So I was quite proud of myself at the supermarket this week as I stuck to the challenge and only spent £11.17 on food ! I did wonder if going further afield to a cheaper supermarket or using the local market would be cheaper but having investigated both, discovered that on the basics I was buying this week there would have been no saving.
We have been eating quite well and everyone said how tasty everything was, so that was good. I have also used up some more apples, blackberries and courgettes from the freezer !
Here's the main meal plan for this week :-
Sunday - Meatloaf, roast potatoes, broccoli, apple and blackberry crumble
Monday - Lentil lasagna, courgettes, jam tart
Tuesday - Spaghetti carbonara, mixed vegetables, fruit muffins
Wednesday - Beanburgers, homemade buns, vegetables, victoria sandwich
Thursday - Leek and potato soup, buns, pumpkin muffins
Friday - Spinach and feta filled pasta, ratatouille, rhubarb crumble
Saturday - Tortillas, ice cream
I already know that I have planned too many puddings as we have plenty of crumble left over from Sunday, so I'll only make another one once that is all eaten.
If I can keep this up once school starts again we should be on our way to making a good saving on grocery spending this month !