My shopping gets delivered today so we start a new meal plan...
Ploughmans...cheddar cheese, crusty bread, pickled onions, nice crisps, pickle, a small salad, pork pie and an apple.
Stew and dumplings...in the slow cooker.
Roast chicken...with roasties, stuffing, cabbage, carrots, green beans, broccoli and gravy.
Jacket potatoes...with cheese, beans and corn on the cob.
Sausages...with macaroni cheese and peas.
Home made quiche...with home made chips, peas and salad.
Pork chops...with mash, carrots, cabbage and gravy.
We will eat these in the order that suits us. I pay attention to what's going out of date to use up first and try to eat food as fresh as possible.
I try to get a good balance of meat and non-meat days and potatoes/pasta/rice.
We will have a pudding each day but it is normally something light. If we have a light tea like salad, then we may have a bigger pudding. I'm really craving chocolate pudding and chocolate custard at the moment! I love the autumn when the slow cooker comes out more often and there is more gravy dinners and custard puddings :)
My thoughts have already turned to planning for the autumn months...I've started to pick up warmer clothes for Daisy at the car boot sale for pennies.
I really am getting back to my thrifty ways...my Hoover broke last week and my dishwasher broke this week :(
I have been sweeping floors and washing up...it's a pain but I'm getting used to it. We will buy another Hoover but I may well do without the dishwasher. I desperately need to cut back on our electricity consumption and I have a feeling the dishwasher may use a lot!