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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: Budget Meals
Sausage and Lentil Soup
Sausages never fail do they? I don’t know if its the same in your family – although I’m guessing it is – but whenever we have sausages for supper there’s very little problem getting everyone to clean their plates! But … Continue reading
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from Good Housekeeping A very tasty creamy, mildly spicy curry slightly adapted from a recipe from Good Housekeeping Money saving tip: Use chicken thighs rather than breast. Approximate cost: £2.62 for 2 (£1.31 each) (Prices are current from Sainsburys web-site … Continue reading
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Cook Once – Eat Twice! Lamb Meatballs with Feta – Two ways
Don’t you just love those recipes that you can serve up in a number of different ways – cook double one night and serve it up looking like a whole new meal the next day (it saves all those groans … Continue reading
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Ham and Lentil Stew
This Ham and Lentil Stew recipe came out of a wish to use up a ton of cooked ham I had sometime last year. It is warm and comforting and substantial enough to serve up for a weekday supper and … Continue reading
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Five ways with Smoked Mackerel
Smoked Mackerel has become one of our favorite foods in the last few months. It seems to just about have it all, doesn’t it? One of the oily fish – healthy, bursting with omega-3s and one of the foods that … Continue reading
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Paprika Chicken with Feta
Entertaining on a weekday can make for some interesting challenges, can’t it? The ideal is a sumptuous meal (of course), prepared with minimum effort, in not very much time, which will deeply impress your guests. Or so we hope. This … Continue reading
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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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