Will my children know we struggled to feed them? 

After having children it got me thinking about how I was raised. Did my Mum and Dad ever go with out so they could provide for us? Did they ever worry that they weren’t  good enough?  Did they ever struggle to feed us? I have done all these things since I became a mum.

My mum raised 4 children and at times worked 3 jobs so she must have done these things too, surely? I don’t ever remember her struggle, I don’t remember my mum and dad splitting up. I just have happy memories of playing on the moors with my sisters and cousins, having the an occasional trip to Butlins, playing with my friends at nursery and school.

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Grace Aloe Refresh Review

 

Recently I have noticed a rise in aloe vera juices in the shops, quite reasonably priced and something I have never tried before. So I accepted the offer to review some.

I received two bottles, aloe refresh mango and aloe refresh original flavour. They both contain natural flavours and natural colours so they can be enjoyed as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Leftover Baked Potato Bar

At the end of the week I am always left with a few leftovers from lunches and dinners. This week I managed to picked up some baking potatoes that had been reduced to 5p, so I thought it would make a fun meal to combine them with the leftovers and a few extras. Both my kids loved being able to pick their own toppings and it was great not having waste any food!

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Proper Simple Sandwich

I don’t know about everyone else, but I don’t have much time to make my lunch come lunch time. My husband comes home for his lunch so I have to make lunch for him and two toddlers so it is hard to make something quick but still delicious. We often have sandwiches and thanks to The English Provender Co, we got to try a few different pickles in them last week! It was hard trying to decide on our favourite but this one got the thumbs up from all the family.

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Meal Plan Week 4

This week my toddler chose three of the meals, normally she only wants pizza but she actually asked for pie and wraps too, so I couldn’t refuse! All meals are under £1 a serving and easy to make.

Monday:

Budget Fishcakes (trial recipe)

Tuesday: 

Hunters Chicken with carrots and new potatoes
Wednesday: 

Cheesy chip and salad wraps

Thursday: 

Chicken and Gravy Pie (trial recipe)

Friday: 

Porkball and Noodles in a Thai Green Broth
Saturday: 

Pizza Rolls  and Salad
Sunday:

Roast Dinner

Taco Seasoning 14p

Did you know how easy and cheap it is to make your own seasoning for meals like burritos or fajitas?
Old El Paso Taco Seasoning: £1.99
Budget Food Mummy Taco Seasoning: 14p

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Meal Plan Week 3

Meal plans make shopping for food and cooking meals a whole lot easier and cheaper. This week we are having a couple of regular favourites and some new or unpublished recipes.  All meals are less than £1 a serving and suitable for all the family. 

Monday: 

Chicken Chow Mein 

Tuesday: 

Pull apart pizza 

Wednesday: 

Tuna Melt 

Thursday: 

Chorizo and Mozzarella Ham Burgers

Friday: 

Courgette Frittata

Saturday: 

Chorizo and Tomato Spaghetti 

Sunday: 

Sausage and Mash

Meal Plan Week 2

This week my shopping bill was a little more than last week because I had run out of little things like stock cubes, flour, dried herbs etc. But the weeks meals are all still less than £1 a serving plus we have a couple of new recipes to try. 

Monday:

Meatball Baguettes 

Tuesday:

Cornish Potato Cakes and Salad 

Wednesday: 

Cheesy Chicken and Bean Quesadillas

Thursday:

Posh Sausage Roll

Friday:

Shredded Chicken Taco Wraps

Saturday: 

Homemade Pizza

Sunday: 

Sunday Roast 

Meal Plan Week 1

We are trying saving a bit of money for Christmas so I have been trying to make our meals as cheap as possible but still interesting and nutritious. 

Monday: Toad in the hole

Tuesday: Bacon and cheese risotto

Wednesday: Mushroom and noodle broth

Thursday: Chicken stew with dumplings 

Friday: Mozzarella and tomato gnocchi

Saturday: Chunky potato and bacon soup

Sunday: Homemade pizza

If the chicken stew gets a thumbs up, I will publish the recipe!

Two Ingredient Flat Breads

These are great to have with so many different things. We have them to go with curry, for tuna melts, cut up and used for dipping in soups and sauces, and I even put them in packed lunches. The possibilities are endless!

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