Monday 7 November 2022

Looking at the budget

I said in this post that I wanted to keep my October grocery spending below £74.51 and I failed!  I spent £92.73 as I dare not let my food cupboard get too low.  However, I think £92.73 isn't too bad.  It included lots of things needed for making the puddings which I give as Christmas presents 

I'm now starting to look towards Christmas even more and my grocery budget this month will be £150.  I'm now buying treat food for myself and the three bird roast plus loads of pigs in blankets are already in the freezer.  I shall prepare and freeze bread sauce, swede and carrot, gravy and braised red cabbage over the next few weeks.  My roast (turkey, chicken, duck) will last for several meals.  

I'm hoping that, with careful shopping and getting things ready well in advance, I may keep my Christmas grocery budget as low as possible.  And I will minimise my prepping on Christmas Day.  

Well, let's see how it goes!