Eat well for less...clever tips make it easy
- Did you know some of the best beef cuts for making a casserole are chuck or topside? Or that you can prepare your own stir-fry strips from lamb round or beef topside, its much cheaper than buying pre-cut stir-fry strips
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- It takes a bit of planning but frozen meat is best thawed in the fridge. If time is short use the microwave oven on defrost setting. Cook the thawed meat immediately. How to freeze and defrost meat
- Slow simmered dishes are inexpensive way to feed a family or a crowd. There also great to make ahead of time; in fact, they taste even better the next day. A good idea is to make one on the weekend and then enjoy it later as a weeknight meal. How to reheat meat dishes in the microwave
Get the pantry organised
Check out what you have and make a list of the basics that you might be missing. Add a few special ingredients when they are on special and build up your pantry stores from there.
Fresh veggies like beans, potatoes and pumpkin, as well as rice, pasta, canned tomatoes and sauces like soy, are everyday ingredients that combine easily with beef or lamb to make deliciously good family meals.