Win: Keevil & Keevil meat box

pork loin from Keevil and Keevil

I’ve just been sent a fabulous box of meat from Keevil and Keevil – the oldest butchers in London’s Smithfield market which i’m really excited about. (look away Matthew)

The quality of the meat in The Budget Box looks superb, yet it would only cost £30 for all of this:

  • 1.25kg Pork Loin
  • 450g Sliced Back Bacon
  • 450g Sliced Honey Roast Ham
  • 16 x Chicken Drumsticks
  • 18 x Premium Cumberland Sausages
  • 500g Minced Beef

I’ve wedged most of it into my freezer, and plan to use it when Matthew is working and doesn’t need feeding at home. Watch this space for some tasty meat recipes – what a treat!

But guess what – i’ve got a Budget Box to give away to one of you lucky lot too!


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  1. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I try and bulk out meat with lots of veggies and pulses.

  2. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I have subscribed to your blog using Google Reader as Pookybearcheung

  3. Tracy Nixon says:

    I don’t waste it! If I have a Sunday Roast, for example, any leftovers get put in a casserole, pie or stew. I love the crispy skin and the kids love the crackling and the dog loves the bones!

  4. Tracy Nixon says:

    I’m signed up via Google Reader! Thank you x

  5. Never throw away leftovers, you can reheat them for lunch the next day.

  6. David Prince says:

    any leftovers go to feed our little dog who has got IBS, and it is all she can eat

  7. Adele Leek says:

    I love Organic meat and cook family favourites with the meats I buy. We all love Mince Beef so I use this a lot, in pies, pasta bakes, Bolognese, etc. We also love cubed Beef/Chicken so tend to do Beef Goulash, Fajitas, etc.
    Basically foods that even my 14-year-old daughter will eat….

  8. Renate Kriegler Edwards says:

    I always serve meat with lots of fresh veggies. That way we never overdo on the meat and get to really savour what we eat. I also always cook meat as fast as possible (rare, on a hot grill) to maintain its natural texture and taste.

  9. Nathalie Taylor says:

    I use almost every part of the meat i buy. Any left overs get made into soups/ stews/ stock or sandwiches. It would be a shame to waste any.

  10. Astrid James says:

    I cook it very slowly:)

  11. Dinner tonight is lunch tomorrow.

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  13. Melanie Hunt says:

    i never let meat go to waste. we love sunday dinners nad left overs are mondays dinners. i tend to bulk buy and divide into meals for 5 .

  14. Ros Easton says:

    Roast first day, cold with salad next day, curried next day, then soup – & Garfield the cat gets to chew over the bones!

  15. Megan Bayford says:

    cook a chicken and use it for the next week’s meals

  16. angela sandhu says:

    usually cooked in a curry, then the meat can be stretched out….

  17. Kelly Koya says:

    Simple flavours, don’t overcook it and let the meat speak for itself.

  18. Buy the cheapest cuts and put them in a stew :)

  19. When we have a roast, whatever is left it used for sandwiches or a curry the next day. I also use a slow cooker as this cooks the meat amazingly.

  20. claire grigg says:

    I cook mine in the slow cooker when possible, lovely succulent meat…nomonom

  21. I’ve subscribed to your blog via Google Reader.

  22. Rainie Bish says:

    We always use any left over meat for a meal the following day.

  23. Tom Hawes says:

    We always cook up more bolognes than we actually need, but then freeze portions so that nothing goes to waste, and also there’s easy single serving meals if one of us is out.

  24. Buy in bulk whatever is on special offer, then cook in batches to freeze for later. I very rarely waste any food but especially meat as it is so expensive.

  25. Heather Haigh says:

    We would rather have small portions of really good meat than large portions of poor meat. We like lots of veg, rice, potatoes, pasta, etc to go with it.

  26. Heather Haigh says:

    Have subscribed via google reader

  27. Simply do not waste any, cook whatever will be eaten

  28. Christina Noble says:

    We have loads of yummy veg and spuds to make the meal go further and fill up my hungry boys.

  29. Maya Russell says:

    We always make gravy with the juices and give the extra fatty bits to the dogs. Might make crackling with pork rind. Any leftovers go into sandwiches.

  30. laura banks says:

    i just eat it any way it comes love it x

  31. Maya Russell says:

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  32. The cheaper cuts, if cooked very slowly, can taste the best

  33. Ann Gwillim says:

    Slow roasted with baked potatoes & veg then leftover meat with a salad the following day.

  34. Anna Wilds says:

    I love my meat roasted (beef preferably) slowly with gravy and roasty potatoes – its a family favourate!!!

  35. Dorothy Hardy says:

    Make the most of cheaper joints and offal, liver,kidneys to make meat go furthrer

  36. maureen findley says:

    succulent on the day of cooking with roasted vegetables then cold with fresh chutney and pickles and fresh hot crusty bread

  37. Liz Simpson says:

    I’ve got an Aga, and can cook cheaper pieces of meat all day in the bottom oven – stews are soft and tender.

  38. Zach Hudson says:

    scraps go to dogs and not bin saves buying more dog food

  39. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse says:

    I make sure I use every scrap, for instance if I’m using a whole chicken I will boil the bones to use as a stock.

  40. Azra Dedic says:

    I make the most out of it by slow cooking the meat to make it extra tender and juicey!!

  41. Karen Southwood says:

    always make meals from leftovers

  42. Hilda Hazel Wright says:

    I rarely buy it, but when I do it tends to be a small quantity of lamb which I make into a casserole. Then you get all of the amazing flavour but filled out with veg. I put rosemary and garlic into the gravy and it tastes fantastic.

  43. Hilda Hazel Wright says:

    I’m already subscribed to your blog.

