Discussion in 'Food & Drink Forum' started by bouncer, Aug 17, 2012.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Apparently money doesn't grow on trees.
buy some fish and leaven bread .
Fish? is he made of money..
8 cans of soup = £6
Loaf of Bread = £1
Box of Cereal + Milk
Might see you through
Possibly achievable assuming you can cook. You could buy frozen or canned prepared food but I would be against that on the basis high salt and sugar content will give your body cravings
A bag of uncooked supermarket own-brand rice or pasta should last a few days for example and then buy cheap again like frozen veg
Or go completely student and eat nothing but instant noodles for four days. Go to an asian supermarket for the cheap and good stuff (albeit no worthwhile nutritional value), bachelors noodles for 80p a pop is quite expensive
£11 for 4 days was a luxury shopping budget when I was a student!
Breakfast - Porridge - Tesco 550g porridge oats - 1 x £0.55
Sultanas - £0.60
Lunch - Sandwich
Tesco Every day value loaf - 1 x £0.47 (you can swap this for value pitta if you like £0.20 per pack of 6)
Filling: Tuna (tesco value) 185g - 4 x £0.54 = £2.08
Sweetcorn 3 x £0.33 = £0.99
Tesco Every day value Spagetti - 500g 3 x £0.24 = £0.72
Sardines in tomato - 3 x £0.42 = £1.26
Tomato Passata - 3 x £0.29 = £0.87
Tinned Peas - 3 x £0.14 = £0.42
4 pint full fat milk (for calories) £1.14
Value chicken noodles 8 x £0.11 = £0.88
Tesco delight - 2 x £0.35 = £0.70
Probably a much healthier diet than 99% of people as well! Plenty of protein, good fats and even managed to get in some veg.
Is it meant to be for 4 adults or two adults + 2 kids? is it only 4 dinners or are you expecting breakfast from it too?
If money is tight then take from the land. Plenty of free rabbit, mushroom, berries and seafood etc etc etc around.
Use the £11 to buy bread.
Intermittent fasting, it's the only way to go
You've been watching Horizon, yes?
Four days off until pay day?
I would swap out your tinned veg for frozen:
frozen peas £1.00 for a kilo
frozen sweetcorn £1.00 for 907g
Tesco delight how about a couple of apples
You can easily pick a few pounds of blackberries for nothing at the moment
If you dont mind fighting your way through hordes of angry middle aged women, you could try the reduced aisle at the supermarket.
BBC Two - Horizon, 2012-2013, Eat, Fast and Live Longer
One word. ASDA. Tins of potatoes (30p), custard (17p), pitta bread (20p), block of cheese for luxury, things of this nature. If you want meat, get turkey. Just cook in slower and slightly longer. Or make kebabs with it, its about £2.50 for 600 odd grams, alot cheaper than other meats.
Thanks Chadford, the guys in the Fitness forum have been discussing the same thing for a while and I thought they were taking about a Panorama program.
Edit: title of the thread was BBC Panorama, but it was the Horizon program that was linked to
LOL,i saw one bloke in Asda,the other day,he was a shelf stacker,trying,to fill the reduced shelf,he was swarmed by loads of old ladies....made me giggle,he was getting right stressed,all asking him about the reductions!!
Sorry,back on topic....
Rice and beans...get a cheap german sausage to flavour when cooking the beans in a pressure cooker,dont use all of it.
And maybe some mince beef,?.
Or,a big tin of toms,garlic(cheap),mince beef,cheap pasta,cheap veg,=pasta bolognaise,
Or,hit the skips round the back of smaller supermarkets??
£11 wouldn't feed me for an hour
it depends on what you already have in your cupboard/fridge......
look at various vegetables for a start. they keep for a week easily. pulses, well they keep for a lot longer and require a little preparation. your best bet is to make things that have a water based sauce with some kind of stock. roasted potatoes in a soup with some carrots and peas will be highly edible. some stock cubes will help with flavour.
£11 is not much to play with for 4 days, assuming you have some useful ingredients in the cupboard already, £11 to to breakfast, lunch and dinner is asking a lot.
don't forget everyone, that to have breakfast cereal it uses a lot of milk, unless you are willing to forgo tea/coffee through the duration. id stick with toast for breakfast with some marmite or jam if already in the cupboard.
do you risk buying a whole chicken and boiling it? save the water as stock, strip the chicken and roast the bones, then reboil in the stock for added flavour, and sparingly use the chicken over the 4 days with whatever vegetables you have bought?
all of this is hypothetical, depending on what is already available. yet in this day and age, cooking is a forgotton tradition, and basic foodstuffs do not exist in a lot of cupboards.
do you know how much minced beef is??? and for what you get it is bad value on a strict budget! not everyone has a pressure cooker i don't, never had the need. i did have a base of a pressure cooker which was good for making confectionary.
you could make a pasta soup with onions garlic cheap tin tomatoes chopped with perhaps some cheap bacon but don't forget pasta does not taste very nice after it has been cooked in a soup and re heated for the third time.
some of us are probably use to spending £90 week on just food for two, but obviously you need to have some cooking skills to live on £11 for 4 days, it can be done but it isn't much fun.
I have just been informed that Waitrose has just received my wife's online order for the household weekly food shop....and it ain't pretty.
That's not a very nice thing to say about your wife.
Point taken, and quite amusing but wholly inaccurate...I meant the bill, and no she doesn't have a face like a duck.
£11 was the question, not plus whatever is in the cupboard, the cupboard could have all manner of goodies inside.
Is this £11 for 4 days until payday?
or £11 every 4 days for the foreseeable future?
It could be too late..
If you go to tesco you can more than a weeks worth of food for that
Tesco Tinned Spaghetti get 2 tins
Tesco Everyday Value Spaghetti In Tomato Sauce 410G - Groceries - Tesco Groceries
23 pence per tin total 46 pence
21 pence per tin get two tins total 42 pence
Tesco Everyday Value Garden Peas In Water 300G - Groceries - Tesco Groceries
Tesco 1.5 KG Bag of Chips
Total £1.70 for four days or you can buy a big bag of pasta for an extra £1 and have pasta on the odd few days
Or you can improvise and get tescos tin carrots, sweetcorn, etc instead of having spaghetti or peas for two days straight wouldn't cost you over £2
And if you could even get a drink with that as for an entire two weeks if you buy tescos branded drinks. Which at most would hit £4
Was the OP an effort to gain a silent victory against the wife?
I lived on this for months when I was broke
Heinz Baked Bean In Tomato Sauce 415G - Groceries - Tesco Groceries
add different vegtables and spices to make it taste a bit different each day.
Usually the main meal of the day was 2 cans of baked beans + 1 fried onion + pepper + oregano for me (I'm a big guy) + sometimes (if I could afford it) one or two fried frankfurters. If I felt really posh that day I would add a slice of cheese to the pan to melt it together with all the other goodies.
A can of baked beans was around £0.30-0.40 then and everything else was much cheaper than now.
I was usually buying an 'out-of-date' bread that was only few pence (sometimes for free).
I was working! (I'm sure I'd be better off on JSA and other benefits)
Marmite and toast with a couple of eggs at the weekend. I lived on that for months when I was on the dole.
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