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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Our Meal Plan This Week 24/02/2014 - £42

Once again apologies for the lack of meal plan last week, I am still feeling exhausted and rough but am getting over myself and trying to maintain normal service.

My daughters are having school dinners this week, much to their annoyance.  I have 2 meetings, 2 clinic appointments, two work shifts and several other things that need attending to so they will have to suffer through school dinners.  Hopefully next week will be less hectic and they can have their beloved packed lunches once again.  Hubby and I will have leftovers for our lunches.

Breakfasts will be porridge with added dried fruit or topped with fruit compote.  Weekend breakfasts will be homemade pancakes and crumpets.

Dinners

Pearl Barley and Mixed Vegetable Risotto

Roast Chicken, Yorkshire Puddings, Roast Vegetables and Steamed Greens

Chicken Soup with Homemade Bread Rolls

Chicken Stir Fry with Rice

Homemade Fish and Chips

Macaroni Cheese with Mixed Vegetables

Homemade Burgers with Salads

Shopping List

27 items: £42.13

Packets and Cereals
1x Mornflake Superfast Oats (2Kg)                                                £2.18
1x ASDA Wholefoods Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                 80p
1x ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg)                                   40p
1x ASDA Smartprice Pasta Shapes (500g)                                     29p
1x Great Scot Vegetable Broth Mix (500g)                                      68p
1x Great Scot Pearl Barley (500g)                                                  64p
1x ASDA Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)            65p
1x ASDA Wholefoods Brown Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                           £1.28

Frozen
1x ASDA Chosen by You Oriental Vegetables Stir Fry (500g)          £1.25
2x ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                                £1.50
1x ASDA Whitefish Fillets (500g)                                                   £2.00

Dairy and Eggs
4x ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                        £4.00
1x ASDA Chosen by You English Mature White Cheddar (325g)      £2.00

Fruit and Vegetables
1x ASDA Smartprice Sultanas (500g)                                             84p
1x ASDA Salad Tomatoes (750g)                                                   £1.50
12 ASDA Bananas (Approx 170g)                                                  £1.39
2x ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg)                                                   £3.00
1x ASDA Butternut Squash (Approx 850g)                                     80.8p
1x ASDA Sweet Potatoes (Approx 460g)                                       58.9p
1x ASDA Whole Cucumber                                                            50p
1x ASDA British Iceberg Lettuce Loose                                          50p
1x ASDA Celery                                                                            80p
1x ASDA Carrots (1.2Kg)                                                               £1.00
2x ASDA Smartprice Pears (500g)                                                 £1.58
2x ASDA British Apples (650g)                                                      £2.00

Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x ASDA Butcher's Selection British Beef Mince (500g)                  £2.00
2kg ASDA Extra Special British Free Range Corn Fed Chicken        £7.96

Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket, and are correct as of 23rd February 2014.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.


As usual I compared the cost of my shopping which was £42.13 when purchased from Asda on 22/02.  Had I shopped at Tesco my shopping would've cost £50.79 and my items would've cost £50.87 from Sainsburys, only an 8p difference between the two.

Don't forget to check out all the fab Meal Plans on the linky hosted by At Home With Mrs M.


9 comments:

  1. Looks great and love the way you even worked out how much it all cost - very useful :)

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  2. I haven't tried making risotto with pearl barley but after seeing your recipe I'm going to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. Sounds fab! Can I ask do you make the crumpets yourself? if so are they hard to do? Love the idea of pancakes for breakfast at the weekend too x

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  4. Lots of people are having fish and chips this week....I'm fancying them now...hehehe

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  5. I do love HM soup and bread,.that may be on next weeks plan for me x

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  6. oh thanks for the reminder, I forgot DS1 was on school dinners Tuesday (special World Book Day menu apparently). He loves them but I can't justify the cost :(

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  7. I'm dropping by on risotto night lol!

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  8. I'm coming round for pearl barley risotto too ;-)

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