I was looking through my old recipe scrap book the other day and came across a couple of sheets of paper torn out of a note book.
Written on these were lists of dinners from years ago when there was five of us.
Tom has had a lot of illness during his life and we were often short of cash and so I had to be really organised with the meals.
With 5 to feed I had to make everything from scratch as it was cheaper. No fish fingers or frozen meals then for us.
You'll notice things like Heart Stew, Liver and Bacon and Kidney Saute.
These were the kind of meals that were really cheap then in the 60's,70's and first part of the 80's.
I laughed when I saw the Mackeral Parcel, my daughter has never forgot this one, she hated it.
But it was lovely, and everyone else like it.
Somewhere there is a list of puddings, I must look it out.
Rice pud, jelly flan, individual milk jellies are some that come to mind.
All this coupled with lots of home made cakes meant that we always ate well no matter how short of cash we were and the kids look back on it fondly.
Well, all apart from the Mackeral Parcel. lol