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How can we change what has become a habit?

DIANNE HARRIS is a budget advisor for the Anglican Centre

Due to heavy workloads, after school activities, and a busy lifestyle we find ourselves often relying on semi or prepared foods – Convenience Food.

Then when it comes to money, it’s easy to succumb to mindless spending, when your mind is on other things (like juggling work and family)

We live in an impulse based world, that’s all about convenience “Buy now, pay later”

In my line of work it has become very apparent just how little some people know about simple budgeting skills and basic cooking.

Perhaps it’s time to start relearning the art.

The first steps to achieving this is planning, writing a list and sticking to it. Simple steps that could save you money, create healthier options and best of all make you think before you spend.

“The best way to break a habit is to drop it” anon

Boston Bun

If you’ve got mashed potato left over, and don’t want to have a fry up how about making a Boston Bun instead?

Heat oven to 180 and line a tray with baking paper.

In a bowl put 1 cup mashed potato and ½ c sugar and beat til smooth, to this add 2 cups self-raising flour and ¼ tsp salt once mixed stir in ½ cup sultanas or currants. Stir in ¼ cup milk or sufficient to make a stiff dough.

Put mixture onto tray and pat into bun shape.

Cook in oven for 30-35 minutes until well risen and golden.

Cool on rack and then generously ice with vanilla icing and sprinkle with coconut.

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