Tag Archives: Christmas

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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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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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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Toys, Porridge and Stuffing!

The most time sensitive bit: Argos have a 2 for 3 sale on selected toys just for today and tomorrow. A great time to get those Christmas presents hidden under the bed! Added to The Sales page.

One of the cheapest meals ever is porridge. Great for a filling breakfast or even a pudding, we can’t quite believe we haven’t added it before. Even if you know how to make porridge, we have lots of ideas for toppings. Feel free to add your own in the comments too. Go see our porridge!

The supermarket Iceland has been added to the food shopping tips section, as it is a source of bargains and bulk packs and you can now shop online.

And a favourite recipe this time of year: http://www.frugal.org.uk/sage-and-onion-stuffing/ We’ve livened it up with a wee picture 🙂

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Autumn to Winter

Autumn sunlight on trees

As Autumn slowly morphs into winter we have two new warming and seasonal recipes for you: Root Soup and Chunky Purple Pasta

We’ve just done some of our festive shopping at The Book People, involving adult colouring (so relaxing) and sets of fiction. For today only (13th November 2015) they have a £3 off £30 or £5 off £40 offer, just use the code STAR at the checkout.

Don’t miss our other tips and recipes at Frugal Christmas

Featured link: Approved Food, sellers of clearance food and household items, a source of many cupboard filling bargains! http://www.approvedfood.co.uk/?afid=7341ac

Stay Cosy this Winter!
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