Easy sticky BBQ ribs

Easy sticky BBQ ribs - Perfect midweek meal

The kids love sticky ribs and these didn't disappoint. I was fortunate enough to find two packs in the yellow sticker section of the supermarket for £1.87 each. Originally I planned to do an Asian style meal with them but changed my mind at the last minute. This easy sticky BBQ ribs recipe only took about 5 minutes to prepare and was very easy to cook.


Hot Roast Asparagus & Potato Salad

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A short while ago I was sent the recipe book and Diary from The Diary Diary team. As soon as I opened the package, I was thrown straight back to my childhood. every year around Christmas time, my mum would get these delivered with her special Christmas delivery from the milkman.

I can honestly say that I didn't know that they were still producing them. But was pleasantly surprised how good they were. On top of a week to page diary, you get some amazing recipes to try in the actual diary and the recipe book is full of some wonderful recipe ideas for the family.

There is a range of mouth-watering breakfasts, lunches and weekday meals and to top it off some lovely weekend specials.

All of the recipes are fairly easy to follow and the ones that we have tried have been delicious. The recipe that I am doing today was very popular in our house and even got the kids eating asparagus! It took no time to prepare and less than half an hour to cook, so perfect after a day of home learning.


Chicken Wings Recipe

Easy Chicken Wings Recipe

Chicken Wings Recipe - The kids kids had been going on at me for a while about having sticky chicken wings again. So, I grabbed some out of the freezer in the morning. This was a new recipe for me and really easy to prepare and tasted amazing.


Thai chicken recipe

Thai peanut chicken recipe

This Thai chicken recipe was a real crowd pleaser with the kids. It was really easy to prepare and because I would using the slow cooker it just cooked itself.

It was great to be able to chuck some stuff in the slow cooker and not have to worry about cooking in the evening. Which has also meant that we have got to enjoy the school holiday to the max.


Chinese Chicken with Hoisin Sauce

Chinese chicken with hoisin Sauce | Cheating Chinese wraps

Chinese Chicken with Hoisin Sauce - A budget version of Crispy Duck Pancakes. I actually purchased a large chicken for £2.05 in the yellow sticker section. Although if you have some chicken left from a Sunday roast you can use that.

Even with a chicken included in the price this came in at around £4.70, so still under the £5.00 budget.

The timings below don't include the chicken roasting time, so remember to include that in your calculations if you need to roast one.


Easy Sticky and Sweet Pork Ribs

Easy Fall Off The Bone Sticky and Sweet Pork Ribs

The kids had been on at me for a while to have pork ribs again. So tonight's meal was going to be sticky and sweet pork ribs, still on the rack and it didn't disappoint.

Pork ribs, do take a while to cook. However, this recipe takes no time to prepare, leaving you more time to relax while the oven does the work.

I didn't price up this recipe because we were given the pork ribs by a neighbour. I have seen them in the yellow sticker section of the supermarket, but realistically we probably wouldn't have had these if we needed to pay the full price. So tonight's meal was a bit of a treat.

If you like this recipe and want to see more delicious and affordable recipes make sure you head over to the main recipe page here


Easy Prawn Jalfrezi Recipe

Easy Prawn Jalfrezi Recipe

My favourite dish from my local Indian Take away is a Jalfrezi. I have always wanted to make it. So with the kids at their Mums for the weekend, tonight was the night.

On my way home from work I picked up all the required ingredients and even got lucky and found a pack of fresh prawns in the yellow sticker section reduced down to £1.20. So Prawn Jalfrezi it was.

This easy prawn jalfrezi recipe could easily be upscaled for more people by slightly tweaking the ingredients.


chicken rolled in bacon

Garlic cheese Chicken Roll

Going back to the 80's today with this one and using soft cheese with herbs for this delicious bacon and chicken roll. Well under a fiver with yellow sticker chicken breast.

Chicken wrapped in pancetta with a garlic and herb centre, on a bed of pureed potato with a chicken jus, served with honey glazed puree carrots. OR, as it's known in my house; chicken wrapped in bacon with mash potato, chicken gravy and mashed carrots.