Welcome, Pete1140 - hope you can contribute your ideas too!!
Sedge - Yuk Sung, that's it!! not the most attractive name in the world.. lol. And yes, you're right, it does have to be iceberg, or something like little gem, that works too. The floppy lettuce would work for something cold you want to bend though, like a wrap or something.
Patti - so interesting seeing everyone's budget. They do vary quite a lot. (and I was tempted by the chorizo sausages too....!). Baked beetroot is lovely. Will definitely try your recipe. have you ever tried it, baked but cold, with a really creamy goat's cheese? that would proabably work well in a summer salad, with lots of greenery like avocado slices and watercress or something... ohhhh.. roll on summer! Love Lidl's avocados, but you do have to wait for 'em to ripen which can make it tricky for menu planning. We need more avocado recipes i think. I've noticed the warburtons thins too and wondered how well they would do - good to know they can work well with lots of filling
himtoo - look to the left.... just for you.
Alan - I'd echo what Patti said. Cheap sausages, here, are nasty. For good ones, expect to pay. Having said that I do echo cooking in bulk. I got some oxtail from the market before christmas, loads for 8 quid. filled my 6.5L slow cooker, and with some onion and root veggies, beer and beef stock it made an absolutely gorgeous stew. We polished the last of it off the weekend before last. Did rabbit casserole at about the same time but I'm less fond of that as I'm paranoid about the bones (same reason I'm not so keen on fish). OH adores it though. But rabbit is a good source of lean protein, reasonably cheap, and if you can stomach the bones, a good way to do it. Go for a domestic rabbit unless you like the flavour of game. The slow cooker is definitely my friend. I just wish I had a smaller one - it makes cooking one pot expensive, even if I get a lot of meals out of it - when you don't have a lot of cash, you have to live week to week...