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OUR FAMILY MEAL PLAN FOR WEEK OF 22/01/2018 - £66

Sunday, 21 January 2018

I need a low fuss Meal Plan this week as I'm completely knackered. Our 3yo was poorly late last week and all weekend, and now I've got yet another cold.  Thankfully everyone else seems in fine health, touch wood.  

We've got the usual busyness and activities, not sure if 3yo will be at Nursery every morning this week, he only attended 3 days last week as he was poorly.  I've got rather a lot of work to do around the house, and blogging work too, so hopefully he'll be well enough for me to have my 3 child-free hours each morning.

As I type there's a batch of Simmered Mince bubbling away in the slow cooker for 3 days worth of dinners this week.  I shall turn it into three different dinners to help get ahead, and save my energy.  

Breakfasts will be Weetabix with fruit compote, or Breakfast Muffins with yoghurt and fruit compote on the two very early mornings my middle two have midweek.  I'll be using up oats from last week in the Breakfast Muffins.  We'll have pancakes one day on the weekend and probably crumpets on the second day.

Packed lunches will be Calzone with crudites and fruit. I'll make a double batch of Calzone and freeze half for later in the week.  My lunches will be Root Vegetable and Lentil Dhal with homemade flatbreads, 3yo will either have what I am having or the packed lunch Calzone and crudites. The Dhal will help me use up Balti curry paste leftover from last week.

Weekend lunches will be Cheese and Vegetable Puffs on one day, and Red Lentil Bake served with a poached egg and steamed broccoli.


Dinners

Vegetable Stew with Dumplings

2 Tblsp oil25g butter
1 large onion, peeled and diced
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 parsnip, peeled and diced
2 large carrots carrots, peeled and diced
1 swede, peeled and diced
2 leeks, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
1 tsp mustard
2 Tblsp plain flour
1 heaped tsp vegemite (optional)
500ml vegetable stock
400g tin haricot or butter beans, drained and rinsed
salt and pepper

Dumplings:
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
125g butter, diced
2 tsp diced mixed herbs
salt and pepper

Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.

Put the oil and butter in a large flameproof casserole dish over a moderate heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for couple of minutes. Add the potatoes, parsnip, carrot, Swede and leeks. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring, over a moderate heat until the vegetables start to turn golden and soften slightly. Reduce the heat slightly and ad the garlic, thyme and mustard. Add the flour and cook for a couple of minutes, ensure the vegetables are well coated in the flour. Add the vegetmite, stock and tinned pulses.

Bring the mixture to the boil, cover with a lid then put in the preheated oven. Bake for 40 - 50 miutes. Whilst the stew is cooking prepare the dumplings. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. stir in the herbs and a little salt and pepper. Add a 1 or 2 tablespoons of water, just enough to form a stiff dough.

Divide the dough into walnut sized balls, cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge until ready to use. When the stew has baked for 40 - 50 minutes in the oven, remove from the oven and add the dumplings. Ensure the dumplings are partially submerged in the stew. Cover the pot with a lid and cook on the stove top/hob, over a moderate heat, for around 20 minutes until the dumplings have risen and are golden on top. I usually serve this stew with steamed broccoli.

Baked Potatoes topped with simmered mince, served with steamed broccoli.

Chilli Con Carne, served with rice and mixed vegetables

Rice and Vegetable Bake

200g cooked white or brown rice
1 onion, finely diced
1 pepper, deseeded and finely diced
1 chilli, deseeded and finely diced (optional)
300g frozen mixed vegetables, cooked and cooled to room temperature
200g strong mature cheddar cheese, grated
6 free range eggs, lightly beaten
200g plain natural yoghurt
lots of freshly ground black pepper or a pinch or two of cayenne

Grease and line 23cm square cake tin. Preheat your oven to 190C/170C Fan.

Put the rice cooked rice in a large bowl with all the vegetables and mix well. Mix together the eggs, 3/4 of the cheese and yoghurt, pour over the vegetables and rice in the bowl then thoroughly mix until combined. Season well with lots of black pepper. Spoon the mixture into your prepared cake tin, sprinkle the leftover cheese on top, then bake for 40 minutes until the top is lightly golden and there is no wobble of the bake if you gently jiggle the tin. I'll be serving this with sweet potato wedges and steamed greens.



