Sometimes being a blogger can be amazing, however there are times where the sheer amount of random stuff in your fridge/cupboard can be overwhelming! You have stuff for a recipe that you need for a client, food that you know the kids will eat and the usual basics to get you through the week without having to go to the shops every five minutes! Every so often it feels like your cupboards/fridge are bursting and something needs to be done about it.
Therefore, I am very pleased to be hosting #creditcrunchmunch for Helen and Camilla this month. Thomas is at the moment a very picky three year old when it comes to food and knows what he likes and when he wants it. He likes vegetables but is very selective as to which ones he likes. I decided to make mini fridge emptying omelettes with Thomas thinking that if he made them, he might actually try and eat some. I let Thomas fry the onion, whisk the eggs and everything together and try to grate some cheese. He really enjoyed making them but as per usual, when it came to eating Thomas was not sure. Daniel loved them though and I am sure I will make them again, even if only using for Daniel. I used a silicone cupcake tray with extra oil to prevent them from sticking, however they still did. I think I might cook them in paper cupcake cases next time, unless anyone has any other suggestions?
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- ⅔ small onions or 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 10 large eggs
- Any vegetables/cheese/ham etc that you need using up (I used ham, frozen peas, cheese and drained tinned sweet corn)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
- Fry the onion, in the vegetable oil until softened but not browned. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly
- Whisk the eggs together briskly and then add in the other ingredients. Stir lightly to combine
- Divide the mixture equally between the cupcake moulds and then bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes until puffed up and golden. Serve warm or allow to cool and use for lunch boxes/after school snacks etc.
Credit Crunch Munch!
Some ideas for recipes to send to Credit Crunch Munch this month:
What have you got in your fridge or cupboard that needs using up this month? Let’s start Spring with an empty cupboard/fridge!
The usual inspiration list for Credit Crunch Munch is below
- Dishes using cheaper ingredients – cheap cuts of meat or vegetarian
- Meals using leftovers
- Meals using up the ends of packets
- Substitutions of cheaper ingredients
- Packed lunches
- Meals that use less energy to cook
- Pressure cooking
- Slow cooking
- Faster cooking – less oven time for example
- Batch cooking for the freezer
- Sustainable foods
- Food you have grown yourself
- Meals from reduced food in the supermarket
Last month’s round up is here
Credit Crunch Munch Rules
To take part, simply blog about any money saving idea that is vaguely food related, I am keen to hear what ingredients that you have been using up this month, especially those that are hanging round in your fridge/cupboard! I will do a full round up so I will be mentioning all the recipes that are submitted.
There are a few rules
- Please link to the Credit Crunch Munch pages on Fuss Free Flavours (http://fussfreeflavours.com/credit-crunch-munch/ ) and Fab Food 4 All (http://www.fabfood4all.co.uk/credit-crunch-munch/ )
- Please link to the this post announcing the current challenge
- Please use the Credit Crunch Munch Badge below
- Tweet using #creditcrunchmunch
- Closing date is the last day of the month – Tuesday 31st March
- You are welcome to link up one or two old posts, but please republish them
- By entering you are agreeing to let us use an image from your entry on this site, and to pin to Pinterest
- If blogging a recipe from elsewhere on the internet or a book please be mindful of copyright
But feel free to
- Send to as many other events as you like, let’s help everyone save money!
Tell me about your money saving ideas on the linky below!
Helen and Camilla are looking for guest hosts later in the year, so please email Helen if you are interested. helen at fussfreeflavours dot com
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