  44. I use leftover meat in sandwiches the next day.

  45. I try to use the less well known cuts of meat.

  46. I have subscribed

  47. Laura Wyles says:

    Don’t over buy.A little can taste better

  48. Claire D says:

    make a stir fry!

  49. Always have enough leftover for a meal the next day plus reheated veg. Surprisingly, it often tastes better!

  50. always have it with loads of veg, particularly those i’ve grown myself

  51. Using the leftovers for sandwiches for work the next day.

  52. Ste Appleton says:

    I always use a little less than I actually want, goes a lot further – it’s amazing what you can get out of a chicken!

  53. Philip Wadcock says:

    I buy good quality meat and I’m not afraid to experiment.

  54. we don’t have lots of meat, in the average week we have a pack of three chicken breasts one evening, and a chicken roast on a sunday. I love beef but it costs so much!

  55. already subscribed by rss feed using google reader

  56. Amanda Steel says:

    save leftovers for sandwiches

  57. claire constable says:

    have more kids = no more leftovers or wastage

  58. Claire Smith says:

    I ‘d love to say that we use leftovers for lunch the next day but having a teenage son and a dog there is never any waste or leftovers for the next day!

  59. Denise Whiskin says:

    Using good quality meat but bulk it up with things like onions etc. This reduces the cost per plate considerably.

  60. Ashleigh says:

    I try and bulk it out as much as possible and also never throw out leftovers – they are always used for something!

  61. These days I try and cook us one really nice piece of meat per week. That way i can give it all the love and attention it really deserves.

  62. jennifer thorpe says:

    we always use any leftovers the next day to make another meal

  63. I like to research recipes for leftover meat, so try to use as much of it as possible :-)

  64. Rachael G says:

    I buy whole chickens and portion it up myself so that we can use every bit – it’s cheaper than buying pre-portioned chicken fillets/thighs etc and you often get bigger fillets from it as well.

  65. lesley hamilton says:

    I buy a large chicken and it feeds my family of four, chicken sandwiches later on and a curry for the next day. i throw the bones out for the birds with the juices of the chicken and mix some stuffing mix in it all

  66. i love a very slow cooked super tender roast beef :)

  67. Jill Webb says:

    By cooking it carefully useing lots of nice veg and then sheperds pie next day

  68. I use all of it so leftovers go into risottos or sandwiches. Also I make them go a long way by adding lots of veg and pulses to any stews/casseroles or curries.

  69. Ruth Tesdale says:

    I add meat to a one pot meal with lots of veg and beans

  70. iain maciver says:

    by eating the whole lot

  71. Dorothee77 says:

    I always add some black peper!

  72. paula burnside says:

    Make a stew using lots of vegetables.

  73. Steven Lee says:

    Start off with a bit of a nibble, then finish off all the veg leaving just the pure juicy goodness of a nice bloody steak behind to savour!

  74. Donna Gilligan says:

    plan the meals which can be made from the meat you have, and freeze some so you have variety for another week

  75. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    I use leftover meat & chicken for sandwiches

  76. Nancy Bradford says:

    Start by buying nice meat that doesn’t cook down to nothing.

  77. Sarah-Jane Laycock says:

    Pies, Stews and plenty of home made mincing!

  78. Rachel Bramley says:

    I leave it in the oven for as long as possible to make it nice and tasty for a good sunday roast!

  79. Natalie Lee says:

    I make stock, use some in sandwiches and freeze the rest

  80. EMMA WALTERS says:

    straight to the reduced section :) then we work our meals around what meat we get reduced, left overs are great for my little one weaning so i can freeze small meals for him :)

  81. EMMA WALTERS says:

    following your blog too :)

  82. Katherine De Riera says:

    To make the most of my meat, I would let my husband cook it as he’s the carnivore in the house and he would love this! Though I would pinch some of the chicken :)

  83. Katherine De Riera says:

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  84. Diana Cotter says:

    I cut the meat into small pieces and use plenty of veg and carbohydrate to bulk out the meal. Chinese food is ideal because this is what they have been doing for centuries :)


  85. Diana Cotter says:

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  86. left over meat is split between my husband sandwiches an mini meals to be frozen for my 1yo when we are having something he cant eat

  87. Jan Beal says:

    I always use good quality meat even if it means we actually have less. I always marinade before roasting meat and I like to add pulses to any casserole for two reasons – to help make the meat go further and I also love beans and lentils :)

  88. Choose a cheap quality meat then use a slow cooker with plenty of veg and pulses to make a delicious meal that can be cooled, frozen and reused at a later date when you can’t face cooking. I love slow cooked beef in cinamon in a meaty stock that I made earlier and froze in portions

  89. Sue Robinson says:

    I slow cook it so that it falls apart, the kids never leave a morsel

  90. Michelle says:

    I make soups, curries and stews with leftovers. I always make stock from leftover bones. With chicken, I use all the tiny bits of meat still on the bones (after they’ve made stock) to make pies. Time consuming work but there’s always so much left and I just can’t throw it away.

  91. Jan Bailey says:

    Slow cooking for cheaper cuts means it’s tender and soft – worth doing extra amount and putting left-overs in a pie for another day.The only meat I’m not keen on cold/”done up” is lamb so I only buy lamb chops or steaks, so no waste.

  92. Cook dishes like casseroles and curries that can be put in the fridge and can be served for dinner for 2-3 days.

  93. Roast on the first day, casserole on the second, curry on the third and sandwiches on the fourth.

  94. I make the most of my meat by eating it all up!!!!

  95. laura stewart says:

    only use what i need

  96. helen rhoads says:

    use up all the leftovers four soups,casseroles

  97. Kirsty Fox says:

    Save all the leftovers and then ring my mother in law for tips on what to do with it, lol

  98. Kirsty Fox says:

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  99. Alison Bruce says:

    I buy larger quantities of meat and then make the meals and freeze the extras.

