Saturday, July 4, 2009

Receipt 4th July-18th July 2009

Just been shopping; two weeks worth of meals folks at a cost of just under £90 with £10 left over for sundries. Woohoo. I bought 14 days worth of dinners, lunches, snacks and breakfast. I bought expensive rocket, spinach and watercress salad leaves reduced to 35 pence a packet as the sell by date is today. It's still lovely and fresh however I'll be using it to make soup for tomorrow's lunch. I also bought 3kg bread flour; I thought I'd get back into making bread since school is out and I have a little more time on my hands.

I bought coriander and parsley fresh to go with a few recipes but I'll use the remainder coriander for a curry dish and also in soup with the remaining parsley used possibly for a white parsley sauce for the leftover chicken!

The kids all got a sweetie and they picked some crisps. Now, I'm a salt freak. I love the stuff but obviously try and not eat too much of the stuff so that I can live past 40 but what I enjoy most is salt nuts, crisps and potato snacks. These of course are not the healthiest stuff on the planet plus, when you think about it, they cost a bomb, if you take the price of potatoes into consideration. I wouldn't deprive the kids the occasional packet and let them pick some Doritos but for myself, I picked a huge packet...12 smaller packets I think...of Asda brand potato chips at 47 pence. Yup, that's for all 12 packets. Each packet is under 100 calories and I add some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper; expensive tasting crisps at a fraction of the cost.

As you can also see from this list, we all choose a book as a lot were reduced to £1. I also stocked up on some basics like pickled onions, stock cubes, 24 eggs, partbaked baguettes, fruit and tissues.

4 comments:

Unknown Mami said...

I love salty snacks too. I really have to control myself because I love them so much.

Helen McGinn said...

Yup, control is the big issue! Toasted almonds seem to be the way forward...more on them this week!
H xx

La Belle Mere UK said...

Hi fellow Brit!

Great idea! Very inspirational! Just one question... with all that cooking, how do you find time to eat??!!!

Love your blog!

Bxxx

Helen McGinn said...

La Belle Mere....a time portal of course. ;O)