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evening meals on a budget?

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  1. meme

    meme Full Member

    hello all,
    just wondering if any 1 has good evening meal's that are cheap?
    & nt a lot of cooking lol (nt gd n that department:()
     
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  3. Sarah-Jayne

    Sarah-Jayne Gold Member

    My fav cheap meal is pasta (you can get a tonne of it cheap at tesco) mixed with creme freche, fried onions, fried mushrooms and cherry tomatos. Or low fat supernoodles mixed with cut up quorn fillets and sweetcorn. Or buying cheap veg thats been reduced due to the 'eat by' date and roast it along with some sausages.
     
  4. meme

    meme Full Member

    mmm like the sound of the pasta, wish we could get low fat supernoodles where i live (very small tesco lol)
    the roast veg sound nice!!
     
  5. *Emsie*

    *Emsie* Gold Member

  6. I make cheesy Mince from the originals cook book
    basically dry fried very lean mince
    add onions & mushrooms when cooked
    and any other vegi's you have lurking
    some beef bovril

    then mix VLF cottage cheese & herbs with 2 egg yolks
    add to the 2 egg white that have been whipped
    and put on top of the mince on a casserole dish

    cook in the oven for 20/30 mins till golden brown
    and serve with vegi's & pots (use your HXb)

    Yummy!
     
  7. SlimDreams

    SlimDreams Full Member

    My favorite cheap meal is Pasta with 1tbls of pesto(3 syns) mixed into FF fomage frais with 28gms Parmesan( hea) on top.
    Delicious.
     
  8. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

    Have you seen SW's new cookbook, Family Feasts For a Fiver? If you don't go to class, could someone you know who does get a copy for you? It has some lovely stuff in it! Chicken bhuna with cinnamon rice, curried pumpkin and white bean soup, lemon chicken and chickpea tagine, red pepper, spinach and sweet potato tortilla, bbq chicken and pepper fajitas, spicy bean and sausage casserole, salmon fish cakes with tartare sauce to name but a few! Yum Yum!!X
     
  9. abigail09

    abigail09 Gold Member

    i made a delicious meal tonight, i have been buying skinless boneless chicken thighs which i think are loads tastier than chicken breast and cheaper too (£3 in asda)

    i boiled some veg - potato, leek, carrot, cabbage in knorr stock pot and added some dried egg noodles, added the chicken thighs and voila you have a chicken noodle vegtable soup. put in some herbs, rosemary, thyme, garlic salt just to spice things up. yum!
     
  10. ilovelife

    ilovelife Wishing and hoping!

    supermarkets own soft cheese with peas and ham and pasta is yummy
    buying a whole chicken can due several meals - chicken curry, salad, sarnies, chicken and pasta, risotto, jacket potatoe, roast dinner, chicken and chips etc
     
  11. meme

    meme Full Member

    i only started on tue, was a bit nervious so never asked anything, waited 4 class i saw mag, sitting never knew u could buy them till i saw it on hear, so this week i must buy 1!!
    mmm love the sound of the noodle soup!
     
  12. chunky-monkey77

    chunky-monkey77 i seriously swear i am up 2 no good !

    pastn sauce is good or savoury fice , quorn chicken curry is only 2.5 syns and is yummy if you like quorn .
     
  13. robsterswife

    robsterswife Tummy Mummy

    Quorn sausages cooke dand sliced, mixed with baked beans and chilli powder topped with mash in the oven for half an hour ,free on green ,top with HEa cheese.
     
  14. Mummoth

    Mummoth Silver Member

    Egg, chips & beans
     
  15. Mummoth

    Mummoth Silver Member

    lol great minds Allie
     
  16. avisk

    avisk xx

    At the moment M&S have some lovely chicken thighs - 6 to a packet, 2 packets for £5.
     
  17. Shirleen

    Shirleen Gold Member

    Heat a fry pan, add some chopped onion, peppers (fresh or frozen) and fry until the onion is softened, add peas, sweetcorn and a tin of Kidney beans in chilli sauce then add cooked leftover rice and stir well, keep on a low/med heat till the rice is HOT (rice that isn't reheated properly can make you very ill).

    It's absolutely lovely, if you haven't got leftover rice just cook some strain and add to the veggies.
     
  18. ronniejacobs

    ronniejacobs Gold Member

    we have leftover meat (rubber gammon at the moment but usually rubber turkey lol) and savory rice or put it ins ome pasta and home made veg sauce
     
  19. melissa87

    melissa87 Full Member

    Hi Golden touch,

    what pesto are you using? I use the red pesto and 1 tbsp is 2 syns! :) (I hope now I have said this! lol I will double check on the sw website later but pretty sure it is!)
     
  20. melissa87

    melissa87 Full Member

    actually thinking it maybe 2.5 syns! and then just thought to myself that you may be using green pesto which is higher! Just ignore me! Too early and i'm in work booo! x
     
  21. Debs154

    Debs154 Trying again!!

    Asda and Sainsburys Reduced Fat Pesto is only 1.5 syns per Tbsp
     
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