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Our Family Meal Plan, Back to Routine Edition 06/01/14 - £51

Sunday, 5 January 2014
This week is our first week back to routine after the Christmas holidays, and despite my plans for us to ease back into things, this week is a busy one for me with work and a couple of evening meetings.

Breakfasts will be porridge with cinnamon and sultanas for extra flavour.  My 3 daughters will be taking packed lunches, either Spicy Vegetable Patties with herby yoghurt dip and crudites in lunchboxes or Root Vegetable and Red Lentil Dhal in flasks with fruit and a baked treat for afters.  My husband and I will be having leftovers or dhal for our lunches.  Weekend lunches will be Twice Baked Potatoes and Mixed Vegetable Fried Rice.


Simmered Mince Many Ways - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Macaroni Cheese with Mixed Vegetables

Shopping List

33 items: £51.32

Packets and Cereals
1x Mornflake Superfast Oats (2Kg)                                  £2.18
2x ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg)                     80p
1x Great Scot Pearl Barley (500g)                                    64p
1x Great Scot Red Split Lentils (500g)                              £1.28
1x Cook Italian Wholewheat Spaghetti (500g)                    £1.00
1x Cook Italian Wholewheat Fusilli (500g)                         £1.00

2x ASDA Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)                  £1.50
1x ASDA Whitefish Fillets (500g)                                     £2.00
1x ASDA Whole Leaf Spinach (1Kg)                                £1.39

Tins, Jars and Cooking
4x ASDA Smartprice Chopped Tomatoes (400g)              £1.36
2x ASDA Chosen by You Chilli Beans (290g)                   96p
1x Patak's Medium Tikka Masala Curry Paste (283g)         £1.98
2x ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g)                               £1.20

Dairy and Eggs
4x ASDA British Semi Skimmed Milk 4 Pints (2.27L)         £4.00
1x ASDA Smartprice Mature White Cheddar (830g)           £4.00
1x ASDA Chosen by You Natural Set Yogurt (500g)         90p

Fruit and Vegetables
1x ASDA Smartprice Sultanas (500g)                               84p
2kg ASDA Bananas                                                        £1.39
1x ASDA Cauliflower Loose                                            £1.00
500g ASDA Parsnips                                                      74.5p
1 ASDA Swede (Approx 760g)                                        76p
1x ASDA Salad Tomatoes (6)                                          75p
1 ASDA Butternut Squash (Approx 850g)                         80.8p
2x ASDA Whole Cucumber                                              £1.00
2x ASDA Celery                                                              £1.78
2x ASDA Garlic Loose                                                    50p
1x ASDA Smartprice Peppers (700g)                               £1.58
1x ASDA Smartprice Brown Onions (2Kg)                        98p
2x Inspire Premium Baking Potatoes (2Kg)                       £3.00
2x ASDA Carrots (1.2Kg)                                                £2.00
2x ASDA Clementines (700g)                                           £2.00
2x ASDA British Apples (650g)                                        £2.00

Meat, Fish and Poultry
2x ASDA British Beef Mince (500g)                                  £4.00

Prices and special offers reflect those of the online grocery website My Supermarket and are correct as of 5th January 2014.  Prices may vary in different in-store locations.

As usual I compared the cost of my shopping, my groceries cost £51.32 from Asda on 5th January 2014.  Had I shopped elsewhere my groceries would've cost £55.35 from Tesco or £58.98 from Sainsbury's.  

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


  1. I'm liking the sound of Simmered Mince....Mince is so versatile!
    Great meal plan x

  2. The risotto sounds lovely, I never really know whet to do with pearl barley though other than adding to soups! Another of yours to add to my list to try!

  3. Thanks for linking up to #mealplaningmonday, love your detailed menu as always!

  4. I know I say this every week but I do not know how you do it. You really must do a book.


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