Tuesday, August 21, 2012

(Project: Food Budget) Week 46

Well gosh the kids need a bunch of things this week *sigh* so food must be nutritious and cheap! Usually I plan my meals and then shop, but this week I bought some staples and will see what magic I can do with them. So here is the first grab for this week:

This collection cost $90.00 so far so good. I always buy 5 loaves of bread at a time because my kids are giant piggies the local bakery sells 5 for $7.00. That's $1.40 a loaf and I can't make it myself for that. I was at the supermarket for this haul because that is where I can buy reduced to clear meat so the fruit and vege shop is pending...just a few in here.

These are my thoughts re meals from this shop:

Beef Rogan Josh (there's a jar of simmer sauce in there) with cauliflower from Bel's garden and rice.
1 giant pot of  Bolognaise sauce for Penne Bolognaise and Lasagna.
2 meals of risotto.
2 meals of tomato based pasta.
Lentils probably with Moroccan flavours.
Sausages & Mash and veg.
Roast Chicken pieces x 8, for risotto / pasta and Cold Sesame Noodles With Shredded Chicken.
Check out this list of 40 recipes for shredded chicken!

...so that's 11 dinner meals.
We have our home made pizza Sunday's x 2, which means only 1 more required before next pay day.
Not too shabby for my so far $90 I say! ...and I haven't even mentioned all those almonds, they will become cakes, most likely with some of that yoghurt...and for the observant few, the Nutella will without doubt be eaten by the spoon full;) Here's hoping for a good and disciplined food week.

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1 comment:

  1. Good to see some meat in there! Husband will be pleased.;) Actually, looks and sounds great! Might have to invite myself over for a meal......