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Hailstones and Dumplings!

This week has seen a huge variety of winter weather: black ice (and a bruised knee!), driving rain and sleet, gale force winds and now, today, hailstones. We need soup! And casserole! And mince and dumplings! That last recipe has finally had some pictures added too.

Don’t miss our SALES page for all those pre-Christmas bargains.

And of course Frugal Christmas itself!

Featured site: for those who need it, a dairy free bread sauce recipe. Could be gluten free too if you use GF bread.

Stay warm!

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Nights Darken and Tinsel Beckons…

Well, we say nights darken, but really it’s the days too. Here in the North it hasn’t actually grown properly light yet on this rainy Tuesday! It’s about now that fairy lights and pretty candles and brightly coloured tinsel start to look quite attractive and we wonder when we can put them up 🙂

So here’s Frugal Christmas; it’s a little bit sparkly.

And here’s a recipe for home made festive sweets; they’re a little bit marzipanny…

And here’s Kleeneze’s Internet Specials, lots of Christmas things landing in there at the moment.

Everything5Pounds has some new stuff in, including Christmas jumpers!

Featured site: Amazon’s Black Friday deals, the weather is certainly supporting the name at the moment!

May we all find some light and sparkle this winter!

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http://www.frugal.org.uk

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Brrr… hot dinner time is here!

It happened all of a sudden. We got up on Sunday morning and it was winter, properly, freezingly, breath visibly, winter. On went the oven for baked tatties and casserole. Mince & Dumplings and Potato Bake are to be enjoyed shortly. And soup, there will be lots of soup.

This is the last day of the Argos 3 for 2 toy sale, snap up those pre-Christmas bargains quick! The Holland & Barrett penny sale is still ongoing too. See more sales on our Sales section.

Featured site: Approved Food for short dated and clearance bargains. We like to fill our cupboards with staples at this time of year. Living rurally as we do, we remember a winter when our road was blocked for three weeks and we had to pull food shopping half a mile through deep snow in a sledge! Full cupboards for less are best!

Keep warm and well fed!

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But before Christmas… there’s Pumpkins!

Yes. Pumpkins and squash abound this time of year, and very delicious and nutritious they are to hold us in good stead through winter. We have a lovely new recipe for you to try: Roast Pumpkin and Garlic Pasta. It’s a good one!

The Around the House section has lots of good tips for keeping cosy as the season cools.

Curl up with a cup of tea and read about some of our favourite books here.

Featured site: Everything5Pounds, who still have that £2.50 sale on. Snag some jumpers and scarves for a snip. We even noticed some Christmas knitted slippers there today!

Cosy Cosy Cosy!

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http://www.frugal.org.uk

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Christmas is Coming too!

There’s no getting away from it now. That distinct nip in the morning air says it all. Jingle bells, jingle bells… But it needn’t cost a fortune. Here’s our Frugal Christmas section with all it’s shopping and decorating advice and also our frugal festive sweets, our oatmeal stuffing and even our roast potatoes!

The Sales page has been updated with Holland and Barrett’s Penny Sale.

And if you fancy something non-festive but warming, why not try some yellow split pea soup or a nice pie?

Featured site: Approved Food for clearance and short dated food, drink and household goods.

Keep Really Cosy!

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Winter is Coming!

Well Autumn is still being quite gentle with us but we know it’s on the way, that season of snow and log fires and soup… Time to follow the advice on our Around the House section and look out those hot water bottles and legwarmers!

New to the Make a Few Pounds page is Music Magpie where you can sell your old CDs, DVDs, Games, Blu-rays, Books and Electronics by the box load.

Everything5Pounds has a lot of new season – yes, it’s coming – clothing in, all for £5 of course.

And finally bread, ah lovely bread. Tesco are selling selected full size Kingsmill loaves for 50p just now, or if you want to make your own check out our simple herb and garlic bread recipe.

Keep Cosy!

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Cheap as Chickpeas!

It’s proving to be a nice mild Autumn here so far with some lovely oranges and yellows appearing in the trees; long may it continue!

Two of our oldest recipes have finally been spruced up with pictures, and they both contain that cheapest and most nutritious of ingredients: chickpeas! Try our delicious Chickpea Curry or make your own Hummus.

The Sales page has been updated with Joe Brown’s Warehouse Clearance and a money off code for Ethical Superstore.

Thank you to Katrina who let us know that if you sign up to Iceland‘s email notifications you get sent an e-mail with a code for £4 off a £40 shop. More on Iceland and other frugal food shopping tips here.

Happy leaf peeping 🙂

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