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Can I get dinner for 2 for £1.80?

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ParkayFloor Sun 18-Mar-18 15:07:15

Due to temporarily not having access to bank cards and not being able to go into a bank branch until tomorrow so withdraw some cash I have £1.80 in change and need to get dinner for myself and DH. We don't have much in the house but do have the usual cupboard staples of condiments but not ingredients as such- we have been away so no veg etc in.

What can I get from a supermarket to feed us both tonight? He has a big appetite. Our closest supermarkets are Sainsburys, waitrose and one of those little Tescos which is open later today.

Thank you!

Coconutcreampie Sun 18-Mar-18 15:08:58

Can get a big pack of pasta and a cheap pasta sauce for less than that.

AnathemaPulsifer Sun 18-Mar-18 15:09:06

Beans on toast?

GingerFoxx Sun 18-Mar-18 15:09:07

Pasta? Do you have chopped tomatoes etc to make a tomatoe sauce with?

GertrudeCB Sun 18-Mar-18 15:09:10

Cheap loaf and a couple of tins of beans ?

alibongo5 Sun 18-Mar-18 15:09:28

Jacket spuds with beans and cheese?

Coconutcreampie Sun 18-Mar-18 15:10:10

Also as its Sunday shop will be shutting soon meaning they may have some fab reduced stuff.

Allthewaves Sun 18-Mar-18 15:10:27

If u have red lentils - carrots and onions would make huge pot of carrot and lentil soup.

Foxedme Sun 18-Mar-18 15:10:56

Pop into M&S food 30 mind before it closes! It’s doable! Good luck

Hairydilemma Sun 18-Mar-18 15:11:36

Agree with pasta. Value range pasta, tin tomatoes, onion and any other veg you can afford - or a tin of kidney beans/chick peas. Fry onion, add tomatoes and herbs/garlic if you have them, cook until reduced.

Leeds2 Sun 18-Mar-18 15:12:32

Loaf of bread. Beans on toast for dinner, toast for breakfast. Hopefully, you will have a tin of beans or spaghetti in the cupboard.
Or buy two big baking potatoes, and see what you have left to spend on a filling. Again baked beans, or tuna, both of which you might have in the cupboard.

NeverTwerkNaked Sun 18-Mar-18 15:13:10

Two jacket potatoes and a tin of beans?

crunchtime Sun 18-Mar-18 15:13:59

does your dh not have any cash?

What HAVE you go in? Have you anything in the freezer?

BahHumbygge Sun 18-Mar-18 15:14:39

Run out now & get some reduced stuff. Normally 10p bargains in Morissons/Tesco etc 3pm Sun.

Keepingupwiththejonesys Sun 18-Mar-18 15:15:19

Definitely have a look in the reduced section. You could find something amazing for an amazing price. Otherwise I'd do something like a pasta bake

ItsAllABitStrangeReally Sun 18-Mar-18 15:15:24

I've just bought stuff for 4 of us for that much. You'll be fine

SometimesMaybe Sun 18-Mar-18 15:15:43

Pasta and pesto?
Scrambled egg and toast?

ParkayFloor Sun 18-Mar-18 15:18:46

Thanks everyone. So what we have in is 2 beef stock cubes, brown rice, some butter, some chillis, one small tin of beans and a frozen packet of mince in the freezer.

Saz1995 Sun 18-Mar-18 15:21:18

Defrost the mince? Get a cheap spag sauce and some spaghetti?

Allthebestnamesareused Sun 18-Mar-18 15:21:26

Tin of tomatoes and time of kidney beans with what you just said = chilli con carne

RLOU88 Sun 18-Mar-18 15:21:27

I assume you have looked down the sofas, cars and bags for spare change. Pasta really is your best option as you can buy a big value bag in Tesco and DH should be able to I’ll himself up on that and maybe a tin of tuna and mix with mayo?

RLOU88 Sun 18-Mar-18 15:22:14

Just see your update. Pasta and sauce defrost mince !

Littlelambpeep Sun 18-Mar-18 15:24:12

You have rice and mince in. Totally doable !!

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Sun 18-Mar-18 15:25:04

It's got to be chilli con carne all you need this tinned tomatoes and kidney beans you might even have enough for nachos..

Crispbutty Sun 18-Mar-18 15:25:54

Buy potatoes and make a Sheperds pie.

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