Cinnamon Toast for breakfast, 4p a slice
This was really delicious, I am going to try it with other spices. Ginger, Mixed Spice, Nutmeg – yum yum 🙂 .
When I make a meal plan for Thrifty Lesley, I budget a fluid 20p for breakfast and lunch, 50p for dinner, 10p for a cakey thing on the £1 a day, so if you have this for breakfast, options open up. A 2nd slice! or an extra 16p somewhere else during the day, a more expensive dinner perhaps, or pop the extra few pence in a jar to save up for some kind of treat. A new nail varnish or lipstick, or a pint down the pub.
This is from Meal Plan 2, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks , all recipes and a shopping list
- 1 slice bread 47p loaf, assume 22 slices 2p
- 2 tsps veg oil £1.25/litre 1p
- pinch cinnamon each side Asda TRS 49p/100g 0.5p
- tsp sugar 88p/kg 0.5p
- so I sprinkled a tsp of oil on each side of a slice of bread and rubbed
it in. Then sprinkled on half a tsp of sugar and a generous pinch
cinnamon and pressed it in, flipped over the bread and repeated the
- Then I put the slice in the toaster and toasted it for 2 minutes. It
smelled divine, but I decided it could do with a bit more, so gave it
another minute. Just right, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.
Wanted another one!
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 meal plans, most are for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are for 1, or 4 people