Feed Your Family: More From Less. Shop smart. Cook clever.
00Vegetable soupIt is sometimes getting harder to get bargains nowadays but when you do its a bonus.These soup packs are sold in most supermarkets for 80p-£1 depending on the content. They are also easy to pick up from the reduced section at a fraction of the cost. The problem is they tend to break down pretty quick so if your not going to use it right away throw it in the freezer to use at a later date. But this recipe will give you an idea how to bulk it out a bit so it doesn't get wasted.This pack ( carrot,swede,potato) was reduced to 10p-I added a few extra ingredients to bulk it out a bit and had a filling lunch in no time. I added some porridge oats- (to thicken it) and some milk- (to make it creamy without the calories) - this also combats the vinegar taste these pack have at times. I adjusted the cooking time also as the packet said 15mns but the veg was still hard so needed longer -45 mns appr. I got 4 portions from this and it was delicious and filling. If you wanted to make this vegetarian then omit the bacon and use veg stock in place of chicken. This is an easy one to adapt to you and your families tastes so why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Slow Cooker French Onion SoupThere are few things more comforting than a real French onion soup - slowly cooked, caramelised onions that turn mellow and sweet in a broth laced with white wine and Cognac. The whole thing is finished off with crunchy baked croutons of crusty bread topped with melted, toasted cheese.....but this is FYF French Onion Soup so no brandy and no wine. Instead, we have beefy bovril cubes and a combination of Worcestershire and Soy sauce to make it as rich in flavour as any that you will get in a restaurant but at a fraction of the cost. I used a mixture of onions-some common or garden ones plus some shallots that I had left from another dish. I also used garlic butter on the bread before toasting the mixture of white and red mature cheddar cheese, adding another depth of flavour to this yummy soup. This is a great recipe that uses minimum ingredients but packs lots of taste and is very filling. It's easy to adapt it to suit you and your families tastes so why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x
00Cheese & Vegetable SoupBroccoli Cheese soup is all the rage at the minute but I only had a bag of mixed veg with broccoli included in it. I first started to try and separate it out but thought "this is crazy!Just use the bag and see how it turns out". Im so glad I did because the result is yummy,cheesy,and delicious. This recipe will become a new family favourite I'm sure. Its speedy,purse friendly and uses what we have in the fridge and freezer. The step by step picture guide makes it easy to follow so why not give it a try and let us know in the comments how you get on. We love to hear your thoughts.
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