Category Archives: Budget Meals

Two-for-One Budget recipes: Lamb and Lentil Curry with Peas and Lamb Pasties

One of the tricks that people suggest to save money on your meals is to bulk out your meals with lentils and pulses. I have to admit that I’ve never been sure how that would go – or how they … Continue reading

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A Low Cost Weekly Menu Plan

Do you have to recycle your Food Waste?? I came home last week to find a little brown plastic box sitting on the door step labeled ‘Food Waste’. Having studiously ignored it for the last week or so, I finally … Continue reading

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Chicken Kurma

This is one of our family standbys – simple, reasonably quick and not expensive. I’ve cooked it for years and it’s always popular – a good solid four star meal. So having packed Student Son off to Uni after a … Continue reading

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A month of meals for less than £5 – and a weekly menu plan

Happy New Year! It’s January. The celebrations are over and it’s back to normality. No more over-indulging. In fact probably a bit of under-indulging wouldn’t go amiss in this household – so it’s back to budget menu planning with a … Continue reading

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Creamy Pasta with Roast Vegetables

This is really simple food (my favourite sort!) It’s one of those recipes that we have regularly on busy days – a really easy weekday supper that you can just pop in the oven till its done. To cut down … Continue reading

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Week Four and a Fourth Budget Menu Plan

Oh dear this post is so-o-o late! My week hasn’t started well. Having menu planned at the weekend, I then did the on-line shopping only to end it so late that they had locked out all the delivery slots for … Continue reading

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A Picture of Success! And three Make-in-the-Microwave Pasta Sauces

OK – I agree, this picture might not look very exciting at first glance – but I was VERY pleased to get it! You may wonder why a picture of a tray of flapjacks is something to get excited about. … Continue reading

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Another week – another Budget Menu Plan

Well, this is my third week of cost-cutting for us – the aim being to produce 5 meals a week for under £5 a time (for four people). Yes, we are only three at home now, but we had family … Continue reading

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Smoked Mackerel Fishcakes

This picture may need a bit of explaining, but I need your help for this. Close your eyes – no, that won’t work – Wake up your taste buds and just imagine: a forkful of creamy fishcake … flavoured with … Continue reading

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More Low Cost Meals and a Weekly Menu plan

You may have seen last week that I’ve been trying to find some new cheaper meals – trying to cut costs but not flavour. The menu plan of cheap meals went pretty well – three recipes were lovely and I’ve … Continue reading

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