This was Easter weekend which budget wise feels a bit wonky.
I shopped on Good Friday because that seemed like it might be easier, I had a feeling that on Saturday everyone was going to remember that the shops were closed all day on Easter Sunday and it might get a bit mad. I didn’t have a proper list on my phone because honestly, I hadn’t really planned and anyway I felt like there was too much food in the house. So handwritten list
I love Lidl and it’s veg offers, this week, new potatoes, shallots and carrots for 25p each which is ridiculously good. Ma and I share the cost of Christmas and Easter lunches so I don’t take them out of my food budget but we did bought a bottle of wine that was recommended in the Guardian, it was £6.49, so later in Sainsburys Ma paid for my eggs and mushrooms (£2.85). So excluding the wine but including the eggs and mushrooms, I spent £10.20 on Friday and later I bought spinach and butter and mini eggs but I can’t find the receipt for those but the total spent this week was £13.84
COOKING AND EATING
Food this week was all about Easter. On Easter Sunday, I ate my Easter Egg for breakfast (thanks Christelle!). It wasn’t a massive egg but it was just the right size for my needs!I am my mother’s daughter so when I say lunch I mean sometime between 2 and 5pm! We started with anchovy and shallot flatbread, followed (about an hour and a half later) by roast lamb (this recipe which we never get bored with) with roast potatoes, leeks and spinach.Pudding was mini eggs and jelly bunniesThere was also whiskeyOn Monday, we had cross h’s for breakfast. (Cross h’s are just hot cross buns but apparently I couldn’t say that when I was little so they are cross h’s or cross h buns.), I ate roast dinner leftovers late Monday afternoon.
Tuesday was another leftover day for lunch and dinner. I was completely wiped out by the time change on Tuesday.
Wednesday also featured leftovers for lunch and dinner was pasta with leftover shallot/anchovy goo and added mushrooms. Thursday lunch was leftover pasta and dinner was the last of the leftover potatoes and vegetables. On Friday night I ate curry at Sarah’s birthday bash.
I drank too much. Everyone knows how much I like a drink but I decided after the mother of all hangovers and in light of revised consumption advice, to make sure that I stuck to the guidelines. Over the Easter weekend, I drank more than that and it wasn’t good. However, that’s a lesson about moderation not budgeting. But it’s also a lesson about budgeting, I felt that there was a bit too much food in the house this week and over the next month I’m going to work a bit on underestimating what I need and seeing how I do.