Budget Family Meal Plan #33

Another one bites the crust


We seem to have quite a bit leftover in the fridge this week, last weeks yellow sticker bits seem to be holding out well and so far, over a week past their 'best before' date they are still going super strong! This makes writing up a meal plan so much easier when you have the basis to your meals staring you in the face, obviously this really helps with sticking to a budget too!! 


How To Make A Jar Of Supermarket Value Pasta Sauce Taste Luxury

I know that some people really despise using jarred sauces, ''they are full of junk'' they say, ''you don't know whats in it'' they say, ''its cheaper to make your own'' that last one is what I used to say...but lets get real for a minute...they also have their place! A cheapo jar of pasta sauce will set you back anywhere between 25p-40p in most UK supermarkets, but using a few store cupboard and fridge staples you can transform a meek and humble (and pretty tasteless) budget jar of pasta sauce into something Mama Dolmio and the luxury high priced versions would be jealous of!


YELLOW STICKER Meal Plan #32

Take the 'thyme' to meal plan!


This week I thought I would try something a little different! So as you all know the basis of the majority of our meal plans is 'eat what ya got' but this week I wanted to see how many meals I could get from the Yellow Sticker reduction bins. And you know what? I did pretty well...read on to find out what we have planned!


Budget Family Meal Plan #31

WTF! (Where's The Food!) 




Sorry, sorry, sorry! I took some time away and it taken me a while to get the laptop back out...but here I am. Meal plan thirty one. There is also a grocery haul, although not for this weeks meals (sorry!) over on YouTube so do pop over and give that a watch to (leave me a comment on YouTube and let me know you came from here!


Cheats Vegetable Samosas #MeatFreeMonday

Samo-so so good! 


Meat free Monday this week is all about getting the kiddos involved...Elsie actually made these cheats vegetable samosas all by herself...I even let her use the gas hob independently (off course I stayed very very close by!). This recipe is quick, easy and foolproof, what more could you want for a Monday!

Budget Family Meal Plan #30

Hands up who's hungry?


I can't believe that I have reached 30 meal plans here on the blog! Although I have been meal planning for a lot longer than 30 weeks...I actually think its coming up to 2 and a half years, maybe longer, and I cant believe how much meal planning has changed our finances! Before I started meal planning we would spend upwards of £90, then do a 'top up' shop in the week which would be upward of £30. Add to that the days we would probably end up buying something to chuck in the microwave and the nights we would order a takeaway and we was probably spending an extra £50 a week. And throwing the majority of that £90 food shop away! 

This weeks shop came to around £50 for 6 of us, which is actually a very expensive week for us (usually we spend around £30) but as it is half term I have planned for lunches too. I filmed a video about how I meal plan a couple of years ago, you can watch it here. Although I do shop slightly different now so should really update this video, but at least that will get you started!


Budget Family Meal Plan #29

Hands up who's hungry...


OK, so it has taken me a few days to get this post live, but her it is...even if it is 3 days late!