Monday, 8 October 2012

Menu Monday 08/10/12

MONDAY - Pork loin steaks, Yorkshire puds, roast potatoes, carrots, cabbage, green beans

TUESDAY - Fry up

WEDNESDAY - Roast chicken, stuffing, Yorkshire puds, mash, broccoli, cabbage, carrots & peas

THURSDAY - Mascarpone & tuna sauce on pasta with homemade garlic bread

FRIDAY - Creamy beef & potato layer with carrots & peas

SATURDAY - Homemade lamb burgers, homemade fries and homemade coleslaw

SUNDAY - Leftover chicken made into a sauce with mushrooms on vegetable rice

Well here we are again, back round  to menu Monday. Up early and off to the shops to do the weekly shop this morning and quite happy with my spending. Hubby and I were talking over the weekend about ways to reduce the grocery bill further and he said we should cut back on our meat consumption as it's getting expensive, along with everything else! Now I don't eat meat, only seafood so all the meat I buy is consumed by Hubby, the girls and daughters boyfriend when he's here. I'd already planned my menu for this week, and did not really have time to sit and work out a new plan. So this shall be done over this week.

Last Friday I took daughter No3 to the local town so she could buy her friend a birthday gift. We were wondering around Wilkinsons when we spotted a  couple of great offers they had on.

The bars of Galaxy were 50p each! they were limited to 6 per person and I think there were 4 different flavours to choose from. The bottle of Robinsons juice was also 50p a bottle. I don't know if this offer is nationwide but it's worth a look in your local Wilkinsons. I will call in again tomorrow when passing to get some bars to put away for my Daughter No3 for Christmas. Galaxy is the only chocolate she will eat. I shall get a couple more bottles of squash to put away as this is the only squash they like.

No rest for the wicked, off to walk the dog now then get on with some ironing. Enjoy the sun if your as lucky as me to have a sunny day again x


  1. There's no sun here today, it's been foggy all morning and it still hasn't properly lifted yet. Great bargains from Wilkinson's, I shall look next time I'm in there, though I don't think that will be for some time so I expect they'll have sold out by then. We're all big meat eaters in our house, but it does bump up the shopping bill. I got some good bargains from Sainsbury's yesterday, three packs of stewing steak for 70p each, each pack will do for one meal, and six pork loins for 70p.

  2. Cutting down on meat will help quite a lot. Mind you, making an amount of meat stretch as far as it can also helps as well. I was shocked to read the other day how much more protein there is in vegetables/pulses etc. compared to meat.(Unfortunately can't remember where I read it!)

    1. It may have been on Kay and Sime's blog - Just Humans Being. Kay posted about protein the other day. I stayed under my £100 per month for the first time in September - I'm sure it was because we're now eating a plant based diet.