Well my prototype sheet is up and running and I’ve done a dummy run with my figures.
Can’t say much until I have a full month to work with and I’m bound to have forgotten some things to add to the list, BUT it looks like our monthly food bill should be in the region of £135 to £150 if I’m sensible.
It was interesting to see that it would cost about £35 to stock our little freezer.
The top drawer is meat/fish for which I buy a tray of 6 chicken breasts and freeze them individually (6 meals), a 1kg pack of 5% fat minced beef which is divided into five packs (if making a chili, one of those will do 2 meals so that’s at least 6), 2 trays of 4 pork loin chops freezing them in pairs (another 4 dinners), and the fish is split into packs of 2 as well, so another 4 meals. Buying fish today has filled the drawer so I don’t need to buy any more meat for the next few weeks.
Comparing it to the way I’m doing my spreadsheet already, it’s actually easier this way so revamping the system is probably a good thing!
Watch this space!!!!!!