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What do you cook to keep the costs down where possible?

Tonight we are having homemade pizza and Iv just got out ox cheek from my freezer to go in the slow cooker tomorrow.

MumOfThree
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Tasha042
Tasha0422 months ago

My cheap favourite is homemade pasta carbonara. And all the family like it which is rare. We also all like fry ups and roast dinners. We all like pizza but my daughter likes just cheese, i like bbq chicken but my husband likes meat feast so it doesn't work out that cheap doing all different ones anyway πŸ˜‚

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
Original Poster
2 months ago

Yum I love a fry up on a Sunday morning. As my husband is working away I find a roast a lot of hassle but like one when my mum comes over!

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Tasha042
Tasha0422 months ago

Sometimes I don't have time either to be honest, i get ready made potatos and yorkshires πŸ˜† It must be difficult your husband being away.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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2 months ago

Tasha042 it's so bad absence makes the heart fonder or so they say! In do sometimes get frozen pre cooked veg it's so much easier!

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn2 months ago

Instead of jars of pasta sauce passata instead. Costs about 50p and you can add the spices and herbs you want for the flavour. Much cheaper alternative.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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2 months ago

I love this I like the garlic and herb one

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn2 months ago

MumOfThree I can't tolerate garlic or onions anymore sadly so what I do is grow basil and add some fresh cropped up basil and some black and white pepper and mix that in with pasta . It's really tasty.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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2 months ago

ShellyAnn I can never keep herbs alive sounds really nice having fresh

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn2 months ago

MumOfThree I can grow basil that's fine but other herbs have proved tricky. My rosemary is alive but it never gets any bigger. The parsley is still going after several years which it shouldn't because it is annual.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

Coop meal deal....

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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2 months ago

I love a co-op meal deal, I can usually get 2 meals out of it puts ice cream that we don't normally have and I get it for 4.50 with nus discount!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

I make my own tomato sauce for spaghetti and lasagne rather than buying it. I buy the cheapest pasta too. I buy frozen mince as it is cheaper, same with frozen chicken. We make lasagne, cottage pie, spaghetti, curry, chicken and broccoli pasta bake, chicken pie.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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2 months ago

Nice adding pasta bake to my list usually buy the jars for it but going to try and make my own.

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan2 months ago

I find cutting down on meat really helps if we need to keep the food shop costs down (I’m not trying to convince anyone to go vegetarian btw I do eat meat) but pasta bake, chickpea curry & spicy bean wraps are some good low cost recipes 😊

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
Original Poster
2 months ago

Have you got a recipe for chickpea curry? My 9 year old has declared she is pescartarian so I try to do the same for everyone but my husband has to have meat

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan2 months ago

MumOfThree oh bless her! I’m afraid I don’t as I’m probably in the minority here but i don’t do the cooking in my house! I have seen him make it a few times though and its basically Onions, couple of tins of tomatoes, all your spices, chickpeas & spinach Xx

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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2 months ago

HannahSunderlan ok nice thanks

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Anna427
Anna4272 months ago

chilli con carne is always a great option , my house loves it , i normally make a massive batch and freeze it to reheat some other time , its great as a stand alone meal with rice and chips , or nice to put on hodogs as a treat πŸ™‚

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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2 months ago

Good shout that's going on my meal plan next week

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