Monday, 5 September 2016

A great big thankyou - Meal Plan Monday & Approved Food


First of all a big massive thankyou to lovely Patricia from here.
https://lachattegitane.blogspot.co.uk/

She has celebrated her 10th blogiversary. 
She hosted a giveaway and offered an extremely generous prize of a £30 Amazon gift voucher.

I had a wonderful surprise when I checked my email this morning, I was lucky and won it.

I have a massive Amazon wish list, so I got right in there and had a little book buying spree, when they have all arrived I will show what I bought.

Once again thankyou Patricia, you made my day x




As I mentioned last week I do an order for Approved Foods three maybe four times  a year.

My order was not included in my new monthly lower the grocery spend challenge as it was paid for in August.

Anyway this is what I received today.







A few naughty treats.



Even some treats for my feathered friends.



As written on the Approved foods invoice

Total inc postage £67.98.
Total RRP £171.66
Saved on Goods £112.18





Also since Friday I bought a few more things, bringing September total up to £26.75.

I have decided I have an addiction to Bargains and need to get a grip , looking through the cupboards they are packed as is the freezer. I have several hundreds of pounds sat in the cupboards.

So I am going to stop spending now, the permanent budget for groceries is going to be £100  a month, that's it, no more.


I will do it.


My son needs a few ingredients for baking which I have run out of so he is going up to get those later, only a few things though, so unless it is something I have run out of and need for a recipe, I will only be buying the essentials like dairy, fruit , veg and salad.

So time to tackle the cupboards and stop spending.
The only other thing I will be picking up from the Supermarket are freebies from coupons.

I have made up a meal plan which will see me through several weeks. I don't stick to certain things on certain days I will just decide which meal I will do the night before.



So the menu is:

Stirfry ( we had this tonight)

Sausage Casserole
Soup
Pasta
Hotdogs
Fajitas
Savoury Pancakes
Cottage Pie
Chilli
Tuna Fishcakes
Curry
Jacket Potato, cheese & beans,
All day breakfast
A few roast's
Salads - I like a salad at least twice a week 







10 comments:

  1. I looked at approved foods a couple of times but cant get to grips with the ordering/weight thing. Like you I need to knuckle down and use the food I have. I'm hoping to get through October with just a few purchases.

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    1. Hi Angie, it depends on how much and how heavy I suppose, I paid up on postage which was £8.50 but it is still worth it.

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  2. I think I might be coming to your house for tea Marlene...lol-x-

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  3. Hi there, found your blog last week, I think via Frugal Queen. I was wondering what "Approved Foods" means? I am enjoying reading and have a bit of catching up to do with your previous posts. Cheers from Liz in Oz.

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  4. Our freezer is now full again with our home grown veg. There are just the 2 of us now at home. Although we could eat a variety of meals from stuff we have, we sometimes just have good old cheese on toast!

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    1. Simple and cheap meals are the best, x

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  5. Congratulations, what a great giveaway to win. I've never used Approved Foods but I've seen a few people's posts when they've had a delivery, it looks like you can save quite a bit.

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    1. Thankyou Jo I was very happy to win I will have plenty of reading material for winter.

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