i need to do a weeks shopping for about £15, only food everything else sorted, what do i buy??

(231 Posts)
lucysmam Mon 28-Jul-08 12:17:03

as i'm on a super-duper tight budget this week. stuff like beans, tinned toms and mince, tea bags etc (basic stuff really) have to be included as well, but i'd like to still be able to do something a bit interesting and exciting with the limited budget i have. also, i dont have a freezer at the mo so all needs to be either fresh, able to refrigerate for a week or cupboard type stuff.

thanks in advance for any suggestions xx

moondog Mon 28-Jul-08 12:31:43

Potatos,a ham hock from butcher, which is lovely and costs about two quid, onions and eggs will make a great Spanish omelette.

morningpaper Mon 28-Jul-08 12:33:51

I think you will struggle to feed a family on 2.50 a day

I will keep a watch with interest!

moondog Mon 28-Jul-08 12:35:20

Or eggy bread. Good as savoury or sweet. Ioften makeit for kids packed lunch.

Dhal also great. Lentils, onions and curry powder.

littlelapin Mon 28-Jul-08 12:35:55

Rice - I do a rice dish which is some boiled rice, tin of tomatoes mixed in, chopped and fried onion if you have one, plenty of salt and pepper, grated cheese over the top and bake in the oven till golden. VERY tasty!

wheresthehamster Mon 28-Jul-08 12:36:44

Pasta Bakes - tuna and sweetcorn one day, hot dog sausages the next! That's what we live on when we're caravanning. Cost about £1.50 each

scorpio1 Mon 28-Jul-08 12:37:16

Ll that sounds nice

ThatBigGermanPrison Mon 28-Jul-08 12:37:36

Lots of potatoes, carrots, bag of cheap sausages, a bag of chicken portions, eggs, pasta and some tins of tuna.

girlandboy Mon 28-Jul-08 12:37:56

My budget meal is -
1 onion
pack of sausages (cheapest ones if necessary)
1 tin of baked beans
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 small tin of red kidney beans
1 green pepper

Chop onion & fry it for a bit. Add sausages until brown. Add other ingredients and cook for 10 mins.
Serve with something else eg. rice/pasta/potatoes

Depending on which sausages you buy this can feed all 4 of us for about £1.50

(PS the kids love it)grin

EffiePerine Mon 28-Jul-08 12:38:03

chick pea taginey thing is easy and cheap

chick peas (tinned or dried but you need to soak the dried ones overnight)

onion

tinned tomatoes

serve with rice

you can add in any odd veg you have, plus tomato puree/herbs to taste

littlelapin Mon 28-Jul-08 12:38:15

it is yummy, is my mum's standby as is almost all store-cupboard (except cheese of course but we ALWAYS have cheese grin)

EffiePerine Mon 28-Jul-08 12:39:02

also, if you make any casserole type things, you can have the leftovers with baked potatoes the next day

Lentil and veg soup

1 onion (fry in 1 tablespoon oil first off)
1 corgette
1 leek
1 carrot
2 handfuls of lentils
1 vegetable stock cube
1 chicken stock cube
2 lites of water
black pepper

Yummy with warm bread!

girlandboy Mon 28-Jul-08 12:39:35

In fact I saw on the news that Asda sell 8 sausages for 16p. Can't vouch for what they are like, but it's worth a thought.

morningpaper Mon 28-Jul-08 12:39:37

oooh yes fishcakes

mashed potato + tinned fish + spoonful of tomato ketchup

Make into patties and fry

yum yum

TwoWashTutter Mon 28-Jul-08 12:39:48

have you been through your freezer?

we're moving in a week so i'm defrosting loads of stuff i'd forgotten about - bet you have food hidden away in there...?

littlelapin Mon 28-Jul-08 12:40:48

Us too Tutter! This week's menu is entirely freezer-contents driven

Although OP doesn't have a freezer I believe

TotalChaos Mon 28-Jul-08 12:41:05

do double quantities of what you do with the mince so you have 2 dinners - usually works out cheaper to do that than make 2 separate ones.

for comfort food I love tinned salmon, mash and peas.

morningpaper Mon 28-Jul-08 12:41:26
TwoWashTutter Mon 28-Jul-08 12:41:48

ah

am not excited about this week's food

the reason it all went it in the freezer in the first place was because it failed to excite me

Electricgooberella Mon 28-Jul-08 12:42:19

Fish cakes made with tinned tuna and mashed potatoes.

Stir fry, with a small ammount of chicken, the more veg you have, the less meat you need.

Risotto, can be made with stock cubes, or soup as a base, add lots of veg, frozen is fine, meat if you have some, or not, if you don't.

Chilli with rice, or

Jacket potatoes with cheese, beans (and cheese?), tuna, coleslaw.

Homemade pizza, or pizza made with french bread or ready made pizza bases topped with anything.

TwoWashTutter Mon 28-Jul-08 12:42:21

<<you moving far lapin?>>

Kewcumber Mon 28-Jul-08 12:42:32

aldi have delicious pork and apple sausgaes for 99p at the moment (really really delicious) 6 big fat sausages so would easily feed 3 with some mashed potato.

morningpaper Mon 28-Jul-08 12:42:46
littlelapin Mon 28-Jul-08 12:43:25

(Wiltshire from Hampshire, Tuts)

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