Today is menu planning day in our house, ready for the weeks shopping to be done tomorrow morning. I tend to start our week on a Tuesday as that is usually shopping day, so here is our next 7 days.
Tuesday 10th – Roasted Root Vegetable Soup & Bread Rolls
Wednesday 11th – Ham & Leek pie
Thursday 12th – Leftovers
Friday 13th – Eating Out
Saturday 14th – Lasagne
Sunday 15th – Beef Stew & Dumplings
Monday 16th – Fishcakes, Sweet Potato Wedges & Peas
Well that should keep us going for another week before all the festive food takes over! Happily, most of this utilises things we already have so should mean we stay on track with this weeks grocery budget of £35.
Setting such small budgets for our groceries each week has really brought home to us just how much everything costs now. I must admit every week I feel a little shocked at how little we seem to have got for our money. Can I do that ‘grumpy old woman’ thing and complain about the rising costs of everything and how even in my memory things used to be much more affordable….. (Yes, I know I’m only 24…)
Well now it is rather late and I really must start getting earlier nights, so I will leave it there tonight (Wait… maybe I’m nearer 50? Ha!).