My kitchen and I are waiting for pay day… Scotch Scallops just like mama used to make!

One of the things I remember most about being a child is being happy. I’m the small scraggly haired one with the questionable doll…. All three of us (my two older brothers and I) were immensely loved – even if our parents did dress us in some questionable knitwear – we never went hungry, ourRead more

My Kitchen and I are Waiting for Pay Day – Banana Bread on a Budget

Happiness is lots of things. Little Miss Vista’s smile and giggles. Mr Vista’s kisses when he gets home from work. Family time. Home. Garden… but yesterday… Happiness was – finding the ingredients to make one of your most favourite things in the cupboard when you are totally skint. The inspiration came earlier in the dayRead more

My kitchen and I are waiting for Pay Day…

Well ladies and gentlemen, that week is upon us again… yes, its interesting meal week! … an accurate visual of what my kitchen looks like from time to time… That week of the month when you try your hardest to make the staples of the pay day-big shop into the ingredients of a `normal` familyRead more

My Kitchen and I Are Waiting for Day day… Beef and Mushroom

Guilty! We usually get at least one take away per week. It used to be every blue moon until the wee one arrived, but now its just easier. No brainpower or cooking required, and minimal dishes. This weekend (and quite possibly every other weekend until November), we can’t afford a take away. So I amRead more

A Fresh Food start!

Just recently, I’ve found a few blogs that I absolutely LOVE to follow that I never even knew existed before. Two of those bloggers have written pieces on cooking for a family on a budget and have highlighted how much we really do waste food. Both Frugal Queen and Blethering Boys  have written several posts toRead more