New shopping plan

Jamal always shops with me when he is home. He is all about cooking for everyone and spoiling us and treats. But I need a complete change right now.

So I made a new plan. And whats more i am actually implementing it!

I found a farm which sells  meat 'wholesale' and placed an order. Fahed will pick this up and pay for it tomorrow. The plan was that it lasts for the month but I believe it will be longer. It is 2/3 the normal price. We have bought form their farm shop previously and the meat was lovely. They are award winning sausage makers! Not sure why thats so funny but it always makes me laugh.

Fahed drinks decaff diet coke as his treat (he doesn't drink or smoke so I think it fair enough) & bottled water for his work. I made a single order for a month of drinks from Asda. He is collecting these tomorrow.

We are not buying  bread, biscuits, cakes, sugar, butter/margarine, cream.

Olive oil is probably our biggest problem ara. We buy it or are given it annually on Crete. Its fantastic, healthy and yummy. But we, or more especially I, have to cut right back on it now to get my kilos moving again.

Once a week I will go to the smaller Lidl near to my work and stock up on veggies, a little fruit, some cheese, tinned veg, tinned tuna, salad cream and mayonnaise ( I can make it but its too yummy and irresistable)

Once a month I will go to the Asian supermarket in town for chillies, tahina and anything else which Fahed needs.

Cat food I already have delivered from Amazon. I go some really good quality stuff and if the shiness of their coats is anything to go by they should healthy little girlies, so its worth it.

This should make a bit of a financial saving but also be another step along the road to healthiness for me.

Anyone else thinking creatively about their shopping? I would really like to go to independent providers for everything so far only the farm and Asian supermarket fall into those categories. we hav a little greengrocer in the town but i think his fruit and veg are quite poor quality compared with the supermarkets. I have also tried various box schemes but we seem to prefer to choose what we have which includes a ton of salads. Sadly I will have to keep looking.


  1. I've wanted to do the meat thing for a while. Maybe now with a teenager in the house it would be worth it. I need to buy a freezer though. It's on my want list but I'm out of money.

  2. This worked really well for us, There is loads of meat left and we just topped up weekly on veg. Very little waste. I am happy!


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