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Frugal | Cheap meals

Egg, Chips and peas

I think it was Mrs Beeton who said the cheapest meal was a piece of toast between two pieces of bread that were spread with butter. I don’t see the point, just have a couple of rounds of toast, spread with whatever.

If you’re really desperate crumble a Bovril cube into a soup bowl and fill up with boiling water then dip your toast into that. You can also grow herbs on a windowsill, then chop herbs like basil into your saucepan, add a Bovril cube and simmer for 5 minutes to make a soup to dip your toast in. If you have a onion lurking in the fridge, chop it as small as possible, fry it in a  little oil, add herbs, salt, your Bovril cube and water, then after the onion is soft, simmer for 30 minutes for a nourishing soup.

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Frugal Friday | All Change!

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Fall back

Yes, it’s that time again; the bi-annual stupidity of altering our clocks. On Sunday, you put them back an hour if you live in the UK. Things are even dafter in Europe, but I won’t go there. It will be darker and spookier on Monday; just as well it’s Halloween! (more…)


Thrifty Thursday 18

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People do say that I eat too much chicken, but I like chicken! I get asked what else I have eaten and I do have a variety. I ate cornflakes and soya milk for breakfast followed by an egg, pork for lunch with potatoes and vegetables, chicken and chips with veggies for dinner and then made do with a chicken drumstick and prawn cocktail crisps for supper. I also ate a few apples and a banana. I got a lot of vitamins, minerals and tryptophan from the chicken, then lots of fructose to help me absorb the tryptophan! (more…)