rather than the Macaroni cheese. So on arriving home I thought I’d give it a try.
Now lots of people say ‘oh I can’t cook’ but with this recipe if you can make a toasted cheese sandwich you can cook this!