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£7.00 per week - menu ideas

edited 17 June 2014 at 5:01PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Gillybean103Gillybean103 Forumite
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    Butterfly brain- the menu plan is fantastic, I really wasn't sure if it was doable, but you have proved me wrong.

    I've been looking for something like this, not only as a way to cut down the food bill, but to also get some different menu ideas.

    Can't wait to see the second week.

    Thanks again
  • Butterfly_BrainButterfly_Brain Forumite
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    Must get that book written then :p:rotfl::rotfl:
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    I'm glad to be proved wrong too, Chunkysmum, apologies for doubting you but we've had so many posters of the types we mentioned, it makes us all a bit cynical I'm afraid.
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  • debtmessdebtmess Forumite
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    looking forward to the second menu :)
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  • davethecatdavethecat Forumite
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    Butterfly Brain - just wanted to say thanks from us too, I'm on maternity at the moment but soon we will be in a catch 22 position where my salary will be swallowed by private rent & nursery costs so your menu has given me a few ideas to implement to alleviate some of the financial pressure x
  • edited 24 July 2012 at 3:52AM
    StanaiStanai Forumite
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    edited 24 July 2012 at 3:52AM
    Week 1
    Sunday
    B Porridge and Jam
    L Toad in the hole 2 sausages each plus 2 y.puds, some mixed veg, use 1 of the baking potatoes and cut into 4 and gravy
    D 2 boiled eggs each plus one sliced roll toasted each. Pancakes using left over batter from Yorkshire puds and lemon juice for dessert
    Make up the sponge mix using 1 egg to make 12 fairy cakes for lunch boxes for through the week put them in the freezer and just get 2 out every morning

    Monday
    B As Sunday
    L 2 ham rolls and a cake
    D sausage pasta: Cook ½ a pack of spaghetti and fry 2 sausages and slice them up, add ½ a jar of pasta sauce and a handful of frozen mixed veg....

    Tuesday
    B P & J
    L 2 ham rolls and a cake
    D Sausage pilaff :Cook some rice for 10 mins, transfer to a dish, fry and slice the last 2 sausages and put into the rice along with a handful of mixed veg and the ¼ of a jar of the pasta sauce, plus 1 mug full of water. (Leave the rest of the sauce left in the jar for tomorrow) Put in the oven for 15 -20 mins, or until the rice has absorbed most of the pasta sauce.

    Wednesday
    Breakfast as the rest of the week
    L 2 ham rolls each and a cake
    D Pitta bread pizza....... spread the last of the pasta sauce over one or two pitta breads each
    (Depending on appetite), break up some mozzarella and equally divide over the pitta breads along with a few olives from a jar.

    Thursday
    Breakfast and Lunch as Wednesday
    D. 1 egg omelette, with a jacket potato each, plus a tin of baked beans.
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    Friday Breakfast and Lunch as Thursday D ½ pack spaghetti, a diced onion and a cheese sauce for a spaghetti cheese.

    Saturday B As Friday L The last 2 pitta breads filled with boiled eggs and lettuce D Mixed veg crust less quiche 2 eggs 200ml milk the last of the mixed veg and a sprinkle of mixed herbs, if you have them, serve with lettuce and a couple of tomatoes (get these from the local market or Greengrocer( they don't mind you buying a few at a time) and boiled potatoes using the last baking potato or they can be diced and fried.


    Tesco unless specified Aldi or Asda

    Porridge 500g 55p...... 1kg £1 (1kg in Asda is 75p)
    Mixed fruit Jam 29p
    Everyday 12 pk rolls 35p
    Everyday ham (10 slices) 61p
    sponge sandwich mix 22p
    6 pitta bread 20p
    Baked beans 26p Aldi
    4 baking potatoes 59p Aldi
    Spaghetti 500g 24p
    LG Rice 1 kg 40p
    Bag frozen mixed veg 75p
    Gravy Granules 20p
    Everyday pork sausages 56p
    Pasta sauce 39p
    Cheese sauce mix 3 for £1 = 33p
    Batter Mix 7p
    1 onion 10p
    15 eggs = £1.25 Aldi
    Mozzarella1 x 44p = 44p

    The total is from the cheapest price on the list £7.80, but you will still have 5 eggs and 2/3 of a bag of rice left for the following week.


    This ent Daily Cooks Challenge, you can't just buy stuff like it's out of a store cupboard, you can't buy sausages for 56p, gravy granules for 20p, 1kg lg rice 40p etc. etc.

  • heavenleighheavenleigh Forumite
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    This ent Daily Cooks Challenge, you can't just buy stuff like it's out of a store cupboard, you can't buy sausages for 56p, gravy granules for 20p, 1kg lg rice 40p etc. etc.

    Apart from the sausages you can from approved foods......stop trying to drag the thread back down when it's all been sorted amicably!
    I will save my tesco £1 savings stamps this year! .......so far = £50 (full card#1)
    Card #2 £6. I will not be skint at Chistmas this year!

    Total £56
  • Butterfly_BrainButterfly_Brain Forumite
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    This ent Daily Cooks Challenge, you can't just buy stuff like it's out of a store cupboard, you can't buy sausages for 56p, gravy granules for 20p, 1kg lg rice 40p etc. etc.

    Yes you can, all of these prices are from the everyday range in Tesco check out their website if you don't believe me.
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  • craigywvcraigywv Forumite
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    This ent Daily Cooks Challenge, you can't just buy stuff like it's out of a store cupboard, you can't buy sausages for 56p, gravy granules for 20p, 1kg lg rice 40p etc. etc.
    :)actually you can i have just been on tescos website and their everyday range sausages are 56p for 8 thick ones, their everyday gravy granules are 20p and rice 40p actually bought the rice myself a few weeks ago tastes fine if adding soy sauce/egg/meat for fried rice.in fact everything on the list is spot on for prices as i just checked. also approved foods has some things even cheaper so do B&M they worth hunting through also.Its not too late to plant your own spuds for winter and a few other essentials and herbs etc.:)
    C.R.A.P.R.O.L.L.Z #7 member N.I splinter-group co-ordinater :p I dont suffer from insanity....I enjoy every minute of it!!.:)
  • vanoonoovanoonoo Forumite
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    This ent Daily Cooks Challenge, you can't just buy stuff like it's out of a store cupboard, you can't buy sausages for 56p, gravy granules for 20p, 1kg lg rice 40p etc. etc.

    I know we're supposed to be nice to other moneysavers but seriously - sod off - if you've got nothing constructive to say then dont say anything at all, do your research before you slate other people! BB is totally at the top of the game when it comes to current prices and the menus produced are amazing and even allow for "overs" into the following weeks.

    *back in my cage*
    Blah
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