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stewart2000 Mon 22-Sep-08 07:29:48

can it be done 4 in family

daughter of 5 is getting school dinners, so thats not out of budget

anyone give me some ideas ?

day 1 - stew
day 2 spag bol

need kid friendly recipes? my 2 r fussy

stewart2000 Mon 22-Sep-08 07:30:06

sorry forget to say its 50 quid max

FourArms Mon 22-Sep-08 07:34:18

Will this be an ongoing thing, or just a short-term plan for this fortnight?

DrHorrible Mon 22-Sep-08 07:47:31

baked potatoes?

you'll save more if you batch cook things like the stew and spag bol and load em up with veg.

SpandexIsMyEnemy Mon 22-Sep-08 07:56:49

pasta bake - cheap value pasta, & toms then pad with veg & a couple of slices of cheap ham.
meal for about £1.50

bake 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.

sarah293 Mon 22-Sep-08 07:58:19

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ChopsTheDuck Mon 22-Sep-08 08:05:17

macaroni cheese
vegetable risotto
shepherds or fish pie
potato bake
mushroom stroganoff

do 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.

MarkStretch Mon 22-Sep-08 08:08:25

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.

MarkStretch Mon 22-Sep-08 08:10:54

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.

stewart2000 Mon 22-Sep-08 08:19:08


baked potatoes r out no one likes them apart from me
same with tuna and pasta bake

so i will batch cook

spag bol
chicken curry
beef casserole

and 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 happen

i am going shopping this am hope some things r reduced a monay morning usually has good reductions

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