Mushroom and Haloumi Pasta

Ingredients: Method: – Slice the haloumi into strips and fry both sides until golden. Remove and set aside. Try not to eat all before supper (seriously! Just fried haloumi is amazing!) – Follow the packet instructions for the pasta and get that going so that it will be ready at the same time as the pasta sauce. – Slice up the mushrooms and add it … Continue reading Mushroom and Haloumi Pasta

One Grand Family Challenge

It’s a wrap!

The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge is over! The month really flew by and I can’t believe I’m typing up the final post. What an eye opening experience this has been. Before I get into it though, here’s a quick recap of this weeks meals: Day 29 – Monday – Beans on toast This was such a busy day. I went grocery shopping that morning and took over the … Continue reading It’s a wrap!

Week Four – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

This budgeting business is definitely getting easier. It also helps to shop at the same store because I know more or less the cost of groceries at Food Lovers Market now so when I plan the meals I can balance out the cost of ingredients through the week. Here is my Meal Plan for Week 4 I spent a total of R991,10 on groceries today … Continue reading Week Four – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

Loaded Mac and Cheese

Week Three Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

I can (almost) confidently say that meal planning is now a habit for me. I love having a list of what to cook instead of standing in front of the fridge and tying to come up with a balanced meal every day. Besides saving money, this whole process is really saving me time. If you ignore the time it takes to take pics and upload … Continue reading Week Three Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

Week Three – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

We are heading into Week 3 of the challenge and I am attempting to balance out my more expensive ingredients with more cost effective meals on other days. Monday’s Lentil Quesadillas is balancing out Fridays Prawn Thai Curry for instance. Here is the Meal Plan for this week: And this is the shopping list: Rolling over ingredients from previous weeks, such as the wasabi, is … Continue reading Week Three – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

Nacho Soup

Week One Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

I can’t believe we are already at the end of Week 1 of this challenge. I thought I would have grumpy kids and an empty fridge by now but we are going strong without any complaints. In fact, I still have a few ingredients left over that I will be rolling into next week so yay! In case you missed it, here’s a recap of … Continue reading Week One Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

What can you get for R250?

If your answer is ‘not bloody much’ then we’re on the same page. Recently I have been coming home with fewer and fewer packets of groceries even though I have been spending more than ever before. We don’t eat extravagantly and most of my trolley contains fruit and veg, yet I have been blowing the budget every week. I recently saw a page called Community … Continue reading What can you get for R250?