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?
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28-05-2012 09:57 #1
*spin off* Quick, Cheap, Easy & Yummy!
28-05-2012 10:08 #2
bacon & bean hotpot
200g bacon chopped
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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28-05-2012 10:22 #3
Bacon hotpot sounds Yumz
but my family don't like fish. lol but i love salmon!
28-05-2012 10:29 #4
Chicken, garlic and basil fry it all up with some butter sprinkle some grated cheese on and mix in with some pasta
28-05-2012 10:38 #5
Tin of tuna
Sweet chilli sauce
Grated tasty cheese
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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28-05-2012 10:42 #6
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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28-05-2012 14:32 #7
Okay ladies. here are some I have down for our rotating menu:
roast beef and veges
pumpkin soup with cheesy toast
chicken with rice and veges
cheesy bacon and vege pasta
potato and vege fritters
chicken parmigiana and chips
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
stirfry (beef, lamb, pork or chicken) with noodles
bacon and egg pie
i will be thinking up more cause as well as struggling i have fussy kids and df sometimes too!
28-05-2012 15:13 #8
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28-05-2012 15:57 #9Senior Member
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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
Lemon chicken with fried rice
Lasagna (pumpkin and ricotta)
Beef stroganoff with pasta or rice
Apricot chicken with rice
Chicken and leek casserole
Beef and red wine casserole
Steak and 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
Soft tacos – crispy chicken
Moroccan lamb curry
Mossoman taylors chicken curry with potatoes and rice
Home made yiros
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
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28-05-2012 16:02 #10Senior Member
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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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