If you are on a tight budget, Christmas food can be very difficult, causing stress, and maybe even debt too. Happily, no need to get into debt, when with a bit of extra planning, you can enjoy a delicious festive meal, without spending a fortune.
This recipe is one of those extremely variable ones. You can bake this as a pie, or steam it as a pudding and change the filling in a great many ways. This version costs just 32p a serving, including all sides
As many budgeters know, there are certain generic meals that can be endlessly modified, as well as all the wonderful recipes for these generic recipes, they will swallow whatever you have available, help in the weekly fridge clean out and use up all kinds of bits and pieces. I’ve been musing about it for a while and this week I thought that it would be perfectly possible to meal plan around generic meals.
a weekly meal plan for 4, all 3 meals and snacks. £37 at the checkout, and if you follow the plan fully, it will cost £32.72, £1.17 pppd. Lots of lovely food, for not much cash!
a weekly plan for 2 adults, all three meals and snacks based around a whole chicken. Just £1.19 pppd. Lots of lovely food for not much cash!
A savoury christmas crumble, chestnuts in the base, walnuts in the topping
Week One Meal Plan £14 for 2, a week of extremely cheap meals, updated for 2018 prices
This spiced pot au chocolat with a spiced biscuit is from the Vegetarian Christmas meal plan. It’s even more lovely than I thought it would be.
If you are on a tight budget, Christmas food can be very difficult, causing stress, and maybe even debt too. No need to get into debt, when with a bit of extra planning, you can enjoy a delicious vegetarian Christmas festive meal, without spending a fortune. If you don’t know where to start, or would like a few vegetarian christmas recipe ideas, have a look at this detailed, 2 person, 7 day Christmas dinner menu for the entire Christmas week.
Have posted a new meal plan for the Easter week. I publicised it on Twitter and Facebook, but yesterday I got worried that you might not have seen it, so in case you’re not on either of those, or didn’t see it, I’ve put the link here too. Doing this in a hurry, will...
On Monday evening, I hosted this weeks regular Twitter chat between the Money Bloggers using the hashtag #MondayMoneyUK. We tweeted from 9pm to 10pm, then for 10 minutes the next morning, I spoke about our discussion on Share radio. We were talking about...
Had this for lunch today. It’s a dinner from Meal Plan 10. I used a potato rather than frozen chips, as on the plan, as that is what I had. I chopped it up into chips, skin and all and dusted it with a pinch of garlic powder and tandoori spice, my favourite. You...