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
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 :)