Mealplan and Spending Update 25/08

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My August challenge ended yesterday and the September one started today.  I’m so surprised and pleased to report that we came so far under budget in August (only spent just over £160) and we still seem to have a good amount in stock (just not much meat).  I’ve upped the budget for this month to £185 to account for the fact that it’s a five weekend month, so we’ll end up spending a bit more.

I did my usual bit of cooking today, though not as much as I had planned, as I was feeling lazy in the morning.  Made 12 bread rolls (though burnt them a bit on the top, annoyingly); poached a whole chicken in the pressure cooker, picked all the meat off (over 600g worth, so should make 3 meals for the two of us), stashed the bones in the freezer and reduced the poaching liquid down to make a good stock; cooked a gammon joint in the pressure cooker (then roasted it); and made lentil and veg soup with the ham stock.

Mealplan

Sun 25 roast ham with champ, veg and gravy

Mon 26 chicken pie with potatoes and veg

Tues 27 – tofu and veg stirfry

Wed 28  – vegetable chilli with rice

Thurs 29 turkey burger or bean burger with chips and salad

Fri 30  – gnocchi with pesto and roasted veg

Sar 31 homemade pizzas with salad

August Spending Update (£161.79 / £175)

Whole milk 4pints £1.50
Pizzas x3 £3
Discos 6pk £1
Tampons £1
RTC Goats cheese x2 £1.50
RTC baking camembert £1.25
Cream crackers 43p
Spreadable butter £1.69

September Spending Update (£40.12 / £185)

Fruit & veg £8.89
Savers unwashed potatoes 2.5kg £1.75
Carrots 765g 69p
Onions 1kg 85p
Bananas x5 54p
Savers mushrooms 375g 75p
RTC spring onions 80p
Broccoli 300g 62p
Peppers 4pk £1.89
Salad leaves £1
Savers stirfry mix 50p

Meat & fish £11.79
Free range chicken 1.4kg £5.79
Gammon joint 1.2kg £6

Dairy & eggs 99p
Savers butter 99p

General £5.00
Savers tinned kidney beans 27p
Savers tinned pineapple 20p
Savers chopped tomatoes 31p
Savers pasta 32p
Strong brown flour 1.5kg £1.27
Savers individual orange juice 3pk 45p
Cornflakes £1.49
Dried oregano 69p

Household £12.95
Toilet roll 18pk £2.99
Deodorant £1
Gillette disposable razors 20pk £5.97
Shaving foam £1
Savers towels 74p
Bin bags 10pk £1.25
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