Category Archives: Low-cost meals

Low cost winter meals

The winter chill has set in so we thought it time to revisit the best of the oily rag tips about low-cost tummy-warming winter meals. Thrifty from Whangarei writes, “I bought an old cast-iron casserole dish with a lid from a garage sale for just a few dollars, and now I make delicious and inexpensive […]

M.E., Auckland.

Buy fresh or frozen whole chickens on special and cut them up yourself. It is so easy, and you get 2 full chicken breasts, 2 thighs, 2 wings, 2 drumsticks and a carcass for chicken stew and dumplings. Cooking for one, a chicken can last me up to two weeks. I also get 3 servings […]

B.W., Auckland.

This recipe is quick and easy to make and is yummy too. For a family of four, you will need: a regular can of baked beans, 4 to 6 cooked sausages, sliced thinly, a bell pepper, diced (you could use 1/2 red pepper and 1/2 green pepper for added colour), and some lettuce leaves (stacked […]