Cheap and filling spuds for this week’s budget meals

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I found a very promising potato cook book in the charity shop this morning for 50p, all about cooking with potatoes. Spuds are delicious in so many forms. I am hoping this makes me a bit more adventurous when using this very cheap and filling ingredient.  Going to use some of these for our budget meals this week and in the coming weeks.

This week’s budget meals


Fish pie. We have all three daughters here for this. I am using cheap frozen blocks of cod with a few prawns and some hard boiled eggs, topped with a creamy sauce and finally mashed potatoes. We will have this with kale.


No cooking today. We are off to my sister’s house to see my nephew. He lives in Thailand now and we haven’t seen him for three years. We are all so looking forward to catching up.


Vegetable burgers with home made chips cooked in the air fryer and salad. I  tried some from Amy’s Kitchen, but I have to say I am not keen on the taste or the texture. They are incredibly bland. Still they will be fine with some ketchup, hopefully. I can’t waste them!


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Potato curry from my bargain potato cookery book. The recipe calls for cauliflower. I can’t stomach this sadly, so I will replace it with broccoli to add some colour and nutrition. Mr S loves a curry. We will eat this with poppadoms and mango chutney.


Spanish tortilla and salad. Again, I will use the recipe in my potato book.

Thursday and Friday

Macaroni cheese with lots of vegetables. This is a quick and easy after work supper. I will make double quantity and have the same on Friday, as I am bound to be tired at the end of the week.

budget meals

This is a relatively easy week of budget meals. The fibromyalgia is still playing up and I still have a lot of pain in my shoulder, so I am taking it easy. What are you planning to eat this week?

This week I am linking up with Katy Kicker. If you want more ideas on meal planning and saving money, take a look at her blog. For more of my frugal recipe ideas, see here.

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9 thoughts on “Cheap and filling spuds for this week’s budget meals

  1. You have reminded me that I have a book of potato recipes that we bought years ago from a book club. Haven’t used it for a while so will have a browse. Used some chicken pieces from the freezer today marinated then roast and served with potato and sweet potato wedges and runner beans.

  2. Some great meals there, Jane. Never thought of making a curry with potatoes and cauliflower. We actually like cauliflower but it’s usually made into a cauliflower and leek cheese, or a cauliflower soup. We are eating a lot of fish of late, gone right of meat (all kinds of meat, not just red meat.)
    Margaret P

  3. I actually do have a cookbook like this – all different ways to use potatoes! I bought 10 pounds of potatoes this week as a bag was on for $1.50 – about One Pound – they were lovely new ones with very thin skins. I haven’t had many potatoes at all over the past few months as I’ve been eating very low carb and it was too hot to cook much anyway – but I couldn’t pass up that kind of deal.
    I boiled & mashed a whole pile this morning and then made 6 large salmon cakes using a large can of pink salmon – they are in the freezer and I will have two later in the week with salad for two meals.
    This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving and a friend had 6 of us over for a traditional turkey dinner today – it was delicious. She also sent everyone home with turkey leftovers so I will be eating that for dinner after church tomorrow.
    I also used the mashed potatoes to make a shepherd’s pie this morning and it’s in the fridge to be served on Monday & Tuesday for a main meal lunch with extra veg. I’m going to a potluck dinner on Tuesday night so mashed potatoes will be coming along together with some sweet potatoes and carrots & brussels sprouts done in maple syrup.
    Wednesday will probably be just scrambled eggs after so many meat & potato meals.

  4. I really need to start using more potatoes! I absolutely love them and like you say they are so budget friendly and yet Im always at a loss at what to do as my cooking skills are terrible haha

  5. All of your meals sound so good.
    The Potato curry sounds fantastic. I think I would pass on the cauliflower too.
    Have a good week and I hope you can get some rest x

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