Good afternoon my dear friends. I hope you are having a good day.
Seriously, I am really impressed with myself. I didn't walk home today even though I only do a half day on a Thursday but I didn't want to spend my whole afternoon working, their is only so much free overtime I want to give away. So I started to do a four weekly rotational menu plan, I got week one done today and I typed it up and laminated it and I will be putting it inside my cupboard door.
I will also be typing up and laminating a shopping list and I will carry this in my bag with a marker so that every time I see something on offer I can get it and cross it off my list.
I am hoping that this will help in trying to bring our spending down even further as I will always have an idea of what we will be cooking throughout the month and stock our fridge and freezer accordingly.
I am also going to type up a list of the normal prices of all these items and try to beat the prices by either shopping around or getting offers/yellow stickered items.
Some of the recipes above do take quite a lot of cooking and organising if cooked from fresh which as we all know is much cheaper so I have decided on pay day to buy myself a slow cooker. I have been looking regularly in charity shops and I cannot find one unfortunately.
I will continue to work on my four weekly menu plan over the next few days and update you as I finish each one.
Today I have eaten :-
Breakfast - Nutrigrain breakfast bar
Lunch - 2 Ryvitas with cottage cheese, banana and some fruit slices
Dinner - chicken breast, oven chips and sweetcorn
I hope you have a lovely evening
Take care xx