Family Friendly Frugal Meals – Jambalaya

family frugal meals

Well it's been a while since I've sat down and done a proper meal plan, in fact, I don't think I've done one since before the kids broke up for the Summer holidays and I've been looking forward to getting back into it.  As the kids aren't back to school until next week, I'm having a bit of a lazy week with my meal plan.  I made easy mince and dumplings yesterday in the slow cooker and I'll add a bit of mash to the top of the leftovers of the mince from that to make an easy cottage pie for Wednesday.  Thursday is chilli, cheese wraps using some of last weeks leftover chilli or if I really … [Read more...]


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Remember Buddy, my Bichon Frise puppy?  Well he's nine months old now and he's my little buddy (See what I did there?  Buddy is my buddy ;-)).  He sleeps on the floor on my side of the bed and in the morning when my alarm goes off, he jumps on the bed for a cuddle.  He follows me around while I get ready then he goes back to bed and sleeps on Mr Frugal's side until he wakes up.  He snuggles up with me on a night when we're watching TV and even now, he's sat resting his head on my knee, snoring while I tweet.  He's been the perfect addition to our family and I'm so pleased we finally … [Read more...]


blue sky day

  Take one beautiful, blue sky day....    ....Add one pair of very dirty feet....     ....The result is one tired but very happy little boy.     … [Read more...]

A Day at Lightwater Valley….

lightwater valley

Last Sunday, when the sun shined for the first time in a week, we took the kidsand one of Miss Frugal's friends to Lightwater Valley for the day and had a fantastic time.  Unlike previous visits to theme parks, Miss Frugal wanted to go on everything which is fantastic because I don't really do rides and Master Frugal certainly doesn't so now she can go on the big rides with her dad while we get to watch them squealing their way round them all.   Her friend bless her didn't really like the big rides but she was determined to try everything and I have some brilliant photos of her face on some of … [Read more...]