Friday, 24 April 2015

Menu planning and shopping

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I have designed myself a sheet for planning our menu and working out a shopping list from it:
It is a little blurred due to being a screen shot but you get the idea. Anything with an * means that particular meal is already made and in the freezer. Toast allocated to each Wednesday when we may be out on a walk though we also walk on other days but I can't be bothered to change it here! Meals are planned around what is in the house and other menu's so we don't get too bored.

The shopping lists are typed that way as this list lives on our fridge door. Once shopping for week 1 is written, it can be torn/cut off leaving the following week in situ ready to be filled in - see, there is method in my madness:)

With the exception of fish and the occasional sausage, everything else is cooked from scratch. We know what goes in them and very little is wasted (fat, used bones etc) which go into our council waste bin. In case you are also wondering, the chicken nuggets are home made, can't abide any of the bought ones.

We were sitting out on the patio yesterday afternoon, just long enough to have a cup of tea. Although we were under the big awning, our feet and legs weren't. I could feel my feet and legs burning, even through jeans. After 45 minutes couldn't take it so went inside and checked. Yep, sunburn on both knees. Just shows you, jeans are not what they used to be!

Same thing with my face and neck chatting to a friend on the doorstep for about 20 minutes. Bring on the rain, we are bone dry here now.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

6 comments:

  1. My face was showing the effects of the sun when I came in from the garden yesterday, and like you I was only in it for around 20 minutes ( the rest of the time the things I was painting were in the shade). I have been bitten rather a lot at the allotment and in the garden - I must get out the spray that we used in the Caribbean to deter them.

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    1. I only get bitten occasionally thank good, but they certainly itch don't they?

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  2. Good idea putting that list on your fridge door. I haven't made faggots for a long time.....now you've mentioned them, I think I'll do them next week.

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    1. They are our last 3 so we'll divide them between us. Seems fit as the weather may be slightly cooler.

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  3. We are looking a bit pink too! I am constantly running after my husband with his hat - for his bald spot. I like your template - very useful.

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    1. Since doing this template and full concentration on meal planning we have cut our monthly spending.

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