Meals for not much: all-together egg and chips

Some days are cordon bleu days (um...I imagine). But then there are Saturdays so gloomy you have to keep the light switched on, and the only thing to be eaten is a big pan of homemade egg and chips. It's not fancy in the slightest, but sometimes only chips will do. It's not hard to … Continue reading Meals for not much: all-together egg and chips

Meals for not much: toad in the hole

There are very few areas in which I feel on solid culinary ground. But the Yorkshire pudding, or anything involving Yorkshire pudding mix, is definitely one of them. It's not a skill; it's heritage. I might pronounce 'bath' the long-vowel way now (CURSE YOU, SOUTH-EAST), but under the skin I am still a Yorkshire woman. … Continue reading Meals for not much: toad in the hole

Meals for not much: cajun chicken burritos

People always say that chicken is cheap. Not in my neighbourhood, it isn't. It costs much more than mince and doesn't go half as far. But oh, chickeny chicken, how you tempt me with your roasting smells and your deliciousness. Sometimes, nothing else will do. I owe my mother-in-law for this game-changer: cooked chicken pieces … Continue reading Meals for not much: cajun chicken burritos

Meals for not much: naan bread pizza

It may be de rigueur to make your own pizza dough these days, but if you are afraid of dough (yes), want a healthier alternative to shop-bought pizza (yes) and can't afford to feed your Domino's habit (yes yes), then try this: naan bread pizza.  Quick and easy and amazingly cheap (hello, one-salary food shopping). … Continue reading Meals for not much: naan bread pizza