Breakfasts will either be cereal or toast with fruit for afters. I'll be leaving early a couple of mornings this week so breakfasts will need to be especially low faff but also filling. We'll have eggs and soldiers on the weekend and probably pancakes or crumpets.
Lunches for the adults will be leftovers. Kids will be having cheese and chutney swirls or egg salad sandwiches on wholemeal bread with crudites, a pot of yoghurt, baked treat and piece of fruit for their lunches. Weekend lunches will be baked potatoes with beans and cheese or potato wedges with salad.
The cost of our shopping this week was £62.63 and I purchased the items online using the Asda section of My Supermarket which handily compares the cost of my shopping had I purchased the items elsewhere. If I'd shopped at Sainsbury's my groceries would've cost £76.83 or £79.31 from Tesco.
Roast Chicken with Roast Vegetables and Yorkshire Puddings
Chicken Pasta Bake
500g pack of pasta
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 peppers, diced
3 cups frozen mixed vegetables
400g leftover cooked chicken
2 carrot, diced
1 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup milk
Heat oven to 180C.
Boil pasta in large pot of water until just tender, following the directions on the packet. Heat a non-stick pan and spray with a little oil. Cook onion, garlic and peppers until soft.
Stir the mixed vegetables into the onion mixture and heat for a few minutes. Add the leftover chicken, milk, and half the cheese. Gently stir to combine.
Add the cooked pasta. Gently stir so pasta is coated with the chicken sauce mixture then pour into an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
8 tortilla wraps
3 tins chilli beans
3 fresh tomatoes, diced
1 cucumber, diced
1 lettuce, shredded
small pot of soured cream
150g grated cheese
Heat chilli beans in a pot whilst tortillas are warming in the oven. Put chilli beans onto tortillas and top with tomato, cucumber, lettuce, a little sour cream and a sprinkling of cheese. Fold over and serve.
Stir Fry Beef with Rice
2 Tblsp each soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce
1 Tblsp tomato puree
juice of ½ a lemon (use the other ½ lemon in a G&T)
1 clove garlic, crushed
400g rump steak, thinly sliced
1 Tblsp oil
1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced
500g greens, shredded
Put the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tomato puree, lemon juice and garlic in to a bowl. Mix well then add the thinly sliced steak, toss to coat in the marinade and leave to infuse whilst you prepare the vegetables.
Heat oil in a frying pan or wok over a high heat. Add the steak and sear well, remove from the pan and set aside. Pour the leftover marinade into the wok and heat for a minute or so before adding the spring onions, greens and steak. Stir fry for 5 minutes or so until the greens are tender-crisp and the steak is cooked through. Serve over cooked rice.
3 cups mixed vegetables
1 cup cheese, grated
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup self-raising flour
good grinding of black peppe
Put the vegetables and ¾ of the cheese into a greased ovenproof dish. Lightly beat the eggs and milk together in a jug. Sprinkle over the self-raising flour and mix well, ensuring there are no lumps. Pour egg mixture over the vegetables and grind over some black pepper then sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Bake at 200°C for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and set. Serve either hot or cold.
Slow Cooker Meatballs
500g beef mince
½ cup uncooked long-grain rice
¼ cup chopped fresh herbs (parsley, chives, oregano, marjoram, etc.)
1 large onion, finely diced
1 pepper, finely diced
2 carrots, finely diced
1 stick celery, finely sliced/diced
500g homemade or store bought pasta sauce
375 ml beef stock or water
Turn the slow cooker on to low to preheat whilst you chop all the vegetables.
In a bowl, mix together the mince, rice and fresh herbs with a good seasoning of salt and pepper. Roll tablespoonfuls into balls and set aside for a few minutes.
Put the onion, pepper, carrot and celery Into the slow cooker. Mix together the cook-homemade pasta sauce and beef stock then pour into the slow cooker. Stir to mix thoroughly with the vegetables.
