This week Im feeling rather smug… some items like tea or sugar dont get used up during 1 week… so theyve stock piled a tad…therefore I dont need to buy them each week. Jam is the same, we just dont use the small 250g jar each week. The tinned beans (baked beans) and corned beef likewise is stacking up at the back of the cupboard… as is the frozen cod in the freezer.
Theres no point buying these again and this is one of the things I check when buying the next weeks groceries… WHAT HAVE I GOT AND WHAT DO I REALLY NEED? CAN I PLAN MY MEALS AROUND WHAT I ALREADY HAVE?
|Veg bag||£ 1.50||Eileens|
|juice concentrate||£ 0.95||Aldi|
|Cheese 250g||£ 1.49||dairy ration||Aldi|
|weekly sweets||£ 0.99||sweet ration||Aldi|
|marg||£ 0.89||fat ration||Aldi|
|1 pint milk||£ 0.45||milk raiton||Aldi|
|6 pack tomatoes||£ 0.39||Aldi|
|green apples||£ 0.89||Aldi|
|more green apples||£ 0.89||Aldi|
|6 large organic eggs||£ 0.99||egg ration||Aldi|
|4 baking potatoes||£ 0.39||Aldi|
|lean diced beef 500g||£ 2.89||meat ration||Aldi|
|bacon 250g||£ 0.89||bacon/ham ration||Aldi|
|baked beans (2 tins)||£ 0.64||points||Aldi|
|wholemeal bread||£ 0.47||Aldi|
|minced beef 500g||£ 1.99||meat ration||Aldi|
|butter||£ 1.19||dairy ration||Aldi|
|ham 250g||£ 1.18||bacon/ham ration||Aldi|
|12 pack sausages||£ 0.84||NOT RATIONED||Aldi|
|ready roll puff pastry||£ 0.99||Aldi|
|biscuits||£ 0.23||sweet ration||Aldi|
|spring onions||£ 0.39||Aldi|
|vanilla ice cream||£ 0.89||available but rare||Aldi|
sausages and vanilla icecream are in blue this week just to remind you that just because an item was technically available… this didnt mean you could lay your hands on it.
I might go back to Eileens for another veg bag later in the week. The downside to your veg being local is that is picked at the right time…. soooo… it isnt picked early (like the big supermarkets do) and bounced over to the uk via cold storage from chile or spains etc…. soooo… it doesnt last as long. BUT… it tastes better! and is infinately cheaper… as long as you buy in season.