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Steak night recipe! Asda £2 yellow steaks, With beef dripping chips, breaded mushrooms

Steak night recipe! Asda £2 yellow steaks… delicious! With beef dripping chips, breaded mushrooms, asparagus for me & peas for Jimmy πŸ™‚  Rare for me… well done for Jimmy πŸ˜’ If only i’d have known sooner πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I have had a cheeky drink too, a rum & coke! πŸ₯ƒ Cheers! 2 steaks £4 1/2 bag breaded mushrooms 72p 2 garlic cloves 6p Asparagus reduced 57p Handful of peas 10p ish 1/2 bag beef dripping chips 82p £6.27 fed 2 for £3.13 each πŸ™‚

Recipe - Jamie Olivers scruffy veg lasagne, very underwhelming, very bland

Recipe -  Jamie Olivers scruffy veg lasagne. It was very underwhelming (same as reviews ive read), very bland, despite adding loads of salt & pepper. It wasnt awful but I wont be making it again!  1/3 box lasagne sheets 26p Leek 59p Broccoli 69p 1/4 block cheese 68p Milk 41p Handful of frozen petit pois 18p Garlic bread 32p Salady bits 60p ish  £3.73 fed 5 for 74p each πŸ™‚.

Recipe - Chicken & mushroom stew with cheesy mash, cabbage, carrots & Yorkshire puds

Recipe - Chicken & mushroom stew with cheesy mash, cabbage, carrots & Yorkshire puds πŸ˜‹ Lily had spaghetti hoops (1/2 a tin leftover from Mon) & buttery bread  She was feeling very festive today so we had a Xmas disco in the kitchen πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ 1/3 bag frozen chicken £1.26 Punnet of mushrooms 50p 2 onions 12p 1/4 cabbage 15p 1/4 bag carrots 11p 1/4 bag maris pipers 34p Leftover Yorkshire puds free as costed previously Gravy granules 16p £2.67 fed 4 for 66p each πŸ™‚

Sausages for tea recipe! veg & onion gravy, the kids had spaghetti hoops

Sausages for tea recipe! We had veg & onion gravy, the kids had spaghetti hoops πŸ™‚  Lily is doing her best Spice girl move ✌🏼 2 packs sausages reduced £1.50 Spaghetti hoops 16p Mini corn on the cob 17p Handful frozen peas 5p 1/3 bag frozen cauli/broccoli 26p 2 onions 12p 1/3 bag red potatoes on offer 26p Gravy granules 16p £2.68 fed 5 for 53p each πŸ™‚.

Recipe - Pinch of Nom Cheesy fajita orzotto with garlic bread

Recipe - Pinch of Nom Cheesy fajita orzotto 😍😍 with garlic bread for Jimmy & the kids!  We all love this & have made it a few times before. We used taco seasoning today instead of fajita, cos I already had a sachet in, but you can make your own mix, & switch your veggies up too!  Turkey mince £2.49 1/2 bag orzo 82p Tbsp tomato puree 4p ish 2 stock cubes 6p 2 peppers 32p 2 onions 12p Lemon 12p Taco seasoning 25p 1/2 bag grated cheese 66p Garlic bread 32p £5.20 fed 5 for £1.04 each πŸ™‚

Recipe - Cheese & potato pie with beans &/or spaghetti, black pudding

Recipe - Cheese & potato pie with beans &/or spaghetti πŸ™‚ Mine had black pudding in the bottom of it too πŸ˜€. Proper stodgy comfort food on a cold day πŸ‚πŸ 1/3 bag potatoes 43p Couple of slices of black pudding reduced 10p 2 tomatoes 27p 1/4 block cheese 66p 1/4 block Grana padano 43p 2 tins baked beans 50p 2 tins spaghetti 38p £2.77 fed 5 for 55p each πŸ™‚

Marry me chicken & garlic rice recipe! made this using chicken legs

Marry me chicken & garlic rice recipe! Was going to make some kind of garlic bread but it really didnt need it!  Apologies for the naff pics, my camera is being a bit strange!  I made this using chicken legs as we had some in the freezer taking up Christmas room πŸ˜‚ 1/2 pack chicken legs £2 Pepper free from Olio 1/3 jar sundried tomatoes 39p Garlic paste 5p ish Chicken stock cube 3p 1/3 tub double cream 36p 1/3 wedge of Grana padano 59p 1/3 bag rice 15p £3.57 fed 5 for 71p each πŸ™‚.

