Day three of my budget cooking plan (seven dinners for two people from £20 at Aldi!) was where my portion control went out of the window and I started to cheat… just a little… when I realised the only vegetable I had for this meal was onions. Two types of onions, but still, just onions… So, I’ll hold my hand up, I grabbed a small number of peas from my freezer. Like, maybe a dozen. Or maybe more. Don’t judge me…
Tag: Budget Cooking
Spatchcocked garlic and herb chicken with wedges and sweetcorn: Big Fat Budget Week Continues!
Following on from my first budget week post, where I’m aiming to cook a week of dinners for two adults from £20 spent at Aldi, I’ve already posted a recipe for spinach, bacon and onion pizza here, and now I’m onto my second dish – a spatchcocked chicken with wedges and sweetcorn!
Spinach, Bacon and Onion Pizza Recipe: Feed Two For Under £2!
If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll know that I challenged myself to buy a week’s worth of dinners from Aldi for £20. This is the first meal I cooked from my budget shop, and it’s based on Cooking Light’s budget meal plan recipe from 2012 (I love these recipes – the pork one is amazing!)
A Week of Budget Dinners for £20: Recipes and Tips to Save Money With Your Groceries
Before my husband and I got married, we were saving like mad to pay for the wedding and spent very little on groceries. Since then, we’ve relaxed our attitude to spending on food to the point where it started to spiral out of control! I decided to do a drastic cut-back and save as much as I could, which very serendipitously coincided with an email from the PR people handling Aldi’s account. I pitched my idea for a week of budget meals and soon a voucher for £20 arrived in the post – so that became my budget for the week! I was inspired by Miguel Barclay’s books and Instagram account where he regularly makes delicious meals for one for just £1. £20 for the week seems like child’s play – and, in fact, it really was!