Some of you may already know this or do this but you can quite easily add oats into mince dishes to make the mince stretch further.You just need to add in extra liquid as the oats absorb loads.
For every lb of mince I add in 2 handfuls of oats and loads of chopped/grated veggies, this will easily stretch the lb of mince into 2lb and thereby not only reduces the cost of the meal but also the cost of the initial cooking as the resulting quantity can be used for 2 or 3 meals instead of 1.
I'm a 45 year old SAHM,although I do now work parttime as a dinner lady; partner to Dave for over 20 years who is the love of my life. Mother to 2 wonderful boys Thomas and David.We live in the UK in a small village (pub, village school and church - no shops) approx 15 miles from nearest town.
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