Friday, 13 March 2015

This week's food shop

Two strikingly lazy cats enjoying the warmth in the conservatory, waiting for mummy to bring food back from the shop! 

I spent £78 yesterday on the week's food shop, including embarrassing numbers of toilet rolls (they are still eating them!!), toiletries and cat food. Now I'm on my cash budget I take £100 with me. Stupidly every week I worry that I'm not going to have enough (I always have my card just in case) and every week it comes in well under! You'd think I'd have learnt by now roughly what it might add up to. I suppose I could use one of those scanner things as I go round, but I think I'll stick to what I'm used to for now. You could argue that it gives me a pleasant surprise every week and the lady at the till was impressed with the fact that it was a full weeks shopping for a family of six with special dietary needs to boot!

On the menu this week:-

Thai sweet potato soup
Vegetarian casserole
Apple, butternut and chick pea curry with home made naan
Jerk sweet potato curry with rice and peas
Spicy vegan potato curry

And for my GF vegan bake? ....
Spiced pumpkin and sultana cake

Typing that I realise just how much curry we eat! I do love spicy food but I might try and intersperse the curry with the slightly blander casserole and risotto to ring the changes! I've only planned six meals because Mr D and I are out one night, so the others might just prepare themselves some beans on toast. They could try cooking for themselves, but ........

Also it's Mother's Day on Sunday, so I have requested that rather than buy me anything, I'd like them all to plan, prepare and cook me a nice meal. I wait with baited breath :)


  1. We eat a lot of curry too, I looks a bit dull when I write it on the menu plan, but they're all so different we never get bored.

    1. I love it and would happily eat curry most nights, but perhaps we'll start to introduce some more salad platters as the weather warms up! There are so many different types of curry as you say which helps.

  2. I've said no to Mothers' Day presents too. I'd just like a meal cooked for me (no doubt I'll help with the clearing up or only half of it will be done!!). We've eaten lots of curries recently and I'm also looking for changes. Have you tried Nasi Goreng? There are plenty of online recipes. My husband was brought up in Malaysia so this is one of his favourites. He makes it with the full works - chicken, ham, prawns, peanuts and a fried egg on top, but you could make it vegetarian/vegan and let everyone add what they want to it. You can also make it as spicy (add more chillies and ginger) or as bland as you like, and add chilli sauce afterwards for those who like it really hot.

    1. Thanks for the tip - I'll look it up. One daughter doesn't cope well with spice, so I could add chillies at the table. That's given me some research for this evening!

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