  100. Linda Greenwood says:

    lots of slow cooking and sauces

  101. I use every scrap of meat and never waste any, i will have a roast and then have the left overs for other meals such as stir frys and currys, and sandwiches, i often bulk out things like spag bon sauce with a little meat and sauce then plenty of veg … I little meat goes along way, and never should be wasted.

  102. esther james says:

    by putting it in a sandwich!

  103. esther james says:

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  104. kelly smith says:

    i never let any go to waste, use the scraps for sandwiches, curry, the lot, yum :)

  105. Gemma Turner says:

    We always buy a joint that is the right size for our family- as I hate wastage! I’m not a big fan of leftovers- so make sure we don’t go overboard! Love making a stock from the juices too- can’t beat it!!

  106. Gemma Turner says:

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  107. we make the most of our meat by using everything. if we have a raost chicken, or leg of lamb then all the scraps are used up in a curry. :) if we dont fancy curry within that week then the scraps are put into plastic tubs and frozen for future curry nights.

  108. Kate Cunningham says:

    I’m a bit squeamish about meat. I always buy the best I can get from a really good butcher and never throw any of it away. I used left overs for lunch the next day and make up sandwiches and freeze them if there is anything else left over.

  109. Kate Cunningham says:

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  110. Roast some spuds in the meat juices… tasty :)

  111. I only get to eat it when my OH isn’t around (he is a vegetarian), so I cook it only for myself and my toddler (who eats very little), so everything is packed into small portions and frozen …and lasts forever…

  112. samantha swain says:

    bulk it out with veggies

  113. KIERAN WALSH says:

    As two of us, i buy in bulk, divide, into freezer, in smaller portions

  114. Vicky Cole says:

    Add beans a pulses to casseroles, pasta sauces so as not to use as much meat also very tasty

  115. Andy Dommett says:

    Slowly – on low heat

  116. Julie Kenny says:

    My family love roasts dinners any left overs get packed up for Mondays lunch. I look out for meat bargains in the supermarkets , buy in bulk and freeze for later use.

  117. Dee Dmonte says:

    I buy a slightly big chickens or joint of meat than we need and use leftovers in a stir fry next day.

  118. Zoe Howarth says:

    Re use leftovers

  119. Luisa Lauren says:

    Buy a bigger cut than I need for Sunday Lunch, and then use some for sandwiches the next day for hubby and kids, and the rest goes into a curry or casserole for the evening meal on a Monday.

  120. Ani Costa says:

    I make most of my meat by making large portions and freezing it so it lasts.

  121. Claire Nelson says:

    Lots of slow cooked food here – think stews with lots of beans etc so it tastes delicious and does the family a couple of meals.

  122. Louise Smith says:

    Buy in bulk and divide the meat up into portions and have a different meal every night

  123. Becky Goodenough says:

    I make the most of meat by ensuring it is not overpowered and can actually be tasted, not hidden. The key to making the most of meat is to cook it in a manner appropriate to the cut, always let it rest before serving and add a nice glass of wine that matches the dish :)

  124. Louise Smith says:

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  125. It’s all about flavours for me. Putting the right herbs, spices and extras the bring out the flavours

  126. Nancy Townsend says:

    I don’t cook more than will get eaten.

  127. Hazel Rea says:

    Slow cook cheaper cuts, bulk out casseroles with mushrooms, beans etc.

  128. Hazel Rea says:

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  129. Feeding 6 of us , cheaper cuts but slowly roasted

  130. Following via Google Reader

  131. i make enough for 2 days so theres no waste

  132. we get 1 large joint and make 5 meals to freeze saves loads of cash on gas..

  133. William Gould says:

    Always buy too much to have cold the following day. So much cheaper and better than buying cold sliced meat!

  134. William Gould says:

    Following on google reader

  135. lisa sheehy says:

    I like to roast it whole and knaw it off the bones with a bit of salt, soups, salads you name it! Every penny count in these recesionny times….

  136. Steve Dickinson says:

    Slow cook cheaper cuts of meat

  137. Joanna Orr says:

    We always find a way to use up leftovers – by making omelettes or risottos the following day!

  138. Joanna Orr says:

    Following on Google Reader too

  139. Sacha McGuinness says:

    I love meat and my kids do too!! We don’t waste anything it all goes into a stew if there are leftover which there hardly ever are!!

  140. Angela Webster says:

    We use the leftover meat on sandwich’s for the next days packed lunch, I also use any leftover bits and bobs to make stock.

  141. Joanne Roper says:

    We use left over meat in sandwiches, curries etc and we cannot forget our cats!

  142. Cheryll H says:

    I love roasting meat :) Then I use the leftovers in pies or curries :) @pipersky1

  143. I `ll arrange a little party )

  144. With lots of herbs and spices, and slices in the meat so the flavours really soak in, I like to be quite experimental.

  145. Lisa Pope says:

    I bulk out dishes with lots of veg, and always save the chicken bones to make stock

  146. Michelle G says:

    Well, being 6 of us I have to buy quite a lot of meat, so I find that works out cheaper, buying in bulk, especially large joints of meat which can be cut and frozen, and catering packs of bacon etc.

