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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Our Family Meal Plan for this week 03/06/12 - Back to School Edition £59

Our Meal Plan for this week is another low faff, salad based one.  I'm in London once, working 2 nights and have a couple of full days of other work too.  It's also my birthday mid week, I have a school governor meeting that night and am working the following night, so my birthday meal will have to be delayed until Friday.  

Breakfasts will be cereal and milk or toast with spread, as always breakfast is accompanied by a piece of fruit.  We'll probably have pancakes for breakfast one morning over the weekend.  My daughters will be having school dinners this week and as usual hubby and I will have leftovers from dinner the night before or, if there are no leftovers, homemade hummus and salad sandwiches with crudites.

As usual I compared the cost of our groceries using My Supermarket.  Our groceries cost £59.29 from Asda, had I shopped elsewhere my shopping would've cost £71.45 from Sainsbury's or £74.03 from Tesco.


Dinners

Roast Chicken with potato salad, crudites, sliced tomatoes and salad leaves - Monday

Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles - Tuesday

Couscous, Chickpea and Chicken Salad - Wednesday

250g couscous
250ml vegetable stock, boiling hot
400g tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
300g leftover chicken, shredded
200g cherry tomatoes, halved
half a large cucumber, diced

Dressing
125ml olive oil
3 Tblsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tblsp fresh mint, finely chopped
1/2 tsp sugar

Put the couscous into a bowl with the hot stock.  Cover and leave for 5 minutes.  Measure the dressing ingredients into a jar, put the lid on then shake until completely combined.  Mix the chickpeas, shredded chicken, cherry tomatoes and cucumber with the prepared couscous. Mix through the dressing then serve with salad leaves.  


Homemade beef burgers and potato wedges with leftover Storecupboard Salad - Friday

Roast Vegetable and  Goats Cheese Filo Tart with crudites and salad leaves - Saturday

End of the Week Frittata with baked potatoes and salad greens - Sunday

Shopping List

44 items: £59.28

Packets and Cereals
1x
ASDA Smartprice Cornflakes (750g)
46p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Crispy Rice Cereal (440g)
77p
1x
Asda Wholefoods Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg)
80p
1x
Jus Rol Filo Pastry (375g)
£1.10
1x
Jus Rol Shortcrust Pastry Block (500g)
£1.10
1x
ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg)
40p
1x
ASDA Wholefoods Cous Cous (500g)
68p
1x
Asda Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)
65p
1x
ASDA Wholefoods Brown Bread Flour (1.5Kg)
£1.28
Tins, Jars and Cooking
1x
ASDA Borlotti Beans in Water (290g)
48p
1x
ASDA Cannellini Beans in Water (300g)
62p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Mayonnaise (500ml)
40p
1x
ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g)
62p
1x
ASDA Haricot Beans in Water (300g)
62p
Dairy and Eggs
4x
ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)
£4.00
1x
ASDA English Mature White Cheddar (500g)
£2.83
any 2 FOR £5.00
1x
ASDA Greek Feta Cheese (200g)
£1.00
was £1.27
1x
ASDA Smartprice Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g)
45p
3x
Suffolk Farm Medium Free Range Eggs (6)
£3.00
Fruit and Vegetables
2x
ASDA Asparagus (250g)
£3.30
1x
ASDA Salad Tomatoes (750g)
£1.50
20
ASDA Bananas by Weight (100g)
£1.36
10
ASDA Carrots by Weight (100g)
80p
5
ASDA Red Onions by Weight (100g)
40p
1x
ASDA Aubergine Loose
50p
was 90p
2x
ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg)
£4.00
5
ASDA Butternut Squash by Weight (100g)
50p
2x
ASDA Whole Cucumber
£1.00
3x
ASDA Round Lettuce
£1.71
2x
ASDA Garlic Loose
60p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)
£1.65
1x
ASDA Courgettes (3)
£1.00
1x
ASDA Spring Onions
74p
1x
ASDA Spinach (350g)
£1.00
1x
ASDA Unwaxed Lemons (5)
£1.25
1x
ASDA Fresh Tastes Beansprouts (310g)
50p
1x
ASDA Water Chestnut and Bamboo Shoot Stir Fry with Chinese Leaf Red Onion and Peppers (420g)
£1.00
any 3 FOR £3.00
1x
ASDA Cherry Tomatoes (350g)
£1.00
2x
ASDA Smartprice Apples (500g)
£1.76
Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x
ASDA Butcher's Selection British Beef Mince (500g)
£2.00
15
ASDA Extra Special British Free Range Corn Fed Whole Chicken by Weight (100g)
£7.47
Frozen
1x
ASDA Smartprice Peas (1Kg)
98p
Ready Meals
1x
ASDA Soy and Garlic Stir Fry Sauce (230g)
£1.00
any 3 FOR £3.00
1x
ASDA Free Range Egg Noodles (450g)
£1.00
any 3 FOR £3.00

Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket, and are correct as of 2nd June 2013.   Prices may vary in different in-store locations.


Don't forget to check out the Meal Planning Monday linky hosted by At Home With Mrs M.


12 comments:

  1. Great plan, considerably cheaper than my shop too!
    I hope you have a lovely birthday x

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  2. Lovely sounding plan and much cheaper than our shop

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    1. I try and stick to $60 and under if I can. It's tricky as fresh fruit and veges are getting pricey.

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  3. Wow, even a list of the costs. Amazing difference in the price too.

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    1. Thanks :o) I include the shopping list as friends like to follow my plans and it makes it easier for them to do that.

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  4. All sounds fab!!
    Have a great week x

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  5. Thank you such much, very useful info right there!

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  6. These all sound lovely - but what an amazing price difference between the shops! Have a happy birthday!

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    1. Thanks :o) My Birthday was fab! I like to compare the cost at different supermarkets purely out of nosiness LOL It also helps me makes sure I am getting the most for our money ;o)

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