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FPC 11/1/18 Macaroni Cheese  Recipe

FPC 11/1/18 Macaroni Cheese Recipe

Serves 4-6 adults 12 oz macaroni 4 spring onions 1 clove garlic crushed 4 oz button mushrooms (optional) 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 pint milk handful cherry tomatoes 8 oz cheddar cheese 1 generous teaspoon dijon mustard 1 cup of fresh bread crumbs Method: Preheat […]

FPC 10/1/18 Living in Reverence

FPC 10/1/18 Living in Reverence

When you have a budget to stick to meals can become so very interesting, creativity is a necessary ingredient!. Yesterday’s meal was a potluck  in a one pie dish meal, all little portions of left overs from the freezer, tuna pasta, cauliflower cheese, 2 different […]

Imbolc Prep & FPC 9/1/18 Monday Curry

Imbolc Prep & FPC 9/1/18 Monday Curry

As promised the recipe from last night’s meal. Yet another recipe my dear friend Lynn from America taught me when we were feeding visiting missionary students and needed to make a little go a long way. Monday Curry is a life saver, you can use […]

FPC 8/1/18 Recipe for Monday Curry

FPC 8/1/18 Recipe for Monday Curry

Over the weekend we had a traditional fish and chip supper on the saturday as was youngest boys last weekend at home for some time at least until Easter. Sundays meal was GD’s honey glazed ham with home baked rolls and little potato roasties with […]

Uncle Mike

Uncle Mike

When unexpected death rears its ugly head it is like recieving a slap in the face, time stops in that instance and the world turns black and white for a moment, breath ceases stuck in your chest, then it is all you hear as you […]

Temptation! Pantry Jan 2018 Challenge

Temptation! Pantry Jan 2018 Challenge

You know when you have made a resolution and then you catch yourself doing exactly the same thing you told yourself you weren’t going to do, well thats what happened to me yesterday,  I went to go get a few items from Lidl, as soon […]

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 4th Parsnip Soup recipe. Dilemmas of  purchases.

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 4th Parsnip Soup recipe. Dilemmas of purchases.

So today we need to go buy milk out of the £25 budget, we get through around 4 litres a week minimum for 4/5 of us. Do we keep with the farm milk at £1.50 a litre or go with supermarket organic at £1.15, saving […]

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 3rd Storm Eleanor and Lentil soup

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 3rd Storm Eleanor and Lentil soup

All our beetroot is in now from the allotment, I have made it into soup and into ice cream, drunk it in juices, I have pickled, spiced, baked, boiled and roasted it, eaten it raw in salads, given it to neighbours, to friends, to relatives […]

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018, Jan 2nd Running out of essentials already!

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018, Jan 2nd Running out of essentials already!

So far it has been all about the food but also included in this challenge are cleaning, toiletries and other non food items. So being super organised (laugh) I have already run out of washing up liquid, however I used to use soap nuts for […]

January 1st 2018 Frugal Pantry Challenge

January 1st 2018 Frugal Pantry Challenge

Happy New Year! Already I am seeing good results from this January drive I am on to get off the merry go round of  just purchasing things, (almost automatum), to fill a perceived need or gap, really exposing a mindset of living from lack rather […]