Chorizo and Paprika Potatoes 

This is a great dish if you fancy some thing a bit different with your roast dinner or we had it just as a side dish with our meal (mustard and Rosemary pork yum!). You could even try putting different types of vegetables with it too like parsnips, carrots or even a red pepper.

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Fancy Toad In The Hole

This maybe an easy and obvious recipe to make but I’ve added a few things to make it extra tasty whilst still keeping the price low. You can make the batter in advance and put it in the fridge. I find the longer it’s been in the fridge, the better the batter rises.

Costs: 0.56p per serving.

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Chunky Potato and Bacon Soup

Soup is a great way of getting extra vegetables into your diet. I find chunky soup more filling but you can take a portion out and blend if you are weaning. I also took another portion out for the toddler before adding salt. I usually have soup to use up any leftover ingredients so that is why it is topped with bacon, plus I just really like it! You can easily make it into a vegetarian dish by using vegetable stock and swap the bacon for croutons.

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Cream Free Spaghetti Carbonara

I love Carbonara but I don’t get to eat it becaue we have a cream hater in the house! I’ve used cheddar instead of parmesan cheese because it costs a lot less. This dish only costs 85p a serving!

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Cheese and Bacon 'Cornish' Pasty

Okay so it’s not officially a Cornish pasty because it doesn’t have beef in it  but it’s a pasty made in Cornwall by a Cornish person so that will do! Pasties were a staple diet for tin minners. Eating pasties is as normal to me as eating a sandwich so I eat a lot of them. However, I don’t eat beef so this recipe is a great alternative. I don’t actually make them that much but since I live in the town which was once famous for tin mining, I thought I should put the recipe on here. No pressure!

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Cheese and Bacon ‘Cornish’ Pasty

Okay so it’s not officially a Cornish pasty because it doesn’t have beef in it  but it’s a pasty made in Cornwall by a Cornish person so that will do! Pasties were a staple diet for tin minners. Eating pasties is as normal to me as eating a sandwich so I eat a lot of them. However, I don’t eat beef so this recipe is a great alternative. I don’t actually make them that much but since I live in the town which was once famous for tin mining, I thought I should put the recipe on here. No pressure!

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Minestrone Soup

Soup is a really good way of using up any leftover vegetables, pulses and meat. I make it quite a lot, just so I don’t waste any food so it’s a cheap meal to make. Minestrone soup is so versatile, you can put any vegetables, pulses or any type of pasta or rice too. Because it has so many components, it’s pretty filling too. I have used lentils as they bulk out a soup and store well in the cupboard, you could use any kind of bean also such as baked beans as long as you drain them first. I have made this from all the leftovers from the meals during the week and I have added extra water and rice so it is enough to have for lunch tomorrow too. If you are vegetarian, use vegtable stock instead of beef.

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Chicken and Bacon Burgers

As I’ve said before, I don’t eat beef but we eat lots of chicken and we all love bacon. I find chicken burgers aren’t as greasy as other burgers and I know exactly what is going into them so I’m fine giving them to little ones. For the ground chicken, I put chicken breasts in a electic chopper.

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Chorizo Chowder

When I first started to cook meals this was one of the first things I used to do. Partly because it’s easy to make but also because I love soup and chorizo.

I took out a bowl full before adding the cayenne pepper because it’s a bit to spicy for little ones.

It’s the perfect meal for a cold miserable day (like today!) served with some crusty bread. Also, it only costs 72p a serving!

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Poor man's Wellington or Posh Sausage Roll

Eva loves sausages rolls but you can never tell what actually goes into one that you buy in a supermarket. Home made is always better, you can put any thing you like in your meals.

This is really easy to make especially if you buy ready made puff pastry. You can make your own like, I just didn’t have time.

You can have it hot, cold, as a snack, as part of a meal or for lunch. Don’t worry if your plait isn’t perfect, you don’t even have to plait it at all!

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