Our all in food, toiletries etc spending for this last month is only just above our normal rate of £130 per month for everything, coming in at £132.56. That included getting all the ingredients for the baking below, and everything I shall need to make a GF cake and puddings.
It will be higher next month when we buy the meat for Christmas day, other meat has already been bought in the above total. Mind you, we might be able to offset that by eating out the freezer for a few days, which we need to do to make room for all this baking!
Finally got around to making the Christmas Dundee cake, not GF free as our visitor doesn't eat this type of cake or pudding:
Also made some more mince pies, this time GF and not GF:
I used a large egg to make the GF pastry and it only requires a medium one. The leftover was brushed on the top (GF first so as not to contaminate) then baked for 25 minutes at 200C. Hardly any difference in looks or taste - the GF ones are on the left.
Another 6 non GF were baked and the remaining pastry filled with a little cheese to make some cheese squares to eat with our soup for lunch: