Sunday, 5 June 2011

And the challenge begins.......

Tomorrow sees us begin the £100 challenge for the half-term until the girls break up from school on the 22nd July. I mentioned it back here and the time has come to begin tomorrow.

At some point tomorrow, I will be investigating the stocks in the freezers and storecupboards, and looking for some recipes to make a menu plan up for the week. It would be fun to use up what we have in stock, and to try out some new recipes. I may look around food.com (which used to be recipezaar) as well as allrecipes which is also a good place to browse. I also have a couple of magazines to check through, and then there are the Sainsbury's £50 week menu planners here. I'll post the ideas and the shopping list for the week - which needs to be absolutely minimal!!

The garden is looking promising and by the end of the challenge in July, I hope to be harvesting courgettes, tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers too, which will help with the fresh veg situation. Other stuff will follow later in the year which will keep our general costs down too. Great news tonight - it is raining!!! The ground really needs the rain, and it is forecast to rain for a couple of days, so I must really focus on how much the rain is needed and not worry about getting the mountain of washing dry which I brought back from the holiday - it can wait. The sun will shine again.

3 comments:

Aurora said...

Good luck with the challenge.

Morgan said...

Thanks, Aurora. Are you Albedo's BH? I am just guessing from a forum name elsewhere!

saving for travel said...

Good luck with the challenge..sounds like you have lots of great ideas already.

Sft x