Recipe - Pork chops/steaks, red cabbage, carrots, broccoli, roasties

Recipe - Pork chops/steaks, red cabbage, carrots, broccoli, roasties, stuffing & Yorkshire puddings… with crackling that I didnt eat because I was full! So saved myself a few points there πŸ˜‚, Pork chop 67p Pork steaks £3.50 Leftover crackling free as costed previously Red cabbage free from Olio 1/3 bag frozen broc 25p 1/4 bag carrots 8p 1/3 bag potatoes 46p Leftover stuffing balls free as costed previously Leftover Yorkshire puds free as costed previously Gravy granules 16p £5.12 fed 5 for £1.02 each πŸ™‚

Recipe - Butter chicken curry, spinach dahl, mushroom basmati rice, onion paratha

Recipe - Butter chicken curry, spinach dahl, mushroom basmati rice, onion paratha, kebab & salady bits! Pudding was chocolate sugar waffles with praline ice cream πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ . Dahl & rice was from scratch & we loved both, butter chicken was a packet mix (authentic apparantly) Shawne liked it, I didnt at all, & didnt eat it… far too salty… ill make my own next time! The parathas & kebabs were from our world foods store, & were really yummy πŸ‘πŸ»  Rough costings -  All spices maybe 20p ish Butter chicken packet mix 89p 2 chicken fillets £1.26 1/3 bag frozen spinach 53p 2 onions 12p 1/5 bag red lentils 36p 1/2 tin coconut milk 37p 1/4 pack basmati rice 31p 1/4 tub mushrooms 32p 2 stock cubes 6p 4 cloves garlic 8p 1/2 pack frozen parathas 99p 1/4 box kebabs £1.24  £6.73 for a curry feast! Fed 2 for £3.36 - perfect Sat eve treat πŸ˜ƒ

Recipe - Korma style chapatti’s, pork mince, turmeric rice & chips

Recipe - Korma style chapatti’s, turmeric rice & chips πŸ˜€. This was really tasty! A bit random as I used pork mince instead of chicken, as id gotten them out & they were off 🀒 (from the Company shop πŸ™„) but the pork mince worked well, if not a bit messy!  Pork mince free from Olio 2 korma style chapatti kits £2 (Company shop) 1/3 jar red peppers 66p 2 onions 12p 1/8 bag basmati rice 23p ish 1/2 bag frozen chips 82p  £3.83 fed 5 for 76p each πŸ™‚ we had some chapatti’s left over so have frozen them.

Recipe - Toad in the hole with broccoli, carrots, Sticky toffee pud & ice cream

Recipe - Toad in the hole πŸ˜€ with broccoli, carrots (& an onion πŸ‘€), peas, stuffing, & potato dauphinoise - YUM! Sticky toffee pud & ice cream for pud, Lily had a chocolate donut! πŸ™‚  1/2 bag frozen sausages 79p Eggs milk & flour for batter mix 60p ish 1/4 bag carrots 11p Onion 6p Broccoli 79p 1/6 bag frozen peas 9p Homemade dauphinoise 34p Leftover stuffing free as costed previously Gravy granules 16p £2.94 fed 5 for 58p each πŸ˜€

Burgers & hotdogs Recipe! mozzarella ones with salt & chilli tinned air fried potatoes