Homemade Pizzas 

Cottage Pie


Quick and Easy Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry


1 Tblsp oil
1 Tblsp curry paste, I used Balti curry paste leftover from last week
2 cloves garlic, crushed
500g butternut squash or sweet potato, cut into 1 inch chunks
400g can chopped tomatoes
400g can lentils, drained and rinsed
400g frozen mixed vegetables
fresh coriander, to serve

Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add curry paste and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes until the curry paste is fragrant. Stir in the butternut squash and/or sweet potato and tin of chopped tomatoes. Using the can of chopped tomatoes as a measure, add half a can of water to the saucepan. Stir to combine everything then cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the butternut squash and/or sweet potato are almost soft. Add a little more water if needed. Add the drained and rinsed lentils, and frozen vegetables then cook for a further 5 - 10 minutes minutes. Spoon into bowls, sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve accompanied by homemade Vegetable Naan Bread and cooked rice.




Shopping List


45 items: £66.39 purchased from Asda

Packets and Cereals
3x   ASDA Smartprice Wheat Bisks (24x18g)                              £2.07
1x   ASDA Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                              75p
1x   Allinson Wholemeal Plain Flour (1Kg)                                   £1.75
1x   ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg)                             45p
1x   ASDA Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)                           59p
1x   ASDA Dried Red Lentils (500g)                                            75p
1x   ASDA Scottish Porridge Oats (1Kg)                                     £1.20

Frozen
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                           82p
1x   ASDA Meat Free Mince (454g)                                             £1.50
1x   ASDA Frozen for Freshness Broccoli Florets (1Kg)               95p
1x   ASDA Scratch Cook Sliced Mixed Peppers (600g)                £1.00
1x   ASDA Frozen for Freshness Berry Medley (1Kg)                  £2.75

Tins, Jars and Cooking
3x   ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g)                       87p
1x   ASDA Butter Beans in Water (400g)                                     49p
2x   ASDA Chilli Beans in Chilli Sauce (290g)                              80p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Sweetcorn in Water (326g)                       35p
1x   ASDA Green Lentils in Water (390g)                                    55p
1x   Napolina Double Concentrate Tomato Puree (200g)              75p

Dairy and Eggs
5x   ASDA British Whole Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                              £5.45
1x   ASDA Greek Style Yogurt (500g)                                         80p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g)                  45p
1x   ASDA Free Range Mixed Weight Eggs (15)                         £2.00
1x   ASDA Butter - Unsalted (250g)                                            £1.45
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mature White Cheddar (830g)                   £3.69

Fruit and Vegetables
3x   ASDA Kids Bananas (8)                                                       £3.45
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Organic Garlic (3)                        80p
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Carrots (1Kg)                               £1.00
1     ASDA Grower's Selection Butternut Squash (1.2Kg)             90p
3x   ASDA Grower's Selection Whole Cucumber                          £1.65
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Celery                                          55p
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Baking Potatoes (2.5Kg)               £3.00
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Courgettes (3)                              £1.20
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Spring Onions                              49p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Sweet Potatoes (1Kg)                   £1.00
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Apples (1.2Kg)                             £3.00
3x   ASDA Farm Stores Pears (500g)                                         £2.10
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection British Parsnips (500g)                 65p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Swede                                         50p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Extra Trimmed Leeks (550g)        £1.00
3x   ASDA Farm Stores Kiwis (6)                                                £1.50
1x   ASDA Farm Stores Brown Onions (1Kg)                               59p
2x   ASDA Farm Stores Plums (400g)                                         £1.58
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Sweetclems (1.2Kg)                     £1.75

Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x   ASDA Butcher's Selection Beef Steak Mince - 5% Fat (1Kg) £5.50
1x   ASDA Danish Pepperoni (150g)                                           £1.00
Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket, and are correct as of 21st  January 2018.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.

Our groceries were purchased from Asda, had we shopped elsewhere our shopping would've cost:

£71.63 from Morrisons
£73.72 from Tesco
£78.71 from Sainsbury's

My lovely blogging buddy Ciara from My Fussy Eater has created a fab Meal Planning Facebook Group so we can inspire each other.

And Katykicker, and Naomi from The Organised Life Project have a Meal Planning Linky full of fabulous Meal Planning posts with lots of tasty ideas.

