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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 Food | Warming Chicken Stew

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Ingredients

Chicken legs (1 for each 600ml of stew)

2 carrots

2 parsnips

1 swede

onions (1 for each chicken leg)

herbs d’Provence

seasoning (more…)


Thrifty Thursday 9

Chicken and chips

Food

My picture is of chicken, chips and veggies. I like my food to look nice as well as taste nice and so I added peas, broccoli, carrots and sweet corn. The colourful food is good for kids too. The average family of four was found to spend £60 a week on food; that’s just 75p a meal. This meal cost less than 75p and I have started doing frugal food blogs of ideas for inexpensive meals. (more…)


Frugal Food 1

Making soup

Leftovers

The carcass of a roast chicken can be used to make stock, just put it in a saucepan with the skin, bones, etc. and add some washed onions skins, seasoning and mixed herbs. Cover with water, then simmer for an hour then strain. Keep it in the fridge until you want to make soup and then you can pour it over vegetables and simmer for an hour to make veggie soup! I used mixed veggies for my soup and they were carrots, swede, broccoli, cauliflower and some white cabbage. (more…)