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19. 01. 2015

What we’re eating on our simple menu plan this week:

menu plan monday

+ Monday: Sausages, New Potatoes & Steamed Broccoli
+ Tuesday: Chicken Curry (freezer leftovers), Rice & Naan
+ Wednesday: Mushroom Omelets, New Potatoes & Salad
+ Thursday: Chicken Taco Bowls (Slow Cooker)
+ Friday: Leftovers ^ on Nachos
+ Saturday: Out for the day
+ Sunday: Pan Fried Fish + Veggies

Breakfasts: Bran flakes, Bagels or Toast. Lunches (for me only): Tuna/Egg Salad or a Smoothie

What’s on your menu this week?

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11. 01. 2015

Hi guys! I’m aiming for our maximum spend on grocery in 2015 to be under £2,520 – an average of £210 a month. In my grocery budget I include just about everything household too. The only thing I don’t include are water filters – they get their own budget line.

I do most of my grocery shopping at Sainsburys, as it’s local, and then buy household + toiletry items at Wilkinsons. I’m lucky that my husbands firm now gives us a discount (5%) at Sainsburys, I just have to shop with a gift card. Loading the gift card with £200 at the start of every month costs us £190. I then have £20 cash (rest of my budget) to spend if I need to in Wilkos. I hope that makes sense! :)

Onto what I purchased on Friday which was basically produce, bread and dairy. I also purchased hot chili powder and three boxes of tomatoes with chili. The cotton wool and tissues were free with Advantage points.

grocery 26

grocery 26

I didn’t buy any meat as our freezer is well stocked with it. Pork Chops x 3, Chicken Breasts x 6, Minced Beef (250g) x 4, burgers x 8 and one of each sausages, bacon and rump steak.

January Grocery Budget Totals

Spending to date: £106.20/£210.00

Menu Plan:

Mon: Pork Chops + Veggies
Tue: Repeat ^ for M, Soup for me
Wed: Breakfast for dinner (Egg & Bacon Muffins)
Thu: Takeaway Pizza (BOGOF voucher)
Fri: Pasta Bolognese + Ciabatta Bread
Sat: Quiche + Salad
Sun: Burgers w/o buns + peppers, mushrooms etc.

We have a funny week this week and so are treating ourselves to a takeaway pizza on Thursday.

What’s on your menu this week? Do you include everything in your grocery budget or do you separate out household items?

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29. 12. 2014

MENU PLAN MONDAY

We deviated slightly from this menu plan, but overall it was a good idea to try and plan the last half of the month – I’ll be doing it again next year.

So, on to our menu plan, which I struggled to put together last night as the last thing I felt like thinking about was food! I’m craving lots of veggies, hence the photo above, and at some stage this week I’ll be popping out to get a lot more of them.

The first half of the week is nearly the same as my original plan, Potato and Leek Soup, Sausages etc but the Loaded Nachos are carried over as we didn’t have them yesterday.

Monday: Slow Cooker Easy Leek & Potato Soup
Tuesday: Sausages with Mash and Veggies
- Wednesday: Loaded Nachos (Chili etc)
- Thursday: Chicken Balti & Naan (I use a Balti curry paste)
- Friday: Ham, Green Beans and Potatoes
- Saturday: Vegetable Quiche & Salad
- Sunday: Roasted Chicken (Leftovers) with Veggies

Ok that’s it for today. I’m off to round-up the budget numbers for December in preparation for tomorrow’s post. Have a lovely day.

What’s on your menu this week?

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