April 1, 2012

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Spicy Chicken Wraps & Creamy Chocolate Cake

Sometimes life calls for something a little sweet and a little spicy. This Spicy Chicken Wrap recipe is just what you need to call it a day. The whole family can enjoy the meal with or without the spiciness. All you need to do is leave out the sauce and just add the chicken to the wrap. In your busy … Read the rest

March 1, 2012

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Barbequed Chicken Sandwiches & Strawberry Shortcake

Cooking dinner and a nice dessert is no easy process. When you decide what you want to cook for dinner it needs to be inexpensive and really yummy. Yummy foods come in all shapes and sizes but this pair of foodies will really have you jumping for joy. The Barbeque Chicken is so easy to make because all you are … Read the rest

February 1, 2012

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Cooked Vegetables and Cottage Pie

For my February $7 meals I am going for a vegetable selection and a Cottage Pie. I have chosen the vegetable selection because even though the recipe says you have to boil the potatoes now you can use another way of preparing them.

We have just bought a Philips Air fryer where you can have any food you like but … Read the rest

December 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Potato Gratin And A Chocolate Cheese Cake

For my December Recipes for $7 I have chosen Potato Gratin and a Chocolate Cheese cake. Potatoes are inexpensive around the world so you should not have any problems getting a cheap bag of those.

With the cheese cake you might already be able to source some ingredients from your cupboard already if you are a keen cook and like … Read the rest

November 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Prawn Cocktail and Tuna Pasta Bake

For my November recipes I have gone with a fishy theme. You can’t beat a good old fashioned Prawn cocktail. A few prawns with abit of Mary rose Sauce over the top and some brown bread toasted on the side, heaven.

For the main course I have gone for a simple Tuna Pasta bake. I have being making these for … Read the rest

October 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Bangers and Mash and Gingerbread

For my October recipes I have chosen Bangers and mash and Gingerbread. I find both are cheap and very easy to prepare. They are ideal for a small family or large family. My sausages always have to be the thick ones.

I am sorry but there just is no comparison. Pork or beef sausages are fine; if you buy them … Read the rest

September 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Autumn Soup and Chicken Curry

For my September recipes I have chosen a rustic starter. A lovely autumn soup, it is very filling and full of vegetables and abit of meat. I like to use chicken instead of Turkey because I can utilise the rest of the chicken in the main course.

For my main course I am going for a basic chicken curry because … Read the rest

August 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Prawn Recipes and An Easy Chicken Salad

For my August recipes I have gone for a very summery double. My prawn recipes are a fantastic mix of prawns and spices. You can cook on a stove or out on the BBQ. I prefer the BBQ at this time of year.

My Easy chicken salad is a fantastic recipe for those of us that like to take it … Read the rest

July 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Grilled Fish Recipe and Lemon Shortbread

So for the start of summer I have gone for a nice light main course which won’t take too long to cook in the heat. It gets very hot here in Portugal from July onwards even with air conditioning.

So with the heat in mind my recipes can be cooked out side on a BBQ, the main course anyway. For … Read the rest

June 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Healthy Vegetables and Chinese Chicken wings

For this months recipes I have gone for something a bit different from your conventional starter and main course. The healthy veg is a great light starter and a bit different, but that doesn’t take away from the taste of these veg.

With the main course this month I have gone for Chinese chicken wings, the recipe is quite small … Read the rest

May 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Toad in the hole and Spotted dick

For my May recipes I thought I would go for a toad in the hole and spotted dick recipe. I chose toad in the hole as it is not very widely known outside the UK and I thought this would be a good chance for other countries to give it a try.

For my pudding I don’t really like it … Read the rest

April 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Melon Boat Starter and Cashew chicken recipe

For my April recipes I wanted a light starter and a light filling main course. The melon starter is easy to do and the kids will love to help you make the boats. But they will probably eat as they make the boats.

 So the boats may come out more as rafts! For the main course I have gone for … Read the rest

March 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad and Chocolate Trifle

Since the middle of Febuary here in Portugal the weather has being brilliant for this time of the year. So I have decided to include a salad in my meals this month. I think this salad will be cheap to make anywhere in the world.

The Bacon Lettuce and Tomato salad is one of my favourites because it is easy … Read the rest

February 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals:Tomato Soup and Fishcakes

Febuary’s $7 meals already this year is going so quickly. This month i have gone for a rich and tasty Tomato Soup as a starter and some lovely Fishcakes. I love to make my own Tomato Soup because i like it to be so creamy and rich. Some of the tinned varities can be pretty awful.

I like to make … Read the rest

January 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals:Turkey Stir Fry And Victoria Sandwich Cake

Happy New Year to all my blog readers. I thought I would start this year with a Turkey Stir Fry as you attempt to get rid of the rest of your Christmas leftovers. We personally had a turkey stir fry on boxing day and it was wonderful. Plus it felt even better knowing how little it actually cost!!!!

Many don’t … Read the rest

December 1, 2010

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Broccoli Soup And Shepherds Pie

As we enter December it is the time of year that we start enjoying the wonderful winter food. First on our agenda is always a lovely hearty soup. So for the first course this month I have gone with broccoli soup to warm you up during this cold time of year.

For the main course I have settled with Shepherds … Read the rest

November 7, 2010

Food Like The 1950’s – Starting From Scratch & Saving Money

It is almost impossible to explain to today’s pampered generation just what it was like in the years immediately after the end of World War 2, but for those who lived through that traumatic period, the one thing that is noticeable, is their appreciation of food standards and reluctance to waste produce.  Much of this will have been imprinted into … Read the rest

November 1, 2010

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Pork Stir Fry And Apple Crumble

Even though we are in our third month now and winter is approaching it is still nice to have a stir fry at this time of year. I personally prefer Pork or Chicken because you can alter the recipe to suit and make it with all your favourite flavours. Compared to beef which you are often restricted on seasoning.

You … Read the rest

October 1, 2010

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Cauliflower Cheese And Flapjacks

This month is very much focusing on the wonderful world of comfort food and how at this time of year something nice and filling for a low price can be a perfect asset to the table. My wife makes a cheese sauce, maybe once every 10 days and it is always a firm favourite on our dinner table. Whether we … Read the rest

September 1, 2010

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Garlic Bread and Meatballs

I love the idea of being able to save money and provide wonderful meals for the family. So I am starting the $7 family meals with a traditional family favourite.

A starter of Garlic Bread, followed by a main of Meatballs.

Whether you are two years old or fifty we all love meatballs with a lovely tomato sauce. Though like … Read the rest