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Doner kebab wraps recipe, with salad, red onion & mint yogurt & fries

Doner Kebab Wraps with Salad, Mint Yogurt, and Fries Recipe. Indulge in the delightful flavors of homemade doner kebab wraps, complete with salad, mint yogurt, and crispy fries. Lily's spaghetti hoops on toast add a playful touch to the meal. Enjoy this budget-friendly and satisfying dinner! Ingredients: Doner kebab meat, £2 6 wraps, £0.67 1/3 bag of frozen fries, £0.53 Leftover chippy chips (previously costed) Salady bits (some from friends' allotment), £0.06 Spaghetti hoops, £0.14 2 slices of bread, £0.04 Total Cost: £3.44 Instructions: Prepare the Doner Kebab Wraps: Heat the doner kebab meat according to package instructions. Warm the wraps in the oven or microwave. Cook the Fries: Bake or fry the frozen fries until golden and crispy. Assemble the Wraps: Lay out the wraps and fill them with doner kebab meat. Add a generous portion of salad, including the fresh bits from your friends' allotment. Drizzle mint yogurt over the top. Prepare Lily's Dish: Toast 2 slices of

Brain melt whilst Recipe! pack of rice then realised the burritos

Brain melt whilst Recipe. Burritos!! I had some kind of brain melt whilst doing these & opened a pack of rice then realised the burritos have rice in πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ never mind!  These were really tasty πŸ˜€ & completely free from Olio - even better! The kids had pizza, & carrot & cucumber sticks πŸ₯•πŸ₯’ 2x burritos free from Olio Macaroni cheese free from Olio 2x pizzas £1.80 Mexican rice £1.25 Salad free from Olio £3.05 fed 5 for 61p each πŸ˜€

Chicken & sweetcorn soup recipe & crispy sourdough dipping toasts

Chicken & sweetcorn soup recipe πŸ’›πŸŒ½ & crispy sourdough dipping toasts 😍. This is truly what you call a cheap/leftovers/using it up meal! I always save my leftover chicken, & the carcass & make stock from it, never ever throw that goodness away! The soup should have had carrots in too but we are all out!  Leftover chicken & homemade stock,  from previous chicken, & the chicken carcass from yesterdays dinner all free as costed previously or would have been thrown away (chicken carcass). 1/3 bag frozen sweetcorn 45p 4 eggs 46p 4 garlic cloves & squeeze of ginger 10p ish Spring onions free from Olio Sourdough bread free from Olio £1.01 fed 5 for 20p each!!

Recipe - homemade butter, sausage, potato pops & buttery bread, No veggies

Tea for the kids was sausage, potato pops & buttery bread… No veggies as we are completely out! I normally do the food shop on a Fri but me & Jimmy had a day together today, did a bit of honeymoon shopping ☀️ & had dinner out… so just butties for us for tea πŸ™‚. Made some homemade butter as we are out of that also, & I had a tub of double cream & no idea what i’d bought it for… also have buttermilk to use up now so may make some scones tomorrow!  1/2 bag frozen sausages 80p 1/2 bag potato pops 55p Few slices of bread 15p ish  £1.50 fed 3 for 50p each πŸ™‚

Recipe - Crispy chicken & salad wraps & crispy potato slices

Recipe - Crispy chicken & salad wraps, & crispy potato slices. Crispy all round πŸ˜† Only 4 for dinner tonight as Ash is at his friends house πŸ™‚ Jimmy picked me up some flowers on his way home from work too πŸ˜©πŸ’• cute xxx 3 packs crispy chicken goujons company shop £1.50 Mini wraps free from Olio Salady bits 50p ish Crispy potato slices free from Olio 1/6 block cheese 44p 1/2 avo free from Olio £2.44 fed 4 for 61p each πŸ™‚

Recipe - Pakora burgers with masala fries & onion salad, veg pakoras were from Morrisons

Recipe - Pakora burgers with masala fries & onion salad 🌢. These were fab! The veg pakoras were from Morrisons, & I put on a slice of cheese, spoonful of mango chutney, & squirt of mayo πŸ˜‹ These would be lush made with bhajis too!  Lily had a crumpet with melted cheese, & a chocolate yogurt!  Veg pakoras reduced £1.25 Sheldons muffins free from Olio 3 onions 18p Tomato 10p Herbs & spices 30p ish 1/3 bag red potatoes 36p 4 cheese slices 22p £2.41 fed 4 for 60p each πŸ™‚

Recipe -Fishcakes/fishfingers, chips, mushy peas & parsley sauce

Recipe - Fishcakes/fishfingers, chips, mushy peas & parsley sauce… I had a sweet potato with mine 🧑 1/2 bag fishcakes 94p Box of fishfingers 75p 1/4 bag potatoes 39p Sweet potato 19p 2 tins mushy peas 64p Parsley sauce sachet & milk 80p ish £3.71 fed 5 for 74p each πŸ™‚.

