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
You will be pleased to hear that our chicken did NOT end up in the bin. Yes – ‘only’ 86,000,000 chickens thrown away this year, not 86,000,001. One chicken turned into: Roast Chicken with all the trimmings on Saturday before … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
It’s British Sausage Week, so – of course – we have to eat sausages this week (see – the advertising is working). And talking of advertising have you realised that it’s only SEVEN WEEKS ’till Christmas?!? Now I love Christmas, … Continue reading →
How was your week? Did you achieve all you set out to? Last week, as you may well know, my ambition was to empty the freezer. A small ambition I know, but I’m sure we should all have small ones … Continue reading →
My freezer is lo-o-ong overdue for defrosting. How do these things sneak up so fast? I’m sure it was only a matter of days ago that I did it before…. So this week is eat-up-the-freezer week – which is always … Continue reading →
How did you learn to cook? I learnt from my Mum, growing up regularly helping her make things together – with a few lessons at school in sixth form. I guess most people probably learn the same sort of way … Continue reading →