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

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  • merlin68
    merlin68 Posts: 2,405 Forumite
    oh and Tesco curry sauce is now 19p shocking!
  • lentil soup - so nutritious and filling and cheap
    lentils, a couple of onions, a couple of carrots, a potato and 2 stock cubes - 2 or 3 meals for probably around £1.50
  • Okay, I think, just maybe, that I got off on the wrong foot!!
  • Okay, I think, just maybe, that I got off on the wrong foot!!

    I think you did but I am sure it will soon be forgotten.
    What exactly is your situation then?
    Perhaps you could start a thread about that..........
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  • Kimitatsu
    Kimitatsu Posts: 3,894 Forumite
    Can I just remind everyone of the forum rules: Please be nice to ALL moneysavers.

    LYS - welcome, but as you will soon find out on these forums everyone gets into a pickle at some point, and when they so they need our help not our criticism :D that means that they dont get further into debt trying to get out of it!

    c-m well done on the new job :T nice to see you budgeting with what you have. One of the staples I always keep in my cupboard is tinned sardines, you can pick them up for about 25p a tin, those a squirt of ketchup and a slice of bread makes a really filling meal. I too would suggest going over to the old style board too though, they have a recipe thread on there for just about everything under the sun and can definitely help you make a weeks meals out of the food you already have.
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  • MellyB_2
    MellyB_2 Posts: 262 Forumite
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    merlin68 wrote: »
    oh and Tesco curry sauce is now 19p shocking!

    The price of this seems to go up and down on a weekly basis?! I think in the past year it has changed from 6p to 45p!

    I'm not sure about everybody else but our Tesco is terrible for any reductions - I think Asda is your best bet for getting reduced food that you can freeze and use over the week..

    Good luck with your challenge! :D
  • Hi, All good supermarkets do packs of ready prepared stir fry veg for about a pound and you could have this with the soy sauce and rice - and you get a good portion of veggies in you too! It would probably last for 2 meals too. Best time to go is at the end of the day when you can get reduced price. Also, look at seasonal produce (mainly fruit & veg) as you can get good deals on these.

    In terms of meat, You can normally get good but cheap ham/bacon/mince which could spruce up a bland meal. Also, I know this is cheeky but have you thought about perhaps asking a friend or famly member if you could pop round (and have tea?) You can always re-pay the favour afte payday? Best of luck with your budget!
  • OrkneyStar
    OrkneyStar Posts: 7,025 Forumite
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    it used to be 4p for ages. when has it changed?

    apparently it is 26p now!
    don't buy it myself!
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  • eleanor73
    eleanor73 Posts: 1,615 Forumite
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    MellyB wrote: »

    I'm not sure about everybody else but our Tesco is terrible for any reductions - I think Asda is your best bet for getting reduced food that you can freeze and use over the week..

    /QUOTE]

    Tesco's near me - rubbish. Tescos in town and in the petrol station - absolutely brilliant. Same as Co-op near me - awful. One in town really good. Sometimes they have their off days but often pick up a great bargain and freeze it. I reckon my food bills would triple without my freezer!

    I want to know what you got for your £13!!
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  • c-m
    c-m Posts: 770 Forumite
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    edited 21 April 2010 at 6:20PM
    Ok so this is what i have bought:

    £1.99 Nougat Pillow cereal
    £2 lean mince 500g
    £0.66 Two tins of chopped tomatoes
    £0.50 oxo beef cubes
    £0.89 milk (both tesco and lidl were out of smaller sizes)
    £1 onions (the lidl ones were black and mouldy)
    £1 peppers
    £2.89 Slami stonebaked pizza x3
    £0.5 fusilli pasta
    £0.75 Madras sauce

    Total £12.18

    I still need to get some tofu, that'll cost £1.35ish, and some very cheap pasta sauce or chopped tomatoes


    From this i will be able to make:

    3/4 x Chilli
    3 x Pizza
    3 x curry tofu
    2 x pasta

    Thats at least 11 main meals. Plus i still have 2 packs of super noodles.

    Today I had/will have:

    Breakfast - nougat pillows
    Lunch - pizza
    Dinner - chilli


    Everything on there is stuff i would happily eat if i had more money to spend, so i don't feel i've done too badly at the moment.
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