Savvy mum explains how she cooks 120 meals for struggling families for just £20
A budget savvy mum has shared how she cooks 120 meals for the homeless and struggling families for just £20.
Syl Rielly, 31, from Blackpool, shared some snaps of her mega batch cooking sessions online in the hopes of saving people money.
The charitable woman even broke down her costs so you can see where she’s made her massive savings.
The mum-of-one cooks for kids and parents who need extra help twice a week.
And, she does the same for the homeless on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Syl owns the Mags Beach Cafe with her partner and sisters and this is where she whips up her helpful feasts.
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The kind mum makes around 120 portions of chips, beans and pizza for £23.10 – that’s 20p per person, reports The Sun.
And, she can do 120 sausage, mash and peas meals for £25.96 or 70 gammon, chips, beans and bread and butter pudding for £25.01.
Syl explained that she shops for good deals in Aldi, Lidl and Farmfoods.
Her 12-year-old daughter helps her cook the meals from scratch.
To make the pizza boxes she buys 20 pizzas for £13.80 and cuts them into six slices – one slice goes in each box.
She then buys six bags of chips for £6 and 15 tins of beans for £3.30.
Split between the 120 boxes it totals £23.80.
She’s previously made 120 quiche meals with a jacket spud and salad for £26.80, too.
To make them she buys five shortcrust pastry packs for £5.
Plus 30 eggs for £2.10, three bags of grated cheese for £6, three onions for £1 and a pack of bacon for £2.50.
She cooks up the quiche and adds a slice to each box before adding jackets made from five bags of potatoes (£5.60) and salad made from two lettuces (£1.60), two packs of tomatoes (£2) and two cucumbers (£1).
Syl said: “We do it because I’ve been in bad times myself and I had amazing people there to help me.
“A small act of kindness can restore anyone’s faith in humanity.”
The mum says that the boxes that take the most time are her quiches and roast dinners.
Syl shares her ideas on a popular Facebook page to show struggling families how they can stretch their food budget through batch cooking.
One person commented on a post: “Syl this is amazing.
“You are literally one of the most kindest people I know.”