  147. Michelle G says:

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  148. Hannah Howie says:

    Don’t cook too much and don’t waste it xD

  149. Jennifer Schofield says:

    I buy in bulk and make lots of portions to freeze – bulking out with veg

  150. Zoe Hermitage says:

    I was brought up where the left overes would do at least 2 days dinners after the day lol but i have to say it really helps feed a family on a budget if you can make something so simple as a whole chicken do 3 days dinners

  151. fiona gray says:

    We eat lots of mince – spag bol, chilli etc you can use less meat as you bulk up with other ingrediants

  152. left over cold meat and bubble and squeak. LOVELY

  153. Jane Paddey says:

    I always cook my meat slowly so that it doesn’t dry out and then we use the left overs in sandwiches, stir fries or fajitas the next day

  154. Miss Natalie Wallace says:

    I Make a roast dinner and use the rest of the left over meat for sandwiches and a stew or soup.

  155. Amanda Johnson says:

    Left overs? What left overs lol

  156. Thanks for the chance to win xx My house is similar to yours a hungry fireman hubby and two boys who seem to be on a continuous growth spurt – so not much in the way of left overs here – but I have started using chicken carcasses for my own stock xx

  157. cecelia Allen says:

    To stop waste I often slice or cube left over meat from the sunday roast cover with gravy and freeze to use another meal when I want it

  158. Sheila Reeves says:

    Bulk it out with pulses or beans – & use my slow cooker a lot

  159. Sheila Reeves says:

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  160. I cook it slowly

  161. Claire Willmer says:

    I tend to cook my meat within sauces such as curries, stews and casseroles to keep them nice and moist and also so i can hide some veggies in the sauce for my little girl as she is very fussy but loves meat. So our house goes through a lot of meat a week :)

  162. susan hoey says:

    i always use the best so there is no waste

  163. Joanne thomas says:

    i buy cheap cuts like brisket and cook it very slowly for hours and it tastes fantastic

  164. lisa williams says:

    Every now and then i have a bulk buy of meat and fill the freezer as this is so much more economical than the supermarket. Cooking meat slowly leaves it soft and tender and the choice of sauces is endless. My favourite is a good old roast dinner and who can’t resist that??

  165. well theres 6 plus meat lovers in my household so usually nothing is ever wasted but if somethings left we make sandwiches for lunch the next day x

  166. I buy cheaper cuts or reduced products and use my slow cooker to cook the meat. It’s then tender and soft.

  167. Julie Picton says:

    Make sure that I use everything.

  168. I’m a big fan of stews in the slow cooker to make everything go further.

  169. Cheaper cuts which tend to have more flavour. Cook them long and slow. With such amazing depth of flavour, a little goes a long way.

  170. I remember donkeys years ago my grandad and dad buying half a pig between them and carving it up in the kitchen, glad the Police didn’t call right at that moment. Although we do buy in bulk, it is not to that extent (and not as gory) but the quality is superb

  171. Fran Light says:

    I make the most of my meat by not always cooking it the ‘obvious’ way. At least twice a week, I have a flick through my cookbooks and recipe folders to find a different way of cooking one of our favourite cuts of meat. I’m also big on using up leftovers in creative ways :-)

  172. emma cella says:

    save leftovers for curries

  173. LynneH says:

    Use every last scrap; curried, in sandwiches, in risotto

  174. I like to use lots of herbs and spices to make it really tasty.

  175. Craig Brown says:

    Love meat prepared and cooked any style or cuisine…. delish

  176. Carolyn Philip says:

    Once everyone has eaten as much as they want, I split the rest into individual portions and put them in the freezer for a later date.

  177. Adele Hill says:

    I would agree about using up left overs but in my house there is never any meat left over veggies yes but never any meat.

  178. I usually buy just enough for dinner, so that we don’t often have any leftovers, unless I make a roast chicken, then I would use the bones for making the stock. Thank you!

  179. jamesmum says:

    i use it to make sandwiches the next day. x

  180. Jacquie Bennett says:

    I use cheaper cuts and cook them slowly, leftovers go in the freezer for my workday lunches.
    Good luck all x

  181. Stephanie Boulton says:

    I bulk it out with veg and batch cook meals for the freezer

  182. Stephanie Boulton says:

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  183. Paul Ellams says:

    We just try to use all of it and make stews to freeze and take to work.

  184. NATALIE GOATLEY says:

    I always buy it in bulk and freeze any I don’t use.

  185. NATALIE GOATLEY says:

    I am subscribed via RSS feed

  186. katrina walsh says:

    Soups and stews get all our good leftovers and our Border Terrier gets the rest!

  187. Jaseos Harpos says:

    I use/eat every last morsel!

  188. EMMA J LOWE says:

    whenever we have a roast, whatever meat is left over will go for husbands lunch the next day or i will make a curry with it for the next days tea.

  189. EMMA J LOWE says:

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  190. Laura Carroll says:

    I love making casseroles when the meat is slow cooked so that it just falls apart, yum :-) The cheaper cuts go further as well!

  191. I whizz up leftover pork with apple sauce and use it as a filling for sausage rolls.

  192. helen e harris says:

    I always use the leftovers-no food ever gets thrown away in this house! 😀

  193. helen e harris says:

    I have subscribed 😀

  194. Emma Carter says:

    I make the most of meat by trying to cook it the best way possible depending on the cut, if meat ends up too dry or tastless then it can be such a waste of money.

  195. Emma Carter says:

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  196. amelia avossa says:

    I usually slow cook my meats! ends up more flavoursome and juicy 😀

  197. amelia avossa says:

    RSS – GOOGLE x

  198. Georgina Ball says:

    By cooking it perfectly!

  199. Katherine L says:

    We make the most of our meat by promptly freezing whatever can’t be used at the moment, putting cooked meat in things like sandwiches and of course, using the bones to make a wonderful stock!

  200. Katherine L says:

    I already subscribe via email :)

  201. Rudy Roversi says:

    Slow cooking it

  202. I ignore the phone so I can really enjoy the eating experience undistracted :) !

  203. Heather Shaw says:

    i add lots of veg to help bulk it out when using in stews

  204. Joanne Cross says:

    We try to always try new recipes so it’s always interesting whatever kind of meat we’re having.

