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Recipe - Roast beef in gravy, carrots (& my onion!), cabbage, cauli & broccoli cheese, mash & Yorkshire puds

Roast Beef Dinner with Vegetables, Yorkshire Puddings, and Blackberry Cheesecake πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ For the Main Course: Ingredients: Leftover roast beef in gravy (previously costed as free) 1/2 bag frozen cauliflower/broccoli (40p) 1/3 round of Brie (Company shop, 28p) Milk, flour, and butter (approximately 30p, with butter from Company shop) 1/6 block of cheese (44p) 1/4 bag of carrots (15p) 1 onion (6p) 1/2 cabbage (29p) Leftover mash (previously costed as free) Milk, eggs, and flour for batter mix (approximately 25p, with eggs sourced free from Olio) Total Cost: £2.17 This wholesome meal served five, making it an economical 43p per person! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ For Dessert: Ingredients: Blackberries, handpicked by James & Lily 1 tub of double cream 1 tub of cheap soft cheese A smidge of vanilla extract Icing sugar Cheap digestives 1 tbsp butter This delightful blackberry cheesecake was not only delicious but also budget-friendly. A perfect way to round off a satisfying meal! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ What did Leanne Say? T
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Cheese pudding, coleslaw & salad Recipe! crispy bits & the topping, but the soggy bottom wasnt good

Recipe - Cheese Pudding, Coleslaw & Salad 🩷 I find myself in a bit of a quandary with this dish. The flavors were fantastic, especially the crispy bits and the topping, but alas, the soggy bottom left much to be desired. No matter how long I extended the cooking time, it seems the consistency is intended to be akin to that of an egg custard. Regrettably, I couldn't overcome the texture hurdle. Perhaps it suits some palates, but it's just not to my liking! On the home front, the kids are succumbing to the usual school-related ailments. Arlo seems to be holding up well, but Lily is under the weather 😞. She's weary, with runny eyes and a touch of fever. Curse you, school germs! In the midst of it all, I've just submitted an application for Ashton's secondary school – talk about a nerve-wracking experience! 😱😱😱 Ingredients: Eggs, sourced free from Olio 1/2 a loaf of bread (22p) 1/4 block of cheese (on offer at 62p) 1/2 block of Brie, courtesy of Olio Tomatoes,

Recipe - Meal plan, made the bolognese, kebabs & some sausages

Recipe - Meal Change - Pork, Mozzarella & Tomato Kebabs, Chicken & Chorizo Kebabs, Sausages, Chippy Chips & Curry Sauce. Today's scorching heat has left me feeling quite drained, so I decided to change up the meal plan. Luckily, I had previously prepared a bolognese, and in light of not feeling well, I cooked a stuffed marrow, letting it cool before freezing it. Additionally, I had a tub of bolognese that also made its way into the freezer, ensuring that nothing went to waste. To avoid heating up the kitchen too much, I pulled out some kebabs and sausages from the freezer, quickly air frying them. I also had Jimmy grab some chips, and while the costings aren't stellar, they're not too bad either. I'm aware that the Weight Watchers points might be less than ideal, but I'm still hopeful for a positive outcome on Saturday, given how well I've stuck to my plan all week. So, for dinner, we enjoyed Pork, Mozzarella & Tomato Kebabs, Chicken & Choriz

Random roast dinner Recipe! roast chicken, brussels in cheese sauce made after Xmas

