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    Can anyone suggest some cheap meals that dont involve beans and toatst or thost 2p sausages? All ideas greatly received, cooking isnt my strongist point!

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    DaftFader
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    pasta with tomatoe sause is shit cheep to make .. just blap in some garlic and your away πŸ˜‰

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    AGENT 15
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    Pasta ravioli and pesto sauce even I can make that and my culinary skills, at a push, extend to fish finger sandwiches.

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    AGENT 15;322609 wrote:
    pasta ravioli @pesto sauce even i can make that and my culinary skills, at a push, extend to fish finger sandwiches

    sadly pesto isnt my thing, makes me feel ill just thinking about its delicate flavors. Fish finger sandwiches are bloody lovely however, mmmmmmmmmmmm

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    DaftFader;322607 wrote:
    pasta with tomatoe sause is shit cheep to make .. just blap in some garlic and your away πŸ˜‰

    Sounds good ill give that a go

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    Ingredients

    * 2 tbsp olive oil
    * 1 lg onion, diced
    * 5 cloves garlic, crushed
    * 1 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
    * 1/2 cup red wine (drinking quality – the better the wine, the better the sauce)
    * 1 lg can (800g) crushed tomatoes
    * salt and pepper to season

    Directions

    1. Saute onions on lowest heat and covered, for 10 minutes. Add the garlic and basil, recover, and saute a further 5 minutes or so.
    2. Uncover and add the wine. Simmer and reduce about half the liquid. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Taste for seasoning.
    3. Simmer a further 15 minutes or so, uncovered, until yum and the right consistancy.

    quick and easy recipy for the sauce there for you … and cheep as hell to make .. i can get one that don’t include wine if that’s not in your budget πŸ˜‰

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    photographthesun;322610 wrote:
    sadly pesto isnt my thing, makes me feel ill just thinking about its delicate flavors. Fish finger sandwiches are bloody lovely however, mmmmmmmmmmmm

    Freak! Every thing should have pesto including ice cream.:wink:

    I have had some of the most heart attack inducing sandwiches french toast with a mozarella filling OMFG! pure sex in a sanwhich yummy.

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    pesto is nice … but it can be quite expensive … even if you make it your self it costs a good couple of quid as it can be hard getting the ingreadiance you need in small enough amounts for just a few meals .. and it doesn’t keep for very long if made fresh

    #1197812
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    DaftFader;322614 wrote:
    Ingredients

    * 2 tbsp olive oil
    * 1 lg onion, diced
    * 5 cloves garlic, crushed
    * 1 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
    * 1/2 cup red wine (drinking quality – the better the wine, the better the sauce)
    * 1 lg can (800g) crushed tomatoes
    * salt and pepper to season

    Directions

    1. Saute onions on lowest heat and covered, for 10 minutes. Add the garlic and basil, recover, and saute a further 5 minutes or so.
    2. Uncover and add the wine. Simmer and reduce about half the liquid. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Taste for seasoning.
    3. Simmer a further 15 minutes or so, uncovered, until yum and the right consistancy.

    quick and easy recipy for the sauce there for you … and cheep as hell to make .. i can get one that don’t include wine if that’s not in your budget πŸ˜‰

    Cheers ill print it off and save it for dinner some time

    #1197849
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    Chicken curry jacket potato:

    potato 20p
    chicken breast Β£1
    Asda curry sauce 12p (3 servings)

    Add onion / paprika / vegetable etc for a more filling serving

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    you know how to cook pasta right? πŸ˜›

    #1197813
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    Holeydel;322629 wrote:
    Chicken curry jacket potato:

    potato 20p
    chicken breast Β£1
    Asda curry sauce 12p (3 servings)

    Add onion / paprika / vegetable etc for a more filling serving

    Β£1 chicken would not be free range. Dont expect mass cruelity just so I can eat cheaply. And as for curry sauce for 12p, i do have taste buds you know!! πŸ˜› cheers though

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    DaftFader;322630 wrote:
    you know how to cook pasta right? πŸ˜›

    Grill?

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    if your making a pasta bake .. yes you would finish it in the grill or oven .. your learning oh not so wise one :laugh_at:

    #1197874
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    DaftFader
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    that’s a good point pasta bakes can be cheep to make as well .. let me dig out some recipes πŸ˜‰

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    Vegetable Pasta Bake

    3 to 4 servings

    * 1 over-full mug of dried pasta per person
    * 4 large mushrooms quartered or rough chopped
    * 1 large onion chopped
    * 1 chopped pepper
    * 1 chopped aubergine or sliced courgette
    * 2 cloves of chopped /sliced garlic
    * Tin of 400g plum tomatoes
    * Pinch of Italian mixed herbs
    * Seasoning

