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This Week We're Living Below The Line

Saturday 5 May 2012
Out Meal Plan for this week will be the this one as we will be Living Below The Line for the week.  I'm sure it will be challenging and I have already warned my daughters school that they will not have their usual banquet in their lunchboxes this week.  My youngest two daughters get a free piece of fruit each morning break at school as part of a government scheme and my youngest also gets a glass of milk provided free at morning break.

I'll be in London for dinner on Wednesday night so will be dining at the event but other than that we will be sticking to the Meal Plan. 

Here's our Shopping List for this week:

33 items: £35.01

Packets and Cereals
1x ASDA Smartprice Porridge Oats (1Kg) 75p
1x ASDA Smartprice Spaghetti (500g) 35p
1x Silver Spoon Granulated Sugar (1Kg) 98p
1x ASDA Wholemeal Bread Flour (1.5Kg) £1.28
1x ASDA Smartprice Plain White Flour (1.5Kg) 52p
1x ASDA Smartprice Self Raising Flour (1.5Kg) 52p
1x ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg) 40p
1x Great Scot Pearl Barley (500g) 58p
1x Great Scot Red Split Lentils (500g) £1.10
1x Asda Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g) 64p
1x Great Scot Salad Bean Mix (500g) 98p

1x ASDA Chopped Spinach Leaves (1Kg) £1.00
2x ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg) £1.50

Tins, Jars and Cooking
4x ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g) £1.24
1x ASDA Smartprice Dried Mixed Herbs (18g) 19p
1x Kraft Vegemite (220g) £1.97
1x Knorr Stock Cubes Vegetable (8x10g) £1.00
1x ASDA Double Concentrated Tomato Puree (200g) 48p

Dairy and Eggs
4x ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L) £4.00 any 2 FOR £2.00
3x ASDA Smartprice Mixed Weight Eggs (6) £2.55
1x ASDA Rich & Creamy Salted Butter British (250g) £1.20
1x ASDA English Medium Cheddar (400g) £2.00

Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x ASDA Smartprice Smoked Salmon Trimmings (120g) 90p

Fruit and Vegetables
20 ASDA Smartprice Apples by Weight (100g) £2.00
20 ASDA Bananas by Weight (100g) £1.36
20 ASDA Carrots by Weight (100g) £1.48
7 ASDA Onions by Weight (100g) 53.2p
3 ASDA Parsnips by Weight (100g) 45p
3 ASDA Swede by Weight (100g) 25.5p
1x ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg) £1.35 2 FOR £2.00
4 ASDA Sweet Potatoes by Weight (100g) 51.2p
1x ASDA Celery 68p
1x ASDA Garlic Loose 26p

I ordered these items online and they will be delivered tomorrow.  I had a coupon for free delivery otherwise we would've gone to the supermarket to purchase the items in order to stick to the £35 plan.  As usual I checked prices of the shopping basket with My Supermarket and my shopping would've cost £37.54 at Sainsbury's and £39.46 at Tesco.

I'll blog about how we found sticking to the plan, and any issues we faced, at the end of the week.


  1. WOW! Lots of luck, cant wait to here how you got on!

  2. Your usual budget always impresses, inspires and shames me in equal measures. I will look forward to seeing how you did xxx


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