Friday, 13 May 2016

This weeks grocery shopping...

Hi everyone,

Here's a quick catch up from yesterday first...

The wartime chocolate sponge all finished with melted chocolate and smarties.

On the baking table..Daisy is busy icing and decorating her fairy cakes while I filled this cake with homemade raspberry jam (a gift) and buttercream. 

Tea was pork chops, mash, green beans, peas and gravy.

Henry testing out his new pram shoes :) they stayed on for a short while anyway. 

Daisy and Henry playing together with Henry's new fisher price chatterbox phone.

We had to buy a new water tray for the garden. Daisy's fishing! She would play outside all day long.

Today for tea we had chicken salad with fresh bread and butter...

This morning I had my groceries delivered. I've meal planned for next week and taken some of the recipes from  the 1940s book 'Eating for Victory'. I took photos of my shopping to share with you. There's still quite a lot and I want to reduce it but I'm doing that gradually. I will cook from scratch everyday and bake. I bought a lot of vegetables to fill me up and very little rubbish!

Fruit...I'm trying so hard to eat more fruit. There's cooking apples too for a couple of recipes. There's plenty for us all here. I'm thinking about getting a fruit box delivered now.

Veg...I said I bought a lot!

Salad...salad can get boring for me so I got a few different bits this week. I'll be making coleslaw and I haven't bought bags of salad this week. Round lettuce and little gems instead.



Meat...a small joint of pork and leg of lamb for the Sunday roast. I got two chickens because I like to eat cold chicken for lunch sometimes and it works out so much cheaper to buy a whole chicken than the cooked chicken slices. 


Baking that I'm back into baking, I need the supplies in my cupboard but the cupboard I was using wasn't big enough so I've had a rearrange in my kitchen.

Store cupboard 

Treats...Saturday is treat night! We watch a film with Daisy and have some goodies. We won't eat all of this! This section of the shopping has been reduced a lot!

Henry's baby things and cleaning stuff.

I know this looks a lot but I'm trying not to hoard food and cleaning things. I didn't buy any toiletries this week because we have loads already. I'm getting there, slowly. Next week will be better!

Mandy x


  1. I always try to have enough food in the cupboard to cook for extra weeks. in case of illness or in the winter snow can often stop the roads and buses, therefore no shopping. looks like a lot of great meals for you both and growing kids.

    1. Hi Phyllis, I hoard food for those reasons too, but I like to be well stocked too with the cupboards and freezers always full...sometimes it's way more than we need though x

  2. Why do you do all this for your grandchildren? Where are the parents? (this isn't meant to be rude. Just that I am puzzled - your blog comes across like you are the mum to these kids).

  3. I'm trying to do the same as I hoard food. It comes the just in case syndrome :) my hubby thinks I'm waiting for the shops to run out of pasta.
    Sorry to hear Daisy had chicken pox and i hope she is all better x

    1. Hi Nim, Daisy's much better thank you, but Henry's got it now and really poorly.
      All of my hoarding is because it may come in handy or just in case! Glad I'm not the only one :)

      Mandy x

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