I love cooking, but I know not everyone shares my enjoyment. The recipes I post are usually budget-friendly, quick and easy. Unless otherwise indicated, they feed 4 people. They are tried and tested. Hopefully, there is something for you to enjoy. Bon Appetite!
Couponing is big business in the U.S.A for both the wholesaler, retailer and the consumer. Does South Africa offer coupons? How do you use the ones we have?
This New Year I come clean about my debts and also what I am doing to get out of debt. Follow along as I work with Phumele Ndumo of ThuthukaSA.
Cleaning schedule This is my first checklist, it covers daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual cleaning tasks. I welcome feedback please, as it is my first printable. Suggestions and ideas of more printable’s are also welcome.
Bad habits build clutter. In everyday life, we often put off today what we feel we can do tomorrow. In terms of household management, this is a bad habit.
Leaving home. I am leaving home for a few days. I have the privilege of going to work in a kitchen at a 5-star luxury resort for a few days. Now leaving home for 3 days shouldn’t be a problem when I have 2 teenage children and 2 adult children, my husband and a domestic worker, but it is.
Eggs. Eggs are another must have item. Not only are they great for breakfast on their own or with toast. Eggs are used in a variety of ways from breakfast all the way to dinner and having been reinvented from the 70’s devilled eggs to a more modern, deep fried, crumbed version.
This recipe is best in a slow cooker but can be done on the stove. Ingredients Meat or chicken for cooking (even the toughest cuts come out as soft as butter) 125 ml pure apple juice or orange juice per kg of meat or chicken 1 sticks of cinnamon per kg of meat or […]
I Plan so you don’t have to I plan your meals and do your grocery shopping for you. Schedule a meeting What is I plan We meet at your home, discuss your families needs, likes and dislikes. What type of meals you prefer and your shopping preferences. I plan your monthly menu and then do […]
Checkers get you to spend in a good way! Now this is a campaign I can truly say, go spend your money there! Once this campaign is over you will continue to save as the seeds continue to propagate.
My husband collects magazines, invoices, electronic equipment and tools. A couple of years ago I got a bee in my bonnet and did a fairly large clear out of the magazines, some as old as 5 years, still in their sealed plastic sleeves.
Dal Makhani, a deliciously rich and filling, warm, winter, vegetarian meal. Relatively budget-friendly, so worth the time it took to make.
Here are 10 reasons to grocery shop on line. In June 2015 I started this blog and in the first article I spoke about how much I saved with online shopping.
It's Freedom Day in South Africa. Have you given a thought to the role you play on this day and into the future? What does freedom mean to you?
Monthly meal plan. This is a subscription service for meal planning. You will receive a monthly dinner meal plan (via email) for Mon-Fri, this includes the recipes and the grocery list.
Kashering your life, making living life easier. This blog is for anyone who feels that they need some assistance with household organisation and planning.
Load shedding is a reality in South Africa. It is what it is! When your suburb goes dark, what do you do? Do you complain or do you use the opportunity of being disconnected from technology to reconnect with your family?
South Africa doesn’t coupon! We are far too advanced for that! We use apps! Most South Africans haven’t got time to sit and cut out coupons.
250 gm salted herring 125 ml oil 125 ml sugar 250 ml vinegar (brown makes a richer colour, but for pesach I use white) 250 ml tomato sauce 1 1/2 cups of diced apple (I use red) 1 1/2 cups of finely diced onion Cut herrings into bite size pieces. Mix all the ingredients together and […]
Can you be a hoarder? Covid-19 can cause you to hoard more than usual, this is because the fear that items won't be available is real
1. Set a S.M.A.R.T goal. Goal setting is used in many areas of our life whether school, work or even life plans. Choosing the right goal is what makes the difference.
Clutter is insidious, it can creep in slowly. Overtime you begin to collect things and somehow never get rid of anything. It can start small and then take over.
Mince With a large family to feed, mincemeat is a must as this is cheap meat that is easily stretched. Until I adjusted my recipe from the traditional mince to my basic recipe, I was using up to 1,5kg of mince per meal. By adding a can of sugar beans I can get away with […]
Envelope budgeting has been around for years. There is a good chance that if you asked an older family member they will have either done it or heard about it.
Horseradish or Chrain, is a staple accompaniment to gefilte fish or even roast beef, when mixed with mayonnaise it makes a great spicy spread
Pesach 2020 is different from all other years for most Jews around the world. We are for the most part unable to share it with extended family and friends.
Mac and Cheese is a firm family favourite in just about any family. I like to use the opportunity to throw in a vegetable or two, hence the surprise! You never know what you’ll get. Feed 6-8 people Pre heat oven to 180 C 500 g macaroni 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp flour 500 ml […]
Setting up a morning routine is essential to getting your day started with ease. Here are 20 tips to make your mornings more manageable
I also chose to buy stationery from the cheapest places I could find, since I know that about 90% of it won’t last the year. We go through each pencil case and school bag, every drawer and cupboard and even through the rooms of my two eldest who are finished school!
Your 2 hour private session has been provisionally booked. Please note that payment is required as confirmation (pay button at the bottom of this page). Your session is R 600 and includes the following worksheets to complete at home, prior to your session. Family meals worksheet- This is where you get an idea of what […]
The diet plan. A 7 day meal plan is included in practically every diet known to woman kind and a few men. Almost all diets come with a meal plan
Serves 4 – 6 Cooking time 30 minutes 1 cup uncooked rice 2 cups water 1 tsp chicken stock powder 1 box Fry’s chicken style strips 30 ml oil for frying 250g fresh button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 pepper of your choice (I like red, the green and yellow work just as well) 40 […]
This is a really easy recipe. 2 chickens cut into pieces 10 baby potatoes (skin on) 3 tomatoes quartered 2 onions sliced 2-3 cloves of garlic 1 pkt minestrone soup (or pkt soup of your choice) 700 ml water Method Brown your chicken pieces (or not, I don’t) and place them in the pot. Sprinkle […]
Delicious, easy and healthier than takeout. This has become a staple on my meal plan each month. Type: Main Course Cuisine: Chinese Keywords: Chinese, Chicken, Stir-fry, Chow mein Recipe Yield: 4 Preparation Time: 15M Cooking Time: 15M Total Time: 30M
I am Adrienne and my blog is about meal and menu planning. This page is bout how I came to start my blog and how it is growing every month into a business.