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    Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone would like to share their cheap budget recipes.
    At the moment we spend about $380 a week on food. I am trying to cut that down buy half, I have been doing a lot of research in to recipes and a lot seems to be pasta, we will only have 2 nights of pasta which is spaghetti bolognese and a spicy pasta, df and the children don't like stir-fries so we don't have them, we normally have a lot of meat and veggies but they are getting boring and I'm getting sick of paying $25.00 for 2 steaks or any other cut of meat.

    Mind you $380 is including aldi, coles and the butcher.

    Also some lunch ideas would be great also.

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    Do you have a slow cooker? You can use cheap cuts of meat in it and they end up being really tender by the time it's finished cooking. You can make pretty much anything in it from casseroles to soups. I think there is a whole thread on here with slow cooker recipes.

    Other cheap meals-

    Marinated chicken drumsticks (make up any marinade you like) and serve with veggies or salad.

    Frittata or quiche

    Tacos

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    Thanks for the reply. I don't have a slow cooker have been looking tho thanks for the other idea

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    Mmm there was a thread around just this week with cheap recipes I will see if I can find the link for you.

    I go to another blog/website that has good budget conscious recipes. This week our bill was $120 for 2 adults and 2 school children

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    Thank you. Oh wow how did you manage $120 for a week

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    Um meal plan and home cooking for the children's lunch box. I did it all at Woolworths. I have recently been made redundant so we are trying to cut costs as much as possible. So I shop for specials and do the meal plan around that. We will go to Aldi next week and stock up on some things, but the $120 was our food for this week.

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    $380 A WEEK???? For how many people???!!!!!! And you shop at aldi??!!!!

    I've just done our groceries for the fortnight - meat, vegies, cleaning products, school snacks included for $150 for 1 adult, 2 kids, 1 dog and 1 cat.

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    Yes I know it is dear and I hate seeing the bill, not all of it is at aldi, just like snacks, cheese etc, the rest is at coles and a butcher we pay $25.00 for 2 steaks and up to $50 for a small roast. I've quite frankly had a enough of the over spending and trying to half it because the price is just through the roof and half of the food gets thrown out and not used.
    I think the first step is to get rid of the butcher ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    $380 A WEEK???? For how many people???!!!!!! And you shop at aldi??!!!!

    I've just done our groceries for the fortnight - meat, vegies, cleaning products, school snacks included for $150 for 1 adult, 2 kids, 1 dog and 1 cat.
    my jaw dropped too

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    Yes I know it is dear and I hate seeing the bill, not all of it is at aldi, just like snacks, cheese etc, the rest is at coles and a butcher we pay $25.00 for 2 steaks and up to $50 for a small roast. I've quite frankly had a enough of the over spending and trying to half it because the price is just through the roof and half of the food gets thrown out and not used.
    I think the first step is to get rid of the butcher ?
    Yes and start getting meat at the end of the day when it had been marked down, buying home brand, sometimes there really its no difference in quality, stop buying so much junk. And buy on special items.

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