It’s October so we’re well into Autumn and heading on our way to Halloween. I do love this time off year, the rustle of leaves, the golden colours, pumpkins, it’s all so warming. So for October’s Credit Crunch Munch I’d love to see your autumnal dishes but as usual you can enter any thrifty recipes. Do share the love and visit a few of the other blogs in the linky and leave a comment with the #CreditCrunchMunch tag. Helen and I love sharing your entries on Twitter so do tag us using #CreditCrunchMunch too. If you haven’t seen the September round-up head over to Fuss Free Flavours to see the 22 delicious entries we received!
To kick off the proceedings I am entering this Cheat’s Fat Free French Onion Soup which we had yesterday and has only 3 ingredients! I had no intention of posting this and can’t actually take credit for it as it was my hubby’s idea! It tasted so good I took a couple of snaps for instagram but then thought if we enjoyed it then I’m sure you would and it’s so ridiculously easy too. I’d bought a tub of reduced red onions for 1p so needing to use them up and wanting something warming for lunch this soup came about. No fuss, barely any mess as I used our soup maker and so tasty from just some red onions and 2 different types of stock – we’ll be having this again and my son who is a huge fan of French Onion Soup also loved it when he tried it later!
Cheat's Fat Free French Onion Soup & October's Credit Crunch Munch
- 320 g Red onion sliced or dicedj (I used a tub)
- 500 mls Beef stock I used a stock pot
- 400 mls French onion stock I used a Kallo stock cube
- If using a soup maker place all the ingredients into it adding stock up to the maximum level and set to chunky soup setting.
- If using the hob, place all the ingredients into a pan, bring to the boil and then simmer under a lid for 20 minutes.
- Blend, leaving a bit of texture and serve with crusty bread.
So back to ideas for Credit Crunch Munch, money saving topics could be:-
- Dishes using cheaper ingredients – cheap cuts of meat or vegetarian
- Meals using leftovers
- Meals using up the ends of packets
- Substitutions of cheaper ingredients
- Packed lunches
- Meals that use less energy to cook
- Pressure cooking
- Slow cooking
- Faster cooking – less oven time for example
- Batch cooking for the freezer
- Sustainable foods
- Food you have grown yourself
- Meals from reduced food in the supermarket
CREDIT CRUNCH MUNCH
To take part, simply blog about any money saving idea or recipe that is vaguely food related. We do a full round up so I will be mentioning all the recipes that are submitted.
There are a few rules
Please link to this post, and the Credit Crunch Munch page on Fuss Free Flavours.
Please use the Credit Crunch Munch Badge
Closing date – last day of the month – 31st October 2015
You are welcome to link up one or two old posts, but please republish them
By entering you are agreeing to let us use an image from your entry on this site, and to pin to Pinterest
If blogging a recipe from elsewhere on the internet or a book please be mindful of copyright
But feel free to send to as many other events as you like, let’s help everyone save money!
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We look forward to seeing your entries!