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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Our Meal Plan for Week Of 03/02/2014 - £50

Thank goodness it is finally February, I believe that January was the longest and gloomiest month we've had for a long time.  Our Meal Plan for this week is a low faff one as I'm still feeling rough and not up to cooking or eating much.  My children and hubby have been really good at helping out.  My children enjoy cooking and want to help as much as possibly usually anyway, hubby is the one who usually requires persuasion to help with cooking and much prefers sorting out the washing up.

Breakfasts will be toasted homemade wholemeal bread with homemade jam and fruit for afters or porridge with fruit compote, we'll have homemade pancakes and crumpets on the weekend.

Packed lunches will be leftover Seven Vegetable Stew then Root Vegetable and Red Lentil Dhal for my husband and our eldest accompanied by a homemade wholemeal bread roll and a piece of fruit and baked treat for afters.  Packed lunches for the younger two will be Wholemeal Savoury Swirls, which they have made themselves, accompanied by crudites and a piece of fruit and baked treat for afters.
Lunches on the weekend will be Slow Cooker Spicy Root Vegetable Soup with homemade wholemeal bread rolls.

Dinners

Spicy Seven Vegetable Stew - without Chorizo for Meatfree Monday

Homemade Fish and Chips

Mini Toads in the Hole with mixed vegetables and mashh

Homemade Egg Fried Rice and Vegetable Chow Mein

Slow Cooker Meatballs served with pasta and mixed vegetables

Vegetable Stew with Rice

Homemade Hamburgers and Spiced Wedges

Shopping List

34 items cost £50.54 from Asda on 02/02/2014

Packets and Cereals
1x   Mornflake Superfast Oats (2Kg)                                                     £2.18
1x   ASDA Chosen by You Fusilli Twists (500g)                                    50p
1x   ASDA Wholefoods Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                     80p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Plain White Flour (1.5Kg)                                    45p
2x   ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg)                                        80p
1x   Great Scot Red Split Lentils (500g)                                                £1.28
1x   ASDA Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)                65p
2x   ASDA Wholefoods Brown Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                               £2.56

Frozen
1x   ASDA Chosen by You Oriental Vegetables Stir Fry (500g)              £1.25
2x   ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                                     75p
1x   ASDA Whitefish Fillets (500g)                                                        £2.00
1x   ASDA Whole Leaf Spinach (1Kg)                                                   £1.39

Tins, Jars and Cooking
1x   ASDA Chopped Tomatoes with Garlic in Tomato Juice (390g)  50p
2x   ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g)                                 62p
2x   ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g)                                                  £1.20
1x   ASDA Chopped Tomatoes with Chilli and Peppers (390g)     50p

Dairy and Eggs
5x   ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                            £5.00
1x   ASDA Mixed Weight Free Range Eggs (6)                                     97p

Meat, Fish and Poultry
2x   ASDA Butcher's Selection British Beef Mince (500g)                       £4.00
1x ASDA Extra Special Pork Sausages (454g)                                       £2.98

Fruit and Vegetables
2.5kg   ASDA Bananas                                                                          £1.73
1     ASDA Swede (Approx 760g)                                                         76p
2x   ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg)                                                       £3.00
2x   ASDA Butternut Squash (Approx 850g)                                          £1.62
2x   ASDA Celery                                                                                £1.60
1x   ASDA Trimmed Leeks (500g)                                                         £1.00
1x   ASDA Garlic Loose                                                                       25p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)                                                  £1.56
1x   ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg)                                           98p
1x   ASDA Sweet Potatoes (1Kg)                                                         £1.31
2x   ASDA Carrots (1.2Kg)                                                                   £2.00
2x   ASDA Smartprice Pears (500g)                                                      £1.58
3x   ASDA British Apples (650g)                                                          £3.00
Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery websites, and are correct as of 2 February 2014.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.


As usual I compared the cost of our shopping, which cost £50.54 from Adsa, using My Supermarket.  Had I shopped elsewhere our groceries would've cost £55.81 from Tesco, £59.77 from Morrisons, £59.93 from Sainsburys.

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


5 comments:

  1. And.......... you've done it again and I haven't even thought of what to make for dinner tomorrow let alone the rest of the week. In my defence I have just arrived back from Glasgow.

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  2. Thank you for the inspiration, I will definitely be earmarking some of these recipes for future weeks x #mealplanningmonday

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  3. Slow Cooker meatballs on my menu - great planning!

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  4. Will have to try your Savoury Whirls :)

    xx

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  5. January did seem to drag!
    Fab meal plan! We're having meatballs too :D

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