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Our Family Meal Plan for this week - £65 The Visiting Mum Edition, Week 1 of 4

Sunday, 4 August 2013
It's a fairly low faff Meal Plan for us this week (and we will be rather busy for the next 4 weeks) because *klaxon* my Mum has arrived! It's fab to see her as it's been 2 years since she was last with us.  Even though we'll have another mouth to feed I'm still trying to stick to a similar budget for groceries.

As usual I will be baking our bread, my Mum wants to perfect her bread baking whilst she is here so I will have some help.  We'll also be enjoying homemade jam on our toast and compote on our porridge which I made last week.

I compared the cost of our shopping using My Supermarket and the groceries we purchased which cost £65.33 from Asda would've cost £73.19 if purchased from Tesco or £75.17 if purchased from Sainsbury's.


Breakfasts will be cereal with milk or homemade wholemeal bread toasted and served with spread.  There will of course be a piece of fruit for afters.


Lunches will be portable and filling to help us avoid snacking too much. We'll be out and about at the park, craft sessions and the allotment so packed lunches will be the norm.

We'll be having lunches from this post or egg/cheese salad sandwiches or versatile scone swirls.


Our dinners with either be served with cooked mixed vegetables or salads sourced from our grocery order and our allotments. My husband will take any leftovers from dinner for his lunch or have the same packed lunches as the rest of us.

Chicken and Mixed Vegetable Risotto (using leftover chicken from our Sunday roast) - Monday

Roast Vegetable Filo Tart with salad - Tuesday

Toad in the Hole with steamed mixed vegetables- Wednesday

Sausage and Roast Vegetable Couscous - Thursday

Baked Fish and Wedges with salad - Friday

Vegetable Quiche with steamed mixed vegetables - Saturday

Homemade Burgers and Wedges with salad - Sunday

Shopping List

42 items: £65.33

Packets and Cereals

1x    ASDA Scottish Porridge Oats (500g)                                                   65p
1x    ASDA Smartprice Cornflakes (750g)                                                 46p
1x    ASDA Wholefoods Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                   80p
1x    Jus Rol Filo Pastry Block (375g)                                                          £1.00
1x    Jus Rol Puff Pastry Block (500g)                                                        £1.00
1x    ASDA Arborio Risotto Rice (500g)                                                     £1.10
1x    ASDA Wholefoods Cous Cous (500g)                                               68p
1x    Asda Home Baking Easy Bake Yeast (6 per pack - 42g)               65p
1x    ASDA Wholefoods Brown Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                               £1.28


3x    ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                                      £1.50
1x    ASDA Whitefish Fillets (500g)                                                             £2.00

Dairy and Eggs

5x    ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                          £5.00
2x    ASDA English Mature White Cheddar (500g)                                  £5.00 any 2 FOR £5.00
1x    ASDA Greek Feta Cheese (200g)                                                        £1.27
3x    ASDA Smartprice Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g)                          £1.35
2x    Suffolk Farm Medium Free Range Eggs (6)                                      £2.00

Tins, Jars and Cooking

1x    ASDA Smartprice Mayonnaise (500ml)                                            40p
1x    ASDA Smartprice Crunchy Peanut Butter (340g)                            62p
3x    ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g)                                                      £1.86
1x    ASDA Double Concentrated Tomato Puree (200g)                         48p

Fruit and Vegetables

2x    ASDA Salad Tomatoes (750g)                                                            £3.00
20x ASDA Bananas (Approx 170g)                                                           £2.31
15x ASDA Carrots (Approx 110g)                                                              £1.32
1x    ASDA Smartprice Mushrooms (750g)                                                £1.49
2x    ASDA Aubergine Loose                                                                        £1.00
1x    ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg)                                                             £2.25
2x    ASDA Butternut Squash (Approx 850g each)                                     £1.45
4x    ASDA Sweet Potatoes (Approx 460g each)                                        £2.36
4x    ASDA Whole Cucumber                                                                       £2.00
2x    ASDA British Iceberg Lettuce Loose                                                  £1.00 was £2.00
1x    ASDA Celery                                                                                           50p was 89p
1x    ASDA Garlic Loose                                                                                25p
1x    ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)                                                       £1.58
1x    ASDA Courgettes (3)                                                                             £1.00
1x    ASDA Spring Onions                                                                              50p was 74p
1x    ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg)                                             98p
1x    ASDA Unwaxed Lemons (5)                                                                £1.25
3x    ASDA Great Stuff Garden Gang Apples (550g)                               £3.00
1x    ASDA Juicing Oranges (1.6Kg)                                                            £2.25

Meat, Fish and Poultry

1x    ASDA Butcher's Selection British Beef Mince (500g)                     £2.00
1x    ASDA Extra Special Cumberland Sausages (756g)                         £4.00 
Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket, and are correct as of 3 August 2013.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.

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

1 comment:

  1. Ohh have a great time with your mum!!
    That Roast Vegetable Filo Tart looks and sounds delicious x


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