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What can I make with the contents of my cupboard

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RooDaisy Tue 22-Nov-16 20:03:31

I've totally fallen out of love with cooking over the past year or so and really need to get my mojo back.

I'm starting a new job and am taking a massive paycut. I know I'm still a lot more well off than some people so I'm not complaining but I do need to start cooking on a budget and meal planning properly.

I've been through my cupboard and freezer tonight and have the following ingredients; 2 chicken breasts (frozen) half a bag of frozen prawns, risotto rice, spaghetti, pasta twists, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, tuna, sweetcorn, eggs, a small amount of cheese and a broccoli floret.

Can anyone give me some recipe inspiration so I can use what's in my cupboards rather than spending money I don't need to spend.

Thanks in advance

RooDaisy Tue 22-Nov-16 20:04:39

I am single, so am only cooking for myself and don't have a lot of freezer space so can't do a huge batch of cooking.

iklboo Tue 22-Nov-16 20:12:20

Chicken & prawn risotto
Chicken & prawn paella
Tuna pasta
Chicken pasta
Omelettes / frittata

RooDaisy Tue 22-Nov-16 20:57:15

Thanks iklboo.
I'll be googling paella and for some reason I can cook frittata but not an omelette

NattyTile Tue 22-Nov-16 21:02:00

Tomato, tuna and sweetcorn will make a nice pasta dish with either spaghetti or the pasta twists.

Chicken and prawn risotto as per previous poster.

Eggs and broccoli in a nice cheese sauce if you have any milk, otherwise fry the eggs and eat them with the baked beans, put the broccoli in the risotto with the chicken, and add the prawns to the pasta dish.

RooDaisy Tue 22-Nov-16 22:14:50

I do love cauliflower cheese so guess that would work with broccoli. I'm off to google how to make cheese sauce, how would you cook the eggs?

PopGoesTheWeaz Tue 22-Nov-16 22:23:59

egg fried rice

iklboo Tue 22-Nov-16 22:26:22

Broccoli cheese is lush. If you can stretch to a cheap jar of salsa (79p ish for a shops own I think) put that under the broccoli and then pour the cheese sauce on. Really delicious.

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