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What is in your regular weekly shop?

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NancysDream Sun 25-Oct-20 12:21:02

Just wondering what you get in your regular weekly shop? Or what you would get if you did it weekly! I don't want to keep dragging the kids out for little shops, so trying to do one big shop to last a week when I have some child free time, and no top ups! I can freeze some milk and bread so I've got that covered.

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ThatBitch Sun 25-Oct-20 12:44:44

Carrots, apples, broccoli, cauliflower, eggs, ham, mince, chicken breasts. Tinned tomatoes, spices, tinned potatoes, tinned baked beans. Crisps, sausage rolls, lunchbox biscuits/choc bars. Yoghurts. Milk and bread.

burglarbettybaby Sun 25-Oct-20 12:48:13

I always have pasta beans rice and frozen veg in
Then lots of mini pizzas and part baked rolls. Wraps
Chicken fillets I buy in bulk and freeze into packs of three or four so I can do fajitas curry etc)
Large bag of roostet potatoes
Cereals

PickAChew Sun 25-Oct-20 12:51:53

Flour, eggs, meat, fish, veg, lactose free dairy, organic butter, oven chips, fish and cucumber sandwiches, spices, hot cross buns. Wine. Crisps, nuts and prawn crackers.

Just food, basically, with everyone's dietary foibles catered to, hence some oddly specific foods.

And a giant box of daz every 2-3 weeks.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sun 25-Oct-20 12:52:45

Fridge
A whole chicken
Sausages
Cooked frozen prawns
Chorizo
Mince (5%)
Beef for stir fry
Cheeses
Yoghurts
Veg (Tom's, cucumber, broccoli, cauli, salad leaves, onions)
Wine
Beer
Butter

Cupboards
Tinned Tom's
Tuna
Kidney beans
Bag potatoes
Wraps
Stock cubes/spices as needed
Crumpets
Peanut butter/jam as needed
Crisps
Tortilla chips
Any dried pasta that is running low

other
Ice pops
Frozen peas/sweetcorn
Fruit for the fruit bowl
Toiletries as needed
Cleaning products loo roll as needed
Cat food/litter as needed

PickAChew Sun 25-Oct-20 12:54:00

You might find it helpful to menu plan if you want to be able to go longer between shops, btw.

Ellabella989 Sun 25-Oct-20 12:54:21

Tinned tomatoes, pasta, block of cheese, milk, frozen chips, peas and a couple of easy meals like fish fingers or Kiev’s, mince, eggs, couple of packs of biscuits and multi bag crisps, yogurts, breakfast bars, cereal, bananas, apples, broccoli, onions, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, tinned beans and soups, couple of pizzas, bacon, tuna, chicken breasts, rice, coconut milk, shower gel, toilet roll and any cleaning/toiletry products that are close to running out.

formerbabe Sun 25-Oct-20 12:54:38

Always potatoes, bacon, chicken breasts, cheese, eggs, peppers and tomatoes...can always conjure up a meal with those things!

I always like some kind of breaded chicken, veg, chips, mash in the freezer for quick, emergency meals

RunBackwards Sun 25-Oct-20 12:55:54

Bread, milk, cheese, butter, orange juice, biscuits. Plus anything we need from toiletries, cleaning products, tins, frozen, dried goods, nuts.
I have a weekly fruit and veg box and order meat and fish to be delivered from the butchers and fishmonger when the freezer is getting low.

Family know that if it's not on the list when I do the weekly shop, they'll be going themselves or (more likely) waiting till next week.

AlmondOil Sun 25-Oct-20 13:06:34

Well, today's weekly shop comprised of...

Pork belly
Salmon
Chicken thigh fillets
20% minced beef
Lamb chops
Streaky bacon
Smoked salmon
Selection of deli meat type things
Eggs
Black olives
Feta
Halloumi
Camembert
Brie
Boursin
Cheddar
Cream cheese
Parmesan
Gouda slices
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Spring onions
Cucumber
Celery
Mushrooms
Garlic
A lemon
Avocado
Blueberries
Raspberries
Asparagus
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Swede
Celeriac
Creme fraiche
Double cream
Passata

Think that's it.

It's similar most weeks.

AlmondOil Sun 25-Oct-20 13:07:24

Some of the cheese and possibly the meat will.last beyond this week.

All the veg and salad will be eaten.

Camomila Sun 25-Oct-20 13:11:56

We seem to run out of lunch/sandwich stuff quickest so now I buy a variety to last the whole week.

Sliced Bread
Bread Rolls
Bagel Thins
Hummus
Cream Cheese
Olives
Snacking Peppers
Cherry Toms
Sliced Chicken
Salami
Tuna

Plus fruit, crisps, and biscuits.

