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onion rings and designer tags

We’ve walked through and against snow and ice and gale force winds this last week. That’s a lot of weather to deal with! So, reaching for some comforting food, we made beer battered onion rings. The recipe is new to the site here, and is very simple and delicious.

Our order of jumpers for Christmas presents came from Everything5pounds today and we’re very impressed. Designer labels on them all, and an expensive price tag left on one!

Featured warming recipe: carrot, coriander and ginger soup

Stay warm!

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In the Bleak Midwinter…

We’ve been discussing Christmas this week and how sad it is that so many people end up feeling overstretched in various ways – financial, physical, emotional – come January. It doesn’t have to be that way! Some years ago one of us wrote an article on having the Christmas you want here.

Enjoy lovely food though. That’s always good. Our festive recipes are:
nut roast
roast potatoes
sage and onion stuffing
oatmeal stuffing
festive sweets
fruit cake

And if you have to buy pressies, don’t bankrupt yourself! Find the best deals. Places that spring to mind are Everything5pounds and Amazon Warehouse for open box and pre-owned goods.

Featured recipe: a healthy 4 ingredient, but rich and delicious, chocolate ginger mousse.

Stay happy and festive!

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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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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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