At some point or another almost everyone has the grim realization that there’s still plenty of month left at the end of the money. Whether you’re a student, or bringing up a family whilst money is tight, a pensioner on a fixed income or you’ve been downsized against your will there’s times when eating cheap is important, sometimes you think you’re fine and then a big bill hits and it’s time to scrimp.
This recipe used to be a mainstay for me, and my frugal habits have stuck with me. I don’t throw out food, and leftovers or scraps have to find a way into a meal somehow. “End of the month scramble” started out as just that, a meal made as I scrambled about in the kitchen, making use of what was left before payday, but now sometimes I make it just because I like it too.
The recipe below gives you some standard ingredients, but the joy of “End of the month scramble” is that it is flexible enough to incorporate all sorts of leftovers, bits of frozen veg, as well as anything you have growing in your garden, on your windowsill or front steps. That can include well washed dandelion leaves and nettles for the truly frugal.