No photos today, since I was in a hurry to get the tea when we got in from gym, so you can have a wee list instead:
3 loaves wholemeal bread, reduced to 73p each = £2.19
1.5kg Strong plain bread flour = £1.19
Co-op Savers 500g grated cheese = £2.65
Punnet plums = £1.50
Large head of broccoli = £1.20
Bag Chantenay carrots = 0.90
Bag braeburn Apples = £2.00
Savoy cabbage = £1.00
One Courgette = 0.75
Small punnet clementines = £2.50
Two small bags potatoes = £2.50
The grocery challenge part of the shop therefore comes to £18.38 but I wanted to make sure that I received another voucher for next week and was able to spend the one from the last shop, so I added two £1 shower gels to the basket, and made it over the £20 - £20.38. This activated the voucher and I received £5 off this total, meaning I actually paid £15.38 for this week ahead's shopping.
I shall have to buy some lunch meat for the girls' sandwiches, but I can do that and still come in under the £25 budget for the week.
The items bought represent what I need to make the dinners on the meal plan until next Friday, as well as items for baking and some fruit for lunchboxes and snacking. When we have eaten all the fresh veg, we will move over to the frozen stuff I have stashed in the freezer, and there is also tinned and frozen fruit, so just because I have not bought masses of fruit and veg does not mean that we won't be eating plenty!