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Our Family Meal Plan for this week 21/10/2013- £54

Monday, 21 October 2013
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It is a particularly busy week this week, not that our weeks are ever not busy!  I'm working different shifts as I will hopefully be travelling to Bradford on Friday for the day, I'm in London one day this week, there are 2 evening school related meetings to go to along with the usual day to day goings on in our household.

Breakfasts will be porridge with homemade fruit compote. School lunches will be cheese and homemade chutney or egg salad sandwiches with crudites and herby yoghurt dip, a piece of fruit and a small baked treat.  Weekend lunches will be Toasted Sandwiches and Twice Baked Potatoes.

As a treat, and because I was able to purchase a free range chicken in the discounted produce section for £3, we'll be having a roast to start the week.  It will then be used in a couple of other meals throughout the week.  I have included the usual price I pay for a free range chicken in the Shopping List rather than the discounted price.

I normally make my own Yorkshire puddings but I must confess to sometimes using Aunt Bessies ones if we are in a real hurry or I'm just too tired to faff.  I had a good giggle at this video from Aunt Bessies so I thought I would share it with you.  Hopefully we won't have anyone looking over our back fence at me preparing dinner, on a Monday evening I am really not up to public viewing! ;op


Roast chicken with Yorkshire puddings, roast vegetables and steamed greens

Chicken Soup - Flu Soother, because we all seem to have a cough and cold

12 Muffin Tin Chicken Tarts

Mixed Vegetable and Pearl Barley Risotto

Sausage, Vegetable and Pearl Barley Hotpot

Homemade Fish and Chips (perfect for munching on whilst we watch Strictly)

Macaroni Cheese with steamed greens

Shopping List

31 items: £53.72
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                         75p
1x   ASDA Whitefish Fillets (500g)                                            £2.00

Tins, Jars and Cooking                                                          
1x   ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g)                     34p

Dairy and Eggs                                                                      
4x   ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)                 £4.00
1x   ASDA Free Range Medium Eggs (12)                                 £1.98
2x   ASDA Smartprice Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g)                 £1.18
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mature White Cheddar (830g)                  £4.00

Packets and Cereals                                                              

1x   Mornflake Superfast Oats (2Kg)                                         £2.08
1x   ASDA Wholefoods Strong White Bread Flour (1.5Kg)          80p
2x   ASDA Wholemeal Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                                £2.52
1x   Jus Rol Shortcrust Pastry Block (500g)                               £1.00
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   Cook Italian Wholewheat Fusilli (500g)                                 £1.00

Meat, Fish and Poultry                                                           
1x   ASDA Extra Special Pork Sausages (6 per pack - 454g)      £2.50
15   ASDA British Free Range Corn Fed Chicken (1.5kg)             £5.97

Fruit and Vegetables                                                              
12   ASDA Bananas (Approx 170g)                                           £1.39
10   ASDA Royal Gala Apples (Approx 160g)                            £2.56
2     ASDA Parsnips (Approx 250g)                                           74.5p
1     ASDA Butternut Squash (Approx 850g)                              80.8p
1     ASDA Sweet Potatoes (Approx 460g)                                58.9p
3x   ASDA Whole Cucumber                                                     £1.50
2x   ASDA Celery                                                                     £1.78
1x   ASDA Trimmed Leeks (500g)                                              £1.00
2x   ASDA Garlic Loose                                                           60p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)                                      £1.68
1x   ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg)                               98p
2x   Inspire Premium Baking Potatoes (2Kg)                              £3.00
2x   ASDA Carrots (1.2Kg)                                                        £2.00
2x   ASDA Medium Navel Oranges (1Kg)                                   £3.00
Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket and are correct as of 20th October 2013.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.

I compared the cost of my shopping, as usual and our groceries which cost £51.64 would've cost £57.43 from Tesco and £61.20 from Sainsburys.

Don't forget to check out the other fab Meal Plans in the linky on 

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  1. hahaha! I love Aunt Bessies...lol
    Hope you are all feeling better soon x

  2. Just realised that your list never incorporates drinks, which are a sizeable portion of my bill. What sort of things do you all drink? We go for fruit juice for kids (watered down for the younger ones) as well as tea and coffee for us.

    1. I don't usually include drinks because everyone would have their own preference so just include food shopping list with blogged Meal Plan. I'm a coffee addict, hubby has hot chocolate or homemade cordial, we drink a lot of have water and kids have milk, water or watered down homemade cordial. Once the homemade cordial runs out we usually buy some.

  3. I am in awe of you sticking to this. I simply don't have the discipline and wander to the fish and chip shop on days like today when I've had no lunch but a day full of meetings


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