The first week of the new year is often a week of left overs. Our freezer was bursting with frozen food left from the holidays which at the time we did not manage to cook. So for this challenge I am starting with the second week of the month.

Previously, our weekly food budget range between £50 to £70 per week for two adults and two children. Once a month I buy cleaning products on top of the food.

This week, we spent £32.69 on food from Sainsburys. This is what we paid for somerset casserole with rice, sausage casserole with rice, spaghetti bolognaise, breaded fish with chips, salad with mozzarella & sundried tomatoes, bbq chicken wings with rice, breaded fish with peas & sweetcorn, sausage spaghetti with mushroom tomato sauce, victorian sponge cakes and homemade cookies, bananas & apples. Some of these dishes are repeated and are our favourites.

This week’s tip: The rice this month is good quality, and for only 40p it is worth stocking.