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03. 11. 2014

My goal this month: Spend less than £180 on groceries but still increase our stockpile (toothpaste, beans, rice etc)

We’re away for ten days of the month (I’m not including the grocery purchased in NY in this total), and so this budget is generous. However, I’ve been over spending in this category so much, that I feel baby steps are the way to go right now. :)

Let’s begin with my first grocery haul of the month. I spent £54.14 and here’s where the money went.

Grocery

– £6.00 Coffee x 200g
– £1.00 Soup x 2
– £0.70 Tomatoes with garlic
– £1.60 Salsa
– £1.10 Tortilla Chips
– £1.50 Mayo
– £1.00 Baking Potatoes x 4
– £0.46 Bananas (£0.68kg)
– £1.00 Bread
– £1.00 Lettuce
– £2.23 Grapes (£3.95kg)
– £5.00 Butter x 2
– £3.75 Personal items

I also stocked up on meat for the freezer:

grocery 2

– £10.00 Chicken Fillets x 3 (10 Breasts)
– £5.00 Pork Loin x 2 (4 Loins)
– £5.00 Bacon x 2
– £1.10 Milk
– £1.20 Natural Yogurt
– £2.50 Fruit Yogurt
– £1.00 Sour Cream
– £2.00 Grated Mozzarella

A quick evening menu plan:

Monday: Chicken Taco Bowls
Tuesday: Burritos with leftovers ^
Wednesday: BBQ Pork Loin with Baked Potato & Broccoli
Thursday: Chicken Curry (freezer) with Rice & Naan
Friday: Club Sandwiches

Extra goals this month:
1. Update my one page (A4) price book using the shops in my new area (I’ve streamlined the products we buy)
2. Finish planning our 4 week revolving menu plan (it’s nearly there!)

November Grocery Spending/Budget: £54.14/£180

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22. 09. 2014

Hi Guys! Sorry for my absence over most of last week. Dad had a really bad week, which happens occasionally, and I spent most of the week looking after him.

So this week it’s back to menu planning, budgets and grocery buying!

Grocery Haul:

Grocery Haul

I went to Waitrose yesterday and spent £37.91. I had lager and coconut oil on my list, but we had a voucher for £8.00 off a £40 shop so that kept the cost down.

Our menu this week is pretty similar to all other weeks, although I have made a few changes to my diet – I’m trying to cut out bread. The brioche ^ is for M!

Menu Plan:

Menu Plan

The weekday lunches are just for me as M eats at work.

Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Bowls (Budget Bytes)

What’s on your menu this week?

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11. 09. 2014

Grocery haul! Here’s what I purchased this week!

GROCERY HAUL

I went to Waitrose and spent £44.11.

GROCERY HAUL

Receipt breakdown:

Dairy:
– £1.98 Milk
– £1.75 Yogurts x 4
– £1.75 Butter
– £1.20 Natural Yogurt
– £3.79 Grated Cheddar
– £1.13 Cream Cheese

Store cupboard:
– £1.20 Evaporated Milk
– £0.99 Chopped Tomatoes
– £0.60 Red Kidney Beans
– £0.60 Black Beans
– £0.45 Potatoes
– £1.44 Balti Paste
– £1.19 Worcestershire Sauce
– £1.89 Strawberry Jam
– £0.95 Macaroni
– £1.29 Popcorn
– £1.77 Snack Biscuits
– £1.60 Crisps
– £2.00 T-Bags
– £1.35 Brioche Loaf
– £1.00 Scourers

Fruit & Vegetables:
– £2.00 Frozen Corn
– £1.25 Avocado
– £0.72 Bananas
– £1.69 Broccoli
– £1.65 Mushrooms x 2 (one free)
– £1.50 Sweet Potatoes
– £2.00 Grapes
– £1.79 Tomatoes
– £1.19 Spinach
– £0.40 Cucumber

I’ve spent a lot of my budget for September already, but the freezer and cupboards are fully stocked and I should only need fresh items on the following two Thursdays.

September Grocery Spending/Budget: £151.25/£216.00

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