Our week this week is another fairly busy one. However, we have thoroughly cleaned the house from top to bottom and decluttered on a massive scale so we can enjoy ourselves for the rest of the holidays safe in the knowledge that the house is sorted. *polishes Queen of Housework crown*
We have more caterpillar seeking and weeding to do on our allotments. Despite netting our Brassicas we have had a major attack of butterflies laying their eggs and we have been mounting search and destroy missions dispatching caterpillars that are trying to eat our cabbages, cauliflower and broccoli before we do. Spending time on the allotments is great fun in the fresh air and we also need to harvest some of the produce we have grown. I also need to make several vats of jam using the currants, raspberries, blackberries and gooseberries we have grown and/or foraged.
I have included the price of the salad greens and vegetables that we are harvesting from our allotment in our Meal Plan so that those who wish to follow the plan are able to if they do not have access to homegrown produce. As usual I shall be baking all our bread, wraps and crumpets. I shall also be making our yoghurt using the slow cooker and an Easiyo maker with natural yoghurt added as a starter - no expensive sachets for us.
We are off to London on Wednesday for an event with Raymond Blanc. I am SO excited! My 3 girls and my Mum are able to some along. The event is all about a kids cooking app featuring Henri Le Worm which you can find out more about here. Luckily hubby will be working from home whilst we are in London for the day so he will be able to have dinner waiting for us when we get home. Result!
Friday afternoon will be lots of fun as it is the last Church Crafternoon for the Summer Holidays and it will have a beach theme. If it rains much more we may have a beach outside! Friends will be raiding our apple tree whilst we are crafting at Church. We have 2 apple trees overflowing with apples which I don't want to go to waste so we are more than happy for friends and neighbours to pick as many as they like.
As usual I compared the cost of my shopping using My Supermarket. Our Shopping List cost £65.24 from Asda on 25/08/2013. My shopping would've cost £76.19 from Tesco or £77.39 from Sainsbury's.
Lunches will be simple and filling, pretty much the same as last week. Wednesday we shall be having lunch at a branch of Leon in London as a treat, thanks to my Mum for shouting us. Our lunches will be either egg salad or cheese and salad pittas or wraps (homemade), crudités, a piece of fruit and a small baked treat. Breakfasts will be cereal and milk or toast and spread with a piece of fruit for afters. Weekend breakfasts will be homemade crumpets and pancakes.
Simmered Mince Many Ways - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Salmon and Rice Bake - Thursday
Bean Burgers with Wedges - Friday
Sausage and Vegetable Hotpot - Saturday and leftovers as pasties on Sunday
33 items: £65.24 purchased from Asda on 25/08/2013.
Packets and Jars
1x ASDA Chosen by You Swiss Style Muesli (1.5Kg) £1.50
1x ASDA Chosen by You Conchiglie (1Kg) 98p
1x ASDA Wholefoods Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg) 80p
1x ASDA Wholemeal Bread Flour (1.5Kg) £1.26
1x Jus Rol Puff Pastry Block (500g) £1.10
1x ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg) 40p
1x Great Scot Pearl Barley (500g) 64p
1x Asda Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g) 65p
Tins, Jars and Cooking
1x ASDA Wild Pacific Pink Salmon (418g) £2.54
4x ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g) £1.36
2x ASDA Chosen by You Green Lentils in Water (400g) £1.28
2x ASDA Mexican Style Bean Mix in Water (400g) £1.24
2x ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg) £1.50
Dairy and Eggs
5x ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L) £5.00
1x ASDA English Mature White Cheddar (500g) £2.50 any 2 FOR £5.00
1x ASDA English Medium White Cheddar Cheese (500g) £2.50 any 2 FOR £5.00
3x Suffolk Farm Medium Free Range Eggs (6) £3.00
Fruit and Vegetables
2x ASDA Salad Tomatoes (750g) £3.00
25x ASDA Bananas (Approx 170g) £2.89
20x ASDA Carrots (Approx 110g) £1.98
8x ASDA Red Onions (Approx 130g) 93.6p
2x ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg) £4.50
3x ASDA Whole Cucumber £1.50
2x ASDA British Iceberg Lettuce Loose £1.00
2x ASDA Round Lettuce £1.00
2x ASDA Celery £1.00 was 89p
1x ASDA Garlic Loose 25p
1x ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g) £1.58
1x ASDA Spinach (350g) £1.50
1x ASDA Juicing Oranges (1.6Kg) £2.25
4x ASDA Smartprice Apples (500g) £3.60
Meat, Fish and Poultry
3x ASDA Butcher's Selection British Beef Mince (500g) £6.00
1x ASDA Extra Special Pork Sausages (10 per pack - 756g) £4.00 any 3 FOR £10.00
Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery websites, and are correct as of 25 August 2013. Prices may vary in different in-store locations.