Eight Acres - the blog — frugal

Does growing vegetables save you money?

Oct 10 2017 1 Comment Tags: frugal, garden, simple, vegetables

Growing your own vegetables can save you money if you're smart about it, here's what I think you can do to get off to a good start....

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Pack your own lunch recipes - May 2017

May 31 2017 0 Comments Tags: frugal, lunch

Are you still with me?  Packing your own lunch and/or cooking in bulk to save money and avoid nasty takeaway food?

We always cook in bulk in the weekend and make all our lunches for the following week.  These are ideas for lunch or just bulk cooking.  You can find recipes from previous months here. I also share them on Instagram each Sunday or Monday night (you will also see them on the Facebook...

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Pack your own lunch recipes - April 2017

Apr 26 2017 0 Comments Tags: frugal, lunch, real food

More lunches to share with you.  We always cook in bulk in the weekend and make all our lunches for the following week.  These are ideas for lunch or just bulk cooking.  You can find more recipes in my January postFebruary post and March post. I also share them on Instagram each Sunday or Monday night (you will also see them on the Facebook page). I hope these posts are inspiring you to cook...

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Pack your own lunch recipes - March 2017

Mar 29 2017 0 Comments Tags: frugal, lunch, real food

This is my third post sharing our lunch recipes (you don't have to use them for lunch, they are just recipes that are easy to cook in bulk).  You can find more recipes in my January post and my February post. I also share them on Instagram each Sunday night (you will also see them on the Facebook page). And I'll post the recipes at the end of the month. I hope these posts are inspiring you to cook...

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Pack your own lunch recipes - February 2017

Feb 27 2017 0 Comments Tags: frugal, lunch

As I wrote back in January, I decided this year to share photos and recipes from our lunches so that you might be inspired to pack your own lunch too.  I also share them on Instagram each Sunday night (you will also see them on the Facebook page).  And I'll post the recipes at the end of the month.  

I'm not great at following recipes, and I'm also not good at writing them, because I tend to just...

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Pack your own lunch recipes - January 2017

Jan 30 2017 0 Comments Tags: frugal, lunch, real food

We take our own lunch to work every day because the only other option is the work canteen which is a) expensive and b) junk. We usually cook up a big batch of something like a casserole, stir fry, curry or roast, and make up individual servings to take to work each day (in glass containers). We eat the same lunch every day all week, and something different for dinner. This doesn't bother me, but...

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