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How long do you think we can survive without buying more food?

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dilemma456 Sun 04-Jan-09 15:11:06

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compo Sun 04-Jan-09 15:12:42

and buy fresh fruit and veg you could definitely survive 3 weeks I reckon

nkf Sun 04-Jan-09 15:14:07

Two weeks but you will have to be fond of tuna. You need some rice and pasta as well. That would be my opinion.

idontlikesundays Sun 04-Jan-09 15:19:11

you could live for ages on all of that, but for health reasons, I would buy some fresh fruit and veg/salad.

I'm going to do the same I think. . . off to go through cupboards and fridge. . .

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 04-Jan-09 15:23:34

You'll need some fresh fruit in there esp if lunchboxes are required! Other than that then 3 weeks is easily doable.

twoluvlykids Sun 04-Jan-09 15:26:23

you'll be fine! maybe just as other posts, add some fruit to your to buy list....

think i'll have a rummage in my cupboards and freezer....

dilemma456 Sun 04-Jan-09 19:27:35

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lucysmam Sun 04-Jan-09 19:34:00

that list would definately do the 3 of us for 3 weeks maybe with a couple of top-ups along the way if there was something we really fancied.

It looks a lot like my monthly shopping list although not sure about tinned artichoke hearts, wouldn't know what to do with them!

Good luck with it,hope you manage smile

idontlikesundays Sun 04-Jan-09 19:40:04

I'm going to do this too. Pay day is 23rd January. This is what I have ( there is tonnes, I am hopeless and just go shopping without checking first )

packet chinese rice x 2
packet mushroom and pepper rice x 2
Lloyd Grossman mushroom risotto x 1
chicken super noodles x 3
packet M&S mushroom risotto
2
Big bag of plain white rice
2 packets of pasta
bulgar wheat

2 tins of tomatoes
loads of herbs, spices, balsamic vinegar, olive oil etc

creamed coconut x 2

2 jars of sundried tomato tapanade
1 jar pesto
1 jar thai curry sauce
1 jar of balti curry sauce
1 jar of satay sauce
2 jars of pasta sauce

LOADS of different crackers and savoury biscuits

bag of mixed nuts
walnuts
ground almonds
pudding rice
raisins
sugar
oats
honey
flour
( biscuit making! )

8 boxes of half used cereal, various.

tonnes of frozen veg
frozen rice (??)
fish fingers
3 frozen ready meals
frozen blueberries
2 frozen chicken breasts
aunt bessies stuffing balls
half a pack of frozen chinese dim sum left over from xmas

6 petit filous
3 yog drinks
6 eggs
8 cheese strings
2 mini baby bel
2 packets of cheddar
some more cheese. . .

unopened pate
sundried tomatoes
unopened salami
3 unopened packets of bacon

a few carrots
cherry tomatoes
cucumber
celery
spring onions

a few apples
satsumas.

idontlikesundays Sun 04-Jan-09 19:42:40

I have TONNES of store cupboard stuff, but not a huge amount of other stuff. I guess that shows what my shopping habits are like.

There are 2 adults and five children. I will need to buy more fruit and veg, more childrens yoghurts, more meat/fish, eggs, plus nappies and wipes.

idontlikesundays Sun 04-Jan-09 19:44:38

oops, there are 2 adults and THREE children.

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