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Frugal Autumn Recipes: Soup and Pumpkins

Roast Pumpkin and Garlic Soup: frugal autumn recipes

Well, lots has happened here in Frugal Towers since we last wrote. There’s been hospitalisations, there’s been strange symptoms… now there’s bandages and medicine. But the frugal life goes on, as does this peculiar year!

Frugal autumn recipes are on the table:
Roast Pumpkin and Garlic Pasta is seasonal and delicious.
Yellow Split Pea Soup, a great favourite here.
Tomato and Rice Soup is one of our most frugal recipes.
Lentil, yes bring on the soups!
Beer Battered Onion Rings – always good…
Gluten-free Veggie Lasagne – filling for these cold dark evenings.
Baked Tatties, sometimes the simplest things are the best.
Chocolate Cake. No words needed.

See our Frugal Christmas section on how to minimise the cost and stress that can occur at this time. Some festive recipes too.

If you want to stock those cupboards up, Approved Food is the place to do it, selling soap and cleaning products too. Their stock changes daily.

Everything5pounds is the place to get cheap winter woolies for the approaching season. Also good for festive gifts.

The Mermaid and the Bear Cover

Our founder’s debut novel is still available to read for free on Kindle Unlimited (they do a free trial which is a good way to stock up on some autumn reading). THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR, blends an often overlooked period of history, the Scottish witchcraft accusations, in particular the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic, with a love story. Libraries can get it too.

Amazon UK

Amazon Worldwide

Author website

Stay cosy and well fed. Look after yourselves lovelies.

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Christmas Food Bargains

It’s a bright and frosty morning today and we’ve been out and about getting some bargains. Tesco, as seen above, have reduced their basic festive veg (full size bags including potatoes) to 29p. That’s cauliflower, sprouts, parsnips, carrots and tatties. We now have to see if we can fit them all in the fridge!

A staff member at Aldi confirmed that, unusually for a supermarket, the best time to get their marked down veg is first thing in the morning as it’s done the night before. Some Christmas tree shaped pretzels from Aldi:

Christmas Eve is a good time to catch the biggest food mark downs from other supermarkets especially early evening. Roll on the 10p bread and more 25p meal ideas!

It’s not too late to buy some pressies at Everything5Pounds or check those daily deals from clearance food specialists Approved Food.

See our festive recipes on the Christmas page.

Stay cosy, remember to get some rest amidst the rush, and enjoy your Christmases!

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Oh, Christmas Tree!

Six foot of real Crimbo goodness: £9.99 from Home Bargains, cheapest we’ve seen, same price all sizes.

More festive advice and tips on the Frugal Christmas page!


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Christmas and Cashback… and Soup!

Oh it’s cold! Damp and misty and properly cold! Bright and Beautiful too. It’s time for soup and roast dinners and hot puddings and the fire on and hot chocolate and even… thinking about Christmas!

New to the Freebies page is Go Groopie, a site of discounts and vouchers for eating out, travel, kids products and Christmas things.

On the Make a Few Pounds page we have added Boom25, a site that as well as paying guaranteed cashback to your PayPal account, refunds every 25th shopper.

We’ve started the Christmas shopping at Everything5Pounds with some trendy and cosy jumpers! Don’t miss all our other frugal tips on our Christmas page.

Onto the warming recipes: yellow split pea soup, sausage and bean pie, roast potatoes and peppers, fruit crumble and don’t miss our 25p meal ideas.

Remember to check those daily deals from clearance food specialists Approved Food.

Stay cosy!

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Midwinter Wishes

As we turn the corner past the winter solstice, the sun is out and the world feels a little brighter again. And that’s what we wish for all of you. Brightness. Happiness. All the good things.

If you’d like to see our frugal recipes go here, and here for festive ones. If you want to read up on the basics of frugal living or getting the most for your cash, this is the place.

For good sales places both before and after Christmas, this is the page.

Or make a few pounds here.

Whatever you’re up to this midwinter season, we hope it brings you joy.

See you in 2018!

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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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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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