Put the meatballs on top of the sauce in the slow cooker and then cover with the lid. Cook on low for 6–7 hours or on high for 3–4 hours. Serve with mash/pasta/baked potatoes and steamed mixed vegetables.
2 tsp oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 large onion, finely diced
1 pepper, deseeded and diced
2 sticks celery, finely sliced
3 large carrots, finely sliced
200g broccoli florets
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
2 Tblsp cornflour
400ml vegetable stock
seasoning to taste
150g self raising flour
1 free range egg
1 Tblsp milk
1/2 cup grated cheese
Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas mark 4.
Heat the oil in a large oven safe saucepan and cook the garlic, onion and pepper for 3 minutes before adding the celery, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli. Stir fry the vegetables for 3 minutes then remove from the heat. Add the chopped tomatoes, rice and vegetable stock. Mix the cornflour with 2 Tblsp of water and stir it into the stew so that it thickens slightly. Season to taste bring to the boil then cover and bake for 25 minutes.
Whilst the stew is in the oven, make the cobbler. Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Beat the egg and milk together before adding it to the flour mixture. You should have a soft dough, add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky.
Knead the dough lightly then roll out on a floured surface to a thickness of about 2cm. Use a cutter, or glass to cut out rounds about 4cm in diameter. Re-roll the trimmings so that all the dough is used.
Take the stew out of the oven and increase the temperature to 200C/180C Fan/Gas Mark 6. Arrange the circles of dough on top of the stew, sprinkle over the grated cheese, and bake uncovered for 15 minutes or until the cobbler topping is cooked and golden.
38 items: £62.63
Packets and Cereals
1x ASDA Chosen by You Wheat Bisks (48x18g) £3.08
1x ASDA Smartprice Cornflakes (750g) 46p
1x ASDA Chosen by You Fusilli Twists (500g) 50p was 95p
2x Asda Wholefoods Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg) £1.60
1x ASDA Smartprice Self Raising Flour (1.5Kg) 45p
1x ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg) 40p
1x Asda Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (42g) 64p
2x ASDA Wholefoods Brown Bread Flour (1.5Kg) £2.56
Tins, Jars and Cooking
1x ASDA Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce (4x410g) £1.24
3x ASDA Chosen by You Chilli Beans (290g) £2.04
1x ASDA Chosen by You Onion Chutney (280g) 98p
1x ASDA Smartprice Mayonnaise (500ml) 45p
1x Dolmio Sauce - Extra Onion and Garlic (500g) £1.00
2x ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg) £1.50
Dairy and; Eggs
1x ASDA Soured Cream (300ml) £1.05
5x ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L) £5.00
1x ASDA Smartprice Salted Butter (250g) 98p
3x Suffolk Farm Medium Free Range Eggs (6) £3.00
2x Cathedral City Mature Cheddar (350g) £4.00
Fruit and Vegetables
1x ASDA Spring Greens (500g) £1.20
1x ASDA Salad Tomatoes (750g) £1.00
20 ASDA Smartprice Apples by Weight (100g) £2.40
20 ASDA Bananas by Weight (100g) £1.36
1x ASDA Lemons Loose 30p
3 ASDA Broccoli by Weight (100g) 75p
10 ASDA Red Onions by Weight (100g) 90p
2x ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg) £3.50 2 FOR £3.50
5 ASDA Butternut Squash by Weight (100g) 50p
2x ASDA Whole Cucumber £1.00
3x ASDA Round Lettuce £1.71
1x ASDA Celery 89p
1x ASDA Garlic Loose 30p
1x ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g) £1.77
1x ASDA Spring Onions 75p any 3 FOR £2.00
1x ASDA Carrots (1.2Kg) £1.00
Meat, Fish and Poultry
4 ASDA Beef Rump Steak Large by Weight (100g) £4.40
1x ASDA Butcher's Selection British Beef Mince (500g) £2.00
15 ASDA Free Range Whole Chicken by Weight (100g) £5.97
Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket, and are correct as of 3 March 2013. Prices may vary in different in-store locations.
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