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    Default *spin off* Quick, Cheap, Easy & Yummy!

    Lately me and my little family, like many other families, have been struggling financially...

    i have been trying to cut down where possible and I have started to write out a set menu to shop by. (so there is no over buying etc)

    Getting to the point...
    anybody have some recipes for,
    Quick, Cheap Easy & Yummy meals and snacks?

    tia

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    bacon & bean hotpot
    200g bacon chopped
    2tbl oil
    2 sm onions chopped
    2 tbl flour
    2 cups stock (I use water drained off boiled veggies)
    3 lg carrots chopped
    4 med potatoes cubed
    1 tin beans (I use 4 bean mix)
    parsley (optional - i pick it in the garden)
    pepper to season

    cook bacon in oil until crisp, add onion, cook until going transparent. Add flour and stir to coat, cook 1 minute more. Add stock slowly, blending in the flour, bring to the boil stirring constantly
    Add potato, carrot, cover and simmer until the veg are cooked (15-20 mins)
    Add beans parsley and petter, stir to combine, heat through and serve.


    Also i am going to try this salmon pasta bake but use tinned pink salmon as its quite cheap. haven't tried this one yet but it sounds really tasty

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    Bacon hotpot sounds Yumz
    but my family don't like fish. lol but i love salmon!

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    Chicken, garlic and basil fry it all up with some butter sprinkle some grated cheese on and mix in with some pasta

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    Tuna pasties

    Tin of tuna
    Onion
    Sweet chilli sauce
    Mayonnaise
    Grated tasty cheese
    Puff pastry

    Mix ingredients together, adding as much of them as you like. Cut pastry sheet in half diagonally, fill half of the triangle with tuna mix, fold, press edges with a fork, poke fork into top to let steam escape, brush with milk or egg and put in hot oven for about 15 mins or until golden and puffed. Yummo!

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    Make a little extra mash and leave in fridge overnight

    Add 1 tin of salmon and maybe some peas and corn Make into rissole size. Dip in egg and roll in breadcrumbs. OVen bake or fry for a few mins each side till golden..

    Cheap - serve with salad or veg or as a sandwich

    Spag bol is cheap...
    Vege bake to go with main meal or use as a main meal
    Pasta bakes with some chicken through it
    Packet pasta ( you know which ones) with chopped up bacon and frozen veg and handful of cheese at the end...

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    Okay ladies. here are some I have down for our rotating menu:
    spaghetti bolognase
    roast beef and veges
    pumpkin soup with cheesy toast
    shepherds pie
    lasagna
    chicken with rice and veges
    cheesy bacon and vege pasta
    potato and vege fritters
    lamb casserole
    tacos
    chicken parmigiana and chips
    nachos
    creamy fettuchine with mushrooms and bacon
    san choy bow
    creamy chicken curry
    crispy chicken wraps
    fried rice and pork chops
    tomato and onion meatballs with rice
    chicken and corn pies
    beef burgers
    stirfry (beef, lamb, pork or chicken) with noodles
    bacon and egg pie
    kebabs

    i will be thinking up more cause as well as struggling i have fussy kids and df sometimes too!

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    I have lots of cheap easy meals. Below is my rotating meal list (it does vary a bit) but these are the main meals i cook.

    Anyone wants recipes for any just let me know

    Spanish Chicken
    Lemon chicken with fried rice
    Fried Rice
    Lasagna (pumpkin and ricotta)
    Beef stroganoff with pasta or rice
    Apricot chicken with rice
    Cob dip
    Cooked brekkie
    Chicken and leek casserole
    Beef and red wine casserole
    Steak and bake
    Pasta bake
    Mash, sasuages , vegies and onion gravy
    Fresh fish with yogurt dressing and salad
    Avocado and prawn salad
    Marinated Greek Lamb Salad
    Marinated chicken / steak and potato salad
    Enchiladas
    Soft tacos – crispy chicken
    Burritos
    Tacos
    Moroccan lamb curry
    Mossoman taylors chicken curry with potatoes and rice
    Home made yiros
    Veal scallopini
    Soup
    Homemade pizzas
    Tuna mornay
    Curry pasta with shredded bbq chicken
    Steak, vegies and alfredo pasta
    Home made steak sandwiches
    Home made burgers (chicken or beef)
    Bacon and prawn risotto
    Surfie burgers

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    We've only got one cheap & easy meal that we make... and it's at the end of the week when we run out of food.

    Fried rice with whatever we have left over.

    Cook long grain rice as normal, then put it in the fridge to cool. Whisk 2 eggs and make an omeletty type thing. Chop. Stir fry your vegies, bacon or whatever meat you want to put in until cooked, then add the cold rice and stir until warm. Then add the egg and some soy sauce, as much or as little as you want.

    I tend to put things like spring onion, peas, diced bacon, carrot, eggs... whatever we've got really.


 

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