Burgers & hotdogs Recipe! I didnt enjoy my burger as I picked up the wrong burgers! The texture of these is sooo weird πŸ™ˆ I wanted the mozzarella ones which we love! So I ended up taking my burger out & eating it as it was πŸ˜‚ served with salt & chilli tinned air fried potatoes πŸ˜‹ & salad!  Linda Mac burgers on offer £1.50 Hotdogs 49p 2 burger buns free from Olio 5 hotdog buns 91p Onion 6p 7 cheese slices 38p 2 tins potatoes 74p Salady bits 20p ish £4.28 fed 5 for 85p each πŸ™‚

Mussels Recipe!! with fries, Jimmys got a pasta carbonara meal, Meal for £1.10 each

Mussels Recipe!! Was supposed to be with fries but I couldnt be bothered to make any, & id picked up the Space raider shapes which is what the kids asked for with them instead πŸ™‚  Arlo LOVEDDDD them, hes always loved mussels πŸ’– Jimmys got a pasta carbonara meal & I knocked him up some cheesy garlic bread… & Lily has sausages with the Space raider shapes, & cucumber & carrot sticks πŸ™‚ 3 packs mussels reduced £3.75 1/3 bag Space raider potato shapes reduced 16p 2 frozen sausages 15p Spaghetti ready meal free from Olio Part baked baguettes £1 2 mini corn on the cob 36p Cucumber & carrot sticks 10p ish £5.52 fed 5 for £1.10 each πŸ™‚

Cheesy tomato pasta recipe! with garlic pizza, Lily had Marmite pasta

Recipe ! Cheesy tomato pasta πŸ˜€ (Lily had Marmite pasta!) with garlic pizza. This is a new one for us, proper budget meal too, nice & cheap! I picked up the garlic pizza which bumped up the price, because I forgot to get a garlic bread with the food shop, but usually we have the cheapy one which is around 37p now I believe…  2/3 bag pasta 27p 2 tbsp tomato puree 7p ish 2 tbsp butter 5p ish (Company shop) 1/6 block cheese 44p Garlic pizza £1.50 £2.33 fed 4 for 58p each πŸ™‚. If using the cheapy garlic bread it would have only been £1.20 making it 30p each!  Also had to share this fab bargain I picked up today, £2 for a medium turkey that feeds between 6-10! Will last us over 2-3 meals & will use the bones for stock after ive saved enough up from another couple of chickens πŸ™‚ from Iceland xx.

Recipe - Beef, garlic roasted asparagus, carrots, root veg mash & Yorkshire puds

Ooooh just what I needed! Too many shandies last night πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it was my 2nd hen party πŸ‘°πŸΌ‍♀️πŸ’– no more hen parties for me now, 13 days until the wedding so im on countdown!!! Recipe - Beef, garlic roasted asparagus, carrots (& an onion!), cabbage, cheesy green veg bake, root veg mash & Yorkshire puds πŸ’š. 3x packs frozen beef in gravy £3 2x packs asparagus free from Olio 1/4 bag carrots 11p Onion 6p Sweetheart cabbage 62p Cheesy green veg bake reduced £1.54 Root veg mash reduced 48p Flour eggs & milk for batter 50p ish £6.31 fed 5 for £1.26 each πŸ™‚.

Grinder style pasta salad recipe! with garlic bread, £4.18 fed 5 for 83p each

Grinder style pasta salad (not the rude kind of Grinder πŸ˜‚ It is a sandwich which was invented in London!) with garlic bread πŸ˜‹. Will be making this again, especially in the summer when a cold meal is needed ☀️. We all loved this, Lily especially, & she helped me to put it all into the big bowl & did all the mixing too πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ. 2 packs salami selection reduced £1.94 Handful of cheese 34p Dressing ingredients 50p ish Salady bits 40p ish 2/3 bag pasta 63p Garlic bread 37p £4.18 fed 5 for 83p each πŸ™‚.

