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    • M00minMama
    • By M00minMama 19th Sep 17, 1:06 PM
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    Meal ideas carers can manage
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    • 19th Sep 17, 1:06 PM
    Meal ideas carers can manage 19th Sep 17 at 1:06 PM
    Ok

    I now have carers in for my lunch and teatime. Effectively they have 15 minutes to make a meal.
    I am getting fed up of cheap ready meals, microwaved jacket potatoes and scrambled eggs.

    Really I need a meal plan to be able to budget as money is so tight. I have to avoid pulses and legumes for health reasons so the usual cheap options of beans on toast are no longer available
    Some carers have very little understanding of how to cook.
    What cheap and quick meals are there. I'm desperate for something tasty now. I'm hoping you guys can inspire me with ideas
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    • vodkawitch1
    • By vodkawitch1 8th Oct 17, 11:05 AM
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    Are meals on wheels not available to you, as they do some qood quality meals.
    Make £2 a day challenge - doing well so far.
    • NewShadow
    • By NewShadow 8th Oct 17, 12:25 PM
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    Are meals on wheels not available to you, as they do some qood quality meals.
    Originally posted by vodkawitch1
    Not sure if you're aware they're nearly £5 a meal - which might not fit with the OPs need for a tight budget?
    That sounds like a classic case of premature extrapolation.
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 8th Oct 17, 12:46 PM
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    Is the carer doing 15 minutes of other jobs then moving onto 15minutes for cooking?

    It might be better if they did 10 minutes of preparing/cooking, 15 minutes for other jobs then 5 minutes finish meal and serve. This way they could cook more it gives 15-25 minutes of cooking time, lots of things can be done in this time.

    Do not worry about them washing up, this can be left and done on the next visit.
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 8th Oct 17, 5:55 PM
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    Ok

    I now have carers in for my lunch and teatime. Effectively they have 15 minutes to make a meal.
    Originally posted by M00minMama
    Jamie’s 15 minute meals..... job done.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jamies-15-Minute-Meals-Jamie-Oliver-ebook/dp/B00R6IHBUQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1507481688&sr=8-2&keywords=15+minute+meals
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 8th Oct 17, 5:58 PM
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    I've read comments about that to the effect of the meals actually take longer than 15 minutes (rather noticeably longer).

    My suspicion too would be that some of the ingredients arent budget ones.
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    • vodkawitch1
    • By vodkawitch1 9th Oct 17, 1:39 PM
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    Not sure if you're aware they're nearly £5 a meal - which might not fit with the OPs need for a tight budget?

    Really! wow that is ruthlessly expensive, sorry I didn`t realise. Right I would be going on facebook and seeing if anyone could help.
    Make £2 a day challenge - doing well so far.
    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 9th Oct 17, 5:15 PM
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    You could maybe supplement your current meals with Wiltshire farm meals?

    If you can I'd ask for your care package to be reassessed as preparing and cooking a meal plus attending to care needs is just not going to happen in 15 minutes. Even if you got one longer block I'd say an hour you could get your carer to cook 2 meals with enough portions to fill a freezer and next week don2 different meals until you have a big enough stash of homemade "ready meals" though at the start you'd still be plodding along with your usual 15 minute offerings that you have at the moment.
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