Budget Family Meal Plan #42

If you read last weeks meal plan you will know that last week was a little different and we didn't get a chance to do our yellow sticker shop, this week was back to normal, you can watch my meal planning process on YouTube, we started meal planning on and off about 3 or 4 years ago but I have been making regularly weekly meal plans for the last 18 months by planning our meals, making, and sticking to, a shopping list our food shop costs dropped from £120 a week to around £60-80 a week, which is a great saving in itself yet by also changing the day and time we shop, from a Saturday afternoon to a Friday night, we have reduced our food shop BY HALF again, and so now our shop each week comes to between £30 and £45. I highly recommend heading out to the supermarkets for the end of day yellow sticker bargains if you can, both me and Dean used to turn our nose up at the people hanging around for the reductions trolley, but how wrong we were! I will get around to writing a post and maybe filming a video to tell you how to shop yellow sticker stuff smartly, I promise!

Family Meal Plan #41

Another week, another plan...This week has been a little different, if you have watched our grocery hauls before you will know I do my best to grab all of our weeks bakery bits, fruits and veggies (and some extra provisions for future weeks) in the end of day yellow sticker reductions, but this week we couldn't get to Tesco on Friday night so instead I did an Iceland shop (mainly because I could shop what I needed in store, and get it delivered), its also THAT time of the month and so I know that I will be unmotivated to cook meals from fresh so wanted things I can just chuck in the slow cooker or in the oven from the freezer! This did mean that our budget was blasted and we have gone way over (we still need a couple of bits in town), after we have everything will come in around £60-65, which I've tried to look at as still really cheap for 14 meals for a family of 6!!

Budget Meal Plan #40

OK...so I am not as far behind this week as I was last week, I managed to get into a bit of a routine last week, although as rain was forecast for most of the week we stayed in so its a lot easier to be on a routine when you don't leave the house much isn't it!! But we will see how this week goes before I jump to any conclusions!