I have left the ‘Hello World’ default header of this new blog as it seemed appropriate! I am very new to this blogging lark, so am bound to make lots of mistakes, I hope you will bear with me when I do.
Anyway, the purpose of it is to provide recipes to enable you to feed yourself for £1 a day, hence the header, One Person, One Day, One £1. I was going to put One Pound, but it isn’t as eye-catching 🙂
I am aiming for full meal plans to feed 2 adults for £14 a week with recipes, meal planner and full shopping lists. Cheap meals!
I have already drawn up 3 plans of 7 days each. One is based around chick peas, red lentils and bacon, one around a chicken and some cheese, and the third around corned beef. Each will feed 2 adults, providing enough calories to feed an adult woman and an adult male. I am very excited by it and can’t wait to share the plans with you – I am hoping at some point that there will be some readers out there!
A few years ago, I was cruising round the Martin Lewis site and answered a call for recipe testers. That was the beginning of a lot of time helping Weezl to develop www.cheap-family-recipes.org.uk. I learnt a great deal during that time, I thought I had already got my food budget as low as it could go. How wrong was I! That site shows you how to feed a family of 4 for £100 a month. During the mammoth recipe testing phase, I found many recipes that I still use today, including making pastry for pies using vegetable oil instead of butter or spread. Much cheaper, and a lovely short pastry. But more of that later
I’m off now to try and work out how to load up these 7 day plans
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one