  205. Marina Frow says:

    i try and make a variety of different meals using all sorts of cuts

  206. get the seasoning just right and cook very slowly

  207. Dee Powell says:

    With 5 hungry mouths to feed, there is never any waste in our house and bulking out the meat is paramount :-) Plenty of veggies is the key, and sometimes a hot BYO baguette goes down well too!

  208. I buy in bulk at Costco and freeze in smaller portions. I also batch cook large quantities of meals and freeze in cooked portions x

  209. By chopping it to serving portions after cooking and freezing in individual containers. Then if you are tired of the recipe yiu can recook one portion as fried rice or some such.

  210. Margaret says:

    I make the most of our meat by using leftovers for casseroles, stews or sandwiches, that way nothing goes to waste.

  211. Joanna Smith says:

    I go for the less “popular” cuts such as knuckle and shoulder, marinade them overnight then cook them for ours in my slow cooker before making delicious stews. People miss out on these great tastes by buying the same cuts constantly!

  212. Sally Hatton-Crowther says:

    I buy an extra large chicken for a roast on Sunday. I then use some of the leftovers for a meal on a Monday in a stir fry and my husband uses the rest for his lunches. Finally, I give my mother the carcuss and she makes the most delicious chicken and carrot soup. I have tried to make it, but failed. Somethings mothers are best at!

  213. Laura Pritchard says:

    I like to do a Roast chicken on Sunday & then use the meat in sandwiches for most of the week.

  214. Laura Pritchard says:

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  215. tamalyn roberts says:

    i buy a massive portion of beef /pork when i find it at a good price then i cut it down to family sizes for dinner, then freeze them, every sunday i have a nice piece of meat ready for the slow cooker, i then out it on low for 8 hours with some golden sytrup and its scrummy for dinner

  216. Penny Stephens says:

    Slow cook cheeper cuts and left overs are used for sandwiches

  217. Melanie Edjourian says:

    i buy in bulk and freeze it and just use what i need

  218. Carl A Brewster says:

    Whatever is left fom the main Sunday meal makes a great pasta or rice dish for the Monday.

  219. I love to give my family variety, so I buy it fresh and freeze it then pleanty of varied choice to make my meals from :)

  220. Rachel Blackburn says:

    I look out for special offers and buy in bulk and freeze. I keep a keen eye on the reduced aisle in the local supermarket.

  221. Tina Holmes says:

    I make two meals so there’s no waste :)

  222. Chris Woodgate says:

    Love Sunday roast’s mmm

  223. Mandy Carter says:

    I buy larger packs / joints when on offer and cook and freeze ready for meals or use the extra meat from the Sunday joint for sandwiches.

  224. Julie Hogg says:

    We always buy in bulk, and nothing ever goes to waste, usually if there is some meat left over from a Sunday dinner, we usually use it in the soup for the following week.

  225. Cheryll H says:

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  226. By slow cooking it

  227. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I like to slow cook joints to keep them tender.

  228. I use a meat thermometer to make sure its cooked through, usually buy a large roast that does a stir fry, and if any is left over salad.

  229. kerry locke says:

    I use every inch i can – bones make stock and all other left overs go to make either a stew or meaty broth – depending on how much is left after my lot have had their fill :0)

  230. Rochelle Lear says:

    cook a large piece for sunday and keep leftover for sandwiches and salads for the next 2 days

  231. Use leftovers for a casserole or stew


  232. Danielle Woodman says:

    I always buy cheap cuts and then cook it in my slow cooker bulked out with loads of veggies and if we have a chicken we can get three meals out of it, a roast, then curry and then I make a soup out of the bones.

  233. Susan Bowe says:

    Good seasoning

  234. I buy cheaper cuts& cook them in my pressure cooker.

  235. Jennifer Brown says:

    Make mince go furthur when making cottage pie by mixing it with grated carrot.

  236. sarah davison says:

    the favourite in our house at the minute is meatloaf.

  237. I cook big batches of mince to make cottage pie, lasagnes, chilli, bulked out with veggies and tins of chopped tomatoes – and I freeze the meals so it’ll save time and money further down the line.

  238. Susan Seaman says:

    great blog, i like my meat slow roasted so it just falls to pieces x

  239. Never throw away leftovers, use in curries etc. Only buy what we need so there is no waste. Just over last year or so, using bones to make stock, now that is something I have never done before.

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  241. Kate O'Neill says:

    I make the most of my meat by always using the carcass/bones and scraps to make soup

  242. Phil Darling says:

    I buy cheaper cuts and cook them slowly

  243. Joanna Sawka says:

    Usually I roast it.

  244. By using it in tasty recipes and making the most of every meal

  245. Jane Willis says:

    I always plan ahead for meals made out of leftovers so a roast does several meals. And we eat loads of veg which means you need less meat to fill up.

  246. andrea miles says:

    always use up any leftovers – make soup wigth bones etc

  247. Loma Wood says:

    I use half mince half lentils and if we are having chicken or a roast I tell them it is an aircraft meal!

  248. LUCY IRVING says:

    after a roast on sunday have a fryup of all the leftovers on Monday

  249. Carolynn Woodland says:

    Have just a little bit less per person so that it goes further

  250. Samantha Rawson says:

    Serve it with plenty of accompaniments and save leftover for lunch next day.

  251. Mel Chambers says:

    I always buy and cook extra so it can be used for sandwiches or meals later in the week

  252. I batch cook giving me enough meals for a few days at a time :)


  254. Danielle Vedmore says:

    Big fan of stews and soups. Cheaper cuts of meat are often tastier because they contain more fat – just drain/skim off the fat. Yum!!! xoxo

  255. Danielle Vedmore says:

    Already subscribe via google xoxo

  256. Gillian Holmes says:

    I use meat as a garnish like the Japanese, rather than as the main part of the meal.

