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Including absolutely everything you ate and drank (booze)?
less than a tenner
May be another one coming up soon. £10 is very easy.
and frosty jacks. Don't forget your roots.
Shit soup, noodles, bombay mix, bananas and beans and you can make £7 stretch a week, no issues.
£2.80 in London.
Which does push it over on average.
I dont really eat meals though, just graze.
Burrito thing for lunch with drink, fiverish.
Two coffees, quid.
A Mr Kipling apple pie thing, fifty penceish.
Pepsi Max can, sixty pence
Some cheese and crackers, call it another quid
Spare change for toast later if I want. Easy.
I probably eat out in the evenings less than once a week on average, so less than £10 a day's easy.
Could definitely buy a week's food (and probably a couple of bottles of wine) from Morrison's with that.
I used to live off £53 a week Job Seekers Allowance 5 years ago (plus occasional cash in hand work while signing on, y'know, everyone does it), you pick up a few good habits from being poor. Thrift when necessary being one of them.
Do you get 10 to spend in a day then it resets? Or 70 a week?
In fact, probably better. I have the odd day when i might spend nothing on food, because i skip meals or eat stuff at home. Then other days i might go out and spend £80 on food and beer. So yeah, average over a period of time. I honestly don't think anyones average would be less than £10 a day, including drinks.
if it's just coffee/tea/juice and food, more than fine
And maybe about the same on eating out and alcohol.
So yes, I could do that easily.
I could easily have 4 beers and 2 meals for that daily, yet alone days without booze
if people are supposed to be willy-waving in these threads or feeling slightly ashamed
sort of a lot lately?
Definitely spend £100 a week on booze, probably £50 a week on food. Realistically could probably half both and save quite a bit of coin.
lot of people seem to take weird pride in living off a bowl of rice for the week or skipping meals. feeding yourself properly is something to aspire to, imho
every answer has been reasonable
haven't read the thread
loads of people on here claim to spend an inordinate amount of time preparing dinner just for themselves at what must be a great cost...VULGAR BOURGEOIS INDULGENCES!!1111!
Some people wouldn't bat an eyelid spending £70 on a nice bottle of wine/whisky.. Same as food.. Can spend that on one course at a restaurant or a nice meal for two.. Or could quite happily feed me for a week
Do now, no way I spend more than £250 a month on food and booze
spends more than £10 a day on food & drink??
but I'm not drinking booze. Reckon I spend about........£5 on food a day atm as am watching my waistline babes!11 *;;*;*;*;*;*;*;*;*;*;*; it's miserable as fuck though
I spendore than that on booze alone.
We can all see instantly that this is trying to provoke a reaction, but although I kind of feel like I know why, I could never explain it in words.
Worded like some charity advert.
Not if they gave as much of themselves as you do to your art and your charity work anyway.
Espesh now his career has meant he's left the northern homelands
I'd live off meal deals for first couple of days, then I'd do shop at Asda or Aldi with money left over from those first two days, live off that food for a few days and then have a blow out at the weekend, piece of piss really.
1 cup of tea
2 slices of toast with soya spread
big plate of chips
big plate of salad
small bowl of mixed nuts
sometimes a chocolate bar
1 cup of coffee
noodles with vegetables and soya protein
a can of beer
Just spent on breakfast alone!
excluding drink. Including drink, probably not.
healthier and less poor I'd be if I did this. Essentially it'd knock massive binges and excessive eating out on the head, and you could still eat really well.
Or, you know, lose focus, one mega night out, pot noodles for the rest of the week.
It'd probably involve making dishes last a few days, like cooking up a big veggie curry with a daal on the side like i made last night and having it again for the next day or 2.
occasionally i'll have a mad 'un on Saturday though. spent £60 on Saturday alone last Saturday. didn't even do that much.
This is how it's meant to be done
their house mysteriously burns to the ground
cook all my meals, including lunches at work (weekly shop is 60 - 75 quid for two of use, so lets say that's about £35 a week on actual food and drink)
don't often eat out - let's say £20 a week on average
don't go out drinking so much these days either, maybe once a month? might have a couple of pints if i meet a mate i guess so about £15 a week
so yeah £70 by my rough calculations -
cook your own food and cut down on the drinking and it's not hard in the slightest
and it's so easy and delicious
if you like it it's worth eth money yeah?
except for the fact that i just gave the taxman 4 grand and i'm skint for at least 2 or 3 months
It's fully doable, I don't cook my own lunches.
It would be boring, though. And I am privileged enough not to have to.
food and booze you'd bought from shops/supermarkets. So, no.
if I cut out eating out and boozing in pubs anyway. If I cook for myself it tends to be big curries / stews / roasts which can last me 2-3 days with leftovers anyway, all for a few quid each. I always take lunch to work, it is either leftovers or a sandwich. I would do more of the same but making it extra frugal so I could have some cheeky beers on the weekend.
but I don't have to, so I won't.
using the power of economies of scale and the power of child not to go out very often.
Felt a bit sick.
Try £30 a week mate. Frugal as fudge.
Porridge (work pays for the milk)
Lunch: boiled egg whites, broccoli, bulgur wheat/rice
Dinner: Chicken, spinach, brown rice and lentils.
Buy a massive chicken at the beginning of the week and roast it, then carve it up. This is for gymtastic bulking purposes so I'm not torturing myself for no reason.
This is just weekdays as well, weekends you can actually make something tasty.
Probably already do
They spread them on their toast.
to check that none of the people who claim to do it all the time, aren't also contributors to any of the artisan coffee/bread/burger threads please.
P.s. Could I? - yes. Do I want to? -no.
and still go out for a coffee and burger every now and again
and am regularly eating the same stuff, so might as well work out the cost here.
100g porridge (+400ml semi-skimmed milk)
3 medium free range eggs
2 slices of toast
Total cost = 80p approx
250g rice (those microwaveable packs you get)
1 tin of tuna
Total cost = £1.25 approx
Noodles (about 125g)
Total cost = £1.50 approx
Later on I'll usually have some Greek yoghurt - cost about 30p
Throw in a can of Pepsi max or something about lunchtime at about 40p
Grand total = £4.25 approx per day.
I'm off the booze altogether for the next few months which obviously helps.
but I'm pretty confident I'm not going over a fiver at any time.
Including general household products.
Probably spend an extra £20-£30 at the weekends; occasional lunch at a cafe, that kind of thing.
Don't buy much meat, and make things in bulk, freezing the rest. Freeze herbs.
This week's menu:
Monday - Pasta with leeks, porcini and peas in a creamy asparagus sauce
Tuesday - steamed french bean salad with roast beetroot, goats cheese and hazelnuts (this was a bit rank actually: failed invention test)
Wednesday - Braised shallots, garlic and mushrooms in madeira sauce
Thursday - Lentil & squash bake with cauliflower mash topping
Friday - Cowboy hotpot
Lunches: carrot and hummus sandwiches; plums; grapes; mint club; aldi crisps
does not make up for that wet fart menu.
Ah well. It's all delicious (apart from Tuesday's monstrosity)
presumably your kid doesn't eat that stuff?
Thursdays and Fridays tend to be less weird to try and get him to eat. TBH he's mainly only interested in pasta and pesto at the moment.
Food miles smood files.
considering how much veg we eat, gotta start getting more seasonal.