January is here and I can’t think of a month that is more in need of some credit crunching recipes! Our belts are the tightest they’ve ever been so I’m relying on you all for some fabulous thrifty recipes this month. Personally I’d like to see more vegetarian and healthy recipes after the excesses of Christmas but you can enter any type of recipe, just a long as it’s frugal!
To entice you to enter Helen and I have a prize to give away to one randon lucky entrant (UK delivery only), Jack Monroe’s new book A Girl Called Jack 100 Budget Busting, Delicious Recipes which will be published in March (sadly I can’t enter the draw)! I first came across Jack in a Waitrose magazine article last year about her blog and her book deal and have watched her blossoming career flourish to the heady heights it has now reached. I think it’s hard to open a newspaper or switch the TV on without seeing Jack these days. She is a total inspiration for the way that she has managed to turn her life around from the depths of financial despair as a single mum by just being herself and doing what she’s good at. Every cloud does indeed have a silver lining and we must never forget this!
So on to the challenge, if you’re not familiar with it, it’s all about sharing how you can spend less or save money whilst still enjoying great food. Things to enter 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 that is vaguely food related. There are a few rules:
- Please link to the Credit Crunch Munch pages on mine and Helen’s blogs
- Please link to the current host (well that’s me anyway)
- Please use the Credit Crunch Munch Badge
- Tweet using #creditcrunchmunch
Closing date – last day of the month – so 31 January 2014.
By entering you are agreeing to let us use an image from your entry on this site, and to pin to Pinterest.
Please be respectful of other people’s copyright when blogging. But feel free to Send to as many other events as you like, let’s help everyone save money!
As there is no linky this month simply enter by putting your link in the comments box below. We’re looking for guest hosts, so please mail Helen you are interested. helen at fussfreeflavours dot com or you can tweet myself & Helen if that’s easier:-)