For visitors to this site I hope you will find this site useful in budgetting, inspiring you to cook, saving money, and bringing an opportunity for you and your family to be healthy, wealthy and wise.   I am not a professional cook or photographer, but for over 50 years have used these recipes on a regular basis, although with many favourites not usually in a forty day period.

These recipes are free to use, to print down for your own use, but please inform us if you wish to circulate them as a whole.   We welcome your feedback about this site at    recipes@emanuel-publishing.com

Recipe no. Meal (Portions) Cost Per Person
Week 1 Day
1 Sunday Chicken with roast potatoes and vegetables £2.42 £0.61
2 Monday Cold chicken with potatoes and salad £3.74 £0.91
3 Tuesday Savoury Pancakes £2.08 £0.52
4 Wednesday Breaded Fish, potatoes and coleslaw £3.47 £0.88
5 Thursday Spaghetti Bolognese (6) £3.64 £0.61
6 Friday Chicken & Mushroom Pizza with salad £2.65 £0.64
7 Saturday Toad in the Hole, onion & cabbage £2.84 £0.71
7 £20.84 £4.88
Week 2
8 Sunday Pork joint roast potatoes and vegetables £2.62 £0.67
9 Monday Pork with salad/coleslaw &  potatoes £2.99 £0.95
10 Tuesday Sweet & Sour pork with cous cous £2.12 £0.53
11 Wednesday Spicy chicken salad and potato wedges £3.42 £0.85
12 Thursday Tuna and pasta bake £2.62 £0.66
13 Friday Cornish Pasty with salad and coleslaw £2.54 £0.64
14 Saturday Chill con Carne, yoghurt, tortilla chips (6) £4.46 £0.75
14 £20.77 £5.05
Week 3
15 Sunday Stewing beef, dumplings & vegetables £3.90 £0.98
16 Monday Kenyan Curry with fruit with rice £5.10 £1.30
17 Tuesday Delicious Fish Pizza with coleslaw £1.83 £0.46
18 Wednesday Sausage, Mash and beans £2.87 £0.72
19 Thursday Frittata with salad £3.51 £0.88
20 Friday Chicken Supreme rice & vegetables £3.58 £0.89
21 Saturday Cottage Pie with vegetables (6) £3.41 £0.57
21 £24.20 £5.80
Week 4
22 Sunday Ham joint peas with swede and potato £2.49 £0.62
23 Monday Ham and pineapple pizza with salad £3.14 £0.76
24 Tuesday Ham, fried egg, beans and potato wedges £3.18 £0.79
25 Wednesday Corned beef, jacket potatoes with salad £3.45 £0.86
26 Thursday Fish cakes, creamy potatoes and peas £2.85 £0.71
27 Friday Chicken & Mushroom Bake £3.21 £0.80
28 Saturday Mince & Veg stew with crumble topping £2.63 £0.66
28 £20.95 £5.20
Week 5
29 Sunday Meatloaf with roast poatoes & vegetables £2.77 £0.69
30 Monday Cold meat loaf with salad and potatoes £2.87 £0.72
31 Tuesday Meatloaf fried with egg and wedges £2.53 £0.66
32 Wednesday Sweetcorn, Tuna, Jacket Potato & Salad £2.50 £0.62
33 Thursday Vegetable & Chicken Curry & Rice £2.71 £0.68
34 Friday Kids Sunny Delight pIzza with Coleslaw £2.63 £0.65
35 Saturday Psuedo Moussaka with salad/coleslaw (6) £4.38 £0.73
35 £20.39 £4.75
Week 6
36 Sunday Pork chop in orange jus & vegetables (4) £3.68 £0.92
37 Monday Chicken Risotto (4) £2.99 £0.75
38 Wednesday Lasagne with salad (6) £5.46 £0.91
39 Friday Pastry Pockets with fish filling (4) £2.38 £0.60
40 Sunday Roast Beef with yorkshire pudding £4.31 £1.07
£18.82 £4.25
40 days Main Meals £125.97 £29.93
Breakfast range:  12p – 49p £80.00 £20.00
Lunch range:  38p – 49p £80.00 £20.00
Allowance for Stock Cupboard items £25.00
40 days Total  spend: £310.97 £1.94
30 days Average  spend: £243.22 £1.73
Sweet Treats
Apple cake (8) £2.99 £0.38
Bread and & Butter variety  puddings( 6) £0.90 £0.15
Chocolate Fridge cake  (40) £2.19 £0.06
Peach & Chocolate Crumble (6) £1.70 £0.28
Lemon Meringue Pie (6) £1.13 £0.19
Pavlova (6) £3.03 £0.51
Pear & Cinnamon Pie 6) £1.67 £0.28
Sherry Trifle (10) £3.49 £0.35
Index to Main Meals & Costings