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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Our Meal Plan for this week £48 - Summer School Holidays Week 2

It is the second full week of Summer School Holidays here in the UK and we're settling in to a more relaxed pace and routine.  To stop us running out of food from our weekly shop after 3 days I'm making sure we have 3 meals and 2 snacks per day, no random raiding the fridge moments.  There is a tendency for everyone to eat more in the holidays but in order to stick to our budget and not grow around the middle too much we'll be sticking to normal mealtimes as much as possible.

Breakfasts will be homemade muesli with milk/yoghurt or wholemeal toast and spread with a piece of fruit for afters.  

My 3 daughters are at a holiday club this week from 10am - 2pm and they will be served lunch there so I don't need to worry about that, hurrah! Hubby and I will have dinner leftovers for lunch as usual and there will of course be baking for snacks and in case friends pop in for a cuppa.  Check out my Tummy Fillers for the Summer Holidays for ideas.

Weekend Lunches are easy this week too.  We're having lunch with friends on Saturday, I'll be taking enough pudding for 10 and salads sourced from our allotment.  Sunday will be Lunch Bread Cases which are easy to whip up after Church.

Dinners will be low faff, except for Sunday when we are having a roast in honour of a very special guest.  My Mum is coming!!! It's 2 years since she last visited and we are hugely excited, even counting the days and hours until she arrives here after a long journey from NZ.  We just cannot wait!

As usual I compared the cost of my shopping using My Supermarket.  The cheapest, as usual, was Asda at £48.26.  The same items purchased from Sainsbury's would've cost £56.53 and from Tesco £60.72.  Interestingly my items would've cost £62.81 from Ocado, only £2.09 more expensive than Tesco.  

Dinners

Giant Sausage Rolls with salad - Monday and Wednesday

Egg Fried Rice - Tuesday

Mixed Bean Burgers with Potato Wedges - Thursday

Allotment Picnic Slice - Friday

Family Size Vegetarian Calzone - Saturday

Roast Chicken with Roast Vegetables and Yorkshire Puddings - Sunday

Shopping List

Packets and Cereals   
1x        Jordans Natural Muesli (1Kg)                                                      £2.68  
1x        ASDA Wholefoods Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg)               80p      
1x        ASDA Wholemeal Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                                      £1.26  
1x        ASDA Smartprice Plain White Flour (1.5Kg)                              45p      
1x        Jus Rol Puff Pastry Block (500g)                                                £1.00  
1x        ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg)                                   40p      
1x        Asda Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)             65p      

Frozen 
 1x        ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                               75p      

Tins, Jars and Cooking 
 2x        ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g)                            62p      
1x        ASDA Chosen by You Chilli Beans (290g)                                48p      
1x        ASDA Mexican Style Bean Mix in Water (400g)                       62p      

Dairy and Eggs  
 1x        ASDA Soured Cream (150ml)                                                    60p      
4x        ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                   £4.00  
3x        Suffolk Farm Medium Free Range Eggs (6)                               £3.00  

Fruit and Vegetables  
 1x        ASDA Salad Tomatoes (750g)                                                  £1.50  
12x     ASDA Bananas (Approx 170g)                                                  £1.39  
10x     ASDA Carrots (Approx 110g)                                                   88p      
1x        ASDA Butternut Squash (Approx 850g)                                   72.3p  
2x        ASDA Sweet Potatoes (Approx 460g)                                     £1.18  
2x        ASDA Whole Cucumber                                                           £1.00  
2x        ASDA British Iceberg Lettuce Loose                                       £1.00
1x        ASDA Celery                                                                            50p 
1x        ASDA Baking Potatoes (2.5Kg)                                                £2.48  
1x        ASDA Garlic Loose                                                                  25p      
1x        ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)                                            £1.58  
1x        ASDA Courgettes (3)                                                                £1.00  
1x        ASDA Spring Onions                                                                50p 
1x        ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg)                                   98p      
2x        ASDA Plums (500g)                                                                 £2.00  
1x        ASDA Mandarins (650g)                                                          £1.25  
3x        ASDA Cripps Apples (550g)                                                    £3.00  

Meat, Fish and Poultry  
1x        ASDA Extra Special Pork Sausages (6 per pack - 454g)          £2.98 
17        ASDA Butcher's Selection Free Range Whole Chicken by Weight (100g)  £6.77                          
Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery websites, and are correct as of 27th July 2013.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.

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



Over the Summer Holidays I will keep publishing my Meal Plan but will be spending most of my time with my family, my Mum is only here for a month.  Blog posts will be less frequent than usual during this time, I appreciate your patience and understanding.

Have a fab Summer Holiday everyone!

2 comments:

  1. Everything sounds fab!!
    How nice for you! Have a lovely time with your Mum x

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