  257. Gillian Holmes says:

    I have subscribed to your blog using Google Reader as Gillian Holmes

  258. Rachael Barratt says:

    I bulk everything out with a thick sauce and lots of vegetables. Makes the meat go much further and my family don’t miss having as much!

  259. Susan Hoggett says:

    ham joint is great,make broth and pea and ham soup with leftovers

  260. nothing beats a fry up sausages, bacon, also love sunday calvery a roast dinner you have to love this my family would love this x

  261. I make the most of meat by making up big batches of casseroles and curries with cheaper cuts of meat

  262. If there is any meat left from Sunday Roast, I make it into a stew the next day or pasta! :) x

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  264. mandy waller says:

    If there is any left over from sunday roast i give it to my fantastic dog sandy for her dinner as she deserves a treat once a week

  265. mandy waller says:

    google reader

  266. claire lawson says:

    use all the meat .love making curries with left overs

  267. Susan Seaman says:

    fab comp. love your blog katie, got some great ideas for meals, cant wait to try them x

  268. Dawn Chapman says:

    i try to buy in bulk, my butcher does a great deal that way.

  269. Kelly Hockings says:

    I love my beef medium done my chicken seasoned and crispy skin my pork with a nice bit of crackling we don’t get much leftovers in this house with me hubby and 4 kids lol! But I do make a mean chicken casserole lol x

  270. Kelly Hockings says:

    Have subscribed to RSS feed xx

  271. Loads of veggies and roast potatos – yum!

  272. Alice Beaumont says:

    Make the most of it and make 3-4 different meals in the week from the leftovers

  273. mary chez says:

    I use up any leftovers in next days meal

  274. Anne Nash says:

    My family like tender meat so I tend to slow roast it

  275. katherine grieve says:

    We always have left over sunday roast on sandwiches the next day

  276. kathleen hooper says:

    use leftovers to make soup

  277. kate lancaster says:

    lots of stir fry’s, soup and pasta with cooked meat

  278. Mark Whittaker says:

    What are left overs ? Always manage to use everything. I always try to cook the simplest thing first, a few freezer bags and a well stocked spice rack can make so many meals from any uneaten meat.

  279. lyn burgess says:

    As my mom used to say ‘waste not, want not’, so any leftovers are used next day, in a pie or rissoles, etc. A chicken carcass makes a great base for soup

  280. Eleanor says:

    I make sure none goes to waste and also make stock if there are bones!

  281. Emily Fowler says:

    We buy all our meat at our local butcher, much better quality than supermarket meat so we don’t need to use as much. For example, where we’d have to use 2 supermarket chicken breasts for a meal for 2, the ones from the butcher are so big and tasty that we only use one!

  282. Hazel Christopher says:

    I make the most of my meat by slicing any left overs from dinner for making sandwiches with the next day, pre-packed sliced meat tastes awful, bulked up with so much water etc – so nicer sandwiches and no waste.

  283. Hazel Christopher says:

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  284. Bonnie King says:

    I always bulk out my meals with vegetables so I can buy better cuts of meat.

  285. Bonnie King says:

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  286. annette hanley says:

    I always bulk meat out with lentils and vegetables where i can and cook cheaper cuts in the slow cooker.

  287. Susan Hoggett says:

    I Buy my meat from my local butcher always the best

  288. Charlotte Jones says:

    Any leftover meat is used the next day for my husbands sandwich at work :)

  289. Rachel Blackburn says:

    subscribed to you on google reader by the way :)

  290. Emma Howard says:

    I pad a meat dish out with tins of pulses like lentils or chickpeas, or cook extra in the slow cooker and freeze what we don’t eat for a quick tea another night.

  291. Beverley says:

    I use every part, be it in soups, pies or stews for the freezer. The only part I waste (and it’s not a waste, to me,) is chicken carcasses – they go to the semi wild fox who lives in the field at the end of my garden.

  292. alice lightning says:

    any leftover meat from a roast we have cold the next day ploughman style delicious

  293. Susan Hoggett says:

    bubble and squeak

  294. Simon Thompson says:

    I’ve always enjoyed leftovers

  295. Laura Cooper says:

    I roast a joint on Sunday and then stretch it out for sandwiches for the whole week.

  296. Laura Cooper says:

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  297. I usually buy the larger joints of meat when they are on offer and cut them into three smaller joints, one to use immediately and two to freeze for later. I have roast on a Sunday and any leftover meat is used sometimes as cold with vegetables and new potatoes on Monday, or in a casserole with lots of veg.

  298. Mmmmm meat, meat is loved so much in our house that my partner has asked for a large joint of meat for birthday so they can just pick it up and eat it like a wild beast!

  299. Mandy Wan says:

    use leftover meat in sandwiches or make another meal out of it x

  300. dave nixon says:

    i bulk it out by cooking massive bulk portions and then storing it in Tupperware for the next few days meals. as a student this has saved me Tonnes! beans and lentils and quinoa make a chilli and a stew go a long way!

  301. sarah clegg says:

    use left overs in sarnies xx

  302. mrs s pearce says:

    sunday roast is great for sarnies in the lunch boxes,chicken is our favourite made into coronation chicken,yum yum xx

  303. Arabella Bazley says:

    I like to enjoy my meat so I keep it to small portions of the best I can find served with lots or vegetables or salad . You really appreciate how fabulous food is when there is only a little of something. There is also something wonderful about making a soup or a stew from a leftover carcass and I also love offal and wish someone would give me a lesson on how to make my own brawn.

