Thrifty Tuesday

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!

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I love playing dress up! 🙂


Supermarket stretch pt. 2

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
  • mushrooms
  • 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!

Supermarket stretch

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!