I’m trying to move the kid’s dinner a little later so I can eat with them, so I’m giving them slightly more grown up food which I can eat too.
I’m also trying to keep costs down.
Tonight, I did polenta with fish and roasted veg.
With Sainsburys cheapest frozen fish (pollock from their basics range so still sustainable) at 1.70p for enough for 2 meals for all 3 of us, and polenta at 80p a bag, the whole meal was 70p a portion.
Roast a small aubergine cut into chunks with 3 cloves of garlic in a little olive oil for about 40 mins (you can add other veg too if you like)
Pour about 150g of polenta into a saucepan and cover with water. Add salt and pepper to taste as well as some dried mixed herbs. simmer until the water has been absorbed (you may need to add more water until the polenta is soft – and about the consistency of semolina or mashed potato). Mix in the roasted garlic and aubergine and add some cheese.
Meanwhile, defrost the fish fillets and fry or grill until just cooked (about 4 mins).
Serve with some spinach or other greens, and drizzle a little olive oil.
The kids thought the polenta was a little odd, so perhaps I need to tone down the herbs next time, but overall, they’re happy to have it again.