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Meet Fylde’s own Fanny Craddock

Rebecca Inman, of Merlyn Road in Cleveleys, has used recipes from a Second World War cookbook and those devised by her grandmother to set up a Facebook page to illustrate how cheaply good meals can be made.
Rebecca at work in the kitchen.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
18-2-2014

Rebecca Inman, of Merlyn Road in Cleveleys, has used recipes from a Second World War cookbook and those devised by her grandmother to set up a Facebook page to illustrate how cheaply good meals can be made. Rebecca at work in the kitchen. PIC BY ROB LOCK 18-2-2014

A mum has launched her own crusade to save people money on meals by sharing her family’s timeless recipes.

By adapting cookery books used by her grandmother during the Second World War, Rebecca Inman believes she can create meals for 21st century families under £2.30.

The Cleveleys mum-of-one has taken on the role of the Fylde coast’s Fanny Craddock to help struggling families rustle up a home-cooked meal.

Mrs Inman, of Merlyn Road, Cleveleys, said: “I’m a busy working mum but love cooking and I cook everything from scratch because I don’t believe in buying in processed food.

“Most of the menus I use are coming in between £1.80 and £2.30 but I can make a meal for about £1.40 - like mushroom pizza.

“I’m a real bargain hunter and what I like to do is buy cheap meat and season it.

“It’s something that’s a real passion of mine and when I started a family I made everything from scratch and it has grown from there.”

Mrs Inman’s recipes range from a chicken gumbo - a rich cajun stew - to a chicken sautéed leek and pancetta in a cheese sauce with sage boiled potatoes.

The recipe’s are all posted on the mum’s Budget Menu Queen Facebook page, which has already got 680 ‘likes’.

She added: “There’s people on there I don’t even know but people are contacting me to tell me the dishes are perfect for their children.

“It’s also teaching the next generation not to buy rubbish and have a passion for cooking and with the Bake Off programmes it’s inspiring.”

 

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