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Meal plan – Switching the balance between meat and veg

This week I have decided to do something a bit different.  Usually we eat meat most days, with maybe one or two days a week where we eat vegetarian meals.  Next week, we are cutting down on the amount of meat that we are eating, we will still eat meat but just not as much as we usually would.  I’ve decided to do this for a few reasons, firstly, to save money.  It’s December, Christmas is expensive and we are broke so cutting down on one of the most expensive ingredients in our diet will save us precious pennies!  Secondly, I’ve been finding myself enjoying meat free meals more and more, the more time I spend in the kitchen cooking for Harry, the more I realise there are so many sources we can get our protein from without needing meat every day.

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Bonfire fun, parties and next week’s meal plan!

Bonfire night has always been one of my favourite nights of the year.  I love wrapping up warm to go outside in the cold and watch the beautiful colours in the sky with the people I love.  Bonfire nights used to be about spending time with friends, having a few drinks and lots of laughs at a local bonfire.  Times have changed and the years of drinking in a field are long gone but we were lucky to be invited round to a friend’s house to watch the fireworks with them last night.  I was worried how Harry would react to the fireworks but it turns out he takes after his mummy.  He loved them!! He was clapping and pointing excitedly as each firework went off.  He had such a wonderful time and enjoyed playing with the other children, chasing the tortoises and being spoiled rotten by all of the adults.  We got home at about 8pm, which is late for Harry and I was worried how he would sleep after all of the excitement but luckily he slept until 7am this morning! A definite win!

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The meal plan before payday – The one where we are broke and spend no money!

This week we are broke – literally broke!  We have ordered our new kitchen units, dishwasher and fridge freezer which is so exciting but it means that the week before pay day we are spent up.  We have plenty of food in the cupboards and freezer so I am using that to feed our family this week (it will also help to have our cupboards as empty as possible before we rip them out next weekend) Continue reading “The meal plan before payday – The one where we are broke and spend no money!”

Why you should never take your other half shopping with you! – Meal plan and shopping haul

I love going shopping the three of us, Harry loves having Mummy and Daddy there and it means one of us can look after him if he’s fussing whilst the other carries on with the shopping.  Alistair does tend to pick things up and put them in the trolly that weren’t on the list though!  I think we spent an extra £5-10 on extra little things that Alistair decided we needed.  I have to say, I wasn’t complaining last night though when we had ice creams in the freezer.  They were delicious!

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Cupboard cuisine challengeThis week I have set our family a challenge, to only eat what is in the freezer, fridge and cupboards until most of it has gone!  My aim is to save money and reduce waste.  So often I find myself looking in a cupboard full of food and thinking, “There’s nothing to eat.”  Well it’s about time I told myself that there is plenty to eat!  I am going to stop buying food to feed the cupboard and start buying it to feed my family.

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