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.


– £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:

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– £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



27. 10. 2014

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I need to pick up a few groceries this morning, but here’s what we’re eating this week –

Monday: Sausages w/veggies and Sweet Potato Mash
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chili w/rice
Wednesday: Leftover Chili w/Baked Potatoes
Thursday: Pan Fried Salmon w/veggies
Friday: Dinner out
Saturday: Chicken Fajitas
Sunday: Mushroom Burgers in a Brioche Bun

What’s on your menu this week?

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20. 10. 2014

Thank you so much for all your kind and thoughtful comments (and messages) on the loss of my Dad, every one of them has helped a great deal. x

Menu Planning.

Onto my menu for the week. I started out this morning with a quick fridge and freezer inventory. The freezer in particular is not that full. We have a lot of frozen veggies, but very little in the way of meat & fish – one chicken breast, one salmon fillet and 500g of minced beef – and so I need to do a little grocery shopping tomorrow. Today’s dinner (Leek & Potato Soup) is taken care off by the remaining contents of my vegetable drawer!

Menu Planning

On our menu:

– Slow cooker Potato & Leek Soup
– Stir Fry Veggies with Noodles & Salmon
Slow Cooker Mexican Lasagna
– Leftover Lasagna
– Out for dinner
– BBQ Pork Chops w/ veggies
– Chicken Curry w/Rice and Naan

Lunches for me will be either eggs or tuna with salad. M eats lunch at work.

What’s on your menu this week?

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