I’ve read a lot about garden parties and barbecues just lately. We haven’t exactly had the weather for them in England, but there are breaks in the rain sometimes. I’m told that delicate little cucumber sandwiches are served at Royal garden parties and so it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I would prefer a bit more salad on the sandwiches and maybe a bit of pink salmon. I had a iceberg lettuce for 39p and a tin of pink salmon is only about 99p, so if you get some cheap bread, it doesn’t have to be too expensive to do salad sandwiches. Those are ideal for a picnic or a garden party. A barbecue might be a little more expensive.
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…)