Saturday, 6 November 2010

Bonfire Night!!

As the weather was so bad yesterday  we are having our fireworks today!  I just swapped the menu around so it was no big deal....The pizza, wedges and garlic bread(all homemade) were a big hit, low fat and tasty!!

Today has been a money saving day too.  As it is going to be a big family affair we have all put £10 in and we will have huge, wonderful fireworks display care of my husband, brother and dad!!! Also my mum and aunty will be taking care of the food!!! Everyone's a winner!!  But the very best thing about tonight is I will be surrounded by probably 18 members of my family!  What could be better than that!

We had the no electronics day yesterday which was a success....we played our own version of pictionary using a whiteboard and dry-wipe markers!!! (so another money saving made on a board game!!!)then the children went up to bed and read a book before going to bed.  What I did notice is that they seemed to go off to sleep much easier and quicker and we spent some quality time as a family so the benefits have been numerous.  I am going to make this a regular occurence.

Here is another recipe that I tried recently and may be worth trying:

Creamy Salmon Pasta (for 2 people)

2 pieces of defrosted salmon(£6 for a bag of 8-not all perfect exact same sizes) £1.50
400g pasta(dry)(44p)
1 bag of steamed vegetables(£3 for 3 bags(containing 4) ) - 25p
2 heaped tablespoons of low fat garlic & herb or chive philidelphia cheese -£1 a tub- approx 66p

Boil the pasta until soft
At the same time grill salmon on a medium/low grill.
When it looks like the salmon is almost cooked microwave the steamed vegetables.
Drain pasta and place back into the saucepan, break up the salmon into flakes and toss into the saucepan
Put the vegetables into the saucepan and mix well.
Finally add the cheese and mix thoroughly.
Serve straightaway

This is a delicious, healthy, lowish fat meal that cost about £2.50 to make and is 15-20mins to make so it's ecomomical on your purse/wallet and your time too.

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