Homemade Macaroni Cheese….


I have just made macaroni cheese from scratch for the first time and everyone (even Master Frugal) loved it! That doesn't happen often in this house.I am feeling like a real Domestic Goddess at the moment, although I'm sure that won't last long as I have loads of jobs to do before the kids go to bed.Here's my recipe:300g (ish) Macaroni800ml Milk50g Butter50g Plain flour300g Grated CheeseHamWhile you are cooking the macaroni in one pan, melt the butter in another. When the butter has melted, mix in the flour and stir it for a few minutes. Gradually mix in the milk and keep stirring until it … [Read more...]

Websites Suitable for Children

Miss Frugal is very into my laptop at the moment as she got a pink diamante studded mouse for Christmas with a Bratz doll. The doll itself was very strange and comes with several interchangeable heads but thats another story.Anyway, she loves to play on here but as she is only seven she only goes on the sites that I bring up for her (dreading when she gets a bit older and wants to do it herself) and we generally look at them together but...... We are both getting a bit bored of CBeebies which used to be her favourite and I am struggling to find new sites that are suitable for her and easy for … [Read more...]

The First Frugal Meal Plan….

Welcome to week one in the new and improved Frugal household.... (I am starting early as I need to do my shopping tomorrow) My weekly budget is £50 but I think I am well within that for this week. Thursday Lunch - Soup Tea - Home made macaroni cheese with gammon Friday Lunch - Roast chicken, yorkshire puddings, roasties and veg Tea - Picky buffet tea Saturday Lunch - Beans on toast Tea - Jambalaya for the grown ups and home made pizza and garlic bread for the kids Sunday Lunch - Crumpets Tea - Home made lasagne Monday Lunch - Home made quiche Tea - Toad in the … [Read more...]

New Years Resolutions….

My New Years Resolutions:Make a weekly meal plan and stick to it - saving both time and money!Only set foot in Morrisons once a week.Enrol in a digital photography course so that I can make the best use of my new toy ;-)Stick to our monthly budget.Lose weight (well it wouldn't be a New Years Resolutions list without this one would it?)Keep in touch with friends who I don't see often.Do at least one crafty activity with the kids every week.Shave my legs at least once a week!!! This is my personal favourite as it means I get to have the occasional relaxing bath. Normally as soon as my toe … [Read more...]