OK, confession time – I totally lost track at the end of the April budget, hence why I’ve been staying away. Ooops. But I’ve had an estimate in my head and am pretty sure I only came around £5 or £10 over. Still not good though.
I’ve upped the budget to £180 this month party because we’re overdue a massive stock-up and since the cat’s moved to wet food from dried (the dried has unfortunately started making her throw up) we spend a lot more on cat food. Did a massive Tesco shop which was delivered today to fill some gaps in the cupboard so hoping to just do small shops of £20 or so for the next three weeks, just to fill up on fruit, veg, milk and meat.
Sun 27 – Peri-peri chicken & peppers (from Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals but made with chicken breasts rather than thighs) with new potatoes and salad
Mon 28 – Puy lentil & veg stew with dumplings
Tues 29 – mac and cheese with broccoli and salad
Wed 30 – tuna & veg kebabs with salad and couscous
Thurs 1 – tomato & red pepper tart with new potatoes and salad
Fri 2 – veggie curry with rice and naans
Sat 3 – chicken and rice burritoes
Spending Update £107.81/£180
Fruit & veg Broccoli 85p Fresh & Naked mixed little leaves x2 £1 Baby button mushrooms 200g £1 Frozen spinach 1kg £1.50 Frozen raspberries 350g £2 E'day Value frozen peas 1kg 89p Bananas x6 89p Limes x4 £1 Sweet potato 42p Birds eye chillies 90p Salad potatoes 2.5kg £1.50 Basil pot £1.25 E'day Value carrots 1.5kg 89p E'day Value peppers 900g £1.75 Meat & fish Finest free range chicken 1.85kg £9.47 Tuna steak £3.52 General Brown bread flour 1.5kg x2 £1.70 Tinned pears x2 £1 Tesco instant coffee 200g £1.95 Napolina Extra virgin olive oil 1ltr £4 Granulated sugar 1kg 79p E'day Value spaghetti 500g 20p E'day Value baked beans x2 48p E'day Value penne 500g 29p Lentilles vertes 500g £1.09 E'day value clear honey 99p E'day Value chopped tomatoes x6 £2.04 E'day value kidney beans x2 60p E'day Value basmati rice 1kg £1.40 E'day Value sultanas 500g 84p E'day Value gravy granules 20p E'day Value tinned mandarins 27p E'day Value table salt 1kg 25p Wholewheat couscous 1kg £1.35 McCoys crisps 6pk x2 £2 Pride coconut milk x2 £1.90 Indus red split lentils 2kg £2.99 Indus chickpeas 2kg £2.99 E'day Value mild chilli powder 85p E'day Value oregano 85p Tinned mango x2 £1.50 Tuna flakes x2 98p Tinned pineapple x2 72p Household Tesco toothpaste 40p E'day value kitchen roll £1.18 E'day Value cling film 60p E'day Value bio washing liquid £1.50 Whiskas pouches in jelly x4 £10 E'day Value cat litter x4 £6.20 Gillette razors £3.69 E'day Value washing up liquid 33p Shower gel 70p Shampoo & conditioner £1.60 Smartt bin bags 50pk £2.70 Tesco cola x7 £5.11 Dairy & eggs Whole milk 4pints £1 Mature cheddar 450g x2 £5