Friday, 15 January 2016
Update on the menu organising
Hello, I hope you are having a nice day.
Today, I carried on with organising the rotating menus that I am going to use for the rest of winter. I managed to do week 2,3 and 4 and now I just need to work on the shopping lists for each week.
I popped down to the shops tonight when I knew they would be reducing their products, knowing roughly what was on my menu's, to see if I could get anything at a good price.
This is what I got:-
3 packs muffins was 75p reduced to 14p (now in the freezer)
3 packs Cadbury cake bars was £1.12 reduced to 33p - for lunches next week
3 packs of potatoes was £1.50 reduced to 10p - dinners next week
Pack of mushrooms was £1.00 reduced to 10p - dinners
2 packs tear and share chocolate brioche was £1.75 reduced to 45p one for breakfast and one in freezer
Pack of rolls was £1.00 reduced to 45p - for lunches next week
Pack of kiwi fruits was £1.00 reduced to 24p - lunches next week
Pack of grapes was £2.40 reduced to 20p - lunches this weekend
I am really hoping that I start to see a big difference with how much money we spend on food with all the items that we are managing to get at a discount and having a plan each week for what we are eating.
Today I eat:-
Breakfast - 2 crumpets with Marmite
Lunch - Ham and cheese sandwich
Dinner - 2 sausages, egg, mushrooms, tomatoes and beans
Snacks - crisps, 2x2 finger biscuits and some Haribo's
I am very disappointed that I allowed myself to comfort eat tonight and completely went away from healthy eating.
My little boy got in trouble today because a boy pushed him over and he retaliated and squeezed the boys arm leaving a red mark. He received an orange slip which results in a detention for retaliating.
This same boy yesterday joined in my sons game and told him he could not play because no one likes him and he should go and play with bird poo and my son was found curled up in a ball sobbing in the corner. I spoke to his teacher about this.
Today, I received a letter telling me my son had received an orange slip for retaliating but the other boy said he had pushed my son over by accident so did not get in trouble.
I am truly not sure how to deal with this situation as my son is no angel and I know that he can get upset easily but when I discussed with him how he should speak to a teacher and not retaliate he replied "Why mum they don't do anything anyway". And then said "How comes I get in trouble for doing something back but when someone hurts me first or says nasty things to me they don't even get told off"
Which is why I comfort eat I feel like every couple of weeks I am coming up with this sort of situation and it doesn't matter what I do or say things never get any better. I wish I could win the lottery so that I could home school my son as it seems to be the only place he is truly happy and I can see my sons self esteem disappearing the longer he is at school. He is 8 years old how is he going to feel at 11 years old?
Well I am sorry to be a depressing blog writer today but my blog is not rose tinted, I am a real person with a real family and my life has genuine ups and downs.
Have a good evening and take care xx