I did a little on this last November, and had planned on doing a follow up, but promptly forget......the reminder came when I was updating my
sadly neglected price book.
We eat the same meals all the time (and like it that way!), however if you're trying to limit your spending, then it pays to work out the cost of every meal, and plan your menu around it.
For example, in our house chicken fajitas costs £6+ per meal, whereas Chili and Rice costs us £2.48....fajitas every week would bump our grocery spending, chili would not! I'll add a disclaimer - I'm not the most frugal cook and this is all relative to the food you prefer and your own personal grocery budget!
Here's another meal break down - I plan to do it for all the meals we eat over the next few weeks and then make some sort of master list.
Chili Chow Mein Noodles and Sausages...a strange combination that came about from having two leftover cooked sausages in the fridge. We liked it so much we now have sausages with noodles all the time
Cost to make:
- £2.50 Sausages (x6)
- £0.20 Noodles (AF)
- £0.56 1/2 packet frozen stir fry veg
- £0.25 1/4 packet frozen peppers (thanks CT Mom for that suggestion)
- £0.10 Soy Sauce
- £0.25 Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
The meal would cost a little more (+13p), if I didn't have the cheap noodles.
Okay onto our menu plan..........I'm off to London until Wednesday, so it's a shortened week
- Wednesday: Veggie Burger with Fries and Salad
- Thursday: Baked Salmon and Veggies
- Friday: Quiche and Salad
- Saturday: Chicken Fajitas
- Sunday: Pasta Bolognese
That's it for today! What''s on your menu this week?