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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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Roast Pumpkin and Garlic Pasta

Seasonal, delicious and super garlic-y, this pasta in a blended sauce makes a filling and nutritious meal. The texture of the pumpkin with the pasta works really well. Quantities are for four large portions.

You could use the scooped out flesh of a carving pumpkin for this recipe though culinary ones are more flavourful.

For the sauce:
1 culinary pumpkin, deseeded and chopped into chunks
1 bulb of garlic, with the cloves separated and peeled
a little olive oil
a handful of cashew nuts
the juice and rind of 1 lemon
a little salt
1 apple, roughly chopped

Place the chopped pumpkin and peeled garlic in a roasting tin and coat well with the olive oil (with hands is best). Roast for about half an hour at 200C/400F, then leave to cool.

Prepare pasta of your choice according to packet instructions.

While the pasta is cooking you can make the sauce. Remove the skin from the pumpkin chunks and place them in a  blender with all the other sauce ingredients and blend until smooth. If it’s too thick add a little water and blend again.

Once the pasta is ready, stir in the sauce and there you go. Yummy Autumnal goodness!

Spicy variant: add a  couple of red chillies to the roasting pan and to the mix (best to deseed them after roasting).


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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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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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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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A simple breakfast: porridge

So simple. So cheap. So warm and filling.

Seriously, centuries of Scots are not wrong: this is one of the cheapest and most fortifying meals ever.

Most supermarkets do porridge oats in their value range too.

For one person: Place 50g/half a cup of porridge oats in a small pan. Add 300ml/1and a half cups of liquid. This could be milk of your choosing, or water, or a mix of both. We like to use half soya milk and half water.

Bring to the boil, stirring frequently because porridge does like to stick to the pan, then turn down to simmer for 4 or 5 minutes until thickened, still stirring.

Pour into a bowl and eat.

Toppings. Some days we like a chocolate swirl (choc shot), other times we go for a sprinkling of sunflower seeds and raisins. Some like jam. You could use fresh berries. Blueberries go particularly well with the chocolate swirl!

We recall grandparents having their porridge made with just water and seasoned with salt which is undoubtedly the most frugal way to take it but… *shudder*

You could even sprinkle one compartment of a graze box (first one free) onto it!