    Optional 2 rashers of bacon diced for none vegetarians

    Method

    1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water, when cooked cool under cold running water and place in an oven proof dish(please note at this point the cooked pasta must only half fill the dish, to allow for the rest of the ingredients)
    2. Fry (or oven roast for 15 minutes) all the chopped vegetables and herbs in a little olive oil until soft
    3. Add the chopped tomato stir & cook for a few minutes to infuse the flavours (a very simple way to chop tinned tomato is to use a fork whilst the tomatoes are still in the tin)
    4. Check for seasoning and adjust to taste
    5. Pour the vegetables over the pasta and gently mix well
    6. If the pasta mix is a little stiff, loosen by adding a drop stock or water and place in a moderate oven for 15 to 20 mins and serve

    Please note: this dish can be served either stiff similar to a Lasagne or loose and saucy like a pasta Bolognaise

    Addition to the above if preferred

    * At point 2 any fresh vegetables can be used
    * At point 4 top with grated cheese before baking for a bubbly top
    * Add fried bacon in place of or in addition to the vegetables

    Health and Safety Advice
    Always ensure that the intended food to be used is within its use by date
    If you leave the kitchen during cooking, use some sort of timer to remind you that you have food cooking in the oven and never leave food that is frying on a stove unattended

    WARNING: It is advisable that you do not attempt to use cooking equipment, stoves, knives etc whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs

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    @photographthesun 322631 wrote:

    Β£1 chicken would not be free range. Dont expect mass cruelity just so I can eat cheaply. And as for curry sauce for 12p, i do have taste buds you know!! πŸ˜› cheers though

    Man if I made you this meal you’d be begging me to become your bitch!

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    DaftFader;322635 wrote:
    Vegetable Pasta Bake

    3 to 4 servings

    * 1 over-full mug of dried pasta per person
    * 4 large mushrooms quartered or rough chopped
    * 1 large onion chopped
    * 1 chopped pepper
    * 1 chopped aubergine or sliced courgette
    * 2 cloves of chopped /sliced garlic
    * Tin of 400g plum tomatoes
    * Pinch of Italian mixed herbs
    * Seasoning

    Me no likeie mushrooms, aubergine or courgette πŸ™ otherwise it sound well yummy lol

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    Holeydel;322637 wrote:
    Man if I made you this meal you’d be begging me to become your bitch!

    Never! The chickens tears ruins their taste. Unless its KFC, thats different, its special. OK im addicted.

    #1197817
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    DaftFader;322635 wrote:
    Vegetable Pasta Bake

    Health and Safety Advice
    Always ensure that the intended food to be used is within its use by date
    If you leave the kitchen during cooking, use some sort of timer to remind you that you have food cooking in the oven and never leave food that is frying on a stove unattended

    WARNING: It is advisable that you do not attempt to use cooking equipment, stoves, knives etc whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs

    :laugh_at::laugh_at::laugh_at::laugh_at::laugh_at:

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    photographthesun;322640 wrote:
    Never! The chickens tears ruins their taste. Unless its KFC, thats different, its special. OK im addicted.

    i heard the suffering adds to the flavor :weee:

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    photographthesun;322638 wrote:
    Me no likeie mushrooms, aubergine or courgette πŸ™ otherwise it sound well yummy lol

    No wonder you don’t like to cook! You don’t seem to like much!

    Try couscous, thats my new found experiemental food, all you need to do is add boiling water with a stock cube and let it stand for 10 mins.
    Pretty much any veg or meat goes with it, you can eat it cold, great for lunch the next day etc etc.

    I’m pretty shit at cooking and its only recently iv had my mates pestering me to eat better, so this is me passing the buck!

    #1197818
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    rachus;322646 wrote:
    No wonder you don’t like to cook! You don’t seem to like much!

    Try couscous, thats my new found experiemental food, all you need to do is add boiling water with a stock cube and let it stand for 10 mins.
    Pretty much any veg or meat goes with it, you can eat it cold, great for lunch the next day etc etc.

    I’m pretty shit at cooking and its only recently iv had my mates pestering me to eat better, so this is me passing the buck!

    I only said i didnt like 3 things, i bet you dont like at least 3 things in the food world!! πŸ™‚ I have some couscous in the kitchen achally I should give it a go, good idea! though that fish finger samwidge seems more apealing as the evening goes on

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    @photographthesun 322606 wrote:

    Can anyone suggest some cheap meals that dont involve beans and toatst or thost 2p sausages? All ideas greatly received, cooking isnt my strongist point!

    Do you mean something to cook yourself or in a cafe or something?

    You can get these cards in sainburies that tell you how to make stuff for under a fiver, you know thats means 4.99 0r summin but thats to serve four people. It will cost you less if your only cooking for 2. The cards are free and you can buy this little folder for them to go in for 49p. Its just good simple hearty food. That tastes better than baked beans, failing that of course you could try spagetti on toast.

    If your on about cafe’s and such like weatherspoons do half decent meals and generaly have some buy one get on free deals on during the week, and if you like proper beer they have a good selction in there so i’m told.:love:

    #1197877
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    DaftFader
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    i used to like makeing my own bread … few fuck up’s along the way .. like buying dead yeast lol … but it’s sooooo fucking nice if you get it right .. and cost’s pennys

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