Off we went to do the shopping, it feels mighty strange walking around checking the prices against the list, to see what had changed from the on-line prices yesterday.
They didn't have the oats we wanted but as the last ones we normally buy were buy one, get one free, it made the price 10p more to use it (also missing from the photograph below as I forgot to get them out the pantry!).
Overall, allowing for charges that were more/less, plus buying some sultana's, it gave us another £1.28 to spend. We bought a packet of sultana's for 84p, leaving us 74p to spend to make up the original £20 start price! Want to see what this 'small' amount of weekly shopping looks like?
There you have it, enough to give 2 people a hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner, the odd snack or two and even some baking if we wish, which was why I was glad to be able to buy the sultana's. We also like a spoon of them in our porridge, so extra all around, can't be bad!
According to the rules, I can use the odd stock cube, seasoning, tea, coffee, sugar from my cupboard.
As per normal, I will post our evening meals on my menu tab but the previous post, lists what we shall be eating. If I do pudding or baking I will show it in a daily post.
Making sure to use up all my veg from this week, I made us a Hungarian type vegetable soup for lunch today and tomorrow:
I quite like this challenge though I rarely do them. DB doesn't mind at all, I simply said this is what we are doing for next week, check out the meals, any alterations? No says he and we are in agreement.
I think it would be an excellent way to cut our monthly food bill by even more, helping our rather depleted savings account to gather momentum once again. Not every week, just every now and then.