It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these! Below is the mealplan for this week and I’ve also listed everything I’ve bought so far since the 25th December. I lost track of December’s budget in all the stresses the week before Christmas (the shame!) but I actually don’t think we went too far over anyway, so I’m just going to draw a line under it and move on.
The new budget for January is £165 because we have a freezer stuffed full of food – fingers crossed we should be able to do this as we only have two weekend shops left now. We’re really keen to keep saving as our main goals for 2014 after the wedding is to buy a house (we rent at the moment) and for us both to learn to drive, so we’ll need to keep as much as we can aside for these. Scary, but exciting!
Sun 5 – veggie egg fried rice
Mon 6 – sausage and roasted veg pasta with salad
Tues 7 – haddock in a tomato & thyme sauce with veg and chips
Wed 8 – mixed bean enchiladas with salad
Thurs 9 – chicken casserole with dumplings
Fri 10 – gnocchi with roasted squash, pine nuts and pesto
Sat 11 – out for dinner
Lunches – hot & sour lentil soup for me, tuna or beef sandwiches for Dave
Spending Update (£74.34 / £165)
Fruit & veg £23.37 RTC plum punnets x3 £1.50 Frozen spinach 1kg £1.25 Lemons 5pk £1.29 Button chestnut mushrooms £1 Onions 3pk £1.10 Tomatoes 6pk £1 Limes x2 78p Savers carrots 1kg 59p Savers frozen peas 900g 89p Savers dried apricots £1.17 RTC salad 55p Rocket salad x3 £3 Frozen raspberries 350g £1.93 Smartprice peppers £1.58 Bananas x4 42p Garlic 4pk £1 Red chillies 50p Butternut squash £1 Growing thyme £1 Leeks x2 84p Smartprice onions 2kg 98p Meat & fish £15.82 RTC smoked haddock £1.23 RTC salmon 2pk £2 Higher welfare chicken breasts 3pk £3.50 Higher welfare chicken thighs £3.50 RTC higher welfare chicken breasts 3pk x2 £1 Pepperoni £1.59 Beef mince 750g £3 Dairy & eggs £8.55 Free range eggs 6pk 97p RTC double cream 600ml 3pk £2.52 Natural yoghurt £1.16 Mozzarella 90p Country life spreadable butter £2 Whole milk 4 pint £1 Bread 20p RTC crusty bread x2 20p General £18.16 Coffee £2.09 Sensations crisps £1.20 McCoys crisps 6pk £1 Couscous 69p Pimento stuffed olives 99p Smartprice pasta 29p Smartprice spaghetti 20p Ambassador tinned peaches 29p Smartprice pineapple x2 66p Strong white bread flour 1.5kg £1.28 Brown bread flour 1.5kg £1.28 Smartprice peanut butter 62p Granulated sugar 1kg 88p Smartprice chopped tomatoes x6 £1.86 Smartprice passata x2 68p Smartprice mayonnaise 40p Smartprice orange juice 3pk 45p Cola 4pk x2 £3.30 Household £8.24 Bin bags £1.58 Hair gel 46p Smartprice kitchen roll 4pk £1.38 Smartprice food bags 100pk 72p Aquafresh toothpaste £1 Smartprice cat litter x2 £3.10