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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Our Low Faff, Slow Cooker Based Meal Plan for this week - £53

Apologies for the lack of Meal Plan last week, I simply ran out of time to blog it.  We've another busy week this week, I've a couple of meetings in the evenings as well as my usual 2 night shifts and am in London 3 times so low faff, slow cooker and make ahead meals is our theme for this week.  It's our Wedding Anniversary this week to so hubby and I will be ordering a takeaway for our dinner that night once the kids are in bed.

My daughters are having packed lunches, much to their relief.  School dinners just aren't filling enough for them and they aren't that fussed about the quality of the food either.  Packed lunches will be Wholemeal Savoury Swirls with crudites, herbed yoghurt dip, a piece of fruit and a baked treat for afters.  I had thought about giving them flasks of soup or stew but they wanted to save that until a less busy week and I wasn't about to argue.

Breakfasts will be porridge with homemade fruit compote.  Weekend lunches will be at friends both days so I will be taking a pudding along, some homemade cordials for the kids and wine for the adults.

Dinners

Slow Cooker Vegetable Casserole. leftovers as pasties

Slow Cooker Sausage and Lentil Stew

Bean Burritos

Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole

Crustless Quiche

Homemade Fish and Chips

Macaroni Cheese with Vegetables

Shopping List

34 items: £52.68

Packets and Cereals
1x   Mornflake Superfast Oats (2Kg)                                          £2.08
1x   ASDA Wholefoods Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg)          80p
1x   ASDA Wholemeal Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                                 £1.26
1x   Jus Rol Shortcrust Pastry Block (500g)                                £1.10
1x   Asda Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)       65p
1x   Great Scot Chick Peas (500g)                                             95p
1x   Great Scot Green Lentils (500g)                                           £1.29
1x   Cook Italian Wholewheat Fusilli (500g)                                 £1.00

Frozen
2x   ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                          £1.50
1x   ASDA Whitefish Fillets (500g)                                             £2.00
1x   ASDA Chosen by You Casserole Mix (1Kg)                         £1.00

Tins, Jars and Cooking
3x   ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g)                      93p
2x   ASDA Chosen by You Chilli Beans (290g)                           96p

Dairy and Eggs
1x   ASDA Soured Cream (150ml)                                              60p
4x   ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                 £4.00
2x   ASDA Smartprice Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g)                  90p
1x   ASDA Rich and Creamy Unsalted Butter British (250g)         £1.00
1x   Suffolk Farm Medium Free Range Eggs (6)                         £1.38
1x   ASDA English Medium White Cheddar (450g)                      £2.50
1x   ASDA English White Mature Cheddar (450g)                        £2.50

Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x   ASDA Extra Special Pork Sausages (6 per pack - 454g)       £2.50
1x   Banham Poultry Chicken Drumsticks (1Kg)                           £4.00

Fruit and Vegetables
12   ASDA Bananas (Approx 170g)                                            £1.39
13   ASDA Royal Gala Apples (Approx 160g)                             £3.33
1     ASDA Butternut Squash (Approx 850g)                               80.8p
2     ASDA Sweet Potatoes (Approx 460g)                                 £1.18
1x   ASDA Celery                                                                      89p
1x   ASDA Baking Potatoes (2.5Kg)                                           £2.25
1x   ASDA Garlic Loose                                                            30p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)                                       £1.58
1x   ASDA Courgettes (3)                                                          £1.50
1x   ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg)                                98p
2x   ASDA Carrots (1.2Kg)                                                        £2.00
2x   ASDA Smartprice Pears (500g)                                           £1.58
Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket and are correct as of 17th November 2013.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.

Our shopping cost £52.68 from Asda, it would've cost £54.19 from Tesco or £56.79 from Sainsbury's.  Don't forget to check out all the other Meal Plans over on At Home With Mrs M.






4 comments:

  1. Sounds like my kind of week, I love my slow cooker! x

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  2. I think I shall be doing my casserole in the slow cooker too x

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  3. Something I am looking to use more of this winter is my slow cooker, not really used it much, but like the sound of your recipes :)

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  4. Ohh yum! Everything sounds delicious!

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