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Happy Friday! I hope that your week has been a good one. We’ve achieved lots of jobs at home, completed a deep clean and started the next decorating job – decorating my office. I’m so excited and the house is coming along nicely now. We’ve spent a fortune, more than I care to admit at this moment in time really, but it’s starting to get warm and clean and fresh in here so it’s worth every penny really. This spending means that having a control on our family finances is more important than ever! Having absolutely minimal food waste is always important to me but I’m making things stretch even further at the moment. I will be taking steps to make sure we are avoiding overspending on groceries and this week I’m going to visit Lidl or Aldi for my shop, rather than doing an online shop. We’ve got lots of supplies in the fridge & freezer for Daisy, including her specialist bread and snacks, so I’m hopeful I won’t need to visit a ‘big’ supermarket.
Each week I sit down, for around 30 minutes, and plan out our dinners. I like to look through the cupboards, have a delve into the chest freezer and then ask my family what meals they would like to eat. Sometimes I pick up a reduced bargain in my local Co-Op and other times I am trying to bulk out meat dishes to save a little bit of money. Overall I enjoy meal planning now I have been doing it for almost 2 years continuously. In that time we’ve saved a LOT of money versus ordering meal boxes and buying too many takeaways, but this IS an area that we still need to work on. In the past, I switched from shopping at Tesco to shopping at Aldi and saved over 30% and I want to start visiting the discounter supermarkets more, as they really do save money, but of
Each week I invite other bloggers to link up their meal plans, to try and share recipes around with one another, inspire each other and hopefully drive a little bit of extra traffic too!
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My favourite meal plan from last week was: Meal Planning Monday
The Meal Planning Linky Week #101
I’ve got 7 dinners planned this week. Being realistic I expect that one of them we will ‘roll over’ into next week, just because we end up eating out or having a takeaway.
The meals for the Meal Planning Linky Week #101 are:
Quorn Chilli con carne – using my slow cooker beef chilli recipe
Slow cooker jacket potatoes with leftover chilli
Spaghetti carbonara with homemade garlic bread
Smoked paprika chicken (This is just a packet mix meal for convenience!)
Fresh pasta & homemade garlic bread