Monday, March 7, 2011

me v's the kitchen

Well its no big suprise cooking is NOT my forte, i would much rather do the dishes than cook a wholesome meal for my family, luckily ABD is a masterchef in the making and will happily come home from work and whip up a 5 start meal however in the last week or so he has been working past the dreaded witching hour (the time between 4.30 and bedtime that you kids completely loose the plot, and i thankgod evryday that the children in the photo below do not belong to me)

so anywho moneys been non exisent tight of late and i have stumbled across so many cheap recipes and im talking below $10 that will feed a family of 5 and still have left overs for ABD to take to work for lunch
i though i would share with you what we had for dinner last night

sausage pasta bake

1 packet of sausages from woolies $3.79
1 packet of spiral pasta (i get the big homebrand packet so it does 2 meals)$1.15
1.tomato based pasta sauce,i got a raguletto garlic and red wine sauce for $1 at woolies yesterday
i use to buy the proper "pasta bake sauces" that are around $4 but was told by a friend thats its all the same,
frozen vegies i already had so around $1 was used
and shredded cheese, usually around $4.99 but like the pasta will get 2 or 3 meals out of so say $2.50 for this meal
you brown sausages,
cook pasta (cooks quicker in oven),
put pasta and vegies in baking tray,
mix sauce through,
cut up the sausages into little pieces mix through and add cheese and put into oven at about 200 degrees cook until cheese melts,
and there you go a quick, easy, cheap meal, that takes about 10 mins for prep time and 15-20 mins to cook, you could always prepare it through the day and then pop it into the oven just before you eat it
so my cheap meal comes in at $8.88 and was a 10/10 with the kids who all asked for 2nds


  1. Always hard to get something that pleases the kids - nice one Mum. Love the photo - so glad it's not my house(lol)

  2. i no i was actually really suprised, they usually roll their eyes (the boogger boys) and aske when daddy is ocmig home when i tell them im cooking lol
    i stumbled across that photo when an email was sent to me, about smiling even when we are having a bad day because there's always someone worse off hahahaha i think it sums up every mothers worse nightmare

  3. That looks delicious. I'm going to have to try that for sure.
    Meanwhile, at first glance I almost had a cardiac arrest because I thought they were your little people.
    Holy crap, I'm just glad that's not my place!!

  4. Hi Katie, I didn't realise I was already a follower of your blog until Scarlett mentioned it. Realising now it's because you're a member of Aussie Mummy Bloggers :)