Well it’s been a busy week, and I’ve spent quite a bit out of the new budget already! We had some friends over for dinner on Friday night and had to get loads of things in to make a feast of pittas, hummous, tandoori chicken, roasted veg, salad, coleslaw and more. Was worth all the effort – we had a lovely night and have been snacking on the leftovers all weekend. I did make profiteroles for the first time for dessert, but have to say these didn’t rise properly – they were delicious though so will definitely try them again.
Sun 28 – roasted tomato & goats cheese quiche with leftover salady bits
Mon 29th – Dave having pizza; I’m out
Tues 30th – we have a wedding caterer tasting so are out in the evening again
Wed 1st – mac & cheese with broccoli and salad
Thurs 2nd – chilli con carne with rice
Fri 3rd – spicy chicken wings with corn on the cob and salad
Sat 4th – penne arrabiata
April Spending (184.11/£185)
Finished off April on the 24th with a couple of spends but came in a sliver under budget.
£1.74 2kg sugar £1.98 Morrisons instant coffee
May Spending (£70.17/£185)
Got this in a couple of trips, mostly from Morrisons, but also went to an Indian & an African grocers for the spices/chana dal and a greengrocers for the cheap peppers, lemons and limes. Still need to get corn on the cobs for Friday’s dinner.
Fruit & veg £15.22 Courgettes x2 77p Peppers x3 £2.37 Garlic x4 £1.00 1/2 white cabbage 55p Red onions x2 27p Salad x4 £3.60 Fresh olives in herbs 73p Lemon 35p Savers onions 1kg 49p Carrots 720g 65p Bananas x6 77p Broccoli £1.11 Peppers x3 99p Lemons x5 99p Limes x2 58p Meat & fish £9.65 Free range chicken breasts x4 £8.52 RTC Lorne sausage 13p Honey roast ham £1.00 Dairy & eggs £12.59 Milk 2pints 89p Milk 4 pints £1.49 Double cream 600ml £1.65 Savers butter 99p Greek yoghurt £1.00 Pilgrims choice cheddar 350g £1.99 Single cream 300ml 95p Goats cheese £1.60 Baking fat 55p Free range eggs x6 £1.48 Bread products £1.00 Soft white rolls x12 £1.00 General £24.53 Hot chilli powder 95p Cayenne pepper 95p Pistachio kernals £2.09 Chickpeas x2 £1.40 Savers mayonnaise 42p Basmati rice 500g £1.09 Dark chocolate 200g £1.15 Black mustard seeds 100g 69p Chana dal 500g 99p Amchoor powder 100g £1.29 Morrisons cola x6 £3.00 Almonds £1.50 Savers tuna x4 £2.36 Savers kidney beans 27p Savers tomatoes 31p Savers peaches 29p Savers frozen peas 89p Savers pasta 30p Extra virgin olive oil 500ml £1.99 Cannelini beans 50p Black eye beans 50p Savers cocoa pops 83p Dr Oetker pizza £1.29 Passata 44p Wheat crunchies x6 94p Household & toiletries £7.18 Savers kitchen roll £1.23 Cat litter £1.58 Savers foil 72p Savers washing liquid £1.60 Dried cat food £1.05 Toothbrushes x2 50p Toothpaste 50p