Frugal Family Meal Planning · Recipes

Minted Shepherd’s Pie

As part of our Frugal Family Meal Planning series, I’ve already shared our recipe for Minted Lamb Stew, one of the recipes I tend to cook in the week following Easter (or any time we’ve had Roast Lamb) as a way of using up the leftover Mint Sauce.  Today, I’m going to share the other recipe I make… Continue reading Minted Shepherd’s Pie

Frugal Family Meal Planning · Recipes

Bacon & Pea Spaghetti Carbonara

As part of our ongoing series on Frugal Family Meal Planning, today’s recipe is a quick, cheap, family favourite, Bacon & Pea Spaghetti Carbonara. This meal costs just £3.35 in total to make, so for our family of 7, that works out at just 48p per head. For this recipe, you will need; 500g of Cooking… Continue reading Bacon & Pea Spaghetti Carbonara

Frugal Family Meal Planning

Frugal Family Meal Planning

With food prices on the rise and household incomes becoming squeezed, meal planning and budget shopping has become a big topic everywhere. TV programmes such as Eat Well For Less, Save Money, Good Food, and campaigns such as Love Food, Hate Waste, are encouraging us to spend less, waste less, plan our meals more and try cheaper… Continue reading Frugal Family Meal Planning

Easter · Seasonal

Another Easter Cake

I’ve previously written about our Easter Cakes so thought I’d add this year’s attempt to the line-up. Admittedly, I have cheated a little with the cake this year and used a Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix and icing, rather than completely making it myself from scratch and it’s certainly not as elaborate as previous attempts, but still, it looks… Continue reading Another Easter Cake