A tentative beginning

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!!!!!!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to A tentative beginning

  1. Sadje says:

    Great planning.

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