Food for a fiver - uktv food
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Food for a fiver - uktv food

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Found 10th Jan 2009
Hello

I wasn't sure what category this goes under, but loads of recipes for feeding your family for a fiver courtesy of UKTV Food.

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I think £5 is a lot to feed 4. Especially as it does not include everything - pudding and drinks.

Am I wrong?

blackpeppa;4021304

I think £5 is a lot to feed 4. Especially as it does not include … I think £5 is a lot to feed 4. Especially as it does not include everything - pudding and drinks.Am I wrong?



no you are quite right have fed 5 for £4 pudding included before now.:thumbsup:

Well if you bought tesco Basic's beans, Bread, juice and what ever pudding they have on the go ofcourse you can do it for less that a fiver,or some kind of baked potaoto meal. But having a look at the Website is making quality meals that use quality ingredients and something that not only looks impresive but also taste's it too.

Voted hot from me!

Original Poster

Well it all depends where you buy your stuff from.
Going to the butchers and greengrocers will be considerably cheaper than supermarkets.

It seems to me after having a look round, that these are just recipes they already had on the site and have made them into "under a fiver" recipes. One that I fancied, involved duck legs. But you had to cook two duck legs in the oven for THREE hours!! What an unbelievable waste of power.- a whole oven on for that long for two duck legs. The same recipe required cooking things on the hob in two different pans too. The cost of the electricity/gas should be considered when they choose which recipes to put under the budget title.

I wasn't that impressed with these recipes really, some are just a bit odd and not very suitable for budget family meals, and others involve a LOT of faffing about and preparation.

I know what ay mean katy, why go to all that effort when Beans on toast take 5min on the hob and only uses one pan! Good grief Woman! Real food take real effort, live a little you might enjoy it instead of counting every penny.

therealslimkaty;4029609

It seems to me after having a look round, that these are just recipes … It seems to me after having a look round, that these are just recipes they already had on the site and have made them into "under a fiver" recipes. One that I fancied, involved duck legs. But you had to cook two duck legs in the oven for THREE hours!! What an unbelievable waste of power.- a whole oven on for that long for two duck legs. The same recipe required cooking things on the hob in two different pans too. The cost of the electricity/gas should be considered when they choose which recipes to put under the budget title. I wasn't that impressed with these recipes really, some are just a bit odd and not very suitable for budget family meals, and others involve a LOT of faffing about and preparation.



I totally agree. i always consider how long it will take, how much stiring, how much gas and how much washing up. sometimes there is far too much effort with little result. i perfer recipes cooked in one pot and with few ingredients.

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Wow a free website with free recipes.. How ever did you find it?

Sorry cold.

its recipes!

trigger_andy;4030649

I know what ay mean katy, why go to all that effort when Beans on toast … I know what ay mean katy, why go to all that effort when Beans on toast take 5min on the hob and only uses one pan! Good grief Woman! Real food take real effort, live a little you might enjoy it instead of counting every penny.



I can honestly say that never in my life have I made beans on toast. I hate baked beans and wouldnt feed that to my family either. I have no problem with others eating it though. You have made massive assumptions here, just because I said that roasting two duck legs in an oven for three hours is a waste of electricity or gas, which it is. Throwing a duck leg into an oven takes NO effort, and nor does a lot of REAL cooking. I also have an allergy to MSG, and some other chemicals, so I always cook from scratch, and never used processed foods where possible.

Tonight I made a small pork roast with stuffing, roast potatoes, peas and glazed carrots. All cooked from scratch, including the stuffing. The oven was used properly and fully. Just an example for you, since your brain can't see there is a middle road between two duck legs for three hours, and a can of beans and a loaf.

I am on a very tight budget and am always delighted to find good cheap recipes, I just didnt think the ones on that site were ever really intended as budget ones.

blackpeppa;4030701

I totally agree. i always consider how long it will take, how much … I totally agree. i always consider how long it will take, how much stiring, how much gas and how much washing up. sometimes there is far too much effort with little result. i perfer recipes cooked in one pot and with few ingredients.



Yes one pot meals are great, I wish there were more recipes for them, to encourage kids and teens to cook, as theyre simple but can be very hearty and tasty, with little mess.

The gas as you say, is a consideration, given the fuel prices. Just today I got a notice that my monthly fuel direct debit is up by £18, and I am careful too. My electric oven will probably be used even less now, as I try to find more ways to microwave and use my slow cooker.

Voted hot , thanks for the link ....ignore the naysayers who can afford to shop at Waitrose --drizzling truffle oil on their baked beans.
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