Sunday, 3 November 2013

Fish and Chips

Rick Stein Fish And Chips

This may not come under the strictest of terms for a cheap dinner idea as it was a little expensive but fish and chips is no longer cheap Rick’s Chipsanywhere. Anyway we’re away
in Cornwall in October / November and its no surprise to us that the weather is a little cold, wet, windy and dismall, after all it is the UK and even our summers are that way. So to break the day up and try the weather somewhere else along the coastline its off to Padstow and off course as a treat we tell the kids were having Rick Stein fish and chip.I know the kids(twins 3 eldest with us 7) haven’t got a clue who Rick Stein is. One of the kids kept shouting from the back ” Yeah Ricks chips” . The treat was of course for us grown up types having fish and chips at the seaside.
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Dry Your Own Chillies

Chilli Tips
Well I was luck enough to be given a bunch of home grown chillies from a good friend. They looked fabulous and I used half of one later that day. Now I had another 4 left and usually I stick them in the fridge until I need one as they keep a little longer there, but more often than not they get left there to long and go all soft mushy and rotten.
Chilli Tips
The solution is grab yourself a clear kilner jar Glass Preserve Food Storage Kilner Jar – with Clip – Size – 200ml 7.04fl oz I then placed in the bottom a piece of kitchen roll and placed the chillies in there and kept it on the kitchen side near the cooker. The chillies have slowly dried out and are now preserved (1 of the chilli along the way went a little rotten so this was disposed of) Now I have a jar of home dried chilli on standby for any recipe I may need it for. Result
Be aware though that one or two may go bad so keep checking them and turning them, if it looks like they are going bad then throw it away don't contaminate the rest of the chillies 

Cheap Dinner Ideas

Cheap Dinner Ideas

Welcome to Cheap Dinner Ideas. The reason I decided to start the Cheap Dinner Ideas site is because I have always had a passion for food  and when I was younger I had to cook  dinner myself as usually usually ,y mums consisted of something soggy and overcooked out of a pressure cooker. There were so many foods later in life that I liked once they were cooked properly.  The best recipes from the family book will be transferred into the digital realm
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Cheap Dinner Ideas The Name

Cheap: because we’re all looking to save money in today’s world and I don’t think it matters what the economy is doing we all love a bargain and a good deal. We (the wife and I) also go out to car boot sales and Antique/ Brick a Brack shops as well to pick up cheap items for the kitchen. Only the other day we picked up 6 espresso cups and saucers for £2.50, absolute bargain. We might not get much chance to sit back and relax on a Sunday morning with a nice cup of coffee and read the papers, we have 3 kids, Lily aged 7 and TWINS yes 2 of them aged 3, Olivia and Jake, so life is hectic and we like cheap (the kids soak up the spare money)