This week’s frugal eating plan

As I have been having fun this week using up the grape harvest, this week we will be mainly eating grape jelly! I haven’t made any jam for ages. In truth, I hadn’t even thought about preserving grapes in this way, but someone suggested it on Facebook, so I thought ‘Why not?’ I love pottering around in the kitchen when I have the time and I really didn’t want to waste them. This week’s frugal meal plan continues to use up odds and ends and keep waste to a minimum.

Frugal eatingI am determined to have an easy week though, so won’t be doing major cooking whilst I am working.

This week’s frugal eating meal plan


Frugal eatingLeftovers from my dinner party: Cashew nut and mushroom loaf, roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy. Apple and almond pudding with home made custard.


Smoked mackerel with new potatoes and salad.


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Tuna penne with black olives. I will make enough of this to eat on Tuesday too. We will have this with carrot salad as we have a large bag in the fridge.


As above. I can save my energy to do a bit of yoga or just chill with a glass of wine :).


We have various odds and ends of fish in the freezer and a can of anchovies in the cupboard. I think I will make Delia Smith’s utterly delicious baked fish with potatoes. A simple but filling and tasty dish.


A risotto ‘ready meal’ from a large batch cooked last week and stored in the freezer, with whatever veg or salad needs using.


frugal eatingWe always seem to have at least one meal based around eggs. I just love them in any form, but will probably have them fried with some home made chips from my Air Fryer . I am still using this regularly and it really does make lovely chips!

Are you going for frugal eating this week? What is on your meal plan?

This week I am linking up with Katy Kicker. If you want more ideas on meal planning and saving money, take a look at her blog. For more of my tips on meal planning, try  this post.

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8 thoughts on “This week’s frugal eating plan

  1. We are going for a week using up items in our cupboards and freezers! It’s saved me a whole weeks money over the two weeks so far, which is great. Thanks for linking up x

  2. I’m having leftovers on Monday of beef & broccoli on some rice. Then I’m going to make a pot of chicken & rice soup – broth is already made. That will make a few simple meals this week combined with some tuna salad that’s already in the fridge. There’s also enough greens in the fridge for a couple of salads (hard boiled eggs as the protein) so I think it will be a very easy week of simple meals. If I feel up to it I might bake a couple of pieces of salmon later in the week.

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