I have an awful habit of getting our groceries online. It’s easier to have someone drop them off for me instead of dragging the trolley around the supermarket. I manage to spend (including dog food (£21), toiletries and any cleaning products) £100 a week. That wouldn’t be so bad if I actually bought things that would see us through the week; invariably one of us will have to pop out to get something to complete a meal. It’s so frustrating because then when the bank statement comes in, we’ve overspent on what we decided to spend on groceries and we’ve no real idea of how much we should be budgeting for it.
So I’ve decided to join in the meal planning craze. I’m going to decide the meals we’re having in advance, but not only for dinner, but for lunch and breakfast too.
As I’m actually planning for next week at the moment, here is what’s on offer in the Jones Household this week:
While most of that is self explanatory (Pizza is missing off there as Thursday is always pizza night because Dadda has Jiu Jitsu and needs to eat and be gone), I’m sure that some of you are wondering just what on Earth “pigs on the beach” are. Wellllll….
Pigs on the beach is a Jones Family favourite. Essentially it is a failed toad in the hole. You see, the first time we created TITH, the tin that we made the yorkshire pudding in was far too big and as a result, the yorkshire pudding batter spread thinly and rose very little. When we took the dish out of the oven, it looked like the sausages were sunbathing on the beach. Hence, “pigs on the beach” were born. We still do it the same way every time.
Okay, I had better start planning next week’s meals now. I order on a Thursday morning typically. I am determined not to have to go out and get more supplies at the weekend. Wish me luck!