I Have a little family of Four in a little house and living on a small budget, With big ideas and even bigger dreams. I Love the older ways of life and want to make it all work. Follow me on my new journey to my new/vintage Life.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
From the pantry
From The Pantry
Every family need’s a fall back budget recipe Tom casserole is ours. My Mum used to make this when I was a kid; I’m not sure where she got it from perhaps from an old magazine in the late 80’s early 90’s. She is the one whom taught me to budget, being a single parent she knew the value of a dollar, & stretching the food budget was her specialty. The creativity that came out of her store cupboard still to this day when I think back amazes me.
Tom casserole (as it’s known in our house)
500gm Mince beef
One tin of Tomato soup
Around 2 cups of raw pasta
Master Foods™ All purpose seasoning (or your family’s favourite spices)
Put pasta on to boil while you Brown mince in the frying pan (add garlic & seasoning to taste)
Then add the tomato soup to the mince & simmer for around 5 min, when pasta is cooked drain then add to the mince mix well & serve.
You can serve with cheese & bread or a nice green salad
Or enjoy it on its own; stores well in the fridge for left over lunch.
This is a very flexible dish add what you have more or less pasta/meat it’s up to you.
I made this for dinner last night & it cost me under $5AUD not bad J