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Dinner Date for a Fiver

This is an article I wrote for What’s Up What’s On Magazine for November/December –

Winter Wonderland

While ice-skating may be out of your price (and physical) range, a good hour wandering around the stalls and
enjoying a mug of mulled everything won’t set you back too much. If you share a mug.
Hyde Park, 23 November-6 January ………………………………………………..free entry

Chilli-Con-Carne-It

chili con carne-saidaonline (1)It’s Christmas and if you’ve blown all your cash buying misguided accessories, ornaments and trinkets for loved ones, don’t let the person you really fancy miss out too. Also, because it’s so cold, you can always sack everything off and have a bash at WUWO’s ultimate chilli-con-carne at home while you both fervently embrace the radiator/electric heater. As nothing says, “traditional British Christmas” like a warm spicy dish from Mexico – guaranteed you’ll be fed up of roasts by the 25th, so thank us.

Asda Butchers Selection Mince Beef………………………………………………….£1.40

Asda Chilli con Carne mix………………………………………………………………..£0.26
Asda Smart Price Kidney Beans ………………………………………………………£0.27
Asda Smart Price Chopped Tomatoes……………………………………………….£0.31
Uncle Ben’s Basmati Rice Express Rice or Asda Basmati Rice ………..£1
TOTAL ………………………………………………………………………………….. £3.24

1. Brown your mince in a pan, no need to add oil.
2. Once the meat is browned, pour the Chilli con Carne mix over the meat and stir it in. Then pour in around
250ml of water, read the instructions on the packet as it may vary.
3. Drain your kidney beans and add those to the pan with the chopped tomatoes, straight from the can.
4. Leave the pan to simmer and start on your rice. Depending on which rice you have chosen, if you have Uncle
Ben’s express rice all you need to do is pop it in the microwave and it should be done within 2 minutes depending
on the wattage of your microwave. If you chose Asda basmati rice, fill a pan with cold water, rinse your rice and
pop it in, wait until the water boils and then simmer for 10-12 minutes.
5. Drain and serve!