Garlic chilli chicken recipe! with rice & naan, Tiktok Marmite sandwich

Garlic chilli chicken, with rice & naan πŸ₯˜ This was really nice but no matter how much I looked at it, it didnt resemble the Tiktok video at all πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ will make it again!  Lily had a Marmite sandwich πŸ™„πŸ˜‚  Chicken fillets reduced £2.60 Tbsp oil & butter 20p ish 2 onions 12p Red pepper on offer 39p Spices & tomato puree 25p ish 1/6 bag rice 28p Naans £1.50 £5.34 fed 4 for £1.33 each πŸ™‚.

Recipe - Burgers for Daddys birthday! sundried tomato & mozzarella burgers

Recipe - Burgers for Daddys birthday! 3️⃣8️⃣ πŸŽπŸ’–πŸŽ‰. Me, Jimmy & Ash had sundried tomato & mozzarella burgers, from Asda, extra special range. Arlo had a breakfast patty as he doesnt like fussy burgers & Nay had sausage sandwich!  All with salt & pepper ridges from Aldi, cajun onion rings, salad & coleslaw πŸ™‚  Also had a Cuthbert the caterpillar cake! πŸ› Not costing tonight as it was a birthday treat, although the burgers & onion rings were reduced so it was a fairly cheap one πŸ™‚ xxx.

Recipe - Jerk chicken drumsticks, honey mustard wings, fries, salad & coleslaw

Recipe - Jerk chicken drumsticks, honey mustard wings, fries, salad & coleslaw πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹. Weve had a busy day out today & were all well ready for chicken & chips when home πŸ˜€. 2tbsp Jerk seasoning 10p ish 4tbsp chicken fry mix 18p ish Chicken drumsticks £2.49 3tbsp honey 15p ish 2tbsp Dijon mustard 10p ish 1/2tsp garlic powder 5p ish Chicken wings £2.19 1/2 bag frozen fries 69p Salady bits 40p ish  £6.35 fed 5 for £1.27 each πŸ™‚.

Chicken & stuffing stew recipe! leftover chicken, cheese & Marmite butty

Chicken & stuffing stew recipe! The leftover chicken I got out had some stuffing with it, so I lobbed that in too, it thickened it lovely & tasted good also! πŸ™‚. Lily had a cheese & Marmite butty πŸ™„ seems to be flavour of the month πŸ˜‚. Leftover chicken & stuffing free as costed previously Onion 6p 3 carrots 9p 1/2 tub mushrooms 95p 2 stock cubes 6p 1/4 bag white potatoes 31p  £1.47 fed 4 for 36p each :)

Chicken & bacon Caesar salad recipe! Caesar sauce, homemade croutons

Chicken & bacon Caesar salad recipe, (chicken, bacon, lettuce, Caesar sauce, cherry tomatoes, homemade croutons & Manchego cheese - I know thats not the right cheese but I forgot to get Parm πŸ™ˆ)… & potato pops πŸ™‚ I only had a few potato pops… I do like them but wanted to cut the carbs slightly as I already had loads of lovely croutons on πŸ˜€ The kids had some Quorn cocktail sausages too!  The kids absolutely lovedddd this last time we had it, we so switched it up a bit this time… & next time im going to do Caesar pasta salad… the boys have got ideas for next time too πŸ˜€ watch out for those popping up on the menu!  Chicken fillet slices 50p (Company shop) 1/2 pack bacon 70p Lettuce 70p Cherry tomatoes - free from Olio Bread for croutons - free from Olio Manchego - free from Olio 1/2 bottle of Caesar dressing £1 (I dont like the cheaper ones but am going to try & make my own next time!) Potato pops £1 Quorn cocktail sausages - free from Olio £3.90 fed 5 for 78p each πŸ™‚

Jamie O’s giant masala spiced Turkey meatballs recipe! with onion bhajis

Recipe - Jamie O’s giant masala spiced meatballs, with onion bhajis (rubbish lighting, I did burn them a tad but they werent as burnt as they look in the picture πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ) & Sensations poppadoms πŸ˜‹ . We all really enjoyed this! The recipe uses madras but I chickened out, & didnt think the kids would manage it if I did it with that so swapped it out for masala paste instead, & it was delish!  Turkey mince free from Olio 1/2 jar masala paste 75p Tin green lentils 59p 300g basmati rice 56p Spinach free from Olio Roasted red pepper 20p ish 1/4 jar mango chutney 33p 1/4 tub natural yogurt 11p Mini poppadoms 75p Bhajis reduced £1.38 £4.67 fed 5 for 93p each πŸ™‚.

