I have cheated. I knew I would. I did not go to the shops with £5 and buy all the ingredients in one go. This is because I have a lot of the ingredients already in the store cupboard and it would be wasteful to buy more rice, lentils and porridge.
I am however tallying up the cost of what I eat. I am attempting to feed 3 Adults on the budget of £15. One won’t eat lentils. This could be interesting. The Gamer has already busted his £1 by getting a meal from a well known chain that sells bread rolls and calls them ‘subs’.
What I have bought/budgeted for so far.
1kg Porridge 71p, a serving is 30g =33 serving per pack
4 pints milk 95p 8p per peson a day for 5 days
2kg lentils £1 used 200 g today to make 4 portions
4 onions 89p
6 gluten free sausages £1.99 = 33p each (the cost of one meal on LBTL guidelines)
6 tomatoes 39p (thank you Aldi super six)
sandwich paste 25p to make A Girl Called Jack’s pasta dish
500g pasta 29p (half used to make meals for The Gamer this week)
Fresh coriander 85p – snuck that in, hope it comes within budget
6 free range eggs £1.00
Home made bread, 4 loaves £2
1kg rice 40p – cannot see me using all of that
500ml pasatta 39p
tinned potatoes 15p I think
Leeks and potatoes for the soup – to be costed
So far only one meal cooked and that is lentils and rice.
Breakfast today was porridge, lunch was home made leek and potato soup with home made bread. A sad over ripe banana and two cups of tea. I drank hot water at work.
I think I have stayed within the budget. Will tally it all up at the end of the challenge. I think A Girl Called Jack will be more successful though.