It's a fairly low faff Meal Plan for us this week (and we will be rather busy for the next 4 weeks) because *klaxon* my Mum has arrived! It's fab to see her as it's been 2 years since she was last with us. Even though we'll have another mouth to feed I'm still trying to stick to a similar budget for groceries.
As usual I will be baking our bread, my Mum wants to perfect her bread baking whilst she is here so I will have some help. We'll also be enjoying homemade jam on our toast and compote on our porridge which I made last week.
I compared the cost of our shopping using My Supermarket and the groceries we purchased which cost £65.33 from Asda would've cost £73.19 if purchased from Tesco or £75.17 if purchased from Sainsbury's.
Breakfasts will be cereal with milk or homemade wholemeal bread toasted and served with spread. There will of course be a piece of fruit for afters.
Lunches will be portable and filling to help us avoid snacking too much. We'll be out and about at the park, craft sessions and the allotment so packed lunches will be the norm.
We'll be having lunches from this post or egg/cheese salad sandwiches or versatile scone swirls.
Our dinners with either be served with cooked mixed vegetables or salads sourced from our grocery order and our allotments. My husband will take any leftovers from dinner for his lunch or have the same packed lunches as the rest of us.
Chicken and Mixed Vegetable Risotto (using leftover chicken from our Sunday roast) - Monday
Roast Vegetable Filo Tart with salad - Tuesday
Toad in the Hole with steamed mixed vegetables- Wednesday
Sausage and Roast Vegetable Couscous - Thursday
Baked Fish and Wedges with salad - Friday
Vegetable Quiche with steamed mixed vegetables - Saturday
Homemade Burgers and Wedges with salad - Sunday
42 items: £65.33
Packets and Cereals
1x ASDA Scottish Porridge Oats (500g) 65p
1x ASDA Smartprice Cornflakes (750g) 46p
1x ASDA Wholefoods Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg) 80p
1x Jus Rol Filo Pastry Block (375g) £1.00
1x Jus Rol Puff Pastry Block (500g) £1.00
1x ASDA Arborio Risotto Rice (500g) £1.10
1x ASDA Wholefoods Cous Cous (500g) 68p
1x Asda Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g) 65p
1x ASDA Wholefoods Brown Bread Flour (1.5Kg) £1.28
3x ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg) £1.50
1x ASDA Whitefish Fillets (500g) £2.00
Dairy and Eggs
5x ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L) £5.00
2x ASDA English Mature White Cheddar (500g) £5.00 any 2 FOR £5.00
1x ASDA Greek Feta Cheese (200g) £1.27
3x ASDA Smartprice Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g) £1.35
2x Suffolk Farm Medium Free Range Eggs (6) £2.00
Tins, Jars and Cooking
1x ASDA Smartprice Mayonnaise (500ml) 40p
1x ASDA Smartprice Crunchy Peanut Butter (340g) 62p
3x ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g) £1.86
1x ASDA Double Concentrated Tomato Puree (200g) 48p
Fruit and Vegetables
2x ASDA Salad Tomatoes (750g) £3.00
20x ASDA Bananas (Approx 170g) £2.31
15x ASDA Carrots (Approx 110g) £1.32
1x ASDA Smartprice Mushrooms (750g) £1.49
2x ASDA Aubergine Loose £1.00
1x ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg) £2.25
2x ASDA Butternut Squash (Approx 850g each) £1.45
4x ASDA Sweet Potatoes (Approx 460g each) £2.36
4x ASDA Whole Cucumber £2.00
2x ASDA British Iceberg Lettuce Loose £1.00 was £2.00
1x ASDA Celery 50p was 89p
1x ASDA Garlic Loose 25p
1x ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g) £1.58
1x ASDA Courgettes (3) £1.00
1x ASDA Spring Onions 50p was 74p
1x ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg) 98p
1x ASDA Unwaxed Lemons (5) £1.25
3x ASDA Great Stuff Garden Gang Apples (550g) £3.00
1x ASDA Juicing Oranges (1.6Kg) £2.25
Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x ASDA Butcher's Selection British Beef Mince (500g) £2.00
1x ASDA Extra Special Cumberland Sausages (756g) £4.00
Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket, and are correct as of 3 August 2013. Prices may vary in different in-store locations.
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