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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: Weekly Menu Plan
Once a Week Cooking – Five suppers for £30
Posted on October 13, 2014 by annie
It’s week 3 of our Once a Week Cooking regime and most of the meals are stashed away in the freezer waiting to be eaten – which is great – particularly as it’s going to be rather a busy week. … Continue reading →
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Once a Week (Budget) Cooking: and a £26 menu plan
Posted on October 6, 2014 by annie
If you’ve been here before you will know that I am a fan of Once a Month Cooking – at least for 29 days of the month. All those lovely stress free suppers are just brilliant! My problem is Cooking … Continue reading →
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£27 Make Ahead Menu Plan
Posted on September 29, 2014 by annie
The dust-sheets are gone and it’s time to fill the freezer again. But this month I’m finding it difficult to find the time (and – ok I admit! – the inclination) to spend a whole day cooking, so I’m going … Continue reading →
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Cooking for the Freezer – Version 2
Posted on August 25, 2014 by annie
OK – I’ve planned – and shopped. Now it’s time to cook this months food (take a big breath). Having had a good look at what I did last time I’m going to make a few changes this time – … Continue reading →
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Crunch time – and a menu plan
Posted on August 18, 2014 by annie
Decision time is finally here. My supply of freezer meals is dwindling and it’s time to decide whether or not I’m going to have another go at Once a Month Cooking. And the decision is….(if this was one of those … Continue reading →
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Menu Plan – Sorted!
Posted on August 5, 2014 by annie
Once a Month cooking is beginning to grow on me. Yes – really! The day of cooking was hard work, but I have to admit that the last week or two of having suppers sorted has been LOVELY. There has … Continue reading →
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Cook for a Day – Eat for (almost) a Month!
Posted on July 28, 2014 by annie
Phew. I’m writing this lying on the sofa putting my feet up after a marathon cook-fest – not quite sure how I feel about it all! I now have the best part of 20 meals sitting in my freezer waiting … Continue reading →
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Once a Month Cooking – a good idea?
Posted on July 21, 2014 by annie
OK – I’ve finally cracked. I’m going to have a go at Once a Month Cooking. You will, no doubt, have come across at least some of the web-sites, books and foodie-blogs dedicated to the idea of once a month … Continue reading →
Posted in Freezing, Weekly Menu Plan | Tagged freezing, Make Ahead, Once-a-Month-Cooking | 4 Comments
Wimbledon is over! – but life goes on
Posted on July 7, 2014 by annie
Amazing match wasn’t it? I am, of course, talking about yesterdays Wimbledon final. My fingernails are torn to shreds and the sofa has lost a few more springs. My family were understanding about supper being late. They could see that … Continue reading →
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Back to Meal Planning
Posted on June 9, 2014 by annie
Meal Planning is back on-line! Yes – after a couple of weeks of not feeling so good (= british understatement) I’m now back to meal planning. But I’m still trying to keep things easy. Fortunately I had been stocking up … Continue reading →
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