From my weekly budget of £20, I have spent:
- £3.80 – metro ticket to Birmingham so I could get a lift with my mum and sister to my parents’ house (see car problems below).
- £1.00 – chocolate cake for my nephew at an Easter event
- £1.00 – raffle ticket at the same event; I don’t harbour hopes of winning, but it’s for a good cause.
Total – £5.80 £14.20 into savings.
For my mum’s birthday present, I took her for lunch, so I paid for her meal out of my present budget – £16.05.
I drove to my parents’ house which is about an hour away from mine. The car had some serious brake problems and I ended up leaving it at a garage up there and taking a train back. I took the money for the train ticket from our fuel budget – £15.70.
This week’s food spend is as follows:
- Raw king prawns – £1.99
- Turkey thigh mince – £2.29
- 2 lamb rump steaks – £1.99
- 1 ribeye steak – £3.99
- 6 turkey steaks – 2.19
- 4 beef quarter pounders – £1.89
- diced mince – £1.99
- Pig liver – £0.83
- Mushrooms – £0.90
- Sandwich steak x 4 – £3.50
- Peppers – £1.00
- Kale – £2.00
Subtotal – £24.56
Everything above pig liver was a yellow sticker reduction. Still not extremely cheap, but I expect at least half of it to carry over to next week. The liver is a bit of a test. I’m not very keen on organ meat, but I know it’s very good for me and also very cheap. Ideally I’d like to get used to it and be able to have it once or twice a week. I’m thinking of trying this recipe from The clothes make the girl to start with. I know it’s the wrong kind of liver but I figure how different can they be? Does anyone have any favourite liver recipes to recommend?
- 3 x 40 herbal teas – £2.67
- 2 x dessicated coconut – £1.98
- Pistachios – £1.79
- 800g beef mince
- 2 pork chops
Subtotal – £11.50
Total – £36.06
Slightly over the weekly budget, but the second shop was at Lidl, where I don’t go very often, so I stocked up on tea and coconut which will last for several weeks.