NO MORE SPENDING
15. 12. 2014

Our grocery budget is a little higher this month (£280) to account for the extra house guests over the Christmas period. So far I’ve spent £114.78, mainly on week to week items, but I did buy a large chicken for the 25th (I’m cooking it in the slow cooker as we still don’t have an oven!), and a few other bits and pieces that we’ll need…..cheese biscuits, wine, etc ;)

Menu Plan Monday

Yesterday I did a freezer inventory and then tried to make a menu plan for the next 17 days as it’ll make things a lot easier with all the coming and goings we have. So far the main dinners are sorted, but I still need to work out the breakfasts and lunches.

Here’s a list of what I’m starting with in the freezer:

– Large Chicken x 1
– Pork Loin Chops x 6
– Minced Beef (500g) x 1
– Sausages (6) x 2
– Beef Burgers (4) x 1
– Chili portion (for Nacho topping)
– Broccoli 3/4 bag
– Green Beans 3/4 bag
– Corn 3/4 bag
– Stir Fry Veg x 1
– Burger Buns x 4
– English Muffins x 4
– Tortilla Wraps x 3
– Bread x 1
– Bagels x 3

+ we also have 2 cooked chicken breasts and 4 eggs in the fridge.

Menu Plan:

15th: Chicken Fajitas (2)
16th: Pork Loin, Broccoli & Potatoes (2)
17th: Mushroom Omelets + Large Salad (2)
18th: Sausages, Noodles and Stir Fry Veg (2)
19th: BLT’s (2)
20th: Pasta Bolognese (3)
21st: Beef Burgers (3)
22nd: Chicken Taco Bowls (3)
23rd: Pork Loin, Green Beans & Potatoes (3)
24th: Buffet (for 8)
25th: Roast Chicken & Trimmings (for 6)
26th: Out all day
27th: Out/Leftovers
28th: Loaded Nachos (2)
29th: Potato & Leek Soup (3)
30th: Sausages, Noodles and Stir Fry Veg (2)
31st: Buffet (4)

I’ll finish up this post now as it’s getting long. I’ll be back tomorrow with a grocery haul as I’m heading out later to buy all the meat needed for the above^.

What’s on your menu this week?

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08. 12. 2014

What we’re eating this week:

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Quiche + Salad
Tuesday: Steak, Green Beans & Mashed Potato
Wednesday: Chicken Curry, Rice & Naan
Thursday: Sausage Dogs
Friday: Pork Loin, Mashed Potato & Broccoli
Saturday: Out for dinner
Sunday: Potato & Leek Soup

It’s a nice and simple menu plan this week as I’m on a mission to complete my to-do list before the weekend.

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24. 11. 2014

What we’re eating this week:

Menu Plan

Notes: M is back to work after a two-week break. We have house guests Thursday to Sunday. Monday to Thursday lunches are just mine.

I went grocery shopping this morning but I’ll probably need to do a top-up shop on Thursday. Grocery spending for November (so far)  is £183.26….a little over my budget of £180. ;)

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