BoringUserNam3 Sun 25-Oct-20 13:12:13

Wraps
Bagels
Pittas

Cheese
Greek yogurt
Lacto free milk
Kefir drinks

Lots of fruit - I buy it boxed or bagged - yeah shoot me grin

Salmon
Chicken
Mince
Sausages
Fresh fish

Pizza

NerrSnerr Sun 25-Oct-20 13:16:55

Milk
Bread
Cheese
Eggs

Sausages
Roast chicken
Chicken breasts
Bacon

Tinned toms
Passata
Tomato purée
Tinned veg
Peppa pasta
Beans
Coconut milk
Kidney beans
Lentils

Cauliflower
Broccoli
Bananas
Pears
Cucumber
Corn on cob
Onion
Lemons
Spinach

Mini pizzas
Hot dog sausages
Fish fingers

I don't get all of these every week as I buy lots of the vegetables frozen but these are the basics I like to have in the freezer/ cupboards.

TeddyIsaHe Sun 25-Oct-20 13:20:26

Eggs, fish, chicken thighs, hot sauce (I eat a lot!), jalapeños, tenderstem, spinach, other green veg that’s in season, whole milk, almond milk, butter, salad bits, seeded bread, cheese, seafood, kefir, orgorki kiszone, pierogi, cucumbers, sour cream, grouts, crisps, fruit, herring.

That’s roughly what we base our meals around. Dp is Polish so it’s a mix of cuisines.

C130 Sun 25-Oct-20 13:36:07

Lettuce, cucumber, spring onions and fresh egg noodles.

acerred Sun 25-Oct-20 13:39:18

Bread
Cider
Biscuits
Crisps

Everything else is delivered either by the milkman or a weekly fruit and vegetable box and farm delivery.

Sunshine1235 Sun 25-Oct-20 13:41:21

Have a look into a milkman, we only do one big shop now and then get milk and bread delivered. It’s saved me so much money in topups.

We meal plan so I get all the ingredients for whatever we are eating and then breakfast: cereal, yogurt, bread, bagels, Fruit, juice. Lunch: beans, cheese, salad bits, eggs, cooked pasta, pesto/sauce, kids crisps, spreads, bread/wraps, ham Dinner: see above. Other bits: wine, treats, nappies/toiletries/household, snacks

MyPersona Sun 25-Oct-20 13:48:48

All the fresh food we are going to eat during the week plus any store cupboard items which need replenishing. Surely it depends on what you eat?

Judystilldreamsofhorses Sun 25-Oct-20 14:11:55

We tend to do a fortnightly online shop, then buy bits and pieces in between. Just two adults and one cat though. Standard shopping order tends to be:

Mince
Bacon
Sausages
Pancetta
Chorizo
Stuffed pasta
Eggs
Bread/buns
Milk

Peppers
Broccoli
Onions
Courgettes
Carrots

Tinned tomatoes
Tinned chickpeas
Baked beans
Spaghetti hoops
Tinned soup
Coconut milk

Not every shop, but frozen/cupboard:

Veggie burgers
Vegetarian sausages
Peas
Chicken pies
Chicken breasts
Rice
Pasta

Cat food
Loo roll
Teabags

We buy bread and milk during the week, plus salad, fruit etc. Because of WFH we are buying more tinned lunch type stuff, beans on toast, soup etc.

We do a meal plan on a Sunday.

acerred Sun 25-Oct-20 20:15:36

Sunshine1235

Have a look into a milkman, we only do one big shop now and then get milk and bread delivered. It’s saved me so much money in topups.

We meal plan so I get all the ingredients for whatever we are eating and then breakfast: cereal, yogurt, bread, bagels, Fruit, juice. Lunch: beans, cheese, salad bits, eggs, cooked pasta, pesto/sauce, kids crisps, spreads, bread/wraps, ham Dinner: see above. Other bits: wine, treats, nappies/toiletries/household, snacks


Getting a milkman and deliveries from our local farm has saved me a fortune in petrol and general shopping as I only ever get what we need, no temptation buys.

Deelish75 Sun 25-Oct-20 22:19:48

Fruit - bananas, apples and pears (I put some of the bananas in the fridge and get them out mid week. The skins look ropey but they are fine on the inside)
Veg - carrots and broccoli
Salad - lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and peppers

Meat - chicken, pork steaks, beef mince, sausages, bacon and fish
Dairy - milk, eggs, butter, cheese, yoghurts and mousses
Chilled - cooked meats (ham and chicken), pizza and garlic bread, steak pie, fruit juice.

Bakery - bread and bread rolls, gingerbread people for the kids as a weekend treat.

Freezer - oven chips, fish fingers, chicken nuggets, peas and ice cream also have frozen carrots and broccoli as they don’t last in fridge for full week. I have frozen onions, peppers and mushrooms which go in a Spag Bol once a week, plus you don’t have all the chopping and peeling.

Food cupboard - breakfast cereal, baked beans, soups, biscuits, crisps, passatta, custard - I buy weekly
teabags, coffee, hot choc, sugar, flour, jam, gravy granules, stock cubes, tomato ketchup, kids squash, pasta - I buy a new one probably every two to three weeks or whenever I open a new packet.

I have to keep a notebook as my shopping list book in my kitchen and as soon as I’ve opened a new packet of something I write it down to go on next week’s shopping otherwise I forget.

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