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Monday, 1 October 2018

We're back to almost normal this week, still thrifty but not in super frugal mode.  It's a busy week with a three evenings taken up with appointments and events so we'll need quick dinners on those nights.

I'm replenishing our spices this week so there's several packets of those on the shopping list.  They're on offer which is handy, and I'm also restocking our baking cupboard.  

Breakfasts will be Pumpkin Spiced Granola with yoghurt or wholemeal toast with spread.  On the weekend I'll make pancakes and we'll have bacon butties.

Packed Lunches will be Pasta Salad, a piece of fruit, and a baked treat for afters.  Weekend lunches will be homemade pizzas and Red Lentil Bake.


Spicy Seven Vegetable Stew - Meatfree Monday

Quick and Easy Nachos

One Pot Chicken Casserole

Slow Cooker Beef Casserole

Leftover Beef Casserole Pasties

Chana Masala

Bacon and Egg Pie

Shopping List

57 items: £69.36

3x   ASDA Frozen for Freshness Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)            £2.85
2x   ASDA Beef Diced (450g)                                                      £5.00

Tins, Jars and Cooking
1x   ASDA Chopped Tomatoes with Garlic (400g)                         55p
4x   ASDA Smartprice Peeled Plum Tomatoes (400g)                   £1.16
1x   ASDA Smartprice New Potatoes in Water (550g)                   34p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Sweetcorn in Water (326g)                        35p
1x   ASDA Ground Mixed Spices (33g)                                        79p
1x   Rajah Paprika (100g)                                                            50p
1x   Rajah Jeera Ground Cumin (100g)                                        55p
4x   ASDA Chick Peas in Water (400g)                                        £1.32
1x   East End Ground Coriander (100g)                                        75p
1x   TRS Chilli Powder (100g)                                                     50p
1x   TRS Turmeric Powder - Haldi (100g)                                    50p
1x   TRS Whole Cumin Seeds - Jeera (100g)                               50p
1x   TRS Cinnamon Powder (100g)                                              50p
1x   TRS Garam Masala (100g)                                                   55p
1x   ASDA Chopped Tomatoes with Chilli and Peppers (400g)      55p
1x   ASDA Cannellini Beans in Water (400g)                                42p
2x   ASDA Chilli Beans in Chilli Sauce (390g)                               £1.30

Dairy and Eggs
2x   ASDA British Whole Milk 6 Pints (3.41L)                               £2.96
1x   ASDA Best for Baking Cakes Spread (500g)                         81p
5x   ASDA Smartprice Low Fat Natural Yogurt (500g)                   £2.25
1x   ASDA Free Range Mixed Weight Eggs (15)                          £2.00
1x   ASDA Smartprice Mature White Cheddar (830g)                    £3.68

Packets and Cereals
1x   Silver Spoon Granulated Sugar (1Kg)                                    65p
1x   ASDA Wholemeal Bread Flour (1.5Kg)                                  69p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Plain White Flour (1.5Kg)                          45p
1x   ASDA Smartprice Self Raising Flour (1.5Kg)                         45p
2x   ASDA Wholewheat Penne (500g)                                          90p
1x   Whitworths Little Jewel Cranberries (150g)                            £1.00
1x   Allinson Easy Bake Yeast (100g)                                          98p
1x   Whitworths Chopped Almonds (125g)                                    £1.00
1x   Whitworths Chopped Apricots (140g)                                    £1.00
1x   ASDA Great to Bake Golden Syrup (750g)                             £1.34
1x   Tropical Sun Popcorn (500g)                                                79p
1x   ASDA Scottish Porridge Oats (1Kg)                                      89p
1x   ASDA Four Seed Mix (150g)                                                 90p
1x   ASDA Ready to Roll Puff Pastry (500g)                                 £1.00
1x   ASDA Ready to Roll Shortcrust Pastry (500g)                       £1.00
1x        ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg)                         45p

Meat, Fish and Poultry
2x   ASDA Farm Stores Cooking Bacon (500g)                            £1.14
1x   ASDA Butcher's Selection Chicken Thighs (1.1Kg)                £2.20

Fruit and Vegetables
20   ASDA Grower's Selection Bananas by Weight (200g)            £3.00
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Carrots (1Kg)                                65p
1     ASDA Grower's Selection Butternut Squash (1.3Kg)              97.3p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Celery                                           52p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Trimmed Leeks (500g)                  £1.00
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Courgettes (3)                               £1.20
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Spring Onions                               55p
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Sweet Potatoes (1Kg)                    £1.00
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Satsumas (600g)                           £2.00
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Apples (1.2Kg)                              £3.30
2x   ASDA Grower's Selection Pears (1.2Kg)                               £3.30
1x   ASDA Farm Stores Brown Onions (1Kg)                                65p
1x   ASDA Farm Stores Cherry Tomatoes (250g)                         55p
1x   ASDA Farm Stores White Potatoes (2.5Kg)                           £1.30
1x   ASDA Grower's Selection Cooking Peppers (700g)                £1.45

Snacks and Sweets
1x   ASDA Smartprice Tortilla Chips - Lightly Salted (180g)          41p

We purchased our shopping online from Asda, via My Supermarket and the cost of our groceries was £69.36. Had we shopped elsewhere our shopping list would've cost:

£83.22 from Tesco
£87.24 from Sainsburys
£103.84 from Ocado
£110.38 from Waitrose

My lovely blogging buddy Ciara from My Fussy Eater has created a fab Meal Planning Facebook Group so we can inspire each other. She also has a book out which you can order here

And Katykicker has a Meal Planning Linky full of fabulous Meal Planning posts with lots of tasty ideas.


  1. I always find your meal plan really inspiring. You're doing wonders with a smaller budget - and all of your dinners look healthy AND delicious.

    Thanks for linking up x

  2. What a great idea the pasties with the leftover stew. Need to think about that next time we have stew xx


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