Week 6 update and monthly savings total!

I haven’t posted much this week. I’ve been super busy with Uni work and general life (both children are still at home!). We’ve still been cooking though and spending lots of time together. The weather was good this weekend so we even managed to sort out the garden after winter killed off all the plants.

I finally spent some birthday money. Nothing too exciting though (EXCITING FOR ME) just some indoor plants from botanical babe. Cannot wait for them to arrive❤️. That’s when you know you’re getting old. Excited about plants! Haha! Anybody who has been in my house though will know I love plants. Even the rooms with no light have artificial ones.

The wonderful botanical babe

On Wednesday we receive our next Gousto box! We’ve picked some posh fish finger sandwiches, Sticky mustard glazed pork chops with chips, Harissa Halloumi ciabatta with carrot slaw & wedges and last but not least Chinese chicken curry with egg fried rice and salt & pepper chips! Really looking forward to the Chinese swap. Remember you get 50% off your first box and 30% off all other boxes in your first month with the code ZARA42119711. Here are the sort of meals you can pick from.


This week we’ve made some super tasty meals (If I do say so myself laugh😆)! Our favourite was def Monday though. It disappeared so quickly (6 minutes in Hannahs case). It was paprika chicken skewers, homemade flatbreads, chipotle mayo, onioin bhajis & mint yoghurt. There were more chicken skewers. I promise they just wouldn’t fit on the board! The flatbreads were so simple and fast! This meal was 91p per person!


350g of self-raising flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

350g of natural yoghurt

Mix it all until you’ve a dough. Cut in to 12 equal pieces. Roll each in to a ball then flatten it until it’s 2-3mm thick and pop in a hot pan for 2 minutes each side. Easy peasy!! I popped some butter on mine afterwards but you can put garlic or chilli butter too if you want them flavoured.

Smokey Chicken Skewers & Flatbreads.

On Tuesday it was vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese and garlic bread. After dealing with the holiday payment drama I just forgot to take a photo but everybody knows what a spaghetti Bolognese looks like. It cost us 64p per portion.

Wednesday was sticky baked chicken and rice. Absolutely delicious, may have fed the broccoli to Theo (the rabbit) forgetting I needed it so lacking in veg but still filling! This was 63p per portion.

Sticky Baked Chicken

Thursday was Toad in the hole with the usual trimmings. £1.05 per portion. This was on the slightly more expensive side but that’s because I had vegetarian sausages and everyone else had pork sausages meaning I had to buy 2 different packs. The Yorkshire pudding batter is 200ml of milk, 140g of plain flour and 4 eggs. Mix it all together and then pour it in to an already hot baking tray with around 1cm of oil in the bottom.

Vegetarian Toad in the hole

Friday was Chicken Roghan Josh again. This was a Gousto recipe and since then we have made it a few times because it is so full of flavour. It was £1.78 per portion including the pakora, bhajis, naan, poppadoms, rice and dips. It made 8 portions so yay for lunches! This is a massive saving on a takeaway.

Roghan Josh

Saturday. Well we had pizza. I forgot photos as usual. It was delicious though! Today was Chicken casserole, dumplings, veg & mash. This was only 70p per portion! Really filling and a hearty meal when it’s chilly outside.

Chicken Casserole & Dumplings

So there we have it. I will try not to forget the photos next week! Remember I am happy to give away recipes if anybody wants them. Just leave a comment and I’ll send one.

To round up this week. Spent nothing extra. The plants were from birthday money and cost £30 in total but as I had added my birthday money to savings I have taken it from the pot so will count it towards spends. However, our savings total so far is £1042.44!! That means we are over a third of the way to our spending target in just 6 weeks!! We are at 34.75%. This is an absolutely amazing achievement for us!

Spent this week£30
Saved this month£525.24
Total savings to date£1042.44
34.75% towards our savings goal!

“It takes 21 days to create a habit. It takes 90 days to create a lifestyle.”

We have surpassed the 21 days and are firmly on our way to the 90 days!

Keep wishing us luck because it must be working.

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