My April budget ends this week, as I get paid on Thursday. Just as well given I have less than £5 left. I shouldn’t have to buy anything but coffee until Friday so keep your fingers crossed I stay in budget!
Given how little I had left to spend, I’ve only mealplanned and shopped for meals until Thursday night – we’ll get a few nice treats for the weekend to welcome in the new month. Is anyone else really freaked out that it’s nearly May by the way??
5 Day Mealplan
Sun 21/04 – leftover chicken pie with mustard mash, carrots, greens & gravy
Mon 22/04 – vegetable fajitas
Tues 23/04 – some kind of vegetable curry with rice & red cabbage
Wed 24/04 – bolognaise pasta bake with salad
Thurs 25/04 – Spanish vegetable stew with couscous & red cabbage
Lunches – tuna sandwiches or tinned soup for Dave along with a bag of crisps; lentil or tomato & bean soup from the freezer for me with homemade bread and fruit, or any leftovers that are floating about for either of us
Spending Update (new total £180.39/£185)
This was bought over several shopping trips in the last week, the biggest today. This month’s budget ends when I get paid on Thursday.
Dairy & eggs (£7.47): Milk 2pints 89p Free range eggs x6 £1.47 Lurpak spreadable 500g £1.98 Milk 4pints £1.49 Savers red leicester £1.64 Fruit & veg (£5.66): Savers stirfry mix 50p Savers onions 1kg 49p Bananas x6 67p Peppers 4pk £1.89 Leafy salad £1.29 Savers apples 7pk 82p Bread (£1): White rolls x12 £1 General (£5.77): Jalapeño peppers £1 Cocoa powder £2.05 Tinned butter beans 70p Savers tuna x2 £1.16 Savers cocoa pops 83p Toiletries & Household (£1.50): Shaving foam £1 Morrisons toothpaste 50p