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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Our Family Meal Plan, Back to Routine Edition 06/01/14 - £51

This week is our first week back to routine after the Christmas holidays, and despite my plans for us to ease back into things, this week is a busy one for me with work and a couple of evening meetings.

Breakfasts will be porridge with cinnamon and sultanas for extra flavour.  My 3 daughters will be taking packed lunches, either Spicy Vegetable Patties with herby yoghurt dip and crudites in lunchboxes or Root Vegetable and Red Lentil Dhal in flasks with fruit and a baked treat for afters.  My husband and I will be having leftovers or dhal for our lunches.  Weekend lunches will be Twice Baked Potatoes and Mixed Vegetable Fried Rice.

Dinners


Simmered Mince Many Ways - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday



Macaroni Cheese with Mixed Vegetables

Shopping List

33 items: £51.32

Packets and Cereals
1x Mornflake Superfast Oats (2Kg)                                  £2.18
2x ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg)                     80p
1x Great Scot Pearl Barley (500g)                                    64p
1x Great Scot Red Split Lentils (500g)                              £1.28
1x Cook Italian Wholewheat Spaghetti (500g)                    £1.00
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 Whole Leaf Spinach (1Kg)                                £1.39

Tins, Jars and Cooking
4x ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g)              £1.36
2x ASDA Chosen by You Chilli Beans (290g)                   96p
1x Patak's Medium Tikka Masala Curry Paste (283g)         £1.98
2x ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g)                               £1.20

Dairy and Eggs
4x ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)         £4.00
1x ASDA Smartprice Mature White Cheddar (830g)           £4.00
1x ASDA Chosen by You Natural Set Yogurt (500g)         90p

Fruit and Vegetables
1x ASDA Smartprice Sultanas (500g)                               84p
2kg ASDA Bananas                                                        £1.39
1x ASDA Cauliflower Loose                                            £1.00
500g ASDA Parsnips                                                      74.5p
1 ASDA Swede (Approx 760g)                                        76p
1x ASDA Salad Tomatoes (6)                                          75p
1 ASDA Butternut Squash (Approx 850g)                         80.8p
2x ASDA Whole Cucumber                                              £1.00
2x ASDA Celery                                                              £1.78
2x ASDA Garlic Loose                                                    50p
1x ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)                               £1.58
1x ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg)                        98p
2x Inspire Premium Baking Potatoes (2Kg)                       £3.00
2x ASDA Carrots (1.2Kg)                                                £2.00
2x ASDA Clementines (700g)                                           £2.00
2x ASDA British Apples (650g)                                        £2.00

Meat, Fish and Poultry
2x ASDA British Beef Mince (500g)                                  £4.00

Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket and are correct as of 5th January 2014.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.

As usual I compared the cost of my shopping, my groceries cost £51.32 from Asda on 5th January 2014.  Had I shopped elsewhere my groceries would've cost £55.35 from Tesco or £58.98 from Sainsbury's.  

Don't forget to check out all the fab Meal Plans in the Meal Planning Monday over on At Home With Mrs M.


4 comments:

  1. I'm liking the sound of Simmered Mince....Mince is so versatile!
    Great meal plan x

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  2. The risotto sounds lovely, I never really know whet to do with pearl barley though other than adding to soups! Another of yours to add to my list to try!

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  3. Thanks for linking up to #mealplaningmonday, love your detailed menu as always!

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  4. I know I say this every week but I do not know how you do it. You really must do a book.

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