  304. Jane Morrice says:

    I usually make any leftovers into a curry of some sort, which we either eat the next day, or freeze. They freeze beautifully.

  305. Christine Mutter says:

    Season well and make yummy dishes with it that all the family love and enjoy

  306. mrs s pearce says:

    have subsrcibed using google,Spearce Mse

  307. Stacey Page says:

    sounds scrummy..I fancy putting those sausages on the BBQ!

  308. Andrew Halliwell says:

    Best way for me is to make a casserole or hotpot out of it.
    Usually lasts a good few days. Kept in the fridge and reheated in the microwave.

  309. Josie Mellor says:

    Always make a casserole or soup with the leftovers and there’s usually spare for the dog!

  310. Carol P says:

    Use leftovers in salads, sandwiches etc.

  311. katrina day-reilly says:

    I use any left over meat to make a curry or a stew for the following day

  312. Use every single bit and save the juices for gravy

  313. jenna rothen says:

    love tender meat and use the juice thats left

  314. I buy a selection of meats from my butchers every month for £35 (they have an ongoing special offer) , that I divide and freeze for use throughout the month. All my meals are homecooked and if the batch I have made is too much for us in one sitting, I divide it for the children and freeze it for when Dad (who is a soldier) isn’t going to be home for tea. We never waste food and I suppose that is one of the reason I can feed a family of 4 on fresh goods (plus 3 cats) for £60 a week!

  315. Paula T says:

    I usually use it all there never seems to be any leftovers in my house

  316. Gill Abrahams says:

    A slow cooker is very good. Any scraps left over can be made into soups / risottos, etc.

  317. Good meat in small amounts – no wastage.

  318. Vicky Robinson says:

    I buy it on offer or when reduced & freeze it. We cook it later with potato & a selection of healthy veg – no danger of any getting wasted, with a large family it all gets eaten up! On the rare occasions we have leftovers, we eat up the next day!

  319. Vicky Robinson says:

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  320. Isabelle Smith says:

    make sandwiches

  321. Natasha says:

    So many things you can do with meat. Don’t throw your bones away either you can make lovely stock for soups and stews.

  322. Greig spencer says:

    save leftovers for salads curries and pasta dishes

  323. that’s very nice.
    Thanks for competition

  324. margaret scott says:

    I use a slow cooker quite often so I can buy cheaper cuts and they still turn out tender and tasty.

  325. I like to stretch it out by making pies, with pastry or mash potato on top with a lovely sauce.

  326. Lesley Bain says:

    I tend to buy large cheap cuts, cook it slowly and freeze into portions

  327. We use the leftovers from roasts for stews, sandwiches and pasta dishes. We also blend up whatever we’ve had for our baby boy.

  328. fiona matthews says:

    i have a 2yr old and a 6 month okd starting weaning so any leftovers get portioned for 2yr old and frozen and same for baby as they get pureed with vegetables so i know exactly what they are eatting. most of our food is cooked in slow cooker as both work and its great to come home to dinner ready, nothing gets wasted in our house

  329. i make soup from the bones

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  331. Christina says:

    I never waste any meat – bones become stock, left overs go into a pie

  332. It’s better to have a little of good quality meat, rather than a lot of poor quality

  333. gerald ludlow says:

    If I cook too much meat I freeze it to eat later, I use leftover mince to fill jacket potatoes.

  334. Emily Hutchinson says:

    I never waste leftovers, it’s always used in sandwiches or a curry

  335. Deborah Wheeler says:

    We have a little bit of good quality meat and lots of veg rather than lots of meat at each meal – prefer free range and british rather than imports from aborad

  336. Look for special buys and use lots of veg

  337. Lee Davis says:

    1) use leftovers in soups and stews
    2) try cheaper cuts – cooked correctly they taste just as good, sometimes better than dearer cuts

  338. I make sure I cut it all up and freeze it and only use what I need to avoid waste and to save money

  339. SUSAN HALL says:

    We eat every bit of our meat .. if we have a joint i make another meal the next day and it goes into sandwiches so nothing is left

  340. Sandy Hill says:

    not very imaginative I’m afraid – stingy portions, bulked out with veg!

  341. Sandy Hill says:

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  342. Pauline Appleton says:

    I make curries stir frys and omelettes from left over meat

  343. Pauline Appleton says:

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  344. Lynn Avison says:

    I can eat a Sunday dinner any day of the week and we love the left over meat, sliced with onions in gravy and the veggies as a fry up or made into veg cakes.

  345. Lucy Bonson says:

    I use as much as I can from a sunday roast- sandwiches, curries cold cuts etc

  346. lorraine polley says:

    dont throw away any leftover meat, make casseroles, pies and stews etc, the dog always gets the bones

  347. Amy Hobbs says:

    I make stews

  348. michelle beatty says:

    leftovers eaten cold the next day – also use to make stocks and soups x

  349. Rory Campion says:

    Variety, add different flavours so it doesn’t get boring for the family, and try different cuts for different tastes

  350. Alice Hindley says:

    Any left over meat goes into a stock pot with fresh vegetables

  351. LAURA MAGPIE STERLING [tweet name jenny432321] says:

    i never waste meat do cottage pie

  352. Leah Sullivan says:

    As it such an expense I try to do smaller portions but of quality cuts of meat, rather bigger quantities of cheaper meat.

  353. Leah Sullivan says:

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  354. Liz Marriott says:

    Don’t forget the bones – they make wonderful stock

  355. Trudi Walsh says:

    Small portions of meat, plenty of veg, if there happens to be any leftover (very rare in our house) I usually make a curry with it.

  356. tony houghton says:

    re heat next day with a bit of extra gravey

  357. Jenny Rogers says:

    Buy good quality meat, make extra and freeze for another time.

