How best to spend £13.93 to live for a week?



  • the OP has just explained the reason why ,
    its called tact , my dear , something you do learn about on here

    Yeah, if you look at the timings, I was typing my response as the OP was also responding. Which is exactly what happened with you and I, it appears.
  • 10p Tesco Curry Sauce is your friend...
  • OwtForNowt
    OwtForNowt Posts: 1,685 Forumite
    Buy a Chicken, Cheap Curry sauce, spuds, carrots ect.

    Have roast chicken 1 night, then use the left over in some of the curry, then make a soup from the rest.

    The goodfellas frozen pizzas are nice and £1.24 at Morrisons, you could buy 11 of them. :D lol
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  • taka
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    c-m wrote: »

    I live next door to tesco, but can do to Lidl/Aldi.

    I was thinking getting the following:

    £1.75 Lidl Nougat Pillow (750g) - these will last the week for breakfast
    £1.50 mince beef - I can make a chilli and use the beans and rice i have - 3 meals
    £0.50 two tins of chopped tomatoes
    £2 frozen chopped onion / peppers - can use these for chilli and enough left over to make something else.
    £1.50 - tofu, can use this with the onions, peppers and curry sauce to make a curry - 2/3 meals
    £0.89 curry sauce
    £0.50 - milk (not a big fan so 1 pint will last me the week for cerial

    Thats about £7

    What about lunch? You could have some kind of soup maybe? Things like carrots and potatoes make a decent basis for veg soup and are pretty cheap.

    You can use any extra carrots to bulk out the mince a bit too. If you get a bag of cheap potatoes you could have some for lunch or tea (with a spoonful of the chilli maybe?).

    Frozen peppers are 85p/bag (500g) and fresh onions are likely to be cheaper fresh (half the price or less per 100g) than frozen. According to mysupermarket 1 large onion = ~16p in Tesco or a HUGE bag of market value ones is 77p (2kg :eek: - you'll be eating them forever! :rotfl:).

    I've no idea what a nougat pillow is... :o - it sounds yummy though!

    Have a look at Weezl's meal planner and her blog too. She and various others are road testing feeding a family of 4 for £100 a month. There are lots of exceptionally frugal (and yummy :drool: :j ) recipes for very little ££££ for all meals and snacks.

    Good luck!
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  • what is nougart pillow??????? :)
    ect ect ect ect ect ect ooohhh the blood is boiling! :rotfl:
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  • c-m
    c-m Posts: 770 Forumite
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    edited 20 April 2010 at 6:23PM
    These are Nougat pillows. Bloody tasty too.


    Going shopping later to lidl so will post up what i bought.

    750g for less than £2 and they contain 6 whole vitamins - lol ok not whole as in chealated vitamins i guess. Still they are awesome and can be eaten with milk or munched on on their own as a snack.
  • eleanor73
    eleanor73 Posts: 1,615 Forumite
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    I know it can be tiring and boring but try a few of the bargain bins (but don't impulse buy unless you know you can use it) So far this week the tescos in town has privided me with 2 frsh chicken breasts reduced from £3 to 90p for 2 (I bought 3 packs to freeze), Covent garden soup from £2 to 61p, Pizza (fresh) from £2 to 60p and today 50:50 rolls x6 for 28p. I know I've been lucky but that is a lot of food for quite cheap. I would recommend buying stuff like this when you see it and freezing it. I often end up with £13 (or less!) with a week to go but I always have a few bits in the freezer I've hoarded!! Also Somerfied had loaves of bread for 19p today (nice ones)! Good luck!!! Eleanor

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  • c-m
    c-m Posts: 770 Forumite
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    bizarrely my local tesco doesn't reduce bread or baked stuff, it wait until they are stale and throws it out. It does have a tiny reduced section for fresh stuff though.

    Its a tesco metro so not a large one, but not a small express one either. Still pretty rubbish.

    I used to love shopping at Lidl but it can be difficult to get everything. Morrissons is the answer.
  • 1ubthrifty
    1ubthrifty Posts: 137 Forumite
    My word littleyellowspider! Get a grip! Its best not to reply unless you can be 'normal'.
  • ahhhhhhhhh i see :) they look tasty

    let us know how you get on with your budget.
    ect ect ect ect ect ect ooohhh the blood is boiling! :rotfl:
    2 little people who I love dearly and a excersise mad husband:T
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