We’ve gone for a really easy week this week – loads of stuff from the freezer and the only thing I’ll really need to make is the chilli. That’s partly because Dave’s working one night this week and I have a few things on, and partly because we’re having a Hallowe’en party on Friday night and want to keep things simple to give us a chance to clean and decorate the flat (party decorations, crisps and sweets aren’t coming out of the grocery budget, in case you were wondering).
Oh and I am so pleased I scraped in last month at 21p under budget – because I paid for the 3 month delivery pass from Asda out of it, I didn’t think that I would. New budget has been set at £175 – £5 more as it’s a five weekend month. Normally I’d set it higher but judging by the last few months, I can get the budget just a wee bit lower.
Sun 27 – steak, chips (for Dave) and salad with a peppercorn sauce
Mon 28 – salmon, rice and stir-fried veg
Tues 29 – Dave’s working so I’ll probably make some kind of pasta
Wed 30 – beef pasta with salad
Thurs 31 – canneloni with salad
Fri 1 – pizza with salad
Sat 2 – veggie chilli with rice
October Spending Update (£169.79 / £170)
Loo blues £1 RTC sliced loaf 75p
November Spending Update (£33.44 / £175)
Fruit & veg £6.77 Salad x2 £2 Swede 500g 60p Carrots 1.2kg £1 Organic garlic 3pk 70p Bananas x6 70p Frozen sweetcorn 1kg 98p Mushrooms 250g 79p Meat & fish £7 Sirloin steaks 243g x2 £7 Dairy & eggs £2.53 Single cream 150ml 55p Smartprice butter 250g 98p Medium free-range eggs 6pk £1 General £7.56 Walkers crinkle crisps 6pk £1 Smartprice tinned pineapple 33p Smartprice crunchy peanut butter 62p Albero Antico extra-virgin olive oil 750ml £2.50 Dried thyme 84p Smartprice individual orange juice 3pk 45p Smartprice bran flakes 750g 88p Savers baked beans 25p Potato scones 69p Household £9.58 Smartprice kitchen roll 4pk £1.25 Dried cat food 950g £1.32 Cif floor cleaner 1ltr £1 Poly-lina bin bags 50pk £3.50 Smartprice baby wipes 80pk 51p Asda bath soak £1 Lynx shower gel £1