To help save money and be more home-efficient, we design a weekly meal plan! This means when we go food shopping at Lidls, we have a list, and it's easier to say 'no' to temptations!
Roast chicken & vegetables (including family Howe favourite sweet potato) for lunch
Pretzels for supper
Lasagne, with minced peppers and finely grated carrot hidden in the tomato sauce
Fish'n'Chips, with mushy peas
Mystery dinner of whatever is on offer when shopping........Lidl's had half-price on their pork sausages this weekend, so we'll be having Sausage'n'Mash with peas & carrots
Pizza buffet (I cook up two pizzas, pasta salad, and garlic bread, and chop up some mozzerella and salami for a fun family dinner)
Today's weekly shop cost just a tad over £30 (including all the meat, vegetables, and basics such as bread, milk, eggs, bananas etc. And yoghurts, Babybels and Kinder chocolate aka snacks for the kiddiwinks etc)
Lidls also do great value baby wipes, and we've been trialling their nappies with success too. I also buy their face wipes, and their tea tree facial foam wash when available. I love Lidl's half-price weekend offers (where 3 or 4 products are half-price every weekend) and they have a great 30% off deal for products near their sell-by-date.
And I can't wait for their Christmas range to be launched: delicious pates, Gluhwein (German mulled wine), pannetonne (Italian Christmas sweet bread/cake), marzipan chocolates, and hubby's favourite: their three-bird roast! I'm drooling with anticipation ready!
We also do an online Tesco shop every 2 or 3 months, when we can grab bulk deals of dishwasher tablets, washing liquid, washing powder, fabric conditioner etc, and any brand-name stuff we need (or want!).
Where do you shop for your family? Do you write a meal plan? How do you save money on your food shop?