Freezer tea tonight recipe! Chicken nuggets, hash browns, beans/spaghetti hoops

Recipe - Its a freezer tea tonight for the kiddies! Chicken nuggets, hash browns, beans/spaghetti hoops, & crusty buttered baguette! None for us as we had dinner out as we went this morning to give notice of our marriage, so made a day of it, bit of hen/stag shopping too 😁😁 I did get us some bits from the ‘ducky deli’ in Swadlincote (for anyone local, its lovely!) in case we fancy a bit of a nibble later!  1/2 bag chicken nuggets 55p 1/2 bag hash browns 72p Tin baked beans 27p 1/2 tin spaghetti hoops 8p Smal baguette free from Olio £1.62 fed 3 for 54p each πŸ™‚.

Sea Bass Fish pie recipe! with sweet chilli salmon, & prawns just £3.20

Fish pie recipe! πŸ˜€ I say fish pie but weve all had something different, as Jimmy doesnt like fish... the boys dont like mash… & Lily doesnt like either πŸ˜‚ . The fish pie had sea bass, sweet chilli salmon, & prawns in… it was lush! I love fish pie πŸ˜€. Sea bass free from Olio Sweet chilli salmon free from Olio Prawns £1.99 Fish pie sachet on offer & milk 55p ish Leftover chicken stew free as costed previously Mash free from Olio Baby potatoes free from Olio Handful of peas 6p ish Sweetcorn 52p 1/2 tin spaghetti hoops 8p Bread free from Olio £3.20 fed 5 for 64p each πŸ™‚.

Lancashire butter pie recipe! with corn on the cob, & green veg with basil butter

Recipe - Lancashire butter pie πŸ˜€ (not sure how authentic the recipe was as it was just something I found online & ive never had it before… plus I didnt put shortcrust on the bottom as im on WW & trying to reduce calories where I can!), with corn on the cob, & green veg with basil butter. The kids had corn on the cob & spaghetti hoops with theirs 🌽. Puff pastry £1.25 1/4 bag Maris pipers 39p Onions 6p 100g butter 11p (Company shop) Egg 11p Green veg mix reduced £1.38 1/2 bag mini corn on the cob 80p Spaghetti hoops 16p £4.26 fed 5 for 85p each πŸ™‚.

Mini cottage pies recipe! served with mixed veg, mash & Yorkshire puddings

Recipe - How cute are these 😍 Mini cottage pies! Bit of a pain to get out of their cases though so I just dug them out with a fork πŸ˜‚ served with mixed veg, mash & Yorkshire puddings! The kids sausages, & had bread & butter with theirs too πŸ™‚. Mini cottage pies free from Olio 8 frozen sausages 64p Bag of mixed veg free from Olio 1/4 bag Maris pipers 39p Leftover Yorkshire puddings free as costed previously Gravy granules 16p Bread free from Olio £1.19 fed 5 for 23p each πŸ™‚.

Recipe - Fry/grill up ! Heck chipolatas, spinach, onion, mushrooms, black pudding

Recipe - Fry/grill up πŸ˜€ Heck chipolatas, spinach, onion, mushrooms, black pudding, scrambled eggs, hash browns, beans, toms, spaghetti hoops, & bread & butter πŸ˜€. Heck sausages free from Olio 1/2 punnet mushrooms reduced 35p 2 tins beans 54p 9 eggs £1.05 Onion 6p Tin tomatoes 38p Tin spaghetti hoops 17p 1/2 bag hash browns 72p 1/2 pack black pudding 60p Bread free from Olio Spinach free from Olio £3.87 fed 5 for 77p each πŸ™‚.

