Sunday, 3 February 2008

What we ate... Week Two

I didn't do a meal plan as such. I wanted to see if I could stick to the £70.00 or under without a meal plan. I think we need a meal plan this week so I'm working on it now.

Midweek Breakfast : cereal with milk, fruit, water. Weekend Breakfast: cereal on Saturday, bacon and eggs on Sunday.

Midweek Lunches :
tuna wraps with salad, fruit, apple juice
2 days X cheese and chorizo sandwich, salad and fruit, apple juice
pasta salad with cheese, fruit, lemon meringue pie, apple juice
cheese and marmite sandwich, salad, fruit, apple juice

Afterschool Snacks : quesadillas, lemon meringue pie, apples, bananas,

Midweek Dinners :
Monday: Little went to Pizza Express for a pizza making party. Small picked at food, cheese, carrot, cucumber, bread, banana, mandarin. Hubs and I had pasta with tomato and clam sauce.
Tuesday: Boys had pasta with garlicky tomato sauce, cheese, salad and lemon meringue pie. Hubs and I had vegetable stir fry with noodles. (I made a great sauce for this with soy sauce, sweet mirin, rice vinegar, brown rice vinegar, honey and smooth peanut butter - it was A+)
Wednesday: Boys had dinner at a friend's house. Organic sausages with chips and raw carrot. We took, lemon meringue pie for dessert. Hubs made himself a quick pasta dish. I had dinner at my friend's house too, her husband was away for a few days so we had a girlie chat and amazing food, duck with lime and ginger sauce. (Thanks K, it was absolutely delicious!)
Thursday:
By now we were running out of food I'd wanted due to the Sainsbury's mess up so the boys had pasta with cheese and salad. Hubs had a work problem so no sooner had he got home he needed to go out again. He made himself a quick bacon sandwich. I couldn't be bothered to cook so had the same.
Friday: Roast chicken, roast potatoes, broccoli and onion gravy

Weekend :
Saturday - Lunch: Quesadillas, followed by carrot cake and baklava which friends turned up with by surprise - I love surprises like that! Any friends can turn up at ours unannounced so long as they bring cake!
Dinner: fishfingers and oven chips, no veg smothered in sauce. I don't feel it was a good week for food! Thank goodness we had roast lamb to look forward to on Sunday!

Sunday - Lunch: At cousin's house Roast Lamb and a ton of lovely fresh vegetables with gorgeous gravy and lashings of mint sauce. Followed by homemade apple pie and custard. My cousin used to be a chef many moons ago and I love his simple country style of cooking... Delicious! We all fell on the food as if we hadn't eaten decent grub in weeks!
Dinner: marmite on toast - too full after such a big lunch for anything else.

TOTAL COST FOR THE WEEK: £52.83!!! What a result, but that was with a few meals eaten elsewhere, and we had a lot of lemon meringue pie this week! By the time I've finished with Sainsbury's it might end up that this week cost us nothing!

6 comments:

Annemarie said...

Lemon meringue - where did you get that from? :) Well done with week two. We're tying to go at least 50% vegetarian with our meals and it's needing more planning but certainly costing less. Suppose that has to be the way, otherwise everyone would be doing it!

Pat said...

Well done!!!!!!

Marie said...

Congrats on such a job well done! I may give this a go myself! I know I could sure use the savings!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Now that is amazing Amanda. And how incredible to have LMP for snacks!!

Cottage Smallholder said...

Oh well done Amanda! I'm so impressed.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Annemarie, thanks, though I really don't want to see LMP for a while now having gorged on it for the whole of last week. I think you're absolutely right about having more veggie meals and cutting costs.

Hi Pat, thank you

Hi Marie, it's incredible how easy it is. I was absolutely dreading it but now it's making me look at the costs of everything.

Hi Tanna, it was yummy having LMP whenever we felt like but now I don't want to see LMP for a little while.

Hi Fiona, thank you. I'm quite impressed at how easy it is really.

Thank you for your comments.
Amanda x

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