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Meals for a very tight budget...

Discussion in 'SW Winter Warmer Recipes' started by loobieluck, 8 January 2011 Social URL.

  1. kath3852

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    I am so glad that I have read this thread...loads of great ideas - I had never thought of an Asian supermarket - doh !
     
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    Thanks for the ideas :) I'm glad this can be done on a tight budget!
     
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    great thread:):)
     
  5. RebekahR

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    Im finding soup really ace and cheap currently - just add a roll & side of fruit lunch/tea done!

    Been working out at under 50p a serving
    Can of course vary what you add - use aldi super 6. Passata base (30p) stock.. frozen onions tin beans & whatever veg to hand. Did my weekly batch today with peppers & sweetcorn

    I stopped having fancy yoghurt just low fat Greek now much cheaper! !

    I just try to Whittle down the pantry then I really can keep weekly spend under 20.

    Wholemeal rolls
    Passata
    Veg on offer
    Oranges
    Hex b bars only on offer
    Frozen veg

    That's it! I bulk bought pasta/oats /Batchelor bits on offer so can avoid buying those again this year

    Think being frugal in winter will be easier! Loving soup & hardy citrus fruits

    Xxx

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    Soup, soup and more soup!
    Managed to grab a reduced bag of mixed root veg from Tesco for about 50p, froze it, then made soup with that and a veg stock cube (that worked out at like 2p per cube!) and seasoned.

    another one was the tomato soup in the little autumn book
    3x tins of plum toms - 90p
    Reduced fresh basil - 8p
    reduced carrots - 9p
    stock cube - 2p!
     
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    A good tip for reduced veg is to half cook it then freeze it, stops it going rubbery:)
     
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    When you cook mushrooms in anything, remove the stalks and keep them in the fridge. They work really well if finely chopped in omelettes and risotto. Spring onions - don't throw the green bits away (unless they're really manky), snip them up and use for flavouring, they're just the same as chives. Any dregs of wine left in the bottom of the bottle can be frozen in ice cube trays. One day you'll have all three - wine ice cubes, mushroom stalks and spring onion ends - and you can make a very good risotto with stuff that would have gone in the bin!

    Cheddar that's been reduced because of a close sell by date can be grated and frozen. Same with stale rolls, grate then freeze in bags for toppings or treacle tart (for the non-dieters!)

    And for a 'sweet' treat for the dieters, try supermarket value range frozen fruit (Tesco's is 88p for a bag full of oranges, apples, melon balls and grapes), these are really delicious. I fill a small tumbler of an evening and suck on the frozen fruit while watching the telly. Actually tastier than a chocolate!
     
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    stirfry. always have soy sauce and garlic in the cupboard (99p store are selling chinese sauces like soy sauce and chilli sauce atm)
    tescos a bag of stir fry veg £1
    noodle portions (depending on your budget and what is free)
    you can have meat, what we do is get steak or chicken breast (i cut the chicken breasst in half then slice thinly) you can make it go between 4 or 5 people. x
     
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    Great thread! X
     
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    Loving the cheese idea!
     
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    Really want to try the tomato soup
     
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    Soup has been my saviour also the past week. Under 1 quid for four lunches & maybe add a pack of ryvita or 50p rolls

    Tomato & pepper soup (stock/onions/frozen peppers/tinned tomatoes)

    Pea soup (frozen petit pois/stock/onions)



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    I'll defo be trying this out, Thanks!
     
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    Make loads of passata based dishes
     
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    Butternut squash, carrots, butterbeans, swede. Boil in stock and mash to a lovely soup really filling and cheap it makes loads!
     
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    My favourite cheap meal is
    Cheap tin of baked beans (23p)
    Cheap tin of mushrooms (24p)
    Tsp of curry powder.... Cook in a pan and boil rice
    Cheap bag of rice (40p)....
    Baked bean curry :)
     
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