OUR FAMILY MEAL PLAN FOR WEEK OF 15/01/2018 - £70

Sunday, 14 January 2018
I struggled to find my meal planning mojo this week, we've all got colds and it's been the first full week back to routine.  Our older three daughters were back to school/college which means before and after school clubs, and our 3yo had his first week of  three hour morning sessions at Nursery.  By Friday evening we were all completely knackered.

This week will still be tiring but hopefully less so as we've deliberately had a fairly quiet weekend to rest and recharge.  I've kept the meal plan simple, and full of our family favourites so at least dinners should be fairly stress free.  Lunches are easily made the night before, as there's two early morning starts midweek to content with.

Breakfasts will be porridge or overnight oats with homemade mixed berry and apple compote.  On the weekend I will probably make pancakes for a treat Saturday, and we'll probably have Cinnamon and Raisin Soda Bread on Sunday morning.

Packed lunches this week will be Wholemeal Savoury Swirls and crudites with herbed yoghurt dip and a piece of fruit for afters. I will probably make two large batches and flavour one with Vegemite and cheese and one the usual way.





Weekend lunches


Spicy Roast Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into batons
500g carrots, peeled and cut into batons
2 large onions, peeled and roughly diced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely diced
1 Tblsp curry paste, use mild or hot
1 litre vegetable stock
400g tin chickpeas, drained

Put the sweet potato and carrot batons on to a lined oven tray and spray with a little oil to coat. Roast at 220C/200C fan/ gas 7 for about 20 minutes until cooked though and tender.

In a saucepan over a moderate heat, spray a little oil and cool the onions until softened but not coloured. Add the garlic and curry paste, cook for a couple of minutes or until the curry paste is fragrant. Add the vegetable stock, chickpeas and cooked carrot and sweet potato. Simmer for about 10 minutes then take off the heat, cool slightly, and blend until smooth. Serve in bowls with a bread roll or naan bread on the side for a tasty lunch.


Quick and Easy Nachos

1 onion, finely diced
2 peppers, finely diced, any colour will do
325g tin sweetcorn, drained
2 tins chilli beans
300g cherry tomatoes, quartered
200g pack tortilla chips
150g grated mature cheddar cheese, or more if you fancy

Mix the onion, peppers, sweetcorn, chilli beans and tomatoes together in a bowl. Put half of the of tortilla chips, in a single layer, into the bottom of a large ovenproof dish. Dollop with around half the vegetable and bean mixture then top with a good handful of grated cheddar. Repeat the process until all the chips, vegetable mixture and cheese have been used up. Preheat your oven to 200C/180C Fan/400F/Gas Mark 6 and bake the nachos in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling and everything has heated through. I served ours with steamed mixed vegetables on the side.



Dinners


Meatfree Monday Chilli 

1 Tblsp oil 
1 large onion, finely diced 
2 garlic cloves, minced 
½ tsp ground cumin 
2 tsp paprika 
500g meatfree/soya mince 
400g tin chopped tomatoes 
500ml vegetable stock 
200g sliced peppers 
2 carrots, grated 
2 x 400g tins chilli beans 

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and peppers then cook for 4-5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and spices, cook for a couple of minutes until the spices are fragrant. Add the meatfree mince and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Add the chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, and grated carrot to the pan, bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chilli beans and cook for 5 minutes. Should the chilli sauce need thickening, mix 1 - 2 tsp of cornflour with 1 - tablespoons of cold water, then add it to the pan and cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve the chilli with flatbreads, sour cream, and grated cheese.


Mixed Vegetable Pearl Barley Risotto - using 300g sliced frozen peppers instead of mushrooms.




Easy Orzo Bake 

200g chorizo, finely diced
300g diced onions
300g frozen sliced peppers
500g frozen mixed vegetables
500g orzo pasta
500g pasta sauce (store bought or homemade)
750ml vegetable or chicken stock

Put a large casserole pot or saucepan onto a medium-high heat. Add chorizo and cook, stirring until the oil is released and the chorizo is almost cooked through. Add the peppers and onion, cook until totally defrosted and starting to soften. Add the frozen vegetables and heat through. Add the orzo, pasta sauce, and stock. Stir to thoroughly combine everything.

Bring the mixture to the boil and stir frequently for 10 - 12 minutes or until the orzo is cooked. You need to keep an eye on it and stir ir frequently as it has a habit of sticking to the bottom of the pan if you don't. If the liquid has all been absorbed before the orzo is cooked, add another splash of water and give it a couple more minutes.