Recipe - Pork & apple sausages, carrots and Stockwell gravy not as salty

Recipe - Pork & apple sausages, carrots (& an onion!), broccoli, mash & Yorkshire puddings πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ We tried the Stockwell gravy tonight too, not as salty as our usual one, but still tasty! Recommend giving it a go if you havnt already πŸ˜€  Pork & apple sausages company shop £1.50 Eggs flour & milk for batter mix 60p ish Carrots free from Olio Onion 6p Broccoli 72p 1/3 bag red potatoes on offer 40p Gravy granules 5p £3.33 fed 5 for 66p each πŸ™‚.

Hunters chicken pasta recipe! turned to cold hunters chicken pasta salad

Attempting to keep it cool ☀️πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Hunters chicken pasta recipe… turned to cold hunters chicken pasta salad - best decision ive made all day! With buttery sweetcorn & garlic bread πŸ˜‹  I got the hunters chicken fillets a while back from Olio & froze them… then today defrosted & cooked, chopped up & mixed with cooked pasta, grated cheese, lettuce, cucumber & mayo! Was really tasty, & lovely & cool - perfect for this weather!  Hunters chicken fillets free from Olio Pasta 41p 1/4 lettuce 17p 1/4 cucumber free from Olio 1/6 block cheese 44p Good squeeze of mayo 9p ish Garlic bread 37p 1/4 bag frozen sweetcorn 33p £1.81 fed 5 for 36p each… with lots of pasta leftovers! πŸ˜€

Chicken fajita recipe! Made with buttery minty baby potatoes & salady bits

Recipe - It was supposed to be toad in the hole tonight but its wayyyy too hot for that, so grabbed these chicken fajita things from Heron, £1 a box, really tasty! Made with buttery minty baby potatoes & salady bits, & homemade pickles πŸ™‚  1 & a bit box’s of mini fajita jambons £1.22 Baby potatoes 69p on offer Salady bits 60p ish Homemade pickles free as the jalapeΓ±o jar was empty so reused the vinegar, & added chopped cucumber which was free from Olio πŸ˜€  £2.51 fed 5 for 50p each πŸ˜€

Recipe -Smoked sausage & sage pasta, with mushrooms (served with grated cheese)

Recipe - Smoked sausage & sage pasta, with mushrooms… served with grated cheese & garlic bread πŸ§€πŸ₯–πŸ„ This went down well with everyone & every bit was eaten! Winner! πŸ˜€  Smoked sausage £1.50 1/3 bag pasta 13p 1/3 pack spaghetti 9p 1/2 punnet mushrooms on offer 30p Garlic, sage & parsley 10p ish Jar passata on offer 50p 1/3 tub double cream 38p Garlic bread 37p 1/3 pack grana padano 59p  £3.96 fed 5 for 79p each πŸ™‚

Prawn pad thai recipe! 2 packs prawns free from Olio (I froze them on the day)

Prawn pad thai… surprisingly Lily loved it πŸ˜€ As did the boys & me, ive picked the prawns out of Jimmys & if I dont tell him they were there he will never know πŸ˜‰ 2 packs prawns free from Olio (I froze them on the day) Tofu £1.86 1/2 bunch spring onions 25p 3 eggs 35p Sauces & seasonings 60p ish 1/2 pack rice noodles 65p £3.71 fed 5 for 74p each πŸ™‚

Curry night recipe! Butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, spinach dahl

Curry night recipe! Dont know where the meat is hiding but I definately had lots, & it was realy soft & lovely for saying it was a ready meal! πŸ˜€  Butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, spinach dahl & cauliflower paratha πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ Lily asked for a Marmite butty again πŸ˜‚ & the boys had their packed lunches for tea - I forgot they were having a themed lunch day at school so they had fish & chips, & scones with jam!  Butter chicken free from Olio Chicken tikka masala £2 Spinach dahl free from Olio Cauliflower parathas £1.79 £3.79 fed 2 for £1.89 πŸ™‚ (Added an Olio pick up screenshot for the non believers πŸ™‚ I have no reason to lie… feel free to join my page & see the hauls I pick up!).

