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Meal ideas under £1

edited 21 April 2009 at 7:01PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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timbo86timbo86 Forumite
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edited 21 April 2009 at 7:01PM in Old Style MoneySaving
Ok following on from the veg curry for 65p idea what meals can we come up with for under £1.

One of my favourites has to be good old fashioned bubble and squeak espically on a monday any left over veg from Sunday gets mixed up and fried and is gorgeous with a fried egg.

How about other people, whats yours

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  • Are you looking for ideas for meals for one person or a family?
    Life is too short to waste a minute of it complaining about bad luck. Find joy in the simple things, show your love for those around you and be grateful for all that you have. :)
  • CLARABELCLARABEL Forumite
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    pasta, pasta, pasta:beer:

    with pesto,
    or grated cheese
    with tinned tomatoes
    or whatever veg you have stirred in ( grated courgette is lovely with a bit of chilli).

    or a can of tuna if on offer... still less than a quid for a family!
  • timbo86timbo86 Forumite
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    Per person idea's i meant sorry for the confusion
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  • queenpigqueenpig Forumite
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    Tin of tuna, tin of tomatoes (or 2) (chopped) packet of dried spaghetti.

    Cook spaghetti, heat tuna in the tomatos (simmer for about 5-10 minutes)

    Serve tuna on the spaghetti.

    Tuna bolganise (sp). 79p buying all you need from asda.
    Grocery Challenge. £400. - £35.22 + £19.80 + £109.01 = £164.03
    Other spends (Clothes Luxuries etc)£11.97 + £1.19 + £7.36 + £69.00 + £38.50 + £5.50 + £23.00 +£2.00 = £158.52:shocked::sad:
  • Great idea for a thread :D Looking forward to some more ideas - here's mine

    Chinese Pork Stir Fry

    Diced pork (or one pork chop/piece of chicken/beef) - sliced thinly e.g. approx £1.75 for 330g)
    1 x packet stir fry veg (approx 91p)
    1 x packet Blue Dragon chow mein sauce (approx 38p)

    Serve with rice!

    total cost for 4 is approx £3.50 (includes rice)

    quick, cheap and not too much washing up ;)
  • timbo86 wrote: »
    Per person idea's i meant sorry for the confusion

    Oh that's easy then. Beans on toast are cheap and good for you. Cheese omelette, devilled mushrooms with rice or toast, tuna and pasta bake, spaghetti bolognese, corned beef hash, potato pie, scrambled eggs, homemade burger and oven chips, hotdogs, mushroom risotto, homemade chicken pie, pasty, cottage pie, fried rice, pork caserole. One portion of all of these can be made for less than one £.
    Life is too short to waste a minute of it complaining about bad luck. Find joy in the simple things, show your love for those around you and be grateful for all that you have. :)
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
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    1) Cheese & Potato Pie (with or without onions). Boil half a pound of potatoes, mash them, grate cheese in (quarter of pound), bung in an ovenproof dish, sprinkle some cheese over the top. Cook for about 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven. Cost about 50p.

    2) Spanish Omelette: deep omelette made by slicing par-boiled potato slices, onions, other bits you fancy and frying them a bit, before whisking a couple of eggs on top. Can also chuck in a few mixed herbs or cheese if you want. Make one frying pan full - eat half then and put the other half in the fridge to get cold, it's great cold. Total cost probably 50p, so that's 25p just for half.

    3) Savoury bread & butter pudding. Follow the basic bread and butter pudding recipe but add in savoury items such as cheese and/or meat leftovers.

    e.g. Cheese & Ham Bread & Butter Pudding: Line a shallow ovenproof dish with 3-4 slices of buttered bread. Cover with cheese and ham. Place another 3-4 slices of buttered bread on top. Heat half a pint of milk and 1/4 of an onion in a pan. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour the hot milk over 2 beaten eggs. Mix together. Pour milk/egg mix over the bread. Bung in a pre-heated oven at 180deg C for 25 mins. Sprinkle cheese over the top and cook for a further 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cost is probably well under £1.
  • Skint_CattSkint_Catt Forumite
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    8p noodles with a handful of frozen veg thrown in.
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    I bought a couple of tins of tuna in hot chilli sauce from Aldi some time back. That was really hot and scrummy. Probably about 40p for the tin from memory. I mixed those with a bag of cheap noodles. That was gorgeous. So that'd be 50p.
  • westferretwestferret Forumite
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    pasta with dairylea and ham (add a few veg as well if you want)
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