Can’t believe it’s Sunday again already! The mealplan is very unadventurous this week – we’re having workmen in to plaster some of the rooms in our flat this week, so we wanted to plan easy, no-fuss meals. Next week’s will hopefully be more exciting, as Dave’s mum is coming to stay for a few days so we’ll want to do a couple of nice meals.
We’re a bit ahead of where I’d like to be budget-wise this month – there are two more Sundays before I get paid, so two shopping days. As there’s only £40 left in the budget I’ll try to make up mealplans next week using up everything we have in – if I succeed I’ll post about it in case this is useful for anybody! As I tend to stock up at the start of the month, the ends are always a bit tight, but it’s really hard to keep on track during a ‘five-weekend’ month like this one.
Sun 9 – tomato and goats cheese tart with salad
Mon 10 – beef and mushroom stir fry with noodles
Tues 11 – vegetable chilli with rice
Wed 12 – chicken Caesar salad
Thurs 13 – cheesy pasta with peas and broccoli
Fri 14 – tuna mayo & sweetcorn baked potatoes
Sat 15 – I’m visiting my mum; Dave’s mum’s coming to visit us for a few days so not sure what they’ll have yet tonight
Spending Update (£146.05/£185)
Only bought milk and the pizza during the week; everything else came from the Asda delivery today. No substitutions or problems with this one so I’m very pleased. Though i accidentally ordered ‘share’ size bags of crisps rather than multipacks – the perils of ordering online!
Delivery £4 Fruit & veg £9.80 Beansprouts 310g 50p Salad leaves £1 Baby gem lettuce hearts x4 £1 Smartprice peppers 5pk £1.65 Salad tomatoes 6pk £1 Bananas x6 83p Smartprice apples 4pk 98p Baking potatoes 4pk £1.10 Courgettes 3pk £1 Broccoli 370g 74p Meat & fish £10.06 Free range corn fed chicken 2kg £10.06 Dairy & eggs £8.63 Meadow Park milk 2ltr 97p Mature cheddar 500g £2.83 Goats cheese 120g £1.28 Country life spreadable butter 500g £2.00 Best for baking 250g 55p Whole milk 4pts £1 Bread £1 Large white rolls 6pk £1 General £15.11 Pizza £3 Asda salt & vinegar crisps 150g x2 £2 Blue Dragon soy sauce 375ml £1.58 Brown bread flour 1.5kg £1.28 Smartprice chopped tomatoes 31p Smartprice red kidney beans x2 54p Smartprice individual orange juices 3pk 45p Smartprice bran flakes 750g 88p Smartprice crispy rice cereal 440g 77p Asda cola4pk x2 £4.30 Household £8.76 Smartprice food bags 100pk 73p Tie handle bin bags 10pk £1 Smartprice wax furniture polish 38p Fresh blue foam bath 1 litre 70p Fresh blue shower gel 500ml 79p Alberto balsam coconut shampoo £1 Sensitive shave gel £1 Smartprice cat litter x2 £3.16