When it comes to Black Twitter, South Africans never disappoint. I cracked myself silly when I saw the hashtag
The tips are useful, some are downright hilarious! There is never a dull moment. Stru bob! Anyways, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and share some of my tips keeping me and my family afloat during the month of Januworry.
Cook a lot of meat so that it lasts you a couple of days to save you electricity and time. I do this when making a beef or mutton stew.
Cook a lot of Umphokoqo during the Summer months – this dish saves you LOADS of time, money and electricity because it’s a one-dish meal and you can cook it in a large pot and keep it in the fridge when chilled to last you a few days.
When making dishes with mincemeat, if a dish calls for 500g mince, substitute half of your mince with brown lentils. This means you’ll be using 250g mince and let’s say 1 cup lentils. Lentils are rich in fibre – which is good for you. So, you will be killing two birds with one stone here.
When making stews, substitute some of the meat with beans – I love using butterbeans because they are big and chunky. Adding items like cabbage, carrots, potatoes helps with bulking up your dish. You end up with a cost-effective, nutritious as well as delicious meal.
Make your own Mageu – they will keep you full for longer.
Make your own bread darling! Take a look at this delicious homemade bread.
Last but not least, go back to basics! Chicken hearts, gizzards, liver, feet etc. make a mean stew. Plus, they are a great source of protein and other nutrients. Pick ‘n Pay has stocks all these items at affordable prices and they are clean.
What usually works for you during this month? Please share your tips!
Have a look at some of the tips from Twitter:
don't cook 7colors… just cook rice with tomato sauce and mayonnaise you will survive 😱😱😱😱😱
— Queen Matebogo (@Queniskay) January 3, 2018
— TweetGuru (@JustKholii_) January 2, 2018
Chop your drumstick into small pieces and make chicken stew, I'm telling you that 2kg will survive the whole 60 days of January 😂😂😂#JanuWorrySurvivalTips
— __sango® (@FanaNqayi) January 2, 2018
— Zulu princess👸👸 (@ayanda_bianca6) January 2, 2018
— Lesego M (@THEE_LSG1) January 2, 2018
Save some electricity and cook your stew outside on the fire.
It will taste like Potjiekos 😍
— Sheldon Cameron (@sheldon_cameron) January 2, 2018
— SocialTrends🇿🇦™ (@SocialTrendsZA) January 2, 2018
Please share cabbage recipes so that we can survive January as a collective. .#JanuWorrySurvivalTips
— Samantha (@samantha012348) January 2, 2018
Place this by the window so that it hardens and last you for the entire month pic.twitter.com/fJFpvnl66q
— Mogomotsi☄☄ (@Motsi_ZA) January 2, 2018
Return empty bottles for some coins!
— Million Times. (@Boikago_) January 2, 2018
— Thandokuhle (@thandokuhle6) January 3, 2018