Friday, 22 August 2014

It's no good!

For years and years, I have used the same (seasonably adjusted) shopping list. Then each day, I would decide what to cook depending on what was available in the fridge, freezer and 'pantry'. We have managed to get our quite low shopping list, more reduced each month, now we shall see if menu planning really does make a difference.

We have decided for now, to use the menu plan to create a new and different shopping list each month, then see how it goes. I have created 4 lots of fortnightly menu's and after pay day this month, we shall use this first sheet for most of the month of September:
If we find it fine to use and shop by, then we shall use this second sheet for October:
Most of the recipes I now know by heart but some of them can be found on my recipes tab above.

You will notice that these are only evening meals. We normally have soup most days in Autumn and Winter, sometimes crackers, sometimes sandwiches. Breakfast is always simple and the same, 5 days of porridge, one of cereals, one of toast and marmalade. We usually only have a pudding at the weekend and if hungry late evening, say around 8.00pm, will usually have yoghurt and fruit/jam!

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6 comments:

  1. You are so organised; I hang my head in shame :( xxxx

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    1. Time will tell but we are looking forward to the change of eating!

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  2. The menus look varied and tasty!
    J always has cornflakes, and toast with jam for breakfast. I have branflakes with sultanas or porridge. I had porridge mid afternoon today - the first thing I had eaten since 4pm yesterday!

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    1. Thank you, glad you are able to eat something! I hate trying to eat after an extraction.

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  3. I had a real craving for a fish finger sandwich today and now I've just seen them on your list (ok yours was with salad) and it's started me off again .........sigh

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    1. Nothing wrong with a fish finger sandwich. We occasionally have them but buy 'pappy' bought white bread as you need a soft bread!

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