Easter is a time for family gatherings - which can get expensive when you are catering for a special meal, however with careful planning and buying seasonal produce you can feed a family of six in a very frugal manner. Of course the meat you choose is dependent on what is available at the store on special offer or what you have managed to get at a reduced price in the previous weeks and squirrel away in the freezer.
Here are some frugal ideas for jazzing up your Roasted meats in order to produce more of a family spread, whilst keeping an eye on squeezing a further family meal out of the leftovers.
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Don't Under estimate Eggs
Dont underestimate eggs. Cheap to buy, easy to store (don't store them in the fridge, its not necessary), full of protein, they fill you up for ages. An egg can be almost anything within a dish: title role or bit-part, starter or pudding, sweet or savoury. They are an excellent compliment to cold meats, onions, herbs, and cheese.
Eggs are so common in the kitchen that we take for granted the changes heat has on them.
From 75 calories, a chicken egg supplies every amino acid the human body needs and a glut of minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin D which is quite rare in nature and vital for people who don't see much of the sun. An egg white contains almost no fat and, apart from its water, is almost pure protein. The yolk contains still more protein, and its fat is mostly unsaturated.
If you get a chance, buy eggs "at the gate", but remember there won't be a use by date stamped on these, but they will be considerably fresher than the ones you buy at the supermarket which will have already been sitting around for at least 10 days before you buy them 'fresh'
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