Freezer dive! Was supposed to be Homemade pie chips & beans recipe

Freezer dive recipe! Was supposed to be pie chips & beans, but I thought I had more pies than I did πŸ™ˆ & I had no beans either πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ Took the opportunity to go through my freezers & rejig them a bit… so got a few bits out that need using up πŸ™‚  Me - Chicken in mushroom sauce, mash & green beans Jimmy - Pie, potatoes & green beans Boy - Chicken tikka slice, chips & hoops Lily - Sausage, chips & hoops Homemade pie 53p Chicken in mushroom sauce free from Olio 2 chicken tikka slices reduced £1.15 2 sausages 16p 1/3 bag chips 55p Green beans free from Olio 2 tins spag hoops 34p £2.73 fed 5 for 54p each πŸ™‚

Recipe! Pork fillet stew, mash & Yorkshire puds, £1.54 fed 5 for 30p each

Pork fillet stew recipe, mash & Yorkshire puds πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ I ran out of time for carrots this morn so I lobbed half a bag of spinach in when it was finished… it was lovely & everyone enjoyed!  I had a lady comment on my meal plan for this week saying ‘I cant see one ‘healthy’ meal’ Im not sure what she thinks healthy means… 🀷🏼‍♀️🀷🏼‍♀️πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚  Pork fillet free from Olio 1/2 tub mushrooms 95p 2 onions 12p 1/2 bag spinach free from Olio Gravy granules 16p 1/4 bag white potatoes 31p Leftover Yorkshires free as costed previously Bread free from Olio  £1.54 fed 5 for 30p each πŸ™‚.

Roast chicken dinner recipe, Whole chicken £3.79, With stuffing, roasties, cheesy mash

Back to cooking! Back from my hen do in Benidorm last night, so veggies were much needed after 4 days of sun, alcohol & mainly fry ups! πŸ˜‚. Recipe - Roast chicken dinner was just what I needed today! With stuffing, roasties, cheesy mash, cauli cheese, broccoli, green beans, carrots (& an onion), sweetcorn, honey roast parsnips & Yorkshire puddings πŸ˜€. Whole chicken £3.79 1/2 pack stuffing 24p Pre made mashed potatoes 95p Potatoes with lard (made over Xmas with the cheap veg) 22p 1/4 bag carrots 11p Handful of frozen green beans 8p Handful of frozen sweetcorn 11p Broccoli 89p Cauli cheese (made over Xmas with the cheap veg) 75p 1/2 bag frozen honey roast parsnips 87p Eggs flour & milk for batter milk 60p ish Gravy granules 16p £8.77 fed 6 for £1.46 each… we have leftovers too, chicken, Yorkshire puds & gravy! πŸ™‚.

Teatime recipe! Salmon for me, sausages for Jimmy, mini pizzas made from cobs

Teatime recipe! Different things for everyone tonight… Salmon for me, sausages for Jimmy, we had super rice & a beetroot & goats cheese salad (Jimmys without goats cheese)… The kids had a friend round so they had mini pizzas made from cobs, cheesy pasta, & then donuts for pud πŸ˜€ . Also, had to share cos Arlo came running in saying there was something in the pool… I was expecting a huge toad the way he was going on πŸ˜‚ turns out its a whirligig beetle πŸ’• we caught him to have a look at his hairy legs… now hes back the pool loving life, & the kids have been banished πŸ˜‚  Salmon fillet £1.15 4 sausages 25p Super rice 70p Salady bits & goats cheese £1.20 ish 4 cobs 32p 2 peperamis 19p Handful cheese 22p 1/2 bag pasta 16p  £4.19 fed 6 for 69p each πŸ™‚

Tea was deeeeelish tonight! Recipe Bourbon pulled beef, mash, sweetcorn

Tea was deeeeelish tonight, & so so easy!! Bourbon pulled beef recipe, mash, sweetcorn, broccoli cheese & Yorkshire puddings πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ The beef & mash ready meals were still expensive even when reduced, so lucky I got them on Olio & didnt pay anything! πŸ˜€ . The kids had Marmite pasta & garlic bread πŸ™‚ Nay has been much better today, & has eaten & drank properly too πŸ’– The Easter pasta was from Lidl, said 80p on the shelf edge, but was 20p when I took it to the till but didnt realise til I was home, else id have grabbed a few more!  2x pulled beef & mash ready meals free from Olio Leftover broccoli cheese free as costed previously 1/6 bag frozen sweetcorn 20p 1/4 bag pasta reduced 6p Tbsp Marmite & butter 15p ish Handful grated cheese 33p Garlic bread 37p  £1.11 fed 5 for 22p each! πŸ˜€.