As you know I just recently started a food segment on the blog, but what you don’t know is that I have entered a braai competition,hosted by Braai Boy the guy who challenged himself to braai everyday for a whole year,click on his name to head on over to the facebook page and vote for your favourite recipe.
So Hubby-Goal D Locks and I set off to complete this challenge.
The rules were as follows;
Competition Starts on 1 May, and the winner will be decided at 12h00 on 8 May.
– You may not buy your ingredients before 1 May, and the photo of your till slip needs to reflect that.
– You need to send me 1 pic from your braai which I will upload to my FB page.
– Entries will be uploaded as and when they arrive, but I’m not always behind a PC, so I’ll guarantee they are uploaded within 24 hours of receiving them.
– This will then link through to the post on your own blog.
– There will be a public voting mechanism to decide the winner.
– The public needs to score 3 (or more) recipes to enter for a prize of their own.
– They will be asked to give a score out of 10 for the best use of the R200 budget.
– The winner is the recipe with the highest average score.
– In the case of a tie, the recipe with the most likes wins (nobody is allowed to canvass for likes though).
– You will be refunded the amount you spent at the Spar (up to R200) to cater your braai.
– Your braai needs to cater for 4 people.
– The budget does not need to include drinks, wood/charcoal, basic spices (Saffron/truffle oil etc. would need to come from the budget).
– The winner receives R750 and runner up gets R250. The loser scores themselves a “paplepel”.
My groceries amounted to 196.70.
This is how I did it;
I made salticrax(R18.99) and Tuna(2 for R20) mixed with green pepper and onions(which i halved and used in my salad as well) that were finally chopped,Nola Mayo also used for the salad (12.99) and added salt and pepper for taste.
I bought lamb pieces(R70.49), Garries braaiwors (R23.11) and sundowner wings(R27.64) and a nice bean salad on the side,which consisted of a tin of Koo Baked Beans (R7.49), the other half of the green pepper,onion and mayonnaise and a sliced banana.Although the rules state that the drinks don’t have to be included in the budget, I could still fit it in at R9.99 for a Sparletta Creme Soda(Zoë’s favourite cooldrink).
The meat was seasoned with only salt, pepper and barbecue spice.
My final amount R196.70 and I even included the carrier bag into the budget lol.
This has been an awesome experience for me and I would once again just like to thank the organisers for putting this challenge forward to us. Just proves that although everything is on the increase we can still kick back and have some luxury/fun time within our budget,thanks to great grocery outlets like Spar