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Feeding a family on a budget

Egg, Chips and peas

I read an article some time ago about feeding a family of four on 60 pounds a week. I thought, I can do better than that! The eggs, chips and peas in the picture cost about 50p to cook. If every meal was as frugal as that, it would be easy! The big problem is that kids can be so fussy and so you do have to present the food in an attractive way for the children. My eggs and chips are multi-coloured; white, yellow, green and red makes it look quite attractive! (more…)


Frugal Food | Lots to choose from


For this stir fry, I cooked the chicken in sunflower oil until it became white, then added thinly sliced red onion and the cooked rice and cooked for a few minutes. Then add the peas, soya sauce and 5 spice. It was exotic, tasty and didn’t cost much! There are lots of other frugal meals using staple foods like rice, bread and potatoes. (more…)

Frugal Food | Toast

I read an article about toast the other day. Apparently Mrs Beeton devised a toast sandwich that consisted  of a piece of toasted bread between two pieces of bread that had been spread with butter and sprinkled with salt and pepper (not paper as the article said). I am not inspired by this… (more…)