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Celebration Week Meal Plan

This nutrition article should also answer some of your questions about your family’s diet.

Very glad that this plan still costs up at just a smidgeon over £1 a day. In fact it is coming in at £1.04 per person, per day! Lots of yummy things to eat, with more treats than usual, and still within a teeny tiny budget

There are a couple of bits and pieces not used up completely in this weeks meal plan. Either save them for next week, or use them wherever you want during the week. There is 300g of Buttery for example, so would be nice on toast as a filler if you need it

All the main recipes are now done and repriced. There are several more to do yet for the alternative options

Celebration Week Meal Plan 
December 23rd Breakfast
waffles and syrup on a white plate
waffles and cinnamon syrup
Lunch
a bowl of french onion soup
french onion soup
Dinner
a dish of toad in the hole





chocolate brownies cut into chunks
toad in the hole






chocolate brownies
December 24th - Christmas Eve Breakfast
fruity pancakes on a blue plate
fruity pancakes
Lunch
tomato hummus in a small dish
tomato houmous
Dinner
smoked salmon pasta in a bowl, close up shot






yule log on a platter
smoked salmon pasta







chocolate yule log
December 25th - Christmas Day Breakfast
eggy bread on a plate
eggy bread and sausage
Lunch
mushroom soup in a small blue casserole dish





pork shoulder celebration lunch, with all the trimmings






christmas pudding in a blue dish, with cream on top
mushroom soup






roast pork lunch






steamed fruit pudding
Tea
french onion soup in a cream coloured bowl
french onion soup
December 26th - Boxing Day Breakfast
waffles and syrup on a white plate
waffles and cinnamon syrup
Lunch
tomato hummus in a small dish
tomato houmous on toast
Dinner
Spanish omelette, a close up picture of a slice





cooked onion rings





chocolate brownies cut into chunks
vegetable spanish omelette





onion rings




chocolate brownies
December 27th Breakfast
fruity pancakes on a blue plate
fruity pancakes
Lunch
egg mayonnaise sandwich, cut in half, on a white plate
egg mayonnaise sandwich

mayonnaise recipe
Dinner
spaghetti aglio e pepperoncino in a bowl






yule log on a platter
spaghetti aglio e pepperoncino






Yule log
December 28th Breakfast
waffles and syrup on a white plate
waffles and cinnamon syrup
Lunch
roasted onion hummus in a small white bowl
caramelised onion houmous on toast
Dinner
roast pork in a creamy mushroom sauce in a home made tortilla







chocolate brownies cut into chunks
tortillas stuffed with pork in a mushroom sauce









chocolate brownies

December 29th Breakfast
fruity pancakes on a blue plate
fruity pancakes
Lunch
french onion soup in a cream coloured bowl
french onion soup
Dinner
sausage and potato salad in a cream bowl
sausage and potato salad
Shopping List for Celebration Week2019 Needed at the till
Fruit & Vegetables
330g carrots50p for a kg
3 loose garlic bulbs50p
5kg onions£3
2.5kg potatoes£1
400g mushrooms. Cheapest is 600g bag frozen99p
500g mixed dried fruit£1.06
Dairy & Eggs
410g tin of evaporated milk. 100ml leftover64p
142ml fresh single cream65p
300ml fresh whipping cream£1.07
500g Brilliantly Buttery, 300g leftover84p
30 cooks value medium eggs£3.25
Meat, Fish & Poultry
1.3Kg ASDA Boneless Pork Leg or Shoulder (depending on which joint is closest to the stated weight or price) £4.16
120g smoked salmon trimmings£1.65
Frozen
1kg frozen smartprice sausages91p
1kg frozen brussels sprouts99p
Tin, Jars & Cooking
1 litre vegetable oil, 240ml leftover£1.09
tin chick peas33p
smartprice malt vinegar21p
stock cubes39p for 12 cubes
142g tomato puree, 90g leftover34p for 200g
33g mixed spice84p
2 sachets Easybake yeast28p
Packets & Cereals
2 x 1.5kg self raising flour90p
1.5 kg strong white bread flour64p
1kg sugar65p
1kg value spaghetti, 100g leftover40p
Snacks & Sweets
5 x 100g plain chocolate£1.25
Drinks
1 litre value apple juice55p
Total£29.08

 

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