Hash Browns

You may be wondering why I’m doing such a simple recipe! Well not only were hash browns one of the first things I attempted to cook for my husband when we first met (massive fail, I didn’t put the eggs in and tried to cook them in the oven!), but they are also cheap to make.

The mixture and hash browns can be frozen if you don’t need them all at once!

Costs 9p each

Makes 12

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Baba Ganoush

For those of you who don’t know what baba ganoush is, it is a delicious smokey dip made from aubergines.

In our house, we have it with flat breads, naan bread and a selection of vegtable sticks to dip in it. You can also turn it into a meal by adding some meat, chickpeas or extra vegtables.

The traditional recipe for baba ganoush contains tahini but at £3 a jar…no thank you!

So, I hope you enjoy my budget version.

Serves 4-6

Costs 15p per serving

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Simple Cheese Straws

This is a great recipe to make with kids, plus my two love eating them as a snack! You can add extras such as herbs, sesame seeds or even different types of cheese. With the leftover dough I used a small cutter to make biscuits.

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Simple Biscuits

These cookies were made by my 3 year daughter. They only require 3 ingredients so as you would imagine, they are very cheap and easy to make. We put jam inbetween two of ours but you could cut them out in any shape, ice them or even add chocolate chips!

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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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Microwave Crisps

Before having children my microwave got used only for ready meals. After children, it gets used daily but for heating up bottles of milk or cold cups of tea! Recently, I have been using it for more useful things so I thought I would share a few of my favorite things I have created.

These crisps are a good, healthy snack which are enjoyed by my children and myself. They are super easy to make too but the hardest part is slicing the potato thin enough. The thinner you slice them, the crisper they will be.

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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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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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