When my husband get home from work, he is usually starving. Normally if he has been in meetings all day he doesn’t have long for lunch. So he is always asking ” What’s for tea?” Before I started maternity leave it was whoever was home first would start tea, now I’m home all the time it’s me! Therefore I’m getting back into my meal planning and stick it on the fridge each Sunday ready for the coming week. Midweek meals with Pukka Pies have become the norm lately with the cold weather we have had.
The good thing about Pukka Pies is the wholesome hearty meal that they provide. Teamed with mash/chips and veg, add a splash of gravy and you have the perfect midweek meal for hungry tums.
We were very lucky to receive a shopping delivery of Pukka Pies and some accompaniments to help us shape our midweek meals.
Now I’m on maternity leave, this past week I have sat down thinking about ways to save money on your weekly shop. Maternity pay isn’t a great deal in fact it’s only £140.98 a week (as of March 2018) so when you are used to working full-time it’s a big drop in wages. In our household I mainly pay for groceries, this is an area I know we can save money on.
I have been thinking about tips on how we can slash our grocery bill each week and have come up with these top tips. I hope you find them useful to help you save money as well.
Top Tips to Slash Your Weekly Shopping Bill
- Meal Plan – This is the most important one! Before you head out the door sit down with a cup of tea and plan ahead for the week. I’m now doing this on Fridays before we go shopping on Saturdays. I also keep a check of what I’ve got in the cupboards and freezer to see what I can use up for the coming week. I have the husbands birthday coming up this week and while hunting through the cupboard I found I had all the ingredients to make a fruit birthday cake for him except the eggs. When I was working full-time, running a household with a toddler around I never had the time do meal plan as such. Therefore I always bought extra I didn’t need.