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Supper on a Shoestring – Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pie

In response to those who have asked when Supper on a Shoestring is returning; well it’s back with an old favourite that my nan would have been proud of. I’ve never been a great fan of pies but Mr JH … Continue reading

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A Blast from the Past

About once every two years we have a large get-together which can involve anything from twenty to forty-odd extended family.  I usually pray for fine weather, clean my house (the bits that show) and try to think of a buffet … Continue reading

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Supper on a Shoestring – Love it or Loathe it, Today it’s Liver!

I’ll admit I’m no fan of liver, however Mr JH enjoys it so every now and then, I indulge him. There’s no doubt that it’s a very cheap meal. I bought a pack of lambs liver to feed four for £1.23 in the … Continue reading

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Pushing the Boat Out with Sea Bass

The eagle-eyed among you will notice that this recipe is a variation on a previous one but it’s rather more indulgent. This time I’ve used a whole filleted fish for each person, so no chance of bringing it in as a ‘shoestring’ … Continue reading

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A Dinner Menu from the Diffident Hostess

We’ve all done it – accepted dinner invitations from fantastic cooks and had wonderful meals.  Then reality hits home.  At some point we have to invite them back … horrors. TIPS: manage the  guests’ expectations by mumbling about an informal rustic meal select a … Continue reading

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A Quickie from my Post-Christmas Menu

Salmon Risotto As usual this year we ate far too much.  In fact our glutinous excesses were shameful even if my latest cholesterol ratio is only 2.5.  Anyway, as the whole family was together on Christmas Eve (twelve) we had a huge … Continue reading

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Supper on a Shoestring – Pork with Mushrooms and Cream

Pork with Mushrooms I didn’t think I could bring in this dish for under £1 a head however, a special offer at the local supermarket meant I was able to buy pork steaks (pack of twelve for £6) for 50p each. … Continue reading

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Supper on a Shoestring – Sausage Pasta Bake

Another in my occasional series of supper for less than £1 a head. This one is dead easy and takes very little preparation. Great for a day when you haven’t had time to go to the supermarket and have lots … Continue reading

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Cataclysmic Cook Series – Meatballs!

As usual, dead easy. For four people, I used a 500g pack of mince from the supermarket and four fresh tomatoes (a tin works just as well).  Two onions and two cloves of garlic, one each for the balls and sauce. I made … Continue reading

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Cataclysmic Cook Series – Supper on a Shoestring

Ham Pasta Bake This is a very quick and easy recipe and comes out at less than £1 a head to feed four people.  Useful with Christmas just around the corner! I think the key to getting away with giving the family the … Continue reading

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