Horse meat or not
With all this scandal lately about processed meat makes me wonder have people lost the art of cooking, I have no problem with ready meals, and have taken advantage of the convenience many times, but some families appear to live no other way. For some reason it’s thought they are cheaper, IF they are it’s not by much. Almost everyone nowadays has a freezer and a microwave and possibly a slow cooker, with these three pieces of kitchen furniture you can make your own ready meals and much more cheaply. Go to your local butcher or supermarket, or even better still market stall and buy your meat, cook it in the slow cooker with some veg, bag it up in meal size portions and freeze it, voila you can have enough food for a week, and can ring the changes by adding either potato or pasta, potatoes can also freeze well. There is really no need to buy processed and wonder what on earth you’re eating, it could even be dog or cat, as it is acceptable in many far east countries.
Last week end i bought two packs of British mince from market for £10, with a large onion, and a couple of carrots and a stock cube made enough for 6 meals, 3 large baking potatoes made enough mash to accompany them , I had a portion of mince left I had that with some chilli sauce and spaghetti made a Bolognese, And I knew my food was wholesome.