Monday: pumpkin risotto
Tuesday: tuna mornay and rice
Wednesday: steak and steam veg (microwave type)
Thursday: soup and oven fries (either tinned or home made such as sweet corn and chicken)
Friday: fish and salad
Saturday: BBQ (snags, kebabs) and salad
We buy enough to cook for 2 meals (dinner and lunch the next day).
And I suppose we buy lots of snacks/extras (yoghurt, sultanas, cold pre-packedbdeli meat, fancy low fat cheese, pre-made custard in a carton, juice, crumpets etc). Oh and bacon and eggs fe Sunday breakky..
This also counts grog (a couple of bottles of wine) but nappies come out of a separate budget so that cancels that out!.
Trying to find cheaper grit and veg by buying at a veg shop/farmers market instead of Coles and woolies).
I've also started shopping once per fortnight instead of weekly: it's helping to reduce wastage. Previously by bill could go as high as $400 per week... Now I'm at $330.