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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Our Family Meal Plan For Week Of 23/06/2013 - £55

This week I am really poorly with a heavy cold and chest infection which means I shall be at home all week.  Whenever I am poorly I crave loads of vegetables and comforting flavours so that is the theme this week.

My daughters are having school dinners to give me a rest and my husband and I will have dinner leftovers for our lunches.  I will also make a large batch of vegetable soup which I will freeze in single serving portions for my lunch should I need comfort food and an extra vegetable boost.

Weekend lunches will be Mini Frittatas and Vegetable Fritters.  Breakfasts throughout the week will be cereal and milk with a piece of fruit for afters.

Our Meal Plan groceries this week came to £55.09 from Asda on 23/06/2013.  As usual I compared the cost of my shopping using My Supermarket and had I shopped at Sainsbury's my groceries would've cost £62.00 and from Tesco £62.52.   

Vegetable Fritters

2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups grated courgette, or 1 tin of whole kernel corn, drained
1 Tblsp fresh mint, finely chopped (optional)
125ml cup milk
125g grated cheddar cheese
1 Tblsp vegetable oil

Beat the eggs with about half of the milk.  Stir in the flour and grated courgette (or corn) and mint. Add more milk, if necessary.  If the mixture is too runny, add a little more flour.

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan.  Put spoonfuls of the mixture into pan to form fritters.  I usually cook about 3 in the pan at once.  Once the mixture bubbles, turn the fritter over and cook the other side until golden.


Put the cooked fritters on a kitchen towel and keep warm in the oven until the whole batch has been made.

Dinners

Red Lentil Bolognese - Meatfree Monday

Vegetable Quiche with Homemade Wedges and Salads - Tuesday

Roast Chicken with Roast Vegetables and Steamed Greens - Wednesday

Roast Vegetable Filo Tart with Homemade Salads - Thursday

Chicken Stir Fry - Friday

Chicken Fried Rice - Saturday

Sausages with Homemade Spicy Wedges and Salad - Sunday


Shopping List

34 items: £55.09

Packets and Cereals
1x
ASDA Smartprice Cornflakes (750g)
46p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Crispy Rice Cereal (440g)
77p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Spaghetti (500g)
19p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Plain White Flour (1.5Kg)
45p
1x
Jus Rol Filo Pastry (500g)
£1.25
1x
Jus Rol Shortcrust Pastry Block (500g)
£1.25
1x
ASDA Easy Cook Long Grain Brown Rice (1Kg)
£1.78
1x
Great Scot Red Split Lentils (500g)
£1.28
Frozen
1x
ASDA Chosen by You Oriental Vegetables Stir Fry (500g)
£1.11
Tins, Jars and Cooking
2x
ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g)
62p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Sweetcorn (326g)
32p
Dairy and Eggs
4x
ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)
£4.00
1x
ASDA Greek Feta Cheese (200g)
£1.27
1x
Suffolk Farm Medium Free Range Eggs (6)
£1.00
1x
ASDA Mature Somerset Cheddar (300g)
£1.50
Fruit and Vegetables
4
ASDA Red Cabbage by Weight (100g)
32p
2x
ASDA Spring Greens (500g)
£1.50
2x
ASDA Salad Tomatoes (750g)
£3.00
20
ASDA Bananas by Weight (100g)
£1.36
4
ASDA White Cabbage by Weight (100g)
32p
20
ASDA Carrots by Weight (100g)
£1.60
2x
ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg)
£4.00
2x
ASDA Whole Cucumber
£1.00
3x
ASDA British Iceberg Lettuce Loose
£1.50
was £1.00
1x
ASDA Celery
50p
was 89p
1x
ASDA Garlic Loose
25p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)
£1.58
2x
ASDA Courgettes (3)
£2.00
1x
ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg)
98p
1x
ASDA Sweet Potatoes (1Kg)
£1.31
1x
ASDA Juicing Oranges (1.6Kg)
£2.00
2x
ASDA Smartprice Apples (500g)
£1.68
Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x
ASDA Extra Special Pork Sausages (6 per pack - 454g)
£2.98
2kg
ASDA Extra Special British Free Range Corn Fed Whole Chicken
£9.96

Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery websites, and are correct as of 23 June 2013.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.

Don't forget to check out the other Meal Plans on the Meal Planning Monday linky over on At Home With Mrs M.


2 comments:

  1. I think you have done really well to feed your family on this amount of money.

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  2. Hope you're feeling better soon!!
    Everything sounds delicious x

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