Category Archives: Cheap and Cheerful

Tilly’s Chilli

When it comes to planning for a week of dinners I sometimes find it a good move to ask the kids for suggestions.  That way there is a small guarantee that the meals will be eaten.  I usually pull out … Continue reading

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Lemon And Herb Spaghetti

My kids have always been hit or miss when it comes to serving pasta and it has been a long time since I served it for dinner.  In the last couple of weeks we have had it twice and most … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap and Cheerful, Family Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian | 5 Comments

Spicy BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Our BBQ has been getting a good workout now the weather is warming up.  This is a very easy spice mix that I use for chicken drumsticks and the kids all love it.  The ‘spicy’ bit isn’t so much heat … Continue reading

Posted in BBQ, Cheap and Cheerful, Family Dinner, Feeding A Crowd | 7 Comments

Carrot Soup

There are so many variations of carrot soup – creamy, spicy, curried, caramelised etc.  I would say this is a creamy carrot soup which is more appealing to my kids but it wouldn’t be my favourite version.  I knew that … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap and Cheerful, Family Dinner, Kids In The Kitchen, Lunch, Soup, Vegetarian | 6 Comments

The Better Flour Tortillas

A couple of years ago I posted up a Donna Hay recipe for Flour Tortillas.  It takes a bit of time to work the butter into the flour but the water measurements were way off. I would add half the … Continue reading

Posted in Basics, Bread, Cheap and Cheerful, Family Dinner, Kids In The Kitchen, School Lunches | 12 Comments

Crostini

Here I am, lounging about on a Sunday evening with the baseball on in the background.  I know nothing about baseball but when it seems that everywhere here is gripped with San Francisco Giants fever, it is hard to ignore.  … Continue reading

Posted in Afternoon Tea, Basics, Bread, Cheap and Cheerful, Entertaining, School Lunches | 4 Comments

Quick Chicken Tacos

We have started our search for our more permanent accommodation here is Silicone Valley.  Tonight we put in an application on a 3 bedroom townhouse which I fear may be a little squishy, however, it is in a beautiful area, … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap and Cheerful, Family Dinner, Kids In The Kitchen | 13 Comments

Breakfast Baked Eggs

For the last year, or thereabouts, this simple little dish has been a family weekend breakfast favourite.  It can be made for just one or for a crowd, if you have enough ramekins, with minimal effort. Just scatter some thinly … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Cheap and Cheerful, Feeding A Crowd | 7 Comments

Pavlova For A Crowd

Christmas has been and gone and we have returned from our holiday up in Far North Queensland at Joel’s parents’ farm.  Joel and I got to sleep in every single morning so it was truly a holiday.  The kids got … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap and Cheerful, Christmas, Dessert, Feeding A Crowd | 4 Comments

Mediterranean Roast Capsicum

It never ceases to amaze me how just a handful of ingredients, that are fresh and in season, can be cooked so simply and be so incredibly delicious.   This simple dish of halved capsicums, stuffed with peeled, ripe tomatoes, … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap and Cheerful, Sides, Vegetarian | 1 Comment