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Old 09-04-2009, 11:38 AM   #1
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CC cooking on a budget in a small kitchen

Here is my kitchen and some recipies of low budget food

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Old 09-04-2009, 11:43 AM   #2
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The pictures are of my kitchen where i do all my cooking. it is situated in a council bungalow in the UK.

First picture is a view from the door with the washer and the kettle
Secund picture is the gas cooker.
Third picture is showing the larder i store all dry goods.
Fourth picture is a bench hubby made for me for prepairinmd and dishing up.
Fifth picture is of my slow cooker and my steamer
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:55 AM   #3
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Low budget cooking in close quarters is indeed a challenging
art form....I invision many a tasty meal coming out of yours.
I prefer a gas stove but I'm stuck with electric..I envy...BH51.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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Hiya BH i have a gas coker yes. WE had one when we moves and they had to re route the gas pipe so we could hook it up.

Will take pictures of our dinners tonight.

Estamated cost of our dinner tonight is about £2, yes for the two.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:52 AM   #5
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Is that a slow cooker a.k.a. the budget cooks best friend, on the left of the last picture? Mine saved my life when I lost my job as was without an income for nearly 3 months!
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:26 AM   #6
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Yes it is a slow cooker. We are on a budget and it is invalueble. Cook a lot of food in it. Curry turn out really good in it.

I make curry with different sort of meat i have leftover or tofu.

Hubby made me some more work space in the kitchen wihich is great. Have more space now even though my kitchen is small I can make 3 course meal without a problem and without it stretching our budget too much. We grow lot of our vegetable ourselves and get meat cheap. We are going to start fishing for our fish since we live ina fishing town so that will help keep cost down.

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Old 11-07-2009, 09:47 PM   #7
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I have a small kitchen and have grown to love it. I do have more counter space than you do though. I love having everything within a few steps from any station.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:35 PM   #8
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I buy a lot of pre-cooked whole chickens, and I also buy bulk and then freeze food into portions.
I have a small kitchen as well, the pre-portions help so I only have to cook what I need at 1 time.
I also keep my big kitchen in my basment so I have more space. I just go down and get it when I need it.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:36 PM   #9
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oops. I meant to say "I also keep my big kitchen EQUIPMENT in my basement". Not my big kitchen. hahahaha
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:29 AM   #10
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I have grown to love my small kitchen and I also buy portions of meat and freeze them in portions. I wrap them in cling film so they are sealed and don't get freezer burn, or small freezer bags I get cheap from £shop or similar shops. i have managed to learn to cook for 2 no, used to cook for 6, 2 adults and 4 growing kids, a big difference but then I had a bigger kitchen.

I have a storage for my equipment out in the passageway from the front door to the backdoor and back garden. It is 6.5'x7' and has a big tall fridge, a big tall freezer and a small table top freezer. I store everything there I don't use on a daily basis.

In the prosess of getting sorted with everything, moved in in feb, and haven't really gotten sorted yet. Growing lot of veg for food and love it.

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