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ithoughtofitfirst Thu 20-Feb-14 14:16:25

About 2 years ago dh and i suddenly became pretty skint.

Now that I've adjusted (it took me a while) i've pretty much nailed the weekly shop and recipes so that we still eat well for roughly a quarter of what we used to spend. We eat a lot of soups, pasta sauces, stews and bulk a lot of things out with carbs so that we don't ... you know... die. (only messin'!)

I had some leftover rice once and threw it into bowl of tomato soup for my DS lunch. He loved it and it's now his fave. My mum then told me how her mother made her tomato soup and mash. Tried. Loved... Actually that might be his fave.

Do you guys have any fave food combos? Please share!

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 20-Feb-14 15:13:36

Mushy peas and mint sauce. Sounds gross... tastes lovely.

AndMiffyWentToSleep Thu 20-Feb-14 18:31:14

Shitake mushrooms and chipotle chilli (as a flavour combo in chilli, not just those two ingredients alone!). Both deliciously smokey - they really work well together.

Creme caramel with sea salt on.
Chocolate and/or coffee in a chilli.

mrspremise Thu 20-Feb-14 18:40:46

Toast and honey with goat's cheese. Sounds wrong, but it's so, so right...

TyneTeas Thu 20-Feb-14 18:54:08

lime pickle sandwiches (don't judge me!)

McFox Thu 20-Feb-14 19:01:03

The sandwich shop beside my office does baked potatoes with mozzarella, cheddar, tuna mayo, pesto, rocket and black olives - it sounds revolting but it's so amazing! There's a few of us addicted to it smile

YoullNeedATray Thu 20-Feb-14 19:01:17

Marmite on toast with crunchy peanut butter on top. Tastes 'extra savoury'.

Ziplex Thu 20-Feb-14 19:03:21

Roast sage,sea salt and dark chocolate spread on sweet bread.

Ziplex Thu 20-Feb-14 19:04:02

Pressed to soon with balsamic vinegar reduction drizzled over.

mrspremise Thu 20-Feb-14 19:27:31

*runs off to make lime pickle sandwich* You evil genius, you!!grin

The best sarnie I have ever had was:
squashed onion bhaji
carrot pickle
salad
minty yoghurt
wholemeal seedy bread

squarecircle Thu 20-Feb-14 19:34:25

Toast with peanut butter, then a thin layer of mayonnaise on top. Not healthy, but tasty...

ithoughtofitfirst Thu 20-Feb-14 19:36:28

Errmahgerrd toast, honey and goats cheese sounds absolute filth. I can't wait to try that when i'm sans bun in the oven wink

ithoughtofitfirst Thu 20-Feb-14 19:38:16

My mum just told me goats cheese is okay! Please don't let this be a cruel joke

Mintyy Thu 20-Feb-14 19:42:33

Toast, butter, scrambled eggs, tsp of marmite dotted around on top of the eggs.

FloppyPoppyCocky Thu 20-Feb-14 19:46:05

Butter, marmite and marmalade on toast. The food of gods.

Atbeckandcall Thu 20-Feb-14 20:37:25

Ooh!! Love threads like this!!!!
Kippers and Guinness
Sausages and marmalade
Nutella and ready salted crisp sandwiches (don't judge me)
Ancho/chipotle chillies and chocolate
Sausage and Marmite sandwiches
Peanut butter and tomato ketchup sandwiches
Crunchie bars with salted peanuts

WeevilKnievel Thu 20-Feb-14 20:46:08

Cold roast potatoes dipped in houmous.

CandyKate Thu 20-Feb-14 20:52:09

I love all kinds of cheese and honey. Also a strong cheddar on digestive biscuits. Yum.... Honey drizzled on a blue cheese salad. Grilled goats cheese and honey. I could go on...

One that is probably a bit weirder, mushy peas with fried eggs. First tried that one in my student days.

NewBlueShoesToo Thu 20-Feb-14 20:53:16

Melon with balsamic vinegar and grated ginger.

Melon and feta is v good.

Atbeckandcall Thu 20-Feb-14 21:10:19

Candy Kate mushy peas and fried eggs are amazing!!!! With a bit of grated Parmesan on top too!

ithoughtofitfirst Thu 20-Feb-14 21:22:58

Nutella and ready salted crisp SANDWICH??

You've blown my mind.

sharond101 Thu 20-Feb-14 21:43:39

These are crazy, how does anyone ever learn what a peanut butter and ketchup sandwich tastes like or think to marmite and marmalade would be edible eaten together???

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