  358. Lyn Bosomworth says:

    Never throw away leftovers, you can reheat them for lunch

  359. I couldn’t make the most of my meat 😉
    i’ll have to share it with my family who would probs eat it all, and wouldn’t save me any
    Thanks x

  360. DAVID OCONNOR says:

    By having the leftovers for sandwiches or giving it to the cat!

  361. Frank Blades says:

    Yesterday’s roast is today’s lunch – and anything left over is our five rescue dog’s dinner.

  362. Michael Cannon says:

    Try to make my meat into as many meals as possible. Anything I don’t fancy I give to the dog!

  363. Helen Aiken says:

    If I’m making something with mince then I tend to add vegetables too. As well as making the mince go further I enjoy the extra flavour and different textures. A friend also once gave me a tip that to make mince go further you can add some rolled oats. Seems to work very well.
    If I’m cooking chicken or another piece of meat which will have leftovers, then I always keep them and use them in something for the next day’s dinner.

  364. Helen Aiken says:

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  365. Samantha Ripley says:

    we bulk out dishes with veg, or if we cook a large piece of meat it does for several meals or is sliced for sandwiches

  366. yvonne clark says:

    i use leftovers in soups, sandwiches, casseroles and pies

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  369. Sarah Gilbert-Jones says:

    I cook my meat slowly and never through the juices away so that I can make an awesome gravy!

  370. Rachael Donovan says:

    whatever is left from one day gets used the next x

  371. Scott Caldon says:

    I always add lots of vegetables and pulses/potatoes. Also reducing portion sizes by having soup to start using the boiled carcas/bones

  372. Natalie Henderson says:

    I like to buy and cook double what I need then freeze one half of it. You can still change things up – stew with one half and pie with the other or bolognese and shepherds pie or lasagne for mince. It means I only need to shop every other week which definitely saves me money! :)

  373. Natalie Henderson says:

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  374. Hazel Rush says:

    I always buy whole chickens rather than just breasts and joint them and then I get about 4-5 meals out of it and don’t waste any!

  375. Charlotte C Brumpton says:

    by making meatloaf!

  376. Jane English says:

    I buy the cheaper cuts during the weeks, or even when they’ve been reduced in price & put them in the slow cooker & they can cook during the day when we are all out & about. Its all lovely & tender when it comes around to meal time & all cooked & ready too. I don’t have to think about what to cook during the day.
    I pile loads of veg on every ones plates & we all tuck in.
    Shame about the dirty dishes after though!

  377. Jane English says:

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  378. Patricia Avery says:

    The mantra ‘Waste not , want not’ was instilled in me by my Mum and Grandma. Now as a recently qualified OAP on a tight budget it applies even more than ever. Sunday roasts are now only for two of us but I cook enough to plate up 2 more full meals to freeze. When using mince or diced meat for casseroles I always try to add as many fresh veg as possible to make it go further and when shopping I always look for what is on the reduced counter and cook and freeze the same day. Careful shopping and cooking means a little goes a long way .✾◕‿◕✾

  379. Paula Phillips says:

    Cook it correctly and use the right seasoning.

  380. Jayne K says:

    use lentils, chickpeas or other pulses to add extra protein to a meaty meal.

  381. Michelle Williams says:

    Cook it in the slow cooker and any cold cuts I use for butties

  382. Karen R says:

    I am always on the lookout for recipes using good quality meat and I freeze anything we don’t eat

  383. I am the queen of gravy :)

  384. Sheri Darby says:

    I post roast a beef joint, it grows instead of shrinking in the oven and is always beautifully tender

  385. Sarah Ballantyne says:

    I love trying new recipes, marinades and cooking methods but to make the most of good quality meat like this I think that you should just keep it simple, be careful not to overcook or let it dry out then serve with fresh veggies from the garden.

  386. Chris Onion says:

    I try and use leftover for pack up :-)

  387. Diane Carey says:

    I only buy a joint big enough for the two of us. If we buy a cooked chicken we have the leftovers in sandwiches the following day

  388. olivia kirby says:

    we buy cheaper cuts, reduced meat and freeze it, we make our own stock too.

  389. olivia kirby says:

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  390. Louise Allen says:

    I used to freeze it but we don’t have a freezer any more :( now I just make sure I plan meals properly!!

  391. Judith Luscombe says:

    I always ensure that when I cook meat, I cook ample vegetables to accompany it. I cook pork in my slow cooker so it is soft and tender, but cook chicken and joints of beef in the oven

  392. Rebecca Woodroof says:

    use cheap cuts and cook them long and slow to get the best out of them

  393. Rob Clayton says:

    I like to roast or bbq meat

  394. Sarah Parker says:

    I bulk out with extra veg :)

  395. Angie Hoggett says:

    the slow cooker is a godsend and from a large ham I can get so many different meals… broths, soups, sandwiches, sald etc.

  396. Diane Carey says:

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  397. jo maxted says:

    make sure nothing is wasted – left over meat from roast can be used n sarnies or another dinner and i buy big joints of meat then cut them in half so i can then have two meals and freeze one xx

  398. jennie jackson says:

    make a variety of dishes

  399. Kirsty Caffrey says:

    I never waste any – we always use leftovers with salads, on sandwiches or in a stew/soup the following day x

  400. We have roast on a sunday & monday, then hubby has it in salad for work till it runs out!

  401. Paul Witney says:

    Use up leftovers to make another meal

  402. nicola white says:

    i cook my meat in a slow cooker, and what meat is left over always gets put in the fridge for sandwichs x

  403. nicola white says:

    following your blog through google reader x

  404. melanie stirling says:

    I never throw away anything so I reheat the following day and have for lunch :)

  405. Michael Horsfield says:

    Slow cook ant meat


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