Sticky Pork

I was actually supposed to be making a dish to fit in with Chinese New Year but didn’t realise I had run out of 5 spice until I started making it (I’m kinda tired)!!
It was pretty delicious without it but if you do want to try it just add 1 tbsp of Chinese 5 spice. I’ve used pork loins but can use which ever cut or even meat you wish.

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Teriyaki Salmon and Noodles 

Last week I picked up some salmon portions in the reduced section for 50p each. We do not eat fresh fish very often as it’s usually so expensive. I asked for suggestions for a dish to cook on my blogs Facebook page and I was not disappointed, I wish I had picked up some more salmon now!

This dish was really simple to make. The rich sticky fish goes really well with the fresh tasting noodles. You may want to add more chilli powder if you prefer spicy food but the amount I put in was perfect for my children and my wussy self!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

For Christmas I received a slow cooker, I have been meaning to get one for ages but have always had something more important to spend my money on!

My first experiment was pulled pork. It’s a dish that all my family love but I have never attempted to make it myself.

The pork joint leg joint cost £2.80 for 1.9kg and I completely underestimated how much it would make. It gave the four of us (two hungry adults and two toddlers), enough for three different meals.

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Banana and Oat Pancakes 

My children and I love these! They are a perfect way of using up any over ripe bananas, and you can also add additional ingredients like, dried fruits or spices to them. We have them for breakfast, lunch and even as a snack. I have served mine with runny honey and banana but my daughter recommends them with ice cream!

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Eva’s Yorkshire Puddings 

Yorkshire puddings are one of the easiest things to make once you know how. My mum taught me how to make them so I thought it’s about time I show Eva! There is plenty for children to do: weighing/sieving the flour, pouring the milk and, whisking the egg and mixture.

This is the same recipe I use for making pancakes and the batter for toad in the hole.

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Meal Plan Week 6

We are having another tight week because of Christmas so all meals are extra cheap this week!

Monday: 

Fancy Toad In The Hole
Tuesday: 

Chicken and Bacon Burgers
Wednesday: 

Fish Pie
Thursday: 

Easy Cheesy Courgette Pasta
Friday: 

Carrot and Coriander Soup
Saturday: 

Thai Chicken Pie 
Sunday:

Homemade Pizza

Meal Plan Week 5

As Christmas approaches I have to be as thrifty as ever when it comes to our food shop. This week I brought a lot of vegetables for our meals form the reduced section in Asda just so I could buy an extra present or two!

Monday: 

Chorizo and Paprika Potatoes 
Tuesday: 

Tuna burgers

Wednesday: 

Chunky Potato and Bacon Soup
Thursday: 

Pizza Dogs
Friday: 

Mozzarella and Tomato Gnocchi
Saturday: 

Tacos with homemade Quick Salsa and Taco Seasoning

Sunday: 

Leftover Baked Potato Bar

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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Quick Salsa

Salsa is one of those things I used to buy in a jar but then discovered that it’s just as easy to make it. I have made mine with leftover tomatoes I had rolling around the fridge. We use it for so many things including, tacos, as a dip with crisps, in a burger and also in some meals.

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Budget Fishcakes 

These are really cheap and easy to make, plus both my toddlers actually loved them (hurrah!!). I had a couple left over so they went into the freezer for another day. The fish paste is very budget friendly, they still taste just as delicious as ones with fresh fish.

Makes: 6 Cost: 32p each

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