We've been shopping today....it wasn't really a big shop, nor just a top up - somewhere in the middle I suppose. I wrote a list beforehand, having checked the cupboards and freezers and written a menu plan. Am pleased to say we stuck rigidly to the list, the only additions being a bottle of squash for husband and a punnet of mushrooms reduced to 30p.
I added up the receipts for the shopping we've done so far this month, today's and the other top ups of milk, bread and veg/fruit. It comes out at about half of what we'd normally have spent on two full weekly shops, done without a list and so probably buying stuff we didn't really need. Brilliant, very happy with that, just shows what can be saved when you really get a grip on shopping for only what you need.
Today we're having a mushroom and veg speltotto (as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall calls it - a risotto in other words) having discovered a box of pearled spelt right at the back of the cupboard when I was looking for something else. I was embarrassed to see that the sell by date was 2014! It's an unopened box with the spelt in a sealed bag inside....having opened and examined it, it seems absolutely fine....I guess things like grains and rice last indefinitely anyhow, if they're stored properly.
(If I don't blog again for a few days, you'll know why!!! LOL).