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Bacon and Lentil Soup

The last low cost weeklymenu plan should probably have been called ‘Lentil Week’ in our house! (I wonder if there is one?) First there was the Lamb and Lentil Curry with peas, then the Lamb pasties – both of which … Continue reading

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Cut the Cost of Your Weekly Shop? 10 Top Tips for Spending less in the kitchen

Last year – following the Live Below the Line challenge – I added up the amount we spent on food, and was horrified. At a pound a day we could have kept a family of four going for several months! … Continue reading

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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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Take One Roast Chicken…

Apparently we throw away the equivalent of 86 million chickens every year (so it says here). I didn’t think there were 86 million chickens in the UK. Clearly I was wrong. The Daily Mail tells us that we eat 2.2 … 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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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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