All posts tagged: cheap


If there’s one thing I can recommend to people who are on a tight food budget or for people that don’t like to cook dinner every night, it’s for them to make a big ol’ batch of meatballs. One batch of meatballs lasts me around 2-3 weeks and if you make a big batch of pasta sauce and freeze it in individual portions, you can grab one of each the night before and voila, a delicious lunch or dinner. Serve it on a sub with some cheese or make some spaghetti and it will taste soo good. Having said all that, if we don’t control ourselves, we can eat them all in a few days. I’m sure you guys have more self control than my boyfriend and I. These meatballs are very easy to make and are packed full of flavour. These little guys freeze really well and I promise they won’t have any freezer taste when you defrost them. In fact, they’ll even stay juicy! My recommendation to you is to get your hands …


Mushroom bolognese

This dish is fantastic when you want a cheap and long lasting meal! It cost me around $7 to make and made around 6-7 servings and get this, it’s delicious too!! How fantastic! Yummy mushrooms, beef and a rich tasty pasta sauce, pair it with some crunchy bread and you and your wallet will thank me. Mushroom bolognese – 250g/9oz sliced mushrooms – 1tbs oil – 1x can diced tomatoes – 500g/17.6oz minced beef – 350g/12oz spaghetti – 1x medium brown onion, diced – 2x cloves garlic, diced – 1 1/2 tbs balsamic vinegar, good quality – 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, gratedΒ (please for the love of all that is holy, don’t use the awful processed stuff) – 1tbs mixed italian herbs – 1 cup beef stock Method Cook the pasta according to packet instructions and set aside. In a large pan heat the oil and cook the onions, garlic, balsamic vinegar and mushrooms until soft. Add the mince and cook until browned. Add the tomatoes, stock, herbs and cheese and simmer until thickened. When …