It feels like ages since I last posted on Meal Planning Monday. I have still been (half-heartedly) planning our meals however last month we dipped into our savings on more than occasion to pay for food so I am going to try and be a lot stricter with our food budgeting. Hopefully writing these posts will help. We have £90 per week for a family of 5 to spend on food, toiletries and housekeeping. In theory this should be easy to keep to but it practice it's not! I try to shop at The Grainger Market in Newcastle when I can but when I can't it is either M&S, Waitrose or Aldi. I just can't stand the other supermarkets and actually find them more expensive.
Here's the plan for this week:-
Monday - Whole roast chicken with homemade wedges and salad
Tuesday - Leg of Lamb roast dinner
Wednesday - My fast day so soup all round
Thursday - Date night at The Fat Hippo (budgeted for separately) - kids are having tea at grandma's
Friday - Homemade thai curry for us, sausage and mash for the kids
Saturday - Attending a family birthday party (budgeted for separately)
Sunday - Fast day for me, the rest of the family will be going to grannies for Sunday lunch and then have crumpets for supper.
So this week should be pretty easy to stick to £90 I hope! We have a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge that we couldn't drink last weekend as I was poorly so looking forward to this next Friday.
I would love to hear if you meal plan and what's on your menu this week.
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