December 2009

December 19, 2009

2 Quality Christmas Leftover Meals

At Christmas time we waste more money on wasted food than any other time of the year. Therefore I have put together two wonderful meals using leftover meat from Christmas. These two meals are catered towards Chicken and Lamb though you can adapt it to suit your meat.

Fruity chicken breasts

 

2 apples, cored and cut … Read the rest

December 18, 2009

My Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part 5

Now to round off the week nicely with my traditional Christmas dinner I am finishing the week with details of two great recipes that you make from your Christmas leftovers. This is a great way of saving money at this time of year when money can often be tight after all the money you have spent.

TURKEY Read the rest

December 17, 2009

My Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part 4

Now for the best part ofmy traditional Christmas dinner especially if you have your inlaws enforced on you – ALCOHOL. Your Christmas just wouldn’t be the same with a lovely Christmas punch and here is my personal favourite.

Ingredients:

 

1 – 6 oz. can of frozen orange juice

2 – 6 oz. cans of frozen limeade… Read the rest

December 16, 2009

My Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part 3

Now for the third part of my traditional Christmas dinner is the part that the children love the most. Or anyone else in the family that has a sweet tooth. For this recipe I have gone with a traditional Chocolate trifle as everyone loves a trifle and they are very easy to make even for those that aren’t the best … Read the rest

December 15, 2009

My Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part 2

Now after showing you yesterday the traditional Christmas dinner starter I would like to take you into the facinating world of a full traditional Turkey roast. Christmas just isn’t the same without a lovely Turkey to enjoy with your family and friends.

Below you will find my traditional turkey roast recipe so get yourself thinking about what you need to … Read the rest

December 14, 2009

My Traditional Christmas Dinner – Part 1

To kick off my traditional Christmas dinner it has to start with a traditional starter to get every body ready for the turkey main course. To make life easier and to enjoy your christmas menu even more I have opted for a traditonal prawn cocktail. This is a fantastic starter to do and has been a popular … Read the rest

December 11, 2009

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Everyone’s mother has said to them at some time or another “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”This is usually what we all would hear right before school when we were about to leave to take a big test. However, it is very true that breakfast is a very important meal and there are several reasons why this … Read the rest

December 10, 2009

Baking with the kids: Christmas Surprise Cookies

Here is a great recipe for baking with the kids over Christmas time. It is my Christmas surprise cookies that the children will love making with you.

 

Ingredients:

 

3/4 cup of shortening

3/4 cup of light brown sugar

1 egg

1 3/4 cups of flour

1 teaspoons of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla … Read the rest

December 9, 2009

Top 10 Food Storage Tips

In the current economy, it certainly makes sense not to waste any food that you purchase from the local grocery store. No one wants to look in their refrigerator two weeks later and realize that they have wasted a lot of money on food that was never even eaten and has gone bad.

Therefore, you might want to follow my … Read the rest

December 8, 2009

Barbecued Pork Spare ribs

Here is one of my favourite Barbecued pork spare ribs recipes.

Ingredients

2 banks of spareribs, uncut, about 2 pounds each
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sweet bean sauce or hoi sin sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sherry

Method

Trim off the excess fat from the thick edges of spare-ribs. Place ribs
in a … Read the rest

December 7, 2009

The Perfect Kids Birthday Party Food On A Budget

These days it can sometimes seem like it is a competition to see who can have the most lavish kids party which is all well and good but it can often put a great deal of pressure on the parents due to the costs involved. The main costs are often the food and I have been told many times that Read the rest

December 3, 2009

Planning Your Camping Food Budget

Going on vacation with the family can work out to be very expensive, so choosing to go camping can be an ideal solution to saving money and having fun at the same time.

 

Of course there is the initial outlay of tents, sleeping bags and cooking utensils but once purchased these can last you for years.

 

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December 2, 2009

The Art To Getting Kids To Eat Healthy

The art to getting kids to eat healthy is challenging but once you know how, it will become second nature and meal times will be fun and enjoyable for all.

 The state of your health and body weight has been influenced by eating habits during your life, especially your childhood, this is why it is so important to start as … Read the rest

December 1, 2009

How to make Beef stroganoff

Here is my favourite How to make Beef stroganoff recipe.

Ingredients:

Olive oil cooking spray
1kg beef fillet, trimmed and cut into thin strips
2 onions chopped
2 cloves of crushed garlic
400g of sliced button mushrooms
3 teaspoons corn flour or more if required to thicken
1 cup of stock
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup of single cream… Read the rest