Hi, my name is Annie!
As a busy working mum I'm always looking for ways to save time (and money) in the kitchen but still produce healthy home-cooked meals. Here you can read about my continuing attempts to make delicious quick - & cheap - meals in no time! (and a few other recipes too...).
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Category Archives: Weekly Menu Plan
Isn’t it great when a plan comes together?! Last week I spent an hour or so at the weekend cooking ahead for the week. It didn’t seem like I spent much time in preparation (probably less than an hour ‘hands … Continue reading →
“Why are the British always talking about the weather?” an Austrian friend once asked me. It could be she’s right, but – THREE days of sunshine – over a Bank Holiday weekend is GREAT when you remember all those interminable … Continue reading →
It’s the week of Live Below the Line People all over the country are living off £1 a day for five days this week in order to raise awareness of the millions of people worldwide who live in extreme poverty … Continue reading →
One thing I’ve learned in my cost-cutting efforts is that if you want to make things cheaply it usually means cooking from scratch. Or, at least, cooking more from scratch than you did before. And that of course often takes … Continue reading →
Isn’t it great to have good weather with the school holidays? But with lovely weather outside you don’t really want to spend long in the kitchen with the sunshine outside so I’m going for quick meals this week – and … Continue reading →
Spring is springing and we’ve spent the first week of the holidays down in Cornwall getting away from it all (including meal planning). Sadly it’s back to the grind-stone for my husband and sons – one to work and the … Continue reading →
Did your Mum tell you that there is a time and a place for everything? Mine did. Turns out she’s right – certainly about the time part. This week we’ve had lots of important days – the first day of … Continue reading →
It’s National Science and Engineering week this week – which must be why we were experimenting yesterday (here). The rest of our week doesn’t sound nearly so high-powered. Student Son is back from Uni and has offered to do some … Continue reading →
As you can see we haven’t been menu planning for a week or two – shocking isn’t it? My excuse is that I wasn’t well over half-term week (so it was just as well we hadn’t planned to go anywhere) … Continue reading →
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 →