I must admit that I haven't really noticed, but I'm reliably informed that everything is going to get much more expensive, and in many cases already has.
Maybe I have subconsciously shopped slightly more wisely than usual, but I've easily been able to stick to my sub £100 weekly spending on food and wine.
Being the cook of the house (which I enjoy) I am able to keep tight reins on my spending, and stick to meals that are both reasonably priced and tasty. I don't buy pre-prepared meals, or takeaways, and I cook from scratch every day.
As long as food continues to be available, and we are not obliged to drink from ditches or eat our pets, I for one shall now be reducing my spending, eating veggie more often, and trying to economise. There is great pleasure in producing really good tasty meals for little money; I recommend it to everyone.
I find that planning ahead for the week and cooking from scratch can keep costs down.ReplyDelete
I do the same. The week's menu tends also to be pretty much the same.Delete
With 10% inflation and rising...with 20% food price inflation already...and the rises are obvious..we are having to be very careful.Delete
We can all lose some weight.Delete
gz we eat a lot of rice. I bought a 10kg bag of rice at the beginning of March. It cost £10. I went to asda as it is the only place I can get bulk around here. It is now £25! I just about died on the spot. We eat a lot of dhal and beans with rice. So this was a real shock. oh I have just seen it is a roll back to £21. but it went to £25 the other day, you can see the price crossed out. https://groceries.asda.com/product/rice/tilda-pure-basmati-rice/33560Delete
holy heck it is £26 in tesco. https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/293247162Delete
Please dont buy the daawat brand, it is not so good with many broken grains and has quite a lot of stones in it like bits of gravel.
Thanks for the heads up Sol. My brother has advised us to look for our local continental/ Asian store... often less expensive and good choice.Delete
Yes Cro, some of us could probably lose some weight...but we are down to few luxuries already.
unfortunately we dont have any of those stores here. The Thai stall in the market has a few bits but they are struggling to get products. I will have to look around the next time I go to Devon. Also good basmati rice tastes better the longer you keep it. Aged. lolDelete
I can't really imagine buying those huge bags of Rice. One kilo at a time seems enough.Delete
We just buy as usual but do shop around a bit. Even on a small island there are bargains to be had. We buy fresh fruit and vegetables either from the Friday market or at one of the small shops which has fresher produce at better prices. The supermarket often has special offers. Thank goodness for friendly neighbours who give us fresh eggs and produce in return for K's electrical skills.ReplyDelete
It gives him something to do and time for a chat and a drink as well. win, win. I get the eggs and a bit of peace and quiet.
I recently purchased ingredients to make a favourite soup, cost $12.16 and that made 9 serves, which breaks down to 1.35 per serve. Not bad in my opinion. One for dinner and eight in the freezer.ReplyDelete
I shall be relying on a neighbour for my Tomatoes. I hope he realises that!!ReplyDelete
My mum was the queen of making meals out of not much, we were a big family and always had wonderful meals. The art of cooking from scratch and with less is fading, which is a shame, because when money is tight, we all shop less.ReplyDelete
And we will all need those skills again quite soon.Delete
I get a bag of vegetables and fruit in exchange for walking a dog. Good swap.ReplyDelete
That's nice. Maybe you could find others to walk as well.Delete
I noticed that our usual brand of ground coffee has gone up by 70p for the twin pack in just a couple of weeks. I am sure that other regular buys are also increasing in price but I haven't yet started to keep track. I, too, cook from scratch so no expensive jars or packs of ready made . Our weekly menus do seem to be a little repetitive though. Must try harder.ReplyDelete
I don't mind being repetitive, we only eat things we really like.Delete
Jaycee you will also probably find it has gone down by 50g's per unitDelete
Ooh, I shall take a look.Delete
Here, too, prices are rising. I promised myself to pay attention to it but I still had not done it.ReplyDelete
Best not to look; too depressing.Delete
Cooking...not my department. No one seems to know why but our peppers or capsicums are outrageous prices, like red at $14 a kilo. Meat is certainly more expensive too. It's still cheaper to cook meals at home but we can often buy decent food out for little more than it costs for food to cook at home.ReplyDelete
It's very expensive to eat out here. Everyone thinks they're a celebrity chef.Delete
Ye can't beat a large doner kebab with chips on Monday. Chicken chow mein with sweet and sour chicken with rice on Tuesday. Domino's pizzas with garlic bread on Wednesday. McDonalds "go large" meal deal on Thursday. Fish and chips with mushy peas and a battered sausage on Friday. Curry meal from "The New Bombay" on Saturday and roast dinner at the in-laws gaffe on Sunday. No faffing about in the kitchen required.ReplyDelete
I hope you have elasticated-waist trousers, and a bag of heart attack pills.Delete
Ha ha YP, I would need a gallon of gaviscon to attempt all of that food! ha haDelete
We are putting in a larger garden than usual this year. You can see the prices creeping up week by week.ReplyDelete
Sadly this is the first year for decades that I won't have a veg' garden. Bloody Brexit mucking up my life.Delete
Started a small garden here too... bell peppers, squash, zucchinni, and some herbs. Hope to do onions, garlic, lettuce, and spinach later. Hardly eat much meat - mostly chicken, some salmon, and the boys like sausage.ReplyDelete
See above; but my 'Tumbler' Tomato plants are doing well, I just need someone to water them (my fingers are crossed).Delete
We have put in a larger than normal garden. I am fighting off deer. they have taken the tops off all of my potato plants and eaten every blueberry plant. I have seen a few recipes for potato bread that I will try. I am quite fond of tattie scones, so I hope this will be a successReplyDelete
Before I fenced Haddock's I had the same problem. I even found a Deer once sleