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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Our Meal Plan for this week 04/11/2103 - £53

It's back to school this week for all 3 girls after half term week.  I've got a busy week with Parent Consultations at school, a trip to Leeds and back in the same day, my usual work shifts and school governor meetings too.

Low faff is the theme for this week.  My 3 girls will be having school dinners, much to their dismay, as I am trying to keep everything as simple as possible to save my sanity.

Breakfasts will be cereal (wheat biscuits) with warm milk and a piece of fruit for afters or porridge with homemade fruit compote.

Weekend Lunches will be Allotment Picnic Slice.

Dinners

Monday Night Vegetable Curry - Monday

Giant Sausage Rolls - Tuesday and Wednesday

Easy Fish Pilaf - Thursday

Macaroni Cheese - Friday

Roast Chicken with Roast Vegetables - Saturday

Leftover Roast Chicken Pie - Sunday

350g leftover cooked chicken, cut into small chunks or shredded
2 leeks, finely sliced
leftover roast vegetables, diced
300ml pot soured cream
1 or 2 Tblsp wholegrain mustard
2 Tblsp chopped fresh chives or 1 spring onion, finely sliced
1 tsp dried tarragon
Puff pastry, ready made

Preheat your oven to 180C

Put all the filling ingredients into a bowl and mix until well combined then season to taste.  Pour into pie dish then cover with the pastry to form a lid.  Brush the pastry with a little milk to glaze and make a couple of small vents in the pasty to let steam escape.  Bake for 30 minutes until the pastry is puffed up and golden.

Shopping List

29 items: £52.72

Packets and Cereals
2x   ASDA Chosen by You Wheat Bisks (24x18g)                      £2.00
1x   Mornflake Superfast Oats (2Kg)                                         £2.08
2x   Jus Rol Puff Pastry Block (500g)                                        £2.00
1x   ASDA Basmati White Rice (1Kg)                                        £1.78
1x   Cook Italian Wholewheat Fusilli (500g)                                 £1.00

Frozen
2x   ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                         £1.50
1x   ASDA Whitefish Fillets (500g)                                            £2.00

Dairy and Eggs
1x   ASDA Soured Cream (300ml)                                             £1.10
1x   ASDA Soured Cream (150ml)                                             60p
4x   ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                 £4.00
2x   Suffolk Farm Medium Free Range Eggs (6)                         £2.00
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mature White Cheddar (830g)                  £3.94
1x   ASDA Chosen by You Natural Set Yogurt (500g)                 90p

Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x   ASDA Extra Special Pork Sausages (6 per pack - 454g)      £2.50
17   ASDA British Free Range Corn Fed Whole Chicken (100g)   £6.77

Fruit and Vegetables
12   ASDA Bananas (Approx 170g)                                           £1.39
13   ASDA Royal Gala Apples (Approx 160g)                            £3.33
2     ASDA Butternut Squash (Approx 850g)                              £1.62
1     ASDA Sweet Potatoes (Approx 460g)                                58.9p
1x   ASDA Celery                                                                     89p
1x   ASDA Trimmed Leeks (500g)                                              £1.00
2x   ASDA Baking Potatoes (2.5Kg)                                          £2.80
1x   ASDA Garlic Loose                                                           30p
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
1x   ASDA Carrots (1.2Kg)                                                        £1.00
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 3rd November 2013.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.


As usual I compared the price of my shopping which cost £52.72 from Asda, had I shopped elsewhere my groceries would've cost £63.10 from Tesco or £64.51 from Sainsburys.

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4 comments:

  1. Amazing that you can save over a tenner just by shopping around. Love the sound of some of this. I always hit hurdles because DH is allergic to cheese!

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  2. Sounds like a yummy week! I do love sausage rolls!

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  3. Ohh sounds fab! I like the sound of the Allotment Picnic Slice :) x

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  4. Wonderful, if more people planned this way we would have a lot less waste and more delicious eating. X

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