Hello! Another week has zoomed by in our house. A week of house jobs, cleaning, work and not much else, but it has felt good anyway! I’m feeling super grateful to have childcare for 20 hours a week or so at the moment, to allow me to start getting on with some of my ‘one day’ work jobs that I have been meaning to get around to doing for absolutely months. I’ve been making purchases for the next round of DIY jobs in our home, and just feel like we’re making some progress on getting things done!
Next week I’m going to get a Gousto box in, as I’m gradually reviewing each of the meal boxes on my YouTube, and really enjoying it. I haven’t had Gousto in so long – I can’t wait to see what the quality is like now!
Meal planning helps us to have low food waste which is really important to me. I feel really sad if we have to throw something in the bin, thinking of both the environmental impact and the fact that other people struggle to afford food.
I am always trying to take steps to make sure we are avoiding overspending on groceries.
Mince is a fantastically versatile meat. It is cheap compared to other meat cuts and meal planning with mince is super easy. You can buy it in a variety of meats, and you can get lots of delicious vegetarian and vegan alternatives now. Any of the below featured easy beef mince recipes can be made with Quorn, or suitable meat equivalent.
I love to do my best to make meat stretch further. It saves money and means we reduce our environmental impact slightly too. Also, by switching to 5% fat mince where possible we’ve been able to reduce our calorie intake from our favourite meals! Adding vegetables too means we’ve increased the health benefits from our favourite meals, and we are saving some money too.
We love sitting down for lunch together in our house. 4 days a week are days where we have childcare, at present, and so a lunchtime, just us adults, feels quite special! I love to bake nice food to enjoy, and just have something warm from the oven on a cold day. This soft white rolls recipe is super simple to follow, cheap, and best of all they really are so tasty!
I absolutely love cooking a meal where I can make a second meal for my freezer. Anything that allows me to cook somethings speedy, and homemade, on a busy night, is a winner for me! This super simple pasta sauce recipe is ideal for making in a big batch, so you can have lots on hand for delicious recipes.
Morning, Happy Friday! Going to be a bit of a strange weekend for a lot of us I’m sure with people starting to visit family/go outside more etc. I’m looking forward to a nice lazy day on Sunday, at home, and perhaps a nice family walk too!
Last week I mentioned that I was going back to meal planning more myself, however, I then decided last minute to get a Mindful Chef box, so the meals we were going to eat last week we’re now going to have this week! So sorry if this post is a little bit repetitive!
I managed to get a click & collect Tesco shop for next week, after visiting the store Monday, and I’m super grateful for that! I have avoided taking delivery slots, as I know there were people much more in need, but apparently slots are more freely available now, so in a few more weeks I may go back to getting our usual weekly delivery.