Bacon and Egg Pie 

500g puff pastry
300g - 500g cooking bacon
8 large free range eggs
200g frozen peas

Preheat oven to 200C/180C Fan/400F/Gas Mark 6. Lightly grease a 24 x 20cm (10 inches x 8 inches) oven-proof dish. Cut the pastry block in half and roll out each half to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use one half of the pastry to line the bottom of the dish. 

Layer the dish with half the bacon and break the eggs on top. Season well with freshly ground pepper then sprinkling over the peas and the remaining bacon.

Brush the edges where the pastry will join with milk. Lay the remaining pastry over the top and press well to seal the edges. Brush the pie top with extra milk and cut a few small slits in the pastry to allow steam to escape. Bake tin the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.until golden and cooked through.  I usually serve this with mashed potato or sweet potato and steamed greens.

Baked Potatoes with Baked Beans and Cheese - quick Friday night supper

Homemade Fish and Chips with peas

Vegetable Stew with Dumplings 

2 Tblsp oil
25g butter
1 large onion, peeled and diced
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 parsnip, peeled and diced
2 large carrots carrots, peeled and diced
1 swede, peeled and diced
2 leeks, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
1 tsp mustard
2 Tblsp plain flour
1 heaped tsp vegemite (optional)
500ml vegetable stock
400g tin haricot or butter beans, drained and rinsed
salt and pepper

Dumplings:
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
125g butter, diced
2 tsp diced mixed herbs
salt and pepper

Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.

Put the oil and butter in a large flameproof casserole dish over a moderate heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for couple of minutes. Add the potatoes, parsnip, carrot, sweede and leeks. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring, over a moderate heat until the vegetables start to turn golden and soften slightly. Reduce the heat slightly and ad the garlic, thyme and mustard. Add the flour and cook for a couple of minutes, ensure the vegetables are well coated in the flour. Add the vegetmite, stock and tinned pulses.

Bring the mixture to the boil, cover with a lid then put in the preheated oven. Bake for 40 - 50 miutes. Whilst the stew is cooking prepare the dumplings. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. stir in the herbs and a little salt and pepper. Add a 1 or 2 tablespoons of water, just enough to form a stiff dough.

Divide the dough into walnut sized balls, cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge until ready to use. When the stew has baked for 40 - 50 minutes in the oven, remove from the oven and add the dumplings. Ensure the dumplings are partially submerged in the stew. Cover the pot with a lid and cook on the stove top/hob, over a moderate heat, for around 20 minutes until the dumplings have risen and are golden on top. I usually serve this stew with steamed greens.


Shopping List

50 items: £70.11 purchased from Asda

Packets and Cereals
1x   Mornflake Superfast Oats (2Kg)                                              £2.22
1x   ASDA Smartprice Plain White Flour (1.5Kg)                             45p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Self Raising Flour (1.5Kg)                           45p
1x   Jus Rol Puff Pastry Block (500g)                                            £1.25
1x   ASDA Seedless Raisins (1Kg)                                                £2.98
1x   ASDA Brown Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                                            79p
1x   ASDA Orzo (500g)                                                                  65p
1x   ASDA Good and Balanced Pearl Barley (500g)                        50p

Tins, Jars and Cooking
1x   ASDA Baked Beans, Reduced Sugar and Salt (4x410g)           98p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes in Tomato Juice (400g) 29p
4x   ASDA Chilli Beans in Chilli Sauce (290g)                                 £1.60
1x   ASDA Smartprice Sweetcorn in Water (326g)                          35p
1x   ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g)                                          35p
1x   ASDA Stock Cubes - Vegetable (12x10g)                                43p
1x   ASDA Curry Paste - Balti (200g)                                             £1.00
1x   ASDA Bolognese Pasta Sauce (500g)                                     69p
1x   ASDA Haricot Beans in Water (300g)                                      40p

Frozen
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                              82p
1x   ASDA Meat Free Mince (454g)                                                £1.50
1x   ASDA Summer Berries and Banana Smoothie Mix (500g)         £1.75
1x   ASDA Smartprice Peas (1Kg)                                                 76p
1x   ASDA Scratch Cook Sliced Mixed Peppers (600g)                   £1.00
1x   ASDA White Fish Fillets (540g)                                               £3.30

