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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 15:58 PM   21
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We don't do a food list as our life is a bit too unpredictable but we never waste food.

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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 17:52 PM   22
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I spend about the same as Sarah

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 02:31 AM   23
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i only have about 10 a week to spend on food so i struggle!
My nan fills up my freezer every couple of months so thats how i survive!

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 02:45 AM   24
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I spend about 50 a week on the main shop then do little "top ups"

We eat allsorts really, breakfast is cereals/toast/muffins and lunch is usually sandwiches then dinners can go from pizza and chips to a full roast dinner. Id say we eat fresh 5 days out of 7.

The main thing that bumps it up each week is alcohol, so if i took that off it'd be 40 a week

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 02:59 AM   25
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We spend 100 a week on shopping, including household stuff like cleaning products but not including nappies or formula.

A typical week's menu would go something like this:
Homemade curry
Quiche (bought), jacket potato and veg
Homemade Chilli con carne
Fishfingers, chips and veg
Spaghetti carbonara (homemade)

For breakfast I have unsweetened cereal or porridge, for lunch I usually have toast or veg soup (sometimes bought, sometimes homemade) OH takes sandwiches to work with fillings like organic roast beef and coleslaw or prawn mayo.

We also have 1 x bottle of wine a week (around the 6 mark, but always a bottle that's on offer, that way I get nicer wine for the same money!) OH doesn't really drink alcohol but does drink fizzy drinks.

We have crisps and a few kit kats in the cupboard as snacks for OH.

I do keep a few pricier things to jazz up otherwise boring dinners, such as fresh parmesan.

I enjoy the food we eat but spend way more than I would like us to. OH doesn't like veg very much which limits the cost savings I can make on food.

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 03:39 AM   26
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I spend about 80-100 a week on food. That includes nappies, toiletries, cleaning stuff and lexies milk.
I always do my shopping online and then i keep in control oover what i buy. If i was let loose with a trolley it would be full before i know it!
I am veggie though and dh isn't so i do find i spend more more on separate things, but tbh i'm use to it now.

oh and should say i don't have a freezer so have to buy all fresh which always pushes the cost up!!

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 04:16 AM   27
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I spend anywhere between 60 and 100 per week, this includes formula and nappies. It just depends on how much toiletries/washing powder etc we need. oh, and the above excludes alcohol.

I spend 20-25 of the above total in the butchers, as i buy all meat from there, but that averages at around 3/day on meat, and i know then it is good quality.

we eat quite boring foods, typical week;

Lasagne or spag bol with garlic bread
beef Caserole and vegs
Chicken breast, mash and veg
pork chop, jacket spud & salad
Shepherds pie & veg
gammon & new pots & mini corn on cob
sausage, bacon egg & chips

as you can see, big meat eaters! OH would not class something as a proper meal without some meat!

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 08:23 AM   28
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We try to do a main shop every 2-3wks. Usually pop to shop weekly for fresh vegs/milk/bread.

We try to spend no more than 40. Make it last as long as possible, just dont have the money. We did mainly shop at asda, but we noticed price was getting higher, so now we mainly shop at nettos, or aldi etc. Or sometimes get few bits from home bargains.

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 08:42 AM   29
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generally food is very expensive here in ireland but gradually supermarkets are lowering the prices. we spend about 350 euro in tesco per month, including food for 2 dogs. we buy our meat in butchers about 40 euro a month and buy our veg locally too.

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 09:07 AM   30
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god i wish i could spend as much as you guys

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