Thanks to a rather expensive (but apparently essential) car repair last week, we need to try and spend as little money as possible between now and pay-day. That means that this weeks meal plan is going to be a ‘whatever we’ve already got in’ week. Luckily, my freezer has quite a lot of reduced bargains that we’ve picked up from the supermarket at the end of the day recently so we shouldn’t starve….
Monday: Sausage, egg, chips and beans.
Tuesday: Macaroni cheese.
Wednesday: Salmon Fishcakes in buns with homemade potato wedges and salad.
Thursday: Either minced beef and onions with dumplings or spaghetti bolognaise – made using a mix of real mince and Quorn mince as I only have a small pack of minced beef in the freezer. I have all the ingredients in for both so we can decide on the day what we fancy.
Friday: I’m going to my friends house for a bit of a girly night with a few friends from work so it’ll probably be mini pizzas, fries and beans for the kids before I go and Mr Frugal can sort himself out which will mean he’ll probably end up having chocolate spread on toast or something equally nutritious!
Saturday: Quesadillas made using Home made wraps with cajun chicken for the grown ups, cheese and beans in for Miss Frugal and a pizza version for Master Frugal with just cheese and tomato sauce or passata. I might attempt some sort of spicy vegetable rice to serve with them although the quesadillas are usually really filling.
Sunday: Chicken, roasties, veg and Yorkshire puddings
So for that little lot, I have everything in and won’t need to buy anything except for cheese, milk and potatoes and the usual fresh fruit and veg.
As I’ve said before, I’m often at the supermarket just before closing as Mr Frugal works till closing a few times a week and I tend to pop down to pick him up which means I can pick up some excellent end of the day bargains which I freeze and use up in the next few weeks meal plans. Its great as I know that when we have a week (or month) where we need to cut back even more, I have a fair amount already in to choose from.
For more menu plan ideas, check out At Home With Mrs M