This week’s spend: 150.55 euros
First of all apologies to everyone, life has become busy, which is exactly what I wanted but allows little time for updating my blog. I hope that you bear with me while I try to find a routine within this hectic period.
When I write my menus every week I have a number of things to consider, first and foremost is cost, followed by variety and ease of finding ingredients. I try to ensure that fish in some form is on the menu at least once a week and meat approximately 2 – 3 times. I always compare my choice of evening dishes with the children’s calender of after school activities. Since I am number one taxi driver any meal that is planned has to be prepared before any activities taking place between 5 and 6pm and, on the night that number 2 daughter has running, I have to make a dish that can be easily re-heated. Since a majority of what we eat is vegetarian I am able to juggle my weekly menu around a little, which may not be so easily done when there is meat in the fridge that has a sell-by date.
I tried flapjacks again tonight. A slight improvement. My mother gave me a lovely, heavy baking tin which I thought might help with the cooking process. It did, however the flapjacks are stuck to the greaseproof paper. It makes for interesting eating.
Saturday: Steak and home-made chips.
Sunday: Beef stir fry and prawn stir fry with egg fried rice and noodles.
Monday: Bucatini, salad and garlic bread
Tuesday: Leek and potato soup.
Wednesday: Fish cakes, mashed swede and carrots, mashed potatoes and creamed spinach.
Thursday: Falafel, lamb meatballs, pitta bread, humous, tatziki and vegetables. Flapjack.(Mary Berry)
Friday: Baked potatoes with whatever is in the freezer.