shopping for food part 4

22 Apr


This is the third week of my living on £53 a month postings. for the period 16april -22 april.

Cauliflower = 0.69p
15eggs = 1.34p
Frozen brocolli 1kg = £1
sweet peppers =0.59p
Toilet paper12rolls =1.89
Oranges =0.69p
tea biscuits =0.23p
apricot jam =0.79p
Total £7.22

Add to the amount spent so far £25.35 = £32.57

6 Responses to “shopping for food part 4”

  1. aguywithoutboxers Monday April 22, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    Cool! We should put you in charge of balancing the national budget! 🙂

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 5:03 am #

      hi, lol, no thanks, haha. it is a lot more complicated with the national budget than just a budget for one. i am glad i dont have to deal with the nation’s debt.

  2. AffordableLiving Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    Very impressive. Especially in London. Quite interesting, I’m thinking you’re going to be eating a lot of eggs. 🙂 Enjoy.

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

      haha, not really, i have loads of the frozen chicken pieces and a portion of frozen pork in the freezer still. and still got the frozen brocolli. but u will have noticed i buy a lot of fresh veg. Whenever i see them reduced in price, i buy them. one thing though, i dont eat desserts. that might explain why my meal cost is so low. nor do i bother with starters. we chinese just dont bother with them. i find them quite time consuming to make, so i am glad i dont like them.

      • AffordableLiving Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

        Try garlic bread as a starter (but not like shop bought garlic bread) simply get butter and garlic puree mix together smother onto bread and grill. (You can toast the bread and then smother but hey) Thick bread works / brushettas. They are so quick and easy to do. It is really cheap as well. I guess if you don’t like starters though then you don’t like starters. I tend not to bother with starters but I do have a big sweet tooth. Unfortunately…

  3. alifesgayventure Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    i think the idea of starters is a restaurant gimmick. after they have given their orders, while the main course is cooking, it keeps the diners occupied and also a way to make more money out of them. in traditional restaurants, i m thinking of those greek eating places, they give u a small plate of olives, or in chinese restaurants, peanuts and tidbits, but they are free… in home cooking, there is no need for starters, as you only gather people round the table when the food is ready to serve.
    The chinese way of keeping sweet things to eat in the afternoon, with chinese tea, is a better concept than have sweet things to eat at the end of the meal. if i were a chinese hostess, it would reflect on me, that my guests are still hungry afterwards to want to or manage to eat sweet desserts. it seems to imply i have not given them enough to eat.
    i think the introduction of sweet desserts in western meals, (may be concocted by restaurants to get more money out of their customers ) created a whole generation of kids developing a sweet tooth and they then propagate it to their children.
    as it is , because when i grew up, we never have sweet desserts following a meal, i never developed a sweet tooth and i could easily resist the idea of dessert to end a meal.

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