I am developing a very healthy obsession with thrift/charity shops. The deals you can find are so awesome and easy on the wallet!
My latest finds were treats for my wardrobe: a fabulous floral garden party dress and a beaded geometric necklace.
Dress cost: £7
Necklace cost: £3
That’s a sweet new summer outfit for just £10! Happy indeed!
I love playing dress up! 🙂
As luck would have it I managed to lose my reciept! So although I can tell you that I managed to buy a variety of items totalling £12.25 (I used a money off voucher of £2.50), I can’t tell you the specific prices of all the items. But I think I will be able to manage just fine over the next 3 days and prepare a variety of yummy meals! First, let me tell you what I got…
- 1 carrot
- 1 bulb of garlic
- 1 bag of (4) baking potatoes
- 1 stub of fresh ginger
- sliced ham
- lean mince
- boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- whole milk (for zoie)
- fromage frais
- 1 small tin baked beans
- 1 pack of (4) cod cakes
- 1 carton of (6) eggs
- 1 carton of apple juice
- 1 packet of rich tea biscuits
- 1 half loaf brown bread
- 1 white onion
- 1 small tin tomato paste
Not bad huh?
Tonight’s dinner was a lovely cottage pie using one of my favorite recipes. It turned out beautifully and there are plenty of leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I paired it with a simple salad of lettuce and tomatoes with a garlic and herb dressing and the girls loved it!
Tomorrow’s dinner will be honey/garlic/ginger/soy glazed chicken thighs with egg fried rice. Can’t wait!
Today I am on a mission to see how far I can get £10 to stretch at the supermarket. I need to buy enough ingredients to prepare three meals a day for the next three days. For three people. Oooh creepy repeating number…
Wonder if I can pull it off? In my next post I will list exactly what I’ve bought, how much each item cost, and my menu plan of how I aim to feed my family for the next few days.
Wish me luck!