Dairy and Eggs
5x   ASDA British Whole Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                                  £5.45
2x   ASDA Greek Style Yogurt (500g)                                            £1.60
1x   ASDA Smartprice Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g)                     45p
1x   ASDA Free Range Mixed Weight Eggs (15)                             £2.00
1x   ASDA Butter - Unsalted (250g)                                                £1.45
1x   ASDA Mature Cheddar Cheese (750g)                                     £3.75

Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x   ASDA Farm Stores Cooking Bacon (500g)                               57p
1x   ASDA Extra Special Chorizo Casero Sausage (225g)               £1.85

Fruit and Vegetables
25   ASDA Grower's Selection Bananas by Weight (200g)               £3.00
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Carrots (1Kg)                                  £1.00
2     ASDA Grower's Selection Sweet Potatoes by Weight (500g)    £1.00
4x   ASDA Grower's Selection Whole Cucumber                             £2.00
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Celery                                             55p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Garlic (3)                                        60p
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Apples (1.2Kg)                                £3.00
4x   ASDA Farm Stores Pears (500g)                                             £2.80
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection British Parsnips (500g)                    59p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Swede                                             50p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Extra Trimmed Leeks (550g)           £1.00
3x   ASDA Farm Stores Kiwis (6)                                                   £1.50
1x   ASDA Farm Stores Brown Onions (1Kg)                                  59p
1x   ASDA Farm Stores Cherry Tomatoes (250g)                           53p
2x   ASDA Farm Stores White Potatoes (2.5Kg)                             £2.30
2x   ASDA Farm Stores Plums (400g)                                            £1.58
2x   ASDA Farm Stores Mixed Peppers (3)                                     £1.98
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Sweetclems (1.2Kg)                        £3.50

Snacks and Sweets
1x   ASDA Smartprice Tortilla Chips - Lightly Salted (180g)            46p

Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket, and are correct as of 14 January 2018.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.


I purchased our shopping online from Asda, via My Supermarket, on 14/01/08, and our grocery items cost £70.11.  

Had I shopped elsewhere our grocery list would've cost:

£78.46 from Sainsbury's
£82.21 from Morrisons
£83.45 from Tesco


My lovely blogging buddy Ciara from My Fussy Eater has created a fab Meal Planning Facebook Group so we can inspire each other.

And Katykicker, and Naomi from The Organised Life Project have a Meal Planning Linky full of fabulous Meal Planning posts with lots of tasty ideas.

OUR FAMILY MEAL PLAN for WEEK OF 08/01/2018 - £65

Sunday, 7 January 2018
I'm back and I've given my blog a refresh, the new look is taking me a bit of getting used to. Our youngest son will be starting Nursery this week so I will have 2.5 child-free hours each day to work on my blog developing recipes, and having some much needed creative me time in my little corner of the internet.  

It's a New Year and January is the longest month ever, both financially and from a lack of energy and awful weather point of view.  We're on a tight budget as always, but even tighter this time of year.  It seems no matter how well you plan and budget there's always something to catch you out - new school shoes were needed for our 3 older children just before Christmas, and then Nursery uniform for youngest boy too.  I was fortunate to get some supermarket school uniform bargains for him, thankfully. Oh, and there's the small matter of an overdue invoice from 6th Form College which we knew nothing about until it arrived in the post yesterday.


It's our first proper week back at school and college, complete with before and after school clubs, and evening events at Church.  I need quick dinners on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday nights.  Tuesday night is complicated with our children out and home all at different times.  My Meal Plan will hopefully keep us all fed and me sane this week, as I've planned simple and tasty dinners because by Friday we'll all be exhausted.

Please note: This Meal Plan, along with most of the other Meal Plans on my blog, does not include drinks, condiments or the cost of some herbs and spices. I make our jams, chutneys and pasta sauces, and we grow our own fresh herbs and some salad greens. I’m also not a nutritionist or dietician so you will need to consult a professional if you have specific dietary or calorie controlled dietary needs.


Meal Plan 

Breakfasts will be either wheat biscuits and milk with a banana or piece of fruit, or porridge/overnight oats with fruit.  Snacks will be popcorn, flapjacks, or yoghurt with berry compote. I might bake some scones during the week for a treat too.


Packed lunches will be Quick Vegetable Tagine with Couscous, and some fresh fruit. I've added some sweet potato and butternut squash to the tagine because they bulk it out and they are seasonal, filling root vegetables. I'll also bake a Crustless Quiche which can also be had as packed lunches with fruit.

