Feed Your Family For £20...In A Hurry! The Cookbook
00Sweet And Sour Veg Stir FryThis wonderful recipe for sweet and sour vegetables is so quick and versatile. The recipe can be fridge to table in 20 minutes which is great for our busy lives. You can use whatever vegetables you like. We suggest peppers, onions, green beans, baby corn, bean sprouts, shredded cabbage, mushrooms, baby broccoli, carrot ribbons etc etc - try and remember to eat the rainbow though by using as many different coloured vegetables as you can. This is wonderful served with rice or plain noodles on its own or as a side dish to cooked meat or you can even add diced or shredded cooked meats to the pan whilst cooking. If you give it a try be sure and let us know how you got on in the comments!
00Roast Leg Of LambRoast leg of lamb is traditionally roasted in a hot oven (190˚C–220˚C) though it can also be slow cooked at lower temperatures for much longer. When cooking a leg of lamb whole, don’t remove any excess fat – it adds flavour and helps keep the meat tender. The fat will render down during cooking; drain it from the roasting tray and whisk it into your gravy for an extra boost of lamb flavour. It is important to let the meat come to room temperature before beginning to ensure it will cook through evenly. It is also imperative to let the meat rest after cooking, 20 minutes is sufficient. Wrap the leg in tin foil to prevent it from getting too cold while you make your gravy.
00Cream Cheese And Chive Quiche recipeWho doesn't love a quiche? And everyone knows that homemade always trumps shop bought. Quiche is one of those meals that I forget how much I love until I have it on my plate and I think 'why has it been so long since I've had this?' Quiche is also fab for summer lunchboxes and picnics as it is as tasty cold as it is warm. The addition of cream cheese in this particular recipe adds a lightness and extra creaminess that will blow you away. As always I encourage you to add extra veg or cooked meat to customise the taste to what you like best.
00Classic Toad In The Hole recipeA classic toad in the hole recipe that is guaranteed to rise perfectly. Family dinners don't get much more comforting than a classic toad in the hole. Fluffy Yorkshire pudding batter paired with hearty pork sausages, alongside a generous serving of rich onion gravy – all you need to add is your favourite veg on the side. This toad in the hole recipe will be one that you and your family will want to cook again and again. Have a go and let us know in the comments how you got on.
00Perfect Beef Wellington recipeThis beef wellington recipe does not come under our usual money saving criteria however we have been asked by a facebook follower so decided to post. Sometimes we cook and post something like this and people say 'woah you can't make things like this for £20 a week' which is true. But, by being thrifty and saving money the majority of the time sometimes we can afford to splash out for special occasions.
00Chicken And Rice Soup recipeThis chicken and rice soup is one of my favourite soup recipes ever. it is fairly simple to cook but always gives amazing results. The rice makes it really filling which means it makes a good main meal as well as a lunch option. If we've had a roast chicken I will usually put the carcass on to cook in the slow cooker over night to make a lovely stock. Next morning I strain it and make this beautiful soup with the stock and all the extra little pieces of chicken that have come off the carcass. But you can just use a couple of chicken stock cubes if you don't have any stock. And if you don't have any cooked chicken you can stick a breast or thigh or drumstick in with the soup while it is cooking and then fish it out and shred it once cooked and put back in to the soup. Give it a go and let us know how you get on in the comments.
00Posh Cheese On ToastThis posh cheese on toast recipe is a little more effort than just normal cheese on toast but it is worth it. Let's face it everyone loves cheese on toast don't they? But sometimes you want something a little bit more. Or maybe you want to impress guests with your fab culinary skills! The little bit of extra effort is worth it for the added taste. Why not give this recipe a try and let us know what you think in the comments.
00Salami and Goats Cheese Puff Pastry TartletsThis salami and goats cheese puff pastry tartlet recipe is quick and easy but has great results. When you serve these up your family and friends will think you've been slaving in the kitchen for hours. Like all of our recipes you can adjust the toppings for any you prefer. Or you can do a selection of toppings for parties, buffets, lunchboxes etc I like mine topped with bacon and cheese or you can make them vegetarian by using cheese and tomato or garlic mushrooms etc The possibilities are endless! Give them a go and tell us what toppings you used in the comments.
00Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava CakeThis slow cooker chocolate lava cake recipe is so simple and requires very little hands on time which means that you won't believe the outcome. I can guarantee that this chocolate lava cake will definitely become a firm family favourite. You can double up the recipe if you have guests over or if you just want to save some for later. It can be eaten hot or cold but I prefer it warm with some vanilla ice cream. You can gently reheat in the microwave if you make more than you need. although be warned you may be tempted to eat it all in one sitting no matter how much you make! Just remember to follow the recipe instructions and DO NOT STIR once you've added the hot water!
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