Friday, 13 January 2012

Grocery challenge end of the week update

I called in at the local Co-op on the way to pick up the EFG to go to gym this afternoon, and I bought the fruit and veg that we needed, as well as a few other bits.

Rounding up the week:

Orange squash £1.55
Baking margerine 2 @ 0.89 = £1.78
Sliced white loaf 0.83
Iceberg lettuce (reduced) 0.50
Bananas £1.26
Clementines £1.20
Grapes £2.00
Carrots 0.70

That all comes to £9.62 so added to the earlier spend of £6.60, we have a total spend for this week of £16.22, leaving a little lunch of £4.78 for the sealed pot this week.

We still had some apples, and there are plenty of green vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, green beans, sprouting broccoli or calabrese, etc) in the freezer, along with a bag of frozen mixed peppers which I find far more economical than fresh ones. We also have some potatoes and onions left, and plenty of tinned beans and tinned tomatoes, so please don't think that we aren't eating healthily on this challenge! We have frozen cooked apples, pears and peaches in the stores as well, so they make great crumbles now and again.

Meals we have eaten this week have included Shepherd's pie, boiled ham joint with veg, home made pizza, curry, tuna pasta bake - there hasn't been a lot of chicken this week, but there is plenty in the freezer so that is bound to be on the menu this next week.

If you are doing this sort of challenge, do let us know how you are getting on!


saving for travel said...

You are doing so well with your grocery challenge. I love reading people's weekly updates!

Love that your sealed pot had a little lunch! LOL!

You sound like you are eating really healthily and had great resources frozen and in stores.

Karen said...

Hi Morgan you are doing brilliantly with your grocery challenge, I'm trying to stay under £150 for January and use up some stores. So far so good!! Hope your sealed pot continues to be well fed.

Karen x