Reviewed by Louisa Nashir
Recently my family and I booked a week away in Scarborough staying in a self-catering cottage at a small family run caravan and camping site on the outskirts of Scarborough.
We arrived very excited as it was a part of the country we hadn’t really explored before and being self-catered it meant we weren’t going to be tied down to specific meal times, meaning we could make the most of long days at theme parks and evenings out at the local arcades dotted along the promenade.
We have always opted for self-catering when we travel as we are a family of 4 and all have different likes and dislikes with food meaning a set food menu wouldn’t work for us.
Being Aldi shoppers we had a rough idea of prices and set about making a shopping list before we left so we could plan our meals for the week.
Arriving at the cottage we were pleased to see we had a pretty basic range of cooking utensils and noticed the freezer compartment in our fridge was very small so this meant we had to adjust our shopping list slightly before we headed to Aldi.
The store was lovely and quiet when we visited and we find using a calculator as we shopped really helped us get as close to £70 as possible when it came to the checkout.
Our trolley was full to the brim by the time we had finished and our shopping bill was £69.83 which is excellent value for the amount of food we had piled up!
Arriving back to the cottage after a short 10 minute drive from Aldi we unpacked everything and began preparing our lunch as we had left Manchester just after 9am that day and we were all beginning to get hungry. We made some cheese on toast which went down a treat especially with the children before heading out to explore our new surroundings with friends who were at the same site.
That evening we were ravenous after lots of country air and we made a super quick tea as we were heading out again to nearby Luna Park.
Below is a meal plan which we followed for our week away;
Saturday 8th August
Lunch – Cheese on Toast, Stackers Crisps, Jive Bar, Glass of Juice.
Tea – Cheese and Tomato Pizza with added Hot Pepperoni.
Sunday 9th August
Breakfast – Wheat Biscuits for the children, Fruit & Fibre for the adults, Coffee and Juice.
Lunch – Tuna/Cheese Sandwiches, Frankfurters, Fromage Frais, Apple.
Tea – Tomato and Bacon Pasta Baked with Garlic Baguettes.
Monday 10th August
Breakfast – Boiled Egg and Toast Soldiers.
Lunch – Ham Sandwiches, Yoghurt, Jive Bar, Jaffa Cakes, Stackers Crisps, Frankfurters.
Tea – Baked Potato with Cheese and Onion Quiche and Spaghetti Hoops
Tuesday 11th August
Breakfast – Sausage Sandwiches with Ketchup
Lunch – Tomato Soup and Bread Roll
Tea – Spaghetti Bolognese
Wednesday 12th August
Breakfast – Wheat Biscuits and Fruit and Fibre
Lunch – Double Gloucester Cheese and Ham Sandwiches, Melon Slices, Crème Caramel, Pizza Slices, Chocolate Wafer Bar.
Tea – Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini with Tomato and Mascarpone Sauce.
Thursday 13th August
Breakfast – Smoked Bacon Sandwiches.
Lunch – Cheese and Ham Toasties, Melon, Fromage Frais, Ginger Nut Biscuits.
Tea – Chicken Chow Mein.
Friday 14th August
Breakfast – Egg, Bacon and Sausage on Toast.
Lunch – Beans and Sausage with Toast.
Tea – Chicken Balti and Basmati Rice.
Saturday 15th August
Breakfast – Toast with Jam/Lemon Curd for the children and Toast and Fruit and Fibre for the adults.
During the evening we all enjoyed some treats with our cups of tea/coffee and really did enjoy a great week with full stomachs.
As you can see although our meals were mostly simple to make and serve dishes we were fed extremely well whilst on holiday and even came back home with leftover food to use.
Feeding a family of 4 for £70 was easily achievable thanks to Aldi’s fabulous range of foods which keep you full and satisfied yet don’t break the bank. The food is high quality and delicious.
Since discovering Aldi a few years ago we have not shopped at another supermarket as we wouldn’t be able to fill a trolley and feed our family for £70 a week elsewhere.
We saved a small fortune this holiday with food shopping smartly at Aldi meaning we had extra money for treats and trinkets to take home with us which put massive smiles on all of our face.
Thanks for a super week of yummy food Aldi!
To find your nearest Aldi store visit www.aldi.co.uk.