That's something I hear fairly often when I talk about my shopping budget. I usually spend about $80-100 every two weeks on a big shop. Then we will likely spend another $20 on extras during the two weeks for things like milk, or buns or a forgotten item for dinner. Lately we've been in a little rut. Working a few hours every week, two kids at home, pre-school, crawling, ballet and all the other things we do during the week make for a tight schedule.
Food and money and taste and time are all things that drive me crazy on a daily basis. Making healthy meals that don't take forever, taste good, and not break the bank. So when a dear friend said that she was going to try to have a different meal every day for a month. That sounded like an awesome challenge!
I'd love you give you the opportunity to follow along. I'll post recipes, and shopping tips.
We have our meal plan set for the next two weeks, I'll post the recipes with a rating as we go.
Today: Traditional rump roast ($8.59) Scalloped potatoes ($1.49) and Broccoli ($1.50)
Tuesday: Quick Fry steak with mashed potatoes and corn
Wednesday: Fish Tacos with mango corn salsa
Thursday: Curry chicken with rice and peas
Friday: Chicken Fajitas with Fries Supreme
Since this is my first blog in a while, I feel like starting it off with a little fun.
Here's a picture of my Sunday shop for 2 weeks.
The person who comes the closest to the price I paid for all the items will win a little something.
Here's a little tip: I spent more on this shop than I usually do.
Quick Fry steak (2)
Medium Ground Beef (2)
Bon in skin on Chicken breast (pack of 5)
Chicken thighs (pack of 11)
Pasta Sauce (4)
Diced Tomatoes (2)
Mac & Cheese (2)
Cheesestrings (pack of 16)
Canned corn (2)
Tropicana Juice (1.63)
Old cheddar Cheese (500g)
Mozzarella Cheese (500g)
ETA: I shop at Food Basics.
Glad to be back