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Cheap eats

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GabriellaG54 Wed 17-Apr-19 22:12:11

My lunch today.
Large all butter croissant 37.5p
2 slices mature cheddar 36p (pre sliced)
4 cherry vine tomatoes 15p
Lambs lettuce (in croissant) 2p (reduced pack)
Mug of cappuccino 18.5p
Total = £1.09

GabriellaG54 Wed 17-Apr-19 22:15:16

🔝Oops! forgot photo of lunch

Jane10 Wed 17-Apr-19 22:19:00

Very nice too!

lemongrove Wed 17-Apr-19 22:19:01

Are you on an economy drive GG ? smile

tanith Wed 17-Apr-19 22:19:41

Well mine was two slices of granary bread with a banana and a large glass of water. Probably about 35p .

MawBroonsback Wed 17-Apr-19 22:21:32

Are you taking part in the £20 a week shopping challenge too? grin

BBbevan Wed 17-Apr-19 22:22:00

Mine was 2 boiled eggs with 3 rosemary crackers and cheese. Plus a pear. The

Jane10 Wed 17-Apr-19 22:23:26

I had an M&S duck hoisin sauce wrap, 2 plums and a handful of cashew nuts. (Also 2 KitKats but I won't mention them blush)
It was a more substantial lunch than usual for some reason today.

lemongrove Wed 17-Apr-19 22:24:03

The what BBbevan ? We have to know.grin

MawBroonsback Wed 17-Apr-19 22:24:44

Mine was spiced parsnip soup with kale crisps.
I made a pot of it earlier this week and the total cost is unlikely to have been more than £3 - did enough for 6.

grannyrebel99 Wed 17-Apr-19 22:25:50

Salad from staff restaurant in work £2.15 plus a banana from home 15p Total £2.30.

crazyH Wed 17-Apr-19 22:33:51

Marinated, skinned chicken thighs( soya sauce, chilli sauce, tomato sauce, hint of garlic purée, salt)shallow fried in rapeseed oil, 15 mins, each side . Served with green salad and boiled baby potatos.
A yummy Indian ladoo for afters
Cost? About £1.50?

Anja Wed 17-Apr-19 22:37:26

I can’t remember that far back and TBH who cares?

GabriellaG54 Wed 17-Apr-19 22:51:05

TBH, in that case, I wonder why you bothered to post when there are many more interesting threads to which you could add your views.

Anja Wed 17-Apr-19 22:53:03

Oddly enough GabbyG that was my thought too when I read the OP. Why did anyone bother to post. It’s like people taking photos of their meals and posting them on FB.

GabriellaG54 Wed 17-Apr-19 23:04:26

No, lemongrove I'm not on an economy drive nor doing the £20pw food challenge as mentioned by MawBroonsback
I was just wondering how much I spend on food per day...on average.
I don't usually cost my food but I spent £72 in Marks and Waitrose yesterday and wondered how many meals the shop contained. 👀 It was mostly fruit, salads, veg and dairy with some cod. The walnuts, almonds and Medjool dates were £8.90 and won't last a week but they're (supposedly) good for you.

Callistemon Wed 17-Apr-19 23:08:00

I had an omelette (no bread with it). How much do two eggs cost? and a sprinkle of grated cheese?
Then visited friend who had made scones, served with home-made jam smile. Free.

GabriellaG54 Wed 17-Apr-19 23:08:51


Callistemon Wed 17-Apr-19 23:09:59

Medjool dates would not last me a week.

GabriellaG54 Wed 17-Apr-19 23:13:37

That was cheaper than mine. I love omelettes but have given up sweet stuff as I'm doing a marathon (all being well) in October.
Warm scones with home made jam...tempting.

BradfordLass72 Thu 18-Apr-19 03:43:31

I had 4 chicken nibbles, a large slice of pineapple and a scone with jam and cream. Boiling water to sip at.

Free as my elders' group lunch was provided. grin

There were also club sandwiches, fruit cake, a mixed fruit platter, tiny savouries, little miniatures = steak or chicken pies, boiled eggs and sponge cake with fresh cream and passionfruit topping. But I didn't want any of that.

Coolgran65 Thu 18-Apr-19 05:33:44

Asda had carrots and parsnips at 22p per bag so I got 3 bags, to make soup. Added 2 onions, 3 chicken stock cubes, some garlic. Most expensive ingredients were the stock cubes. Totalled less than £3 for 10 portions. Had one one portion for lunch and 9 individual portions are in the freezer using saved Chinese takeaway containers.

kittylester Thu 18-Apr-19 06:09:43

I had a crisp sandwich and a cup of tea. blush

GabriellaG54 Thu 18-Apr-19 10:05:18

Wow! That's cheap but there is no Asda near me and, as my daughter is visiting from York and we're going to the coast today, it'll have to be Saturday before I find the nearest store. Never having been to an Asda I'll prob find lots more to like
Did you blitz your soup in a liquidiser after cooking or have it a bit chunky?

MawBroonsback Thu 18-Apr-19 10:13:46

Coolgran your soup sounds a lot like mine! The friends I first made the soup for are vegetarians so I used Marigold bouillon as my stock . My ingredients also included a bag of Pentland Brig kale, and I added the stalks to the root veg which I had roasted in the oven with a drizzle of maple syrup before cooking in the stock. I then whizzed the whole lot with a stick blender, letting it down with a very little lemon juice.
As a garnish I tossed some of the leaves in a little olive oil and lemon juice and toasted them gently in the oven (160)
A swirl of non dairy (or regular) yogurt finished it off.
I fed 6 hungry book club friends plus a helping left over for me!