I have just over £15 left in the grocery budget until the end of the month. So, I have amended the menu plan to make sure that we can last to the end of the month without going over. I still need to put some money on MasterShoestring's lunch account for next Monday and Tuesday so that takes it down to around £10. I will need to buy some rice milk and some cheese so after that I will be spending on the cheapest possible fruit and vegetables to round out the meals I have planned.
Today - birthday party, fish and chips, a treat paid for by the children as part of the birthday present
Thursday - homemade lentil and tomato soup with homemade rolls and jam suet pudding
Friday - barbecue beef stew with potatoes and carrots, peach crumble
Saturday - homemade tortillas and beans, homemade vanilla coconut ice cream (I'll have to remember to make this beforehand !)
Sunday - homemade beef and onion suet pudding, potatoes, buttered cabbage, homemade apple and blackberry pie
Monday - homemade pizza and salad, leftover apple and blackberry pie
Tuesday - baked potatoes and toppings, rhubarb crumble
Breakfasts - pancakes, cereal or toast
Lunches - soup and sandwiches and fruit
Phew ! I think that we can make it !!