Slowcooker Chicken and Veg Soup.

Who doesn’t love coming home to a steaming bowl of home made soup? I know I do, here’s a cheap, quick and tasty recipe.


You’ll Need

  1. Slowcooker
  2. 1800ml chicken stock (ready made or home made)
  3. Cheap chicken cuts (Aldi chicken thighs £1.69) I used 4.
  4. 2 onions
  5. 2 carrots
  6. Salt and pepper to taste


  1.  Chop onions to your preference
  2.  Add onions, chicken and stock to slow cooker
  3.  Cook on high for 2.5-3hours
  4. Remove chicken, ensuring it’s cooked through
  5.  Shred chicken, taking care to remove bones and return to the cooker
  6.  Grate the carrots and add
  7.  Cook on low for 1-1.5hours
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

This is a firm favourite in my household and it is so quick and easy to make. I love being able to toss everything in the slow cooker and just getting on with the rest of my day. I often add rice to this soup to bulk it out a little and add flavour. We love it and I hope you do too.

What is your favourite slow cooker recipe? Leave a note in the comment below.





The Only Rule About Food Club is You Don’t Talk About Food Club.

£3.75! That’s all I paid for this lot plus a bottle of Evian water that I glugged, one because it was only 25p and two, because it was ONLY 25p!



How did I get this lot for a measly £3.75?

No they’re not passed their “Best Before Date”. No they’re not bashed or broken and no there were no coupons involved.

I got this lot at a local food club. Now this is not to be confused with a food bank which is there for when people are really struggling, I know because I’ve been there a few years ago.

Anyway I digress. The local food club (Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire) is open to EVERYONE there are no restrictions on who can use this wonderful service. When you make your first visit you are required to fill out a form with your details, you are then given a number which relates to your household and talked through how it all works.

The food club is donated food from different places which is then priced up (at heavily reduced prices) based on a points system. 1 point = 25p you are handed a slip and proceed to complete your shopping, upon completion your points are totalled up. You then head through to the lovely gent sat with the cash box and pay, then return to the lovely ladies who have bagged up your goodies show them your slip again then head off home.

The cereals are all 2points each. 50p for Special K! That is just amazing. I was gobsmacked. The food on offer is brilliant and is mostly branded goods. I even saw Heinz soup in there. My favourites have to be the cereal and the toddler snacks.

All of the people involved are volunteers and they are so friendly, they helped this stressed out mum when her baby was screaming partly becasue she saw food and partly becasue she has a chest infection.

The best part is that ALL the profits made are then forwarded to a wonderful charity that aids ex-service men and women, how awesome is that?

I will be returning to this place and I urge others to do so.

HUGE Competition for Coulouring Bundle.

Check this competition out over at One Colour at a Time. The prize consists of 15 colouring books by Mia Harper and 3 sets of Djeco pens totalling a whooping £100.

The books are desgned for adults and there is a selection aimed at all the men in your life from brother – uncle, boyfriend- husband and so on. There is also an anti-stress bundle full of lovely pictures and wonderful quotes.

The pens are not to be sniffed at either as they are quite awesome themselves.

Good luck everyone.

Hatchimals Competitions

Crafty, Sharpe and Thrifty

I have scoured the interweb looking for the much wanted  Hatchimals competitions.

These are lovely little interactive toys that you have to rub in order to encourage them to hatch out of their shell. You then have to raise the little baby into a fully fledged adult by playing and interacting with it.


These are ridiculously hard to find and are sold out WORLDWIDE. So here is a list of 14 still active Hatchimals competitions. Please be nice to each other and no pushing or shoving!

If there are any other prizes that you would like to know about please leave a comment and I’ll try my best. good luck all and happy comping.

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Absolutley HUGE Advent Competition

Guys and gals I think I have found one of THE biggest advent competitions of this year and better still the closing dates are in January. There are loads of different prizes to win from days out, weeks away, gadgets, books and more.

Where can you find it??

Over here on the Little Stuff blog. Now I have just discovered this blog but it is amax=zing and I wish I had discovered it sooner.

Good luck and happy comping.