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stewart2000 Wed 08-Oct-08 10:28:25

this is all i have, what should i buy?

family of 4

AnarchyAunt Wed 08-Oct-08 10:29:32

Pasta, tin of tomatoes, tin of chickpeas, onion.

AnarchyAunt Wed 08-Oct-08 10:30:08

Whats already in the cupboard/fridge/freezer?

FAQ Wed 08-Oct-08 10:30:15

bread, baked beans - beans on toast?

Or some veg and make a soup (couple of potatoes, a few few leeks and some stock) - servie with bread?

mum2jakeyroo Wed 08-Oct-08 10:30:17

Do you have cupboard essentials in. Mince in asda at the min is only £1. so that could do loads.

Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 10:31:02

What have you already got?

MerlinsBeard Wed 08-Oct-08 10:31:05

what do you have in?
and which shop will you be going to?(tesco/sainsbo?...)

sallystrawberry Wed 08-Oct-08 10:31:05

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Overmydeadbody Wed 08-Oct-08 10:33:21

big bag of pasta and a jar of pesto?

four packs of cheap instant noodles (11peach), chcuck away flavouring packet, cook and serve with stir fried carrots, onion, courgette and garlic and soy sauce (thicken the sauce with a little corn flour)

stewart2000 Wed 08-Oct-08 10:34:15

go to asda, i have no meat or anything, have couple of onions and some pasta, so guess best way to go is get some mince and make a spag bol with garlic bread.

talk about skint, mind u it does make u think that yes actually u can cope even if u feel shit doing it.

stewart2000 Wed 08-Oct-08 10:35:26


thats a good one thanks

ledodgy Wed 08-Oct-08 10:35:37

Yes get a couple of packs of the £1 two tins of smart price tomatoes. Make a huge spag bol today then put the left overs in the fridge and turn those into a chilli tommorrow. smile

ledodgy Wed 08-Oct-08 10:35:54

*£1 mince

CharleeInChains Wed 08-Oct-08 10:35:55

Know what you mean Stewart, i had to do my weeks shopping on £9 in tesco for a few months a while ago, you do feel shit but at the same time quite good becuase you know you can survive without alot of money.

I would go with spag bol. smile

stewart2000 Wed 08-Oct-08 10:39:04

£9 for a week god thats good, how did u go seriously what did u buy.

think i will go with spag bol i have plenty of pasta just get some mince and do sauce with a cheap garlic bread.

thanks peeps

Lauriefairycake Wed 08-Oct-08 10:41:58

All todays tesco prices

4 baking potatoes £0.72
2 tins tuna 2x185grams £1.30
1 small tin sweetcorn £0.38

altogether £2.40

60p left over for packet of treats/biscuits as baked potatoes and tuna and sweetcorn lovely and healthy.

FAQ Wed 08-Oct-08 10:42:12

I wouldn't even bother with the garlic bread tbh stewart - you've got the pasta

mummyplonk Wed 08-Oct-08 10:43:04

Smart price garlic bread only 45p and just as good wink

CharleeInChains Wed 08-Oct-08 10:43:27

I brought a huge tesco bag of pasta, tin tomatoes and tuna and frozen sweetcorn. tesco own loaf and baked beans and value nappies.

We had a few store cupboard bits but not alot.

We survived that week on,

Tuna Pasta Salad
Pasta in tomato sauce
Beans on toast
tuna mayo on toast

A boring week foodwise but we all survived. grin

FioFio Wed 08-Oct-08 10:43:57

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TheDuchessOfNork Wed 08-Oct-08 10:44:03

Four big baking potatoes & beans, cheese or bacon on top if you can?

If mince is really that cheap, then shepherds pie is another option.

FAQ Wed 08-Oct-08 10:46:18

I know our Morrisons had 4 (decent sized) baking potatoes for 50p the other day - were gorgeous with (value) cheese grated on and a tin of (value) beans

sallystrawberry Wed 08-Oct-08 10:49:31

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minorbirdOnElmstreet Wed 08-Oct-08 10:52:01

Was about to chip in with the morrisons potatoes for 50p tip FAQ. Love bargains like that! smile

FAQ Wed 08-Oct-08 10:53:01

was very pleaed - was wandering round trying to find something quick and easy to cook for dinner - and there they were grin

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