16. 01. 2013

M. has been away working this week and so I abandoned my 6 week menu plan for two days and ate soup instead. I’m now thinking about the remaining days of January and how I can keep my grocery spending on the low.

We ‘need’ the following, which I’ll buy tomorrow when I hit the big supermarket for the last time this month <— my goal!!!

*Shopping List


*Menu Plan:

2013 Grocery Budget: (Dec-Nov)

Goal: £2,000

Spent: £402.98

What’s on your menu this week?

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In 2014 my husband & I downsized our home to speed up our quest for Financial Freedom. We swapped our large three bed house, for a small two bed apartment to clear our mortgage and give us enough budget freedom to travel and still save for the future. Our dream, after achieving Financial Freedom, is to spend part of every year living abroad.

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6 Responses to “Menu Planning (January)”

  1. penny says:

    Two thousand pounds for the whole year?
    That’s £38 a week.
    How many of you is that to feed? And does it include non-food stuff?

    • Laura says:

      Hi Penny! Yep lol. It’s for 2/2.5 of us – my son is home from uni in the holidays. It also includes non food stuff. I use a very limited amount of other stuff – clean with vinegar, soda crystals etc, don’t buy paper products apart from loo rolls

  2. Soup for a solo dinner is where it’s at! :-) I had my lentil soup & banana bread combination for a week when M was traveling. He’s gone again in a week or so, & I have a batch of chili in the freezer. I’m also thinking of making a potato soup. My favorite. :-)

  3. Andrea says:

    You are doing so well Laura I am also on the same budget for 2 adults and when DS comes over for food at least once a week.

    My menu this week…..I am veggie but A is not

    Thursday..Chicken breast wrapped in baco with HM cheese sauce and mash and salad/veggie burger mash and salad
    Friday….cod in batter and oven chips and mushy peas/veggie burger and salad(left over )
    Saturday Pizza and salad
    Sunday pork, mash,cabbage and gravy/veggie sausage
    Monday Chicken curry and rice/veggie rice and salad
    Tuesday..Bacon pasta/spinche pasta
    Wednesdaymeatloaf,mash and salad/veggie meatless loaf