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have just spent £25 on a weeks worth of food opinions please

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mothersmilk Mon 14-Sep-09 11:20:47

i brought the following
2x 800g mince
chicken thighs 6
3x 4pt milk
6pk crisps
3x bolognaise sauce blush (lazy week)
korma sauce blush (very very lazy week)
6pk penguin cake bars
4x sachets of cat food
minus my discount as family works at the store this little lot came to £24 and something pence
is trhis a good deal or do you think i could get it cheeper elsewhere?
opinions would be greatly appreciated

meltedmarsbars Mon 14-Sep-09 12:34:09

Won't the milk go off before the week is out?

blametheparents Mon 14-Sep-09 12:43:34

SOunds ok, but you are going to need some fruit to go with that.
I could never get away with that!
What about breakfast cereal?

GypsyMoth Mon 14-Sep-09 12:46:45

that would perhaps last 2 days in my house!! but well done

hard to say,depends on quantities really..

you freeze your milk?

bigTillyMint Mon 14-Sep-09 17:03:01

Milk keeps about 5 - 7 days in our fridge.

How many people is the shop for?

colditz Mon 14-Sep-09 17:05:30

Try putting the same thing into supermarket online shopping websites to see if you got a good deal or not?

muggglewump Mon 14-Sep-09 17:07:14

It depends what you already have.
I'd have bought fruit though definitely.

I also buy cat food in trays of 24 tins, it's the cheapest way of buying it, the sachets are really dear.

norksinmywaistband Mon 14-Sep-09 17:11:08

My DC would go mad at the lack of fruit/salad or green veg

Also unless you have lots of cereal/ rice etc in the cupboard breakfast and a curry might be a problem.

I spend an average of £35 a week when you divide the moth up, but that includes household stuff and toiletries, so I would say that was a good price for a weeks shop

It depends how many in the family, Do your DC have school lunches??

deaconblue Mon 14-Sep-09 19:26:26

you would spend less if you made the sauce for your pasta. You only need tins of tomatoes, some tomato puree and an onion for a tasty sauce with mince.

deaconblue Mon 14-Sep-09 19:27:03

are you having bolognaise 3 times this week then?

WriggleJiggle Mon 14-Sep-09 19:29:33

Impossible to judge without knowing the quantities.

mothersmilk Tue 15-Sep-09 10:02:20

i buy frozen veg in bulk blush so there is always some in the house fruit i buy some fresh a lot tinned or jared in juice for the same reason this week i had lots still in the bowl as i had to but more on friday milk goes like the clappers in my house as we have a 1 yr old ds 3 yr old dd and 9 yr old dss i would normally make the bolognaise sauce myself but dss does not like it he,s very fussy and as he,s with us this week it makes life easier rather than him winge about onions ect and the cats wont eat tins fussy bastards smile

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