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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Tag Archives: leftovers
Leftover Lamb, Pea and Rosemary Pasties
What do you make with leftover lamb? Roast lamb is one of my favorite meals, but I’ve always found it difficult to find recipes that work with leftover lamb. I’ve tried a ragu, shepherds pie, lamb curry – but somehow … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course, Quick Meals Tagged Lamb, leftovers 2 Comments
Chicken, Courgette and Feta Crustless Quiche
During my recent browsing on the internet for recipes to use up leftover chicken, I came across this delicious Chicken and Feta Frittata. True to form I fiddled a bit, added in some leftover vegetables and thought I would try … Continue reading
Posted in Quick Meals Tagged Chicken, courgette, feta, leftovers, less-than-£1-a-portion, peppers, quick budget recipes Comments Off on Chicken, Courgette and Feta Crustless Quiche
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
Posted in Budget Meals, Main Course, Student Cooking Tagged budget-friendly, Chicken, leftovers, less-than-£1-a-portion, quick budget recipes Comments Off on Chicken Kurma
Smoked Mackerel Fishcakes
This picture may need a bit of explaining, but I need your help for this. Close your eyes – no, that won’t work – Wake up your taste buds and just imagine: a forkful of creamy fishcake … flavoured with … Continue reading
Posted in Budget Meals, Main Course, Quick Meals Tagged budget-friendly, fish, leftovers, less-than-£1-a-portion, quick budget recipes Comments Off on Smoked Mackerel Fishcakes
Two-for-One: Roast Pork Fillet with Herbs – and Pork, Feta and Pasta salad
It’s always great when you can manage to get more than one meal from one evenings cooking. These are both simple recipes that you can either make separately, or cook extra roast pork the first night so you can use … Continue reading
Posted in Cook Once - Eat Twice, Main Course, Two-for-one Tagged leftovers, Pasta, pork, Salad Comments Off on Two-for-One: Roast Pork Fillet with Herbs – and Pork, Feta and Pasta salad
Ham and Sweetcorn Mini-Quiches
This recipe is – I admit – somewhat out of character for me. The problem is that for someone (like me) that likes to see great results in the kitchen with the minimum of time and effort (certainly on a … Continue reading
Posted in Budget Meals, Main Course Tagged cheese, ham, leftovers, less-than-£1-a-portion 6 Comments
Chicken and Guacamole Tortillas
Friday was not a good day. I’d arrived late at work in the morning and had spent most of the day trying to catch up. I finally got home at about 7 in the evening, dropped my bags on the … Continue reading
Posted in Main Course, Quick Meals Tagged cheese, Chicken, leftovers Comments Off on Chicken and Guacamole Tortillas