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meals for 4 for less than a fiver

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frazzled74 Sat 09-Mar-13 23:46:19

has anyone any ideas? other than spaghetti bolognaise and shepards pie!

dikkertjedap Sat 16-Mar-13 21:31:56

There is a very nice Egyptian dish with turkey or chicken thighs and broad beans served with rice. Delicious and not expensive. I will see if I can find it somewhere online.

apatchylass Sun 24-Mar-13 20:19:51

Chicken risotto. We use half a £3 chicken on Sunday for a roast, then the other half with finely chopped onion, peas, mushrooms and rice. Total cost of the meal is about £2.50 for 4 people. Or £3.50 if you add salad.

Fish, chips, and veg.
Basics white fish dipped in tempura batter (SR flour and sparkling water, seasoned) with oven baked chips and frozen mixed veg. Total cost: £3.50

Pasta bake:
basics pasta, onion, courgette, tomato, red pepper, squeeze of garlic paste and mixed herbs with mozzarella topping - all from basics range. Total: £2.50 approx or £3.50 with salad

Homemade pizza: bread mix; tomato and garlic paste and dried herbs, mozzarella, olives served with carrot sticks and sweetcorn Total cost:£2.50

Pork loins with polenta chips, carrots and broccoli - £5.

Most of our family meals are less than £5.

lalalonglegs Sun 24-Mar-13 20:44:53

Has anyone suggested stir fry - bit of shredded cabbage, spring onions, very finely sliced bell pepper etc, one large chicken breast cut into slivers, small piece ginger, couple of cloves of garlic and some soy sauce.

stressedHEmum Sun 24-Mar-13 21:03:25

Almost all our meals are under a fiver.

Some easy ones are -

pasta with caramelised onions topped with a little grated gran padano
pasta with walnuts, parsley and cream
pasta with mashed avocado, garlic and lime juice
pasta with smoked salmon trimmings, cream, lemon juice and frozen peas
nutty potato cakes - mashed potatoes mixed with chopped nuts, onion and parsley, shaped into patties dipped in flour and fried, served with salad
potato, bacon and onion bake served with carrots and cabbage
slow braised cabbage pasta with sour cream
spiced cabbage and potatoes
potato and onion pie
savoury bread and butter pudding
lentil and potato curry
lentil stew
bean and ham soup
pea dahl
pea soup
creamed tuna with rice and peas
chicken and rice soup with crusty bread
spanish rice with chicken
tomato mince with pasta
mushroom mince
tuna wedge melt
toad in the hole
white fish chowder
lentil soup
cauliflower and bacon soup
cauliflower cheese
kidney bean, tomato and mushroom pie
scrambled egg rice
mince and tatties
beany mince crumble
macaroni cheese
pasta with ham, eggs and leeks
pasta with leeks and cheese
lentil and barley stew
barley and mushroom bake
lentils and rice
lentil tacos

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