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Do you live for weeks on beans and then splurge on chaffinches, quails eggs and compote?
about 25 quid, but the more over the week. not a lot more, but more.
and what i eat.
at the moment? a tenner. mmmmmmm soup and things
emma keeps making me food as she's a goldstar flatmate
i cant afford to eat
are you the King of Dinner?
I buy my lunch out on average about once a week too.
you're sucking the goodness out of that cat. He doesn't sem best pleased but that must save a penny here and there.
I don't eat meat, otherwise my bill would be WAY more.
....depending on where you go :S
Tescos wafer-thin hammy water slices = cheap!
Sainsbury's siberian tiger meat = expensive!
usually it's £1 a chicken breast, and they're MASSIVE so you can cut it in two.
also, this means they're from genetically modified super chickens. HOW COOL IS THAT.
I wuld have to spend way more than that on meat. So I do about once every two months...
I occasionaly have fish and things and that always ends up being the most expensive part.
is bloody expensive ...
it's all overpriced. any quantity of meat will come to more than £1 per meal...
if it's much more than £1 a meal it's too expensive...
and spend about £140.
then we just top up bread, milk, veg, etc when needed.
Including all toiletries, cleaning products etc.
And evening meals. And breakfast. And I eat really well.
I'm really fucking good at food shopping.
7pm Monday - I'll be wearing a carnation
doesn't include alcohol, damn sainsburys selling tasty tasty kopparberg..
I probably spend that again on lunch/coffee/snacks/breakfast at work, which I can't actually afford to doing at the moment, although this hasn't stopped me. Oops.
This goes for me too. I nicked some petty cash from work to buy a cafetiere with though, so now I'm saving a tenner a week that would otherwise have gone to Cafe Nero.
though £2.40 of that was on two Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The rest was all fairly posh salady things and stuff.
Also the spelling annoys me.
Or did you mean ks?
I know that when we do 'a shop' it tends to come to about £40-50 pounds between the two of us, but this invariably seems involve buying something like a one-off alcohol purchase, cleaning fluids or similar. Food wise I don't really know.
Ish. Maybe more with the regular milk/bread top-up thingy. Maybe less when I steal all of the custard creams from work for lunch.
you do to yourself, eyes darting each way the moment after you secure these biscuits.
just buy stuff throughout the week (for lunch, apres pub/gig, coffees for breakfast etc) which they're not including in their weekly shop totals. These people have no idea of sensible financial planning. I pity them.
at the start of the month, and freeze it, and then pretty much just top up on salad stuff to eat with it.
The day I can tell you to the penny is the day I shoot myself in the tits.
bacon sarnie for breakfast/burger after gig? If not, well played!
I never eat breakfast, but every now and then I will eat a slice or something, I grant you. I don't count that on my weekly shop though. That's a different question!!!!
can see how you'd rack that up with more sporadic hunger-sating though.
To be honest, I don't understand how anybody has time to go on massive trips to the supermarket...
it only takes about 20 minutes to do a week's shop.
a supermarket. And I don't get out of bed at the weekends until lunchtime.
And if I'm not, I don't want to make the main point of the day being catching the train to Sainsburys....
Go after work. Get it delivered. If only these things were possible.
I wonder if you'll reply to this giving some terrible reason why this isn't possible, and then finish the post with three dots...
There aren't any 24 hour supermarkets near me, to my knowledge.
i can never be arsed to go on sundays. i never manage to get up before 2pm and just ... meh
It is tricky, though because I really like cakes and biscuits.
i'm sure my mums shopping used to come to about £100 for 5 of us each week
can only spend £15 p/w ... I spend roughly double that and yet I never ever buy things like cakes, biscuits, alcohol or any luxuries at all...
On what? That's 7 days. So four pies, one bag of potatoes and some peas. That's what, £6? The other three days are filled with two-for-one quiche and salad. Add one loaf of bread and some butter and some cheese for lunchtime.
Then steal works custard creams. Job done.
I didn't know I was being monitored to the exact penny!
I'm never replying to a thread again. Yikes.
I only had a guess! I may not have added in every biscuit! I'm sorry!
I feel small :(
But I can never remember whether it's on booze or food. And whether they should be counted together...)
the £1 ready meals and stuff?
but i buy lunch every day too. so that's another £15.
i could spend less if i could be bothered taking my lunch in to work.
thats for my boyfriend and I, including sandwich meats for lunch every day.
Godbless Sainsburys Basic
Man, they taste good.
as are the choclate chip cookies.
I like the "no fancy packaging, just great biscuits" - damn right! Here's my 12p!
is that the stuff that usedto/is white and blue?
i'm sure it used to be blue and white. a guy i was in halls with shopped in the value bit exclusively. and i remember his cupboards being completely full of blue and white packaging.
how can you eat them?
put sandwich in hand
raise hand towards mouth
cheap thin chicken/ham slices? that sort of thing? i just think they're beyond vileness...
I would buy my own meat, hoi it in the fridge and cut slices off it.
As it is, most of the sandwiches I make are a cream cheese/salami combination...
If the former, they ARE cheap sandwich meats, surely?
If the latter, ignore this.
and they are quite cheap, yes.
SUPER cheap, 80% water, reconstituted ham/chicken slices? If so, I agree with you. I had to give those up after one too many bites with bone in.
that's right .... glad to have you on board
I eat out a lot
I'm too tired to work it out.
are you refering to ORAL SEX?
i'm looking forward to finding out next month!
£50 and £120. Depends on whether we actually do go weekly, or every other week. And whether we need to stock the freezer and drinks fridge.
between 5 of us.
so £15-20 should more than do.
if you're buying for more people though.
does not compute
But it's probably about £15 now.
I get me grandpa to go to the back shop n get slightly damaged goods..... loaf of bread 5p, cadburry chocolate bar (200gram) 30p, pizza only 40p!
this is why when ur a student u should work for Sainsburys, or other major supermarkets
for two of us. We eat several meals in addition to this (takeaways/restaurants/pret etc)
But my food probably hits the £35 mark. :( I feel somewhat guilty now.. but at least i do the washing up..
spices seem really expensive, but i found these recipes the other day - if you buy coriander seeds, cumin and tumeric (that probably comes to about £3ish), you can always make cheap curry - just cook chicken/veg in onions and garlic and 1 tsp of each spice (you're supposed to crush coriander seeds...they taste nasty if you eat a whole one), then add enough boiling water to constitute about 2/3 of sauce, then some natural yoghurt, you have really nice curry, that works out pretty cheap.
do you find you always eat the same things? my diet always consists of the above curry, spaghetti, chilli (mega cheap and yummy), stir fry, and jacket potatoes, that's it.
more cheap recipe ideas please!
how do people find time to go to the supermarket?!! which bread do you buy? a "massive" shop or lots of little top-ups?
I spend about 20-30 pounds, though I buy lunch out every day. And that Hovis brown wheatgerm is my recommendation.