So the general budget has been kaboomed as usual due to exciting spends such as petrol, Rugby League World Cup tickets, contact lenses etc . But the basic savings are tucked away and the change jar seems nice and heavy so can't complain.
As mentioned the other day we ditched the supermarket and went into the town instead. We bought lots and lots of bread and an iced finger for me, firey chutney, hair stuff, bird food, dates *yum*, other toiletries and a couple of food bits and bobs - almost too much for me to carry on my own without the rucksack and spent £28.92. Not a super low spend but it's plenty to get us to maybe Tuesday of next week with just greens for the buns to buy.
When we got home DH made some little mushroom and pepper pizzas with some of the bread and I roasted all the veg we had - red onion, mushrooms, cauliflower and celeriac. Half has gone into the freezer and the other half will be used this week. We were supposed to have a roast yesterday but we were too busy lounging so it didn't happen. So the first rejiggle of the menu plan is upon us and we're now having -
Mon - roast veg quinoa
Tue - chestnut cobbler w roast veg and mash
Wed - curry from the freezer
Thu - shepherdess pie from the freezer
Fri - roast veg pasta salad and probably a sandwich as we're going to watch Widnes
Sat - out for tapas
Sun - chilli from the freezer with wraps
Mon - curry from the freezer
Tue - this spelt ready meal thing we bought from the health food shop with garlic bread
If we can stretch this far milk and lunch wise on Wednesday I'll make lentil bol with pantry ingredients. I can't remember what the menu plan was but I don't think this is all that different anyway. I'm looking forward to not visiting the supermarket again this week, it's something I usually enjoy for some reason but just recently it feels like we've done nothing but shop and I want a break from it. Does anyone else ever feel that way?