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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Our Family Meal Plan Week Of 17/06/2013 - £51

This week is going to be busier than usual.  I'm out for four nights this week, one meeting, one event and twice working - and I also have a day in London on top of all that - so our Meal Plan hast to be low faff.  My poor husband will be sorting out dinner and the bedtime routine on the nights I am out so I need easy, filling meals to please everyone.

Much to their displeasure, my daughters will be having school dinners this week.  Weekend lunches will be Twice Baked Potatoes and Quesadillas to fuel our work at the allotments.  Breakfasts will be cereal and milk with a piece of fruit for afters and we'll probably have pancakes one day on the weekend.

Our groceries cost £51.10 from Asda on 16/06/2013.  As usual I compared the cost of our shopping, using My Supermarket, which would've cost £58.59 from Tesco and £60.24 from Sainsbury's.

Dinners

Meatfree Monday - Quick Vegetable Curry

2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed then cut into small cubes
1 onion, diced
1 pepper, diced (any colour will do)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled then finely grated
1 Tblsp oil
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp curry powder
1 tin coconut milk
300g frozen mixed vegetables

Put a large saucepan over a medium heat.  Gently fry the onion, pepper, garlic and ginger in the oil until softened.  Add the spices and sweet potatoes, stir well to combine everything and cook for a couple of minutes until the spices are fragrant.  Add the coconut milk and frozen mixed vegetables.  Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are cooked through and tender but not breaking up.  We’ll be serving ours with cooked rice.

Tuesday - Baked fish with Homemade Wedges and Coleslaw

Wednesday - Brown Rice and Vegetable Bake with Salad

Thursday, Friday, Saturday - Simmered Mince Many Ways

Sunday - Crustless Salmon Quiche with Salad

1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
4 free range eggs, beaten
500ml milk
75g butter, melted
415g can pink salmon, drained
1 onion, diced
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp fresh chives, finely sliced

Preheat your oven to 180C.

Put the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs milk and butter. Combine to make a batter then stir through the salmon, onion, cheese and chives until they are just combined.

Pour into a large ovenproof dish which has been greased or lined with non-stick baking paper. Cook at 180C for about 45 minutes until the quiche is set. I usually serve mine with salad or steamed mixed vegetables.

Shopping List

30 items: £51.10
Packets and Cereals
1x
Weetabix Cereal (48x18g)
£3.00
1x
ASDA Smartprice Spaghetti (500g)
19p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Plain White Flour (1.5Kg)
45p
1x
ASDA Easy Cook Long Grain Brown Rice (1Kg)
£1.78
Tins, Jars and Cooking
1x
ASDA Wild Pacific Pink Salmon (418g)
£2.17
4x
ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g)
£1.24
1x
ASDA Smartprice Red Kidney Beans in Water (400g)
27p
1x
Kingfisher Coconut Milk Light (400ml)
£1.19
Frozen
1x
ASDA Chosen by You Freshly Frozen Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)
£1.00
1x
ASDA Whitefish Fillets (500g)
£2.00
Dairy and Eggs
5x
ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)
£5.00
2x
ASDA English Mature White Cheddar (500g)
£5.00
2 FOR £5
2x
Suffolk Farm Medium Free Range Eggs (6)
£2.00
Fruit and Vegetables
2x
ASDA Salad Tomatoes (750g)
£3.00
20
ASDA Bananas by Weight (100g)
£1.36
4
ASDA White Cabbage by Weight (100g)
32p
15
ASDA Carrots by Weight (100g)
£1.20
2x
ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg)
£4.00
7
ASDA Sweet Potatoes by Weight (100g)
89.6p
2x
ASDA Whole Cucumber
£1.00
2x
ASDA British Iceberg Lettuce Loose
£1.00
was £1.00
1x
ASDA Celery
50p
was 89p
2x
ASDA Garlic Loose
60p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)
£1.65
1x
ASDA Spring Onions
50p
was 74p
1x
ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg)
98p
1x
ASDA Spinach (350g)
£1.00
3x
ASDA Smartprice Apples (500g)
£2.52
Meat, Fish and Poultry
2x
ASDA Butcher's Selection British Beef Mince (500g)
£4.00
1x
ASDA Butcher's Selection Smoked Bacon Lardons (200g)
£1.28
 Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery websites, and are correct as of 16 June 2013.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.

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



3 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are busy!!
    The meal plan sounds fab though!!
    Have a great week x

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  2. That all sounds yummy! Hope you have a good week x

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  3. Love the sound of that curry! What time shall I be there?? lol x

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