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Shopping list – Week 2

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This list should work out a bit cheaper than last week’s as there’s not quite so much stocking up of basics to be done.

MEAT AND FISH

3 lbs/1.5kg lean minced beef

12 best quality sausages

1 lb/500g turkey stir fry strips

4 frozen rainbow trout, sardines or mackerel

1lb/500g cubed lamb

A whole chicken

4 oz/100g cooked ham

4 oz/100g cooked beef

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

8 oz/200g fresh berries (if not too expensive) or frozen

Mango

3 courgettes or a marrow

6oz/150g broccoli

6 onions

2lbs/1kg Bramley cooking apples or rhubarb

6 eating apples

6 bananas

4 oz/100g grapes

Kiwi fruit

Red pepper

Green pepper

4 oz/100g sugar snap peas or mangetouts

4 oz/100g baby sweetcorn

Romaine lettuce

Cucumber

8 oz/200g vine tomatoes

1lb/500g carrots

STORE CUPBOARD

2 loaves sliced bread

Spaghetti

2 tins chopped tomatoes

1 tin kidney beans

Tomato puree

Chocolate chip biscuits

2 lbs/1 kg porridge oats

Stir fry sauce

3 litre cartons value apple juice

3 litre cartons value orange juice

Salad dressing

Chocolate sauce or Mars bar (to be melted to make sauce)

DAIRY

Milk (daily consumption plus 2-3 pints for custard and rice pudding)

Cheese slices for sandwiches

1 lb/500g vegetable spread

12 eggs

5 fl oz/125 ml single cream

5 fl oz/125ml whipping cream

1 pint/500g low fat natural yoghurt

Garlic bread

HOUSEHOLD

White toilet rolls

White kitchen rolls

Shampoo

Toothpaste

Soap

Deoderant

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Kosher-friendly week’s menu plan

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I’m not (very) Jewish, but I’ve had a go at a Kosher menu plan in response to a reader’s request. Let me know if I’ve made any mistakes.

MONDAY

Quorn Moussaka with side salad

Greek yoghurt with honey

TUESDAY

Salmon and leek kedgeree

Microwaved chocolate cake made with Pure soya or sunflower spread (Holland and Barrett)

WEDNESDAY

Turkey meatloaf with boiled new potatoes, peas, carrots, and gravy

Fresh berries and Alpro vanilla soya dessert (Holland and Barrett; Waitrose)

THURSDAY

Scouse (use root vegetables and lentils instead of lamb for a veggie version)

Pureed mango with strawberry coulis

FRIDAY

Fish pie with side salad (smoked haddock and cod)

Lemon sorbet

SATURDAY

Chinese chicken stir fry with ginger, garlic, spring onion and soy sauce, vegetables and rice or noodles

Banana fritters

SUNDAY

Baked trout with lemon and herbs, steamed potatoes and fine green beans

Meringues with coffee and chestnut mousse (mix chestnut puree with a little coffee and Oatly cream, sweeten to taste)