I was going to go to Bónus (supermarket) yesterday, but it was my first day at a new job and I had just bought myself a new MacBook Pro (which is shiny as hell!!). So I didn’t go. Instead I went today, after work.
I had written a long list of things to buy, based on my food plan and I only bought those things (except for some hygiene products). It ended up being quite a lot, and then I had to carry it all home! Thankfully it wasn’t far; it’s only about a 10-minute walk. Still, I am quite beat up right now and I’m going to enjoy the heck out of sleeping in tomorrow morning.
Technically I could get away with much less than what I did buy, so I’m not going for as-cheap-as-possible. Instead my aim is to eat well, and not waste anything. I bought all dry ingredients and things that last a while. I also bought quite a bit for the freezer. I have set aside some cash, which I can use throughout the month to buy fresh vegetables and dairy products and other short shelf life things.
I bought what I need to make four quiches, two cheese and bacon, and two cheese and spinach. I also bought the ingredients for mini veggie pot pies, and chickpea and carrot burgers. These I will make on Sunday and throw in the freezer. I’m also planning on making some sweet things to keep in the freezer, such as cinnamon rolls and banana bread.
I bought a bag of frozen chicken breasts, frozen hamburgers, frozen minced beef, and 3 cheap frozen pizzas. This makes several chicken meals (i.e. curry), and the minced beef will make enough lasagna and shepherd’s pie for several meals as well.
I bought a lot of vegetables, both fresh and frozen, and some fruit. I bought staples such as pasta, olive oil, spices, rice, soy sauce, etc. So some of what I bought will last longer than just this month.
My food plan includes breakfast and snacks, so I also bought greek yoghurt, Coco Puffs (for weekends!), muesli, oats and such things.
This is turning into a boring shopping list, but I hope you get the picture!
The plan was a bit up in the air this week, since I didn’t go shopping until today. But I will be stricter about sticking to it from now on and I will talk about how it goes and write some posts about some of the meals I make.