Random Roast Dinner Recipe - Today's meal was a spontaneous creation using ingredients we already had on hand! Here's what I came up with: Roast Chicken, Brussels in Cheese Sauce made from reduced vegetables and cheese post-Christmas, Peas, Mushy Peas, Roasties, Root Veg Mash, Carrots, and leftover Yorkshires. To cap off the delicious dinner, we enjoyed a Rice Pudding with Chocolate. Ingredients: Whole chicken (£3.14) Brussels in cheese sauce (87p) 1/6 bag of frozen peas (13p) Mushy peas (32p) Root veg mash (free from Olio) 1/5 bag of carrots (12p) Onion (6p) 1/4 bag of potatoes (39p) Leftover Yorkshire puddings (previously costed as free) Gravy granules (16p) Total Cost: £5.19 This wholesome and hearty meal served five at an affordable £1.03 per person. Plus, the savvy move to freeze the chicken carcass, leftover meat, gravy, and even the freshly picked blackberries showcases excellent resourcefulness. Kudos to Jimmy and the kids for the blackberry-picking adventure! πŸ˜‹ What D

Recipe - Tortelloni, tomato & mascarpone sauce, & garlic bread, slow cooked lamb & garlic

Recipe - Tortelloni with Tomato & Mascarpone Sauce, and Garlic Bread πŸŽπŸ§€ In need of some comfort food, we indulged in a delightful meal of Tortelloni with Tomato & Mascarpone Sauce, paired with Garlic Bread. The kids enjoyed the sausage and cheese-filled tortelloni, while Jimmy and I opted for a mix of Goat's Cheese & Caramelized Onion, along with Slow Cooked Lamb & Garlic varieties. The perfect remedy for a challenging day! Ingredients: 4 packs of tortelloni (£2.98, 2 were free from Olio) Pasta sauce (95p) Garlic bread (37p) Handful of grated cheese (44p) Total Cost: £4.74 This comforting and satisfying dish generously served five, costing only 94p per person. As an additional pick-me-up, you've shared some vibrant pictures from your garden—truly a feast for the senses! 🌸 What Did Chirine Say?    I was just thinking the other day I hadnt seen any of your posts for some time unless I just happened to miss them somehow hope you are all ok.  always like to see y

Recipe - Turkey meatball noodle soup, £4.65 fed 4 for £1.16 each

Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup Recipe πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ I'm glad to hear that this Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup was a hit! Here's the recipe with your modifications—using turkey for a more budget-friendly option and swapping in chili flakes for that extra kick. Ingredients: Turkey mince (£2.49) Noodles (99p) Soy sauce, fish sauce, 4 stock cubes, garlic, ginger paste, chilli flakes (approx. 60p) 1/6 bag of frozen sweetcorn (22p) Handful of frozen spinach (free from Olio) 3 carrots (around 9p) 2 onions (12p) 3 celery stalks (approximately 14p) Total Cost: £4.65 This delightful and quick-to-make soup generously served four at an economical £1.16 per person. The clever move to freeze the leftovers into portions ensures that you'll have a convenient and tasty dinner option ready to go. Well done! 😊 What Did Sheila Say?  This got me curious so wanted to check it out. It looks very interesting and so good. I might have to give this a try.

Recipe - Homemade Ikea style meatballs, Ikea rosti’s, crispy onions

Homemade Ikea-Style Meatballs with Rosti Recipe, Crispy Onions, Lingonberry Jam, and Veggies, Plus Cinnamon Rolls for the Kids For the Homemade Ikea-Style Meatballs: Ingredients: Beef mince (£1.63) Reduced pork mince (56p) Onion (6p) Garlic clove (free from my garden) Egg (13p) 2 slices of bread (free from Olio) Total Cost for Meatballs: £3.38 Instructions: In a mixing bowl, combine beef and pork mince. Finely chop the onion and garlic, then add them to the mixture. Break the egg into the bowl and tear the bread slices into small pieces, adding them to the mixture as well. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, then shape the mixture into meatballs. For the Accompaniments: Ikea cream sauce (90p) Ikea rosti’s (£1.95) 1/2 bag of frozen broccoli (45p) 1/6 bag of frozen sweetcorn (13p) Total Cost for Accompaniments: £3.43 Meal Cost: £5.81 Instructions: Cook the homemade meatballs either by frying or baking. Prepare the Ikea cream sauce and rosti’s according to package instructions. Steam the broc