Thursday, 22 January 2015

Food Challenge - shopping

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?
 
We bought a smaller pack of potatoes as not many meals for this week needs them. They are in the material bag on the right. The oats are missing as I forgot to put them in.

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:
We will begin on Sunday breakfast. At the end of the week, I shall photograph what food is left which would count towards the next week.

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.

7 comments:

  1. Brilliant. I think you're great for having a go. Like I said yesterday at least I know we could survive if we found ourselves down to the last £20. And as you say it's a good way off saving spare cash every now and then. Good luck.

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    1. Thank you, we'll see how we fair.

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  2. That looks a good amount of shopping for your money. I think these challenges are great, they give ideas to people who may be struggling financially and show them it can be done. Well done xxxx

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    1. It will be interesting to see what is left at the end of the week.

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  3. This looks pretty good value to me. Well done!

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    1. Thank you. I think there might have been more soup if this had been bought in a regular supermarket.

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  4. It all looks good and well planned, well done for having a go at this challenge. Good luck.

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