Beef & vegetable casserole. A traditional braised beef stew with thick, rich gravy - an ideal recipe for cheap cuts as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish
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Fall drunk in love (with terrible wine).
Chicken and pea risotto - it's quick, easy and cheap because all the stock goes in at once and it uses up leftovers
Da Luca e Fred ... just 80 cents for a glass of house wine and tasty food to suit tight budgets. Photograph: John Brunton
Cheaper than formal dining: The heavily laden tables of food starts at $399 a square metre or $750 for two square metres
Chicken & chorizo rice pot - this will go a long way. Chicken thighs are cheap, you can leave out the wine to keep it even cheaper.
Lighted wine bottle. Hocus Pocus I need Wine to by WicksandWine
Distressed milk crates make for a unique bookshelf