Month: January 2014

Meal Planning Monday 27-1-14

Well fellow meal planners, I *hangs head in shame*, have not taken part in the Meal Planning Monday in a while.
All this is about to change 🙂

I hope you ‘orrible lot have been sticking to it though.

Here goes:

Homemade Mince and Tatties

Homemade Leek and Potato soup

Chicken curry and naan bread

Some sort of fish, not sure yet, whayever takes our fancy

The Mini’s will be at granny’s tonight, may persuade the Mr to take me out!

Beef Tacos

Roast beef

I am using up items in my freezer, cupboard, you name it, to help save some money.

I am in the process of setting up another blog for my recipes, so once that’s up and running, I’ll be sure to let you know.

Thanks to Mrs M for her Meal Planning hosting.



Saturday is Caption Day 25-1-14

This was my poor little thumb last weekend, after I so cleverly stupidly, tried to cut a tag off with a knife.

I am well known for my “accidents”, what can I say, I am a bit clumsy!

What caption goes best with this?


Join in the fun over at Mammasaurus , she won’t bite, promise 😉

Frugal Friday Tips

I bet most of us are in the same boat moneywise,  especially after christmas.
And that boat is the Skint Boat.   I know I definitely am!

So I have decided to make some Frugal posts, to share with you.  These hints and tips are what I do to try and stretch the old dough a little further.  And please if you have any tips you would like to share, don’t hesitate to send them in.

The first Frugal Friday post is about Roast chicken.
Yes, yes, I know.  How can a roast chicken be frugal, well here goes…..

Have you heard about the 1 chicken, 3 dinners rule?
I LOVE it!  It’s one of the best money saving tips food wise, that I have come across.


Basically, you get yourself a whole chicken anduse it 3 times.
And how might you do that?  Dead easy.
You have your Sunday chicken roast, once you have finished, completely strip the meat that is left and use it for the next meal.
Then take the carcass and boil it up with some herbs, veg, whatever takes your fancy.
And Bobs your uncle,  you’ve got yourself 3 dinners!
Tell me thats not amazing!?

1.  Roast chicken dinner
2.  Leftover chicken curry
3.  Chicken noodle soup

I think its fantastic, and the most I have had out of it is 4 dinners.
I just make, say, chicken curry or chicken pie, with the stripped mest and freeze it for another day.
Sameneith the stock,  just tub it up and freeze.

If you have tried this, how many dinners have you had out the chicken?
What do you make with your leftovers?

Be sure to let us know 😉


New Year – New Beginnings

Well hello there strangers!
I know it’s been a while and please accept my apologies for this.

My absence has been down to some personal ongoing issues, that I am, fingers crossed, just about rid of.
One day I hope to do a blog post, maybe a few, about whats been happening, but for now I am just glad to be back on the blogging horse.

What’s been happening in your world?  Anything exciting?

Not a lot happening in this household, we have just been preparing for the year ahead as we have a lot going on.
What do you have planned for this year?
We have our wedding (eeek!), the mini man will be starting school after the summer, the little lady will be starting nursery.
And that’s just a few things we have going on!

I am in the process of putting up some recipes and posts on the little ones blog, and I will be sure to put up the link for you all.

Anyhoo, I am glad to be back,  and I hope to “see” you on here 🙂