I decided to go shopping yesterday to buy some more fresh stuff to compliment the food in our freezers, cupboards and the fridge. The fridge was looking very sparse and nothing like the photo I put on the blog at the start of the week, so shopping really was a necessity.
I kept it to all healthy things and the only items I bought that weren't on my Capsule Kitchen shopping list were the milk for Lovely Hubby, the Butternut Squash and the Quorn Cottage Pie . I don't normally buy these but at the checkout after paying for everything else I got a 47p coupon off my next shop and a 50p coupon off any Quorn product, which I had noticed on my way round the store were on special offer. I had thought I would be able to use both coupons off it but it turned out that the 47p coupon was only valid from 17th January ... one day later ... sneaky, sneaky T*sco. Still it did mean that I got the Cottage Pie for just one pound, which made for something quick and tasty for lunch when we got home with the shopping.
So I still have a 47p coupon to spend on some more shopping .... and next time I will read the small print more carefully.
The shopping above cost me £11.16, which means I still have £37.81 to spend.
It's going quicker than I thought it would, but then I've not really been making an effort to use up the vegetables in the freezer, I think I should be brave, put some gloves on and have a good sort through the chest freezer to see exactly what I have in stock before I do any more shopping. At least there's a bit of room in there now for me to be able to see what I've got and have a sort out.
Did you set yourself any challenges for the New Year, and if you did ... how are they going?