The actual bill was just over £60 but with the voucher it was around £55. For this amount I bought:-
3 x 1kg bags of chicken breasts (3 for £10),
4 x 500g lamb mince (4 for £10),
3 packs x 18 rashers back bacon (3 for £6),
2 x minced steak and 2 x minced beef (any 4 packs for £10),
2 x 8 Gammon steaks and 1 x 10 pork loin steaks (any 3 packs for £10),
3 bags x 6 frozen baked potatoes (3 for £5),
2 x 2 packs Birds Eye barbecue chicken grills (2 for £2),
2 bags frozen sweet potatoes (2 for £1),
2 packs x 4 chunky breaded fish steaks (2 for £4),
2 x frozen carrots and 1 x frozen mixed peppers (any 3 veg for £2)
1kg fresh carrots (49p)
1 x cucumber (39p)
1 x Maxwell House 8 pack Cappuccinos (£1)
Okay, so the cappuccinos were a treat for me and not strictly necessary, but DH has his hot choc sachets from Aldi and I have my coffees and I only have 1 a day.
Even though DS2 is back at home now, I'm hoping that lot will last me a good couple of months interspersed with vegetarian meals, .
I also made a trip into town and managed to get 2 packs of menopause vitamin supplements from Superdrug for £2 a box (one month's supply in each) instead of £4.99, and I bought cod liver oil capsules for £1 from Savers. I'm having all kinds of trouble with dry skin and some really horrible eczema patches since I went through the menopause. I have never before suffered from eczema, although my sister has had it all her life and was so bad she was hospitalised when she was in her twenties. I'm hoping that taking some supplements - especially fish oils - might help. I've tried various creams and lotions including Sudocrem, E45 and over the counter hydrocortisone but I also think I've developed an allergy to some of the other ingredients in them as none have helped and have even seemed to make it worse. Any suggestions gratefully received as it's driving me crazy at the moment.
Just so this doesn't end up as a words-only post, here are a few pictures of my latest makes. I had all the pieces cut out and the applique applied before half term but I was out and about so much last week I didn't get my sewing machine out once. This afternoon I just needed to sew everything together.
That's all for tonight. Slimming club tomorrow. I've had a mixed week food-wise so don't know how I've done. Hope everything is fine with you and yours, love Helen x