This morning my shopping came to about £56, but it should last us for about a fortnight. I bought steak mince, bacon, liver and a trayful of butcher's sausages which had been reduced as short dated.....all the meat came to £9.80. I've portioned it up for freezing, it will make a total of 13 meals for 2 bulked out with veg, pulses or grains, so working out to around 75p per double portion - bargain.
I don't buy dog food from supermarkets. We get it online, a 12kg sackful of dry complete food, which will last for ages, and it's delivered for free. It's from a reputable company and is very good quality with high meat and fish content, plus vegetables, salmon oil and vitamins/minerals, with no artificial colours, flavours or E numbers. It's not cheap, but we've done a lot of research and don't want our dog having the doggy equivalent of rubbishy fast food. And as it's such good quality, we can feed her less of it. So saving money on our food shop means we can afford to buy good food for Betty, we want her to have a good long healthy life.
Thank you for all the comments, I'm glad the lazy lasagne seems to be popular. I'm all for meals that are easier or simplified versions of the originals. If any of you have ideas for your own quicker, simpler or thriftier versions of meals, I'd love to read about them.