Jenny’s Super Saving Saturdays – 2nd June 2012

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What a difference a week makes! This time last week I remember writing to you from the comfort and luxury of the warmest, brightest spot of my back garden, sipping tea, watching the world roll by. Today, it’s raining. In fact, it’s pouring. The clouds are grey, the grass is damp and the Union Jacks are soggy – the Queens Jubiliee weekend is proving to be a wet one!

When the weather decides to take a turn for the worse, and it quite often does in the UK, I like to eat! Food comforts me, it keeps me warm and it makes me happy. Very, very happy! So, this week i’ve decided my Super Saving Saturday for the 2nd of June is going to be all about food, or more specifically, a quick peek at some of the fantastically frugal foodie tips that the lovely Kate has posted here over the years…

The best ever pasta for four – Less than £1 a head – rustle up a gorgeous family feast full of creamy goodness for less than £1 a head, it’s Kate’s best ever pasta dish!

Cheap meals – 5 mouth-wateringly good soup recipes – Soup is one of the easiest, tastiest and not to mention cheapest dinners to make! More often than not you can fling open your food cupboards, grab a handful of gorgeous ingredients and throw them all in a saucepan, turn the heat up, kick back for 15 minutes and voila, several bowls of the finest homemade soup in a flash! Well, if that sounds like your idea of a delicious meal, then be sure to check out these 5 deliciously tasty homemade soup recipes.

Save money on meat – Have a ‘vege day’ – Meat is very much a part of most peoples everyday diet, I know it is mine! But too much red meat is bad for your health, bad for the planet and bad for your bank balance! Good meat isn’t cheap, which ever way you look at it. So, if you want to make a change that does wonders for the planet, your health and you bank account, why not try going vegetarian for one day week? Here’s Kate with a mouth watering list of yummy, meat free recipes to ease you in to your new way of life!

Save cash and have a giggle with DIY pizza – I love pizza! Especially a nice big, piping hot one covered in cheese from Dominos! But, as delicious as they are, they’re not cheap, even on a Tuesday! So why not save the pennies and become a pizza chef for the evening in your own kitchen? And if you’ve got kids, this is something they are really going to enjoy. It’s cheap, it’s easy and it’s guaranteed to taste delicious!

And finally, in the spirit of this foodie themed round up, I wanted to include this extremely insightful ‘Foods are Fraud’ infographic from Frugal Dad. And whilst the UK may not be directly impacted by some of the issues raised in the graphic, the message is most definitely relevant! Be careful when paying over the top for expensive foods, you never truly know what your are getting for your money!

Have a fab weekend guys!

Jenny x

Source: http://frugaldad.com/fancy-food-frauds

Thanks to Michalina for the gorgeous stormy image

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Hi there, I’m Jenny, a brand new mum living in the heart of Essex with a passion for making the pounds look after themselves!

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