This is where I write about the ordinary day-to-day goings on in our house as we live the Cheapskates way. I'll share the nitty gritty: cleaning and cooking, gardening and preserving, stockpiling and bargain hunting and anything else that make up my

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  • Cath's Meal Plan 17 - 23 April 2016
    on Apr 15, 2016 in Menu Planning
    This week we will be eating:Sunday: Roast LambMonday: Rissoles, vegetables and onion gravyTuesday: Devilled Chicken Wings over fried riceWednesday: HaystacksThursday: MOO PizzaFriday: Vegetable pies (made in the pie maker)Saturday: TacosIn the fruit...
  • The Week that Was 10th April 2016
    on Apr 10, 2016 in The Week that Was
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  • The Weeks that Were 04/04/2016
    on Apr 3, 2016 in The Week that Was
    Over the last few weeks I've:Caught the shower water and used it to water the pot plants.Cooked all our meals at home, using ingredients in the pantry, fridge and freezer.Ran the cooler only on the three days it was really necessary. The other days t...
  • Cath's Meal Plan 3 - 9 April 2016
    on Apr 1, 2016 in Menu Planning
    After a few weeks of glancing at the meal plan on the fridge and then making do, I think we're back on track!Hopefully this next week will see everything back to normal, including our meals. The meal plan proved so worthwhile, especially on the days...
  • Quick and Easy Oats for Breakfast
    on Mar 31, 2016 in Cheapskates Tip of the Day Cooking
    For winter porridge, I prefer to use whole oats rather than quick oats (as they are lower GI), but find that they always boil over in the microwave so I have to watch them constantly. However, I inadvertently discovered that if I give the whole oats...
  • Cath's Meal Plan 20 - 26 March 2016
    on Mar 17, 2016 in Menu Planning
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  • Cath's Meal Plan 13 - 19 March 2016
    on Mar 12, 2016 in Menu Planning
    Sorry for the late posting everyone, it's been a very hectic few days and going to get busier methinks. My mother collapsed on Thursday morning,she's had a mild heart attack and developed a severe infection and I've been with her at the hospital most...
  • Cath's Meal Plan 6 - 12 March 2016
    on Mar 3, 2016 in Menu Planning
    Corn fritters - cheap, quick, easy and tasty, just right for an easy dinnerWe are a family of four at the moment, so I've been able to cut back on serves. I've trimmed my recipes back to four serves instead of the five I usually make. This means we h...
  • 2016 31 Days of MOO No. 3 Rosemary SaltSmashed potatoes with rosemary salt, garnished with fresh rosemaryThis is one of my favourite ways to preserve the bright flavour of fresh rosemary. Rosemary salt takes about five minutes to make and can be stored indefinitely at room temperature. Tr...
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