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Susanna Reid and chef Matt Tebbutt offer plenty of money-saving tricks and savvy cooking tips as they reveal how to transform monotonous mid-week meals into aspirational, sumptuous feasts without breaking the bank. Packed full of thrifty recipes and tips, this is the essential guide to how to eat like a king without spending vast amounts of cash to do so.
Tonight, the Smith family in Liverpool for whom freezer phobia is leading to a lot of overspending and a very well fed bin. Matt inspires the family with money saving dishes including smoked haddock fishcakes for just over a pound a head plus an American style banquet for under a fiver. Susanna reveals which cheddar cheese wins out in the super cheap taste test and shares the secret to getting more bang from your buck with frozen food.
This edition features Paula and Ian Laycock and their four sons, who seem stuck in an expensive addiction to online meals. Enter Matt and Susanna, who are determined to change all that. Matt is making foot-long pizza planks for the family which cost just 60 pence a head. He includes some vegetables he has rescued from their bin, and constructs a complete Thai feast for less than five pounds that will feed all six of them. Susanna gets to the bottom of whether online shopping is good or bad for the bank balance and puts three brands of strawberry jam to the super cheap test.
In tonight's episode we meet the Harveys in Nottingham who have lost control of their weekly spend - Mum's tendency to go overboard on portion size by catering for what seems like 40 rather than her family of 4, coupled with Dad feeling the leftovers are far from appealing, means this family could potentially be saving themselves a lot of money.
Matt will be cooking the family a delicious fish curry for less than £1.20 a person and a Mexican feast for under a fiver, while Susanna will see how the luxury end of super-cheap food fares this week by taste testing prosciutto.
In the final episode of the series we meet the Wilkinsons in North London, a family of fifteen whose food spend is a whopping £632 a week.
Aside from their 13 children, eating different meals in multiple shifts is sending their food bill sky high. Matt will be cooking the family a tasty chicken in tarragon sauce with hasselback potatoes for just 90p per person, as well as helping tackle lunchboxes and party food, while Susanna will be finding out how our shopping habits are changing and putting the country's favourite condiment to the super cheap taste test.
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