|peas 85p mixed veg 65p – along with carrots, this will be enough veg for the two of us for the week alos six pieces of pollack for £2|
Thanks to everyone who became a follower over the last twenty four hours. Welcome to my tight fisted frugal world. Recently, I’ve been asked how to cook carbonara…….watch this space. Secondly, I was asked how I know where to get certain bargains and how do I know where the best bargains are. Here goes. I keep about the last three week’s receipts. I keep my Lidl receipt with me and if I go to Tesco, I keep my Tesco receipt with me if I go anywhere else. A few bits and bobs are cheaper in Asda or Tesco but Tesco is close to me. Fresh fruit and veg are much much cheaper in Lidl and Aldi or even local markets. Meat is cheaper in Lidl but veggie alternatives are on offer in Tesco and Asda. I buy cooking bacon from Tesco at 75p a pack. One pack will make: carbonara, a quiche and some left over for DB’s bacon sarnie for breakfast.
The custard is 6p and the batter is 7p – my local Lidl can’t compete with that. DB likes Yorkshire puddings with his roast dinner, he also likes pancakes. I use the custard to make bread and butter pudding, can make it a bit thicker and use it for trifle.
Like everyone, we can’t afford meat at every meal. Tesco’s only brand veggie mince was a bigger bag and much less than branded Quorn. We usually buy the much cheaper dried soya mince and rehydrate it before using it. Today, it was on offer at two bags for £3.
My carrots utterly failed this year and my onions are not ready yet. Carrots cost 76p for two kilos and the red onions which are delicious roasted or in a salad were 89p (not cheap and can be got cheaper in Lidl)
|mushy peas 17p, tuna 45p, sweet pickle 24p|
I can’t get mushy peas in Lidl and they are lovely with home cooked fish and chips. I eat the tuna with salad for lunch, or just a few sliced tomatoes.
We never buy fresh milk and save money by using UHT instead. I fill the cupboard as we take three days or more to get through one litre in our coffee.
When looking for cheaper items in the supermarket; you’ll need to get on your hands and knees as they always hide them on the bottom shelf. I’ve noticed I have to hunt for Tesco value products. When did tinned spaghetti go up to 17p??!!! It used to be well under 10p! Sometimes, neither of us want to eat much at all and one of DB’s favourite is spaghetti on toast. So, I make sure I’ve got a few tins in the cupboard. I often get complimented on my long glossy hair and I never buy expensive products and always buy the supermarkets cheapest brands. Tesco coconut shampoo and conditioner makes my hair shine. You can buy very posh soap from Lidl but I like a simple and lightly scented soap. Tesco hand wash is 38p and it washes your hands just fine.
See you later with the carbonara.