Recipe - sweet chilli salmon, beans & cheese, crab filling & cheese,sausages

Arlo’s fave tonight πŸ˜€ Recipe - Jacket potatoes for tea! Mine with sweet chilli salmon, Jimmy & Ash have beans & cheese, Arlo had crab filling & cheese, & Lily had sausages, hash brown & salady bits (she despises jackets πŸ˜‚). I got a lovely little gift from Lily today, from preschool, for Mothers day… she said ‘I made it for you Mummy… but we can share it’ πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ she also had to have an impromtu hair cut today as she got a hamster stuck in her hair πŸ™ƒ . Still giggling about it now! 🐹 Every day is fun with her πŸ™Š Jacket potatoes 62p Salmon free from Olio 1/4 tub soft cheese 23p Tin of beans 27p 1/2 tub coleslaw 79p Tub cottage cheese reduced 50p 1/4 tub hummus 55p 1/3 tub crab filling reduced 21p 1/6 block cheese 44p 2 sausages 15p Hash brown 9p ish Salady bits 40p ish £4.25 fed 5 for 85p each πŸ™‚.

Jamie O’s cajun chicken traybake! Chefs kiss recipe, added way more cajun seasoning

Recipe - Jamie O’s cajun chicken traybake… WELL this was delicious!! Ashton watched this on the telly with me months ago & asked me to make it… its made it onto the menu this week & was tasty & foolproof, so will definately be making another appearance soon! Ashton said it was great, & Arlo said ‘actually, its absolutely delicious! Chefs kiss πŸ’‹’ The only change I made to the recipe was that I added way more cajun seasoning, & added a stock cube in with the rice πŸ™‚ . Chicken legs £2.09 Pepper 55p 2 red onions 12p 4 garlic cloves 8p ish 300g basmati rice 56p 1/4 tub yogurt 11p Passata, flour, & garlic butter for flatbreads £1 ish £4.51 fed 5 for 90p each πŸ™‚ we also have leftover flatbreads to freeze for another day.

Breaded chicken & Caesar salad Recipe (my faaaave salad!) with homemade croutons

Recipe - Breaded chicken & Caesar salad (my faaaave salad!) with homemade croutons… & everyone else had chips with theirs too πŸ₯—. Arlo said ‘its not delicious… its fabulous!’ πŸ˜‚ 4 chicken steaks free from Olio 1/4 bag frozen chicken nuggets 27p 3 pieces of bread free from Olio 1/4 bag frozen chips 41p 1/3 block Grana padano 59p 1/3 bottle Caesar dressing 33p Lettuce reduced 45p £2.05 fed 5 for 41p each πŸ™‚ theres a small amound of salad leftover too which I may have in a sandwich tomorrow with some plain chicken fillet!

Saag aloo recipe! tandoori stuffed leg of lamb with curry sauce and rice

Recipe - Ok so during the holidays I found a leg of lamb on offer and stuffed it into the freezer. Decided to defrost it and tandoori it.  Saag aloo, a basic curry sauce and rice. Mix approx 250g of full fat natural yogurt, then a table spoon each of garlic and ginger, cumin, coriander, chilli, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and turmeric and mix together, slash deep grooves into the leg and pour over the yogurt mix,  marinate for at least an hour, this had about 6. Cook at 180c ish for 90 minutes, then turn up to 200c final 30 minutes. Rest 30 mins before cutting. Frozen spinach about 40p. Half a bag of spuds 60p, couple of onions 30p then spices. Half a bag of plain long grain rice 50p. The sauce is onions,  a tin of tomatoes and tin of coconut milk and spices again so less than £2 to make for a double batch.  Fed 4 hungry adults with leftovers, the tandoori would also work well with lamb shoulder. It was so good and next time I'll turn on the bbq the lamb to char it.