Weekend lunches will be homemade pizza on Saturday and a Chorizo Frittata on Sunday to use up any vegetables leftover at the end of the week.



Dinners

Macaroni Cheese - I make my own cheese sauce using a roux base and add frozen mixed vegetables to the pasta during the last few minutes of cooking time. Our Macaroni Cheese usually has plenty of vegetables with the pasta in a rich cheddar cheese sauce.

Bean Burgers with Sweet Potato Wedges

Roast Chicken with steamed mixed vegetables and roast parsnips

Chicken and Orzo Bake

2 onions, diced
2 handfuls frozen pepper strips 
1 clove garlic, minced
170g dried orzo pasta
500ml hot chicken stock
300g - 500g leftover cooked chicken

Preheat your oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Mix together all of the ingredients in a large baking dish until well combined. My Pyrex baking dish measures 9 x 12 inches (23 x 33cm). Put the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve with steamed mixed vegetables.

Twice Baked Potatoes with steamed mixed vegetables

Red Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti, I'll add peppers, carrots and celery to the bolognese recipe.

Bolognese Pasties served with mash and steamed mixed vegetables.


Shopping List

43 items: £65.26

Packets and Cereals
1x   Mornflake Superfast Oats (2Kg)                                            £2.22
2x   ASDA Smartprice Wheat Bisks (24x18g)                               £1.38
1x   ASDA Wholewheat Spaghetti (500g)                                      50p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Plain White Flour (1.5Kg)                           45p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Self Raising Flour (1.5Kg)                          45p
1x   Silver Spoon Granulated Sugar (500g)                                   54p
1x   ASDA Cous Cous (1Kg)                                                        £1.35
1x   ASDA Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)                            59p
1x   ASDA Wholewheat Penne (500g)                                           50p
1x   ASDA Orzo (500g)                                                                65p
1x   ASDA Dried Red Lentils (500g)                                             75p

Frozen
3x   ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                            £2.46
2x   ASDA Scratch Cook Sliced Mixed Peppers (600g)                 £2.00
1x   ASDA Frozen for Freshness Berry Medley (1Kg)                    £2.75

Tins, Jars and Cooking
6x   ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g)                         £1.74
1x   ASDA Light Mayonnaise (500g)                                             70p
2x   ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g)                                        70p
2x   ASDA Mexican Style Bean Mix (300g)                                   96p
1x   Double Concentrated Tomato Paste (200g)                            70p

Dairy and Eggs
5x   ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                   £5.45
3x   ASDA Smartprice Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g)                   £1.35
1x   ASDA Free Range Mixed Weight Eggs (15)                           £2.00
2x   ASDA Best for Baking (250g)                                                £1.10
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mature White Cheddar (830g)                    £3.69

Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x   ASDA Farm Stores Cooking Bacon (500g)                             57p
1x   ASDA Extra Special Chorizo Casero Sausage (225g)             £1.85
1x   ASDA Butcher's Selection Whole Chicken (1.6Kg)                 £3.20

Fruit and Vegetables
30   ASDA Grower's Selection Bananas by Weight                        £3.00
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Seedless Red Grapes (500g)         £3.00
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Carrots (1Kg)                                90p
1     ASDA Grower's Selection Butternut Squash (1.2Kg)               90p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Celery                                           55p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Courgettes (3)                               £1.20
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Garlic (3)                                       60p
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Sweet Potatoes (1Kg)                    £2.00
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Apples (1.2Kg)                              £3.00
3x   ASDA Grower's Selection Sweetclem (600g)                          £3.00
3x   ASDA Farm Stores Pears (500g)                                           £2.10
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection British Parsnips (500g)                  59p
2x   ASDA Farm Stores Brown Onions (1Kg)                                £1.18
1x   ASDA Farm Stores White Potatoes (2.5Kg)                           £1.15
2x   ASDA Farm Stores Round Lettuce                                         80p
1x   ASDA Farm Stores Salad Tomatoes (6)                                 69p
Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket and are correct as of 7th January 2018. Prices may vary in different in-store locations.


My lovely blogging buddy Ciara from My Fussy Eater has created a fab Meal Planning Facebook Group so we can inspire each other.

And Katykicker, and Naomi from The Organised Life Project have a Meal Planning Linky full of fabulous Meal Planning posts with lots of tasty ideas.


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