Month: July 2015

RECIPES: Entertaining on a budget

I love entertaining and feeding people. If I had my way we’d be dining on lobsters and venison and all sorts of weird and wonderful ingredients because I like to try new recipes and experiment. But invariably they come with a hefty price tag and at the moment that’s not a price tag we can afford. So I wanted to write a few entries here and there about entertaining on a budget, and how by utilising things you already have in your fridge/freezer/store cupboard it’s possible to put together menus that are tasty but don’t break the bank.  Obviously these are based on what I already have in MY house, but hopefully they might provide some inspiration (as well as some favourite recipes). The first is for a dinner party for 6 people, achieved on just £20, with some extras for my toddler. MENU: Canapé – Meatballs with spicy tomato sauce, grated parmesan and basil on canapé spoons. Starter – Pesto and mozzarella bruschetta with watercress and a honey and balsamic drizzle. Main – Fennel …