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can it be done 4 in familydaughter of 5 is getting school dinners, so thats not out of budgetanyone give me some ideas ?day 1 - stewday 2 spag bolneed kid friendly recipes? my 2 r fussy
sorry forget to say its 50 quid max
Will this be an ongoing thing, or just a short-term plan for this fortnight?
baked potatoes?you'll save more if you batch cook things like the stew and spag bol and load em up with veg.
pasta bake - cheap value pasta, & toms then pad with veg & a couple of slices of cheap ham. meal for about £1.50bake spuds either scoop out the tattie for mash & save the skins for day 2 with some cheese/bacon in it, with salad and maybe home made pizza? or when you peel your tatties for mash keep the peelings, apparently you can shallow fry them as sort of wedgy crisps if they have a bit of spud on them.
macaroni cheesevegetable risottoshepherds or fish piepotato bakemushroom stroganoffdo you have anything in your cupboard to work from?bulk food out with lentils and vegetables or cut out meat altogether for more meals and eat vegetarian meals. You cna buy cheap tinned lentils or basics vegetables - no difference with these. have a look around and see what offers are on. Not sure if tofu is still half price in sainsburys - tofu stir fry.
Buy a chicken.Roast it- one meal. Take off all the meat- use for stir fry/pasta/curry/sandwiches. Or casserole with pearl barley thrown in.Boil carcass to make chicken and vegetable soup. 3 dinners from one chicken.
Sounds a bit odd but I also buy those filled pastas when they are on offer.Mix them with frozen peas and sweetcorn, or onion, mushroom etc. and mix in a tub of garlic and herb philadelphia.Will make quite a lot.
thanks baked potatoes r out no one likes them apart from mesame with tuna and pasta bakeso i will batch cookspag bolchicken currystewbeef casseroleand it could be an ongoing thing for a while bcus if i can do it this forthnight then it shows that money can be saved and infact for the next month it will happeni am going shopping this am hope some things r reduced a monay morning usually has good reductions
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