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My new challenge – monthly food shop.

My new challenge – monthly food shop.

My new challenge – monthly food shop So it’s no secret I love Aldi, in fact I wrote a blog post with tips on how to shop there. However, I just hate doing the weekly food shop. As amazing as Aldi is, until someone builds one with an on-site crèche, it’s definitely the bain of my life. I tend to go on a Tuesday, when my eldest is at nursery. When my youngest was a baby, this was perfect. She…

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Monday Meal Plan – 11/12/2017

Monday Meal Plan – 11/12/2017

There’s nothing worse than trying to write a meal plan when you’re full of food! That’s what I’ve been doing this evening. I’m full of my tea and also not feeling 100%, so sorry if this isn’t a very imaginative menu! Monday – Jacket potatoes Tuesday – Gammon pasta bake Wednesday – Tomatoes, chorizo and eggs with halloumi Thursday – Chicken Kiev’s, wedges and peas Friday – sausage, mash and brocolli Saturday – Out! Sunday – beef stew with mash…

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Monday Meal Plan – Week 3 – 04/12/2017

Monday Meal Plan – Week 3 – 04/12/2017

Ooh it’s been cold hasn’t it?! The weather just makes me want to face-plant ALL the carbs, but i’m trying to stay ‘generally’ healthy. Which is difficult at this time of year! I’ve only had to think of 6 meals this week, as we’re at some friend’s on Sunday night. I can’t wait, I’m not a fan of cooking on a weekend.   Monday – Jacket Potatoes with Vegetable Chilli Tuesday –  Mango Chicken, Rice and Salad Wednesday – Meatballs…

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Monday Meal Plan – Week 2 – 27/11/17

Monday Meal Plan – Week 2 – 27/11/17

Meal plan time! I’ve been through my freezer this week, in a bid to use up the food from there, hopefully reducing our food bill. (See post here for more).   Here’s my meal plan for the week! I’ll be hitting Aldi first thing tomorrow. Monday – Jacket potatoes and Beans Tuesday – Beef kebabs, salad and rice Wednesday – Ham Hock tarts, mash and peas Thursday – Vegetable chilli with tortilla wraps Friday – Sausage, mash and brocolli Saturday…

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Monday Meal Plan – Week 1 – 20/11/2017

Monday Meal Plan – Week 1 – 20/11/2017

So, here it is. The first Monday Meal Plan post. If you’ve read my post on Meal planning here, you’ll have seen how vital I find it, and also how it saves money of course! I do my food shopping on a Tuesday, so I like to have my meal plan for the week sorted and saved by Monday night. That way I’m not frantically trying to write one on a Tuesday morning in between the nursery run and breakfast…

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Top Tips for shopping at Aldi

Top Tips for shopping at Aldi

    I’m not ashamed to say it, I’m a bit of an Aldi geek. I haven’t always been like this, it used to stress me out, the way it was so different to any other conventional supermarket I’d been in. The checkout system would send me into a panic and I’d long for the times I would leisurely pack my shopping, whilst having a chat to Brenda on the checkout, about the weather. Then, something changed. I learned to…

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Meal planning – A frugal family must!

Meal planning – A frugal family must!

Years ago, I would head to the supermarket, meander around the aisles, pick up things I thought we needed, get sidetracked by offers, then get to the checkout and be shocked by how much the bill came to. I’d get home and realise that, in reality, I’d bought enough for maybe 2 or 3 meals and I’d definitely be heading back to the supermarket in the next couple of days. Once the kiddies came along, this had to change. There…

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