We don't get takeaways very often, if we do it is because we have Tesco vouchers which are converted and even then it is reserved for birthdays and celebrations. But when we do I am always thinking I could have made it myself much cheaper. Unless you have it delivered I don't think it saves much time either, by the time you've gone to pick it up and queued and waited - I could have rustled something up at home.
Anyway tonight I thought I would do my own takeaway - not that healthy but I did use wholemeal flour and serve with a salad. I did both a pizza and garlic bread. It is so easy and tastes much better than anything you buy in the shops. It is also something you can prepare in advance, cling and put in the fridge until later. Dough freezes very well so this can be done whenever I have time, then taken out the night before. The whole thing including salad came to £3.30ish which will feel 4 of us. Not too bad. I used a tin of tuna which claims to be dolphin friendly and is caught by pole not net.
Strong Wholemeal Flour 25p
Sweet corn 20p
Spring onions 25p
Cucumber 12p = £3.30 (ish)
I cooked the whole lot in my mini oven for about half an hour. I have no idea how much this costs me - I really should - but a shop bought Pizza would still need cooking.
Just a couple of heads up - from October 13th guardian article Aldi will be taking credit cards. This is great news for those of us who use cashback credit cards for groceries (always paid off in full). Also any Amex CC customers there is £15 off £40 spend at Morrisons (online delivery only), go to your account and look under offers.
Weather is still fab up north. I was too warm last night and it was apparently 19 degrees today, with glorious sunshine and just enough breeze to dry the washing. Its looking good for the rest of the week - can't believe it is first day of October tomorrow. Have a great evening folks.