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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 cinnamon syrup
Lunch french onion soup
Dinnertoad in the hole

chocolate brownies
December 24th - Christmas Eve Breakfastfruity pancakes
Lunchtomato houmous
Dinnersmoked salmon pasta

chocolate yule log
December 25th - Christmas Day Breakfasteggy bread and sausage
Lunchmushroom soup

roast pork lunch

steamed fruit pudding
Teafrench onion soup
December 26th - Boxing Day Breakfastwaffles and cinnamon syrup
Lunch tomato houmous on toast
Dinnervegetable spanish omelette

onion rings

chocolate brownies
December 27th Breakfast fruity pancakes
Lunch egg mayonnaise sandwich

mayonnaise recipe
Dinnerspaghetti aglio e pepperoncino

Yule log
December 28th Breakfast waffles and cinnamon syrup
Lunch caramelised onion houmous on toast
Dinnertortillas stuffed with pork in a mushroom sauce

chocolate brownies

December 29th Breakfastfruity pancakes
Lunchfrench onion soup
Dinnersausage 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
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
1 litre value apple juice55p


Alternative ideas for your Christmas week
cranberry and cashew nut roast
roast chicken and all the trimmings
tomato & basil soup
creamy parsnip soup
chocolate nut cheesecake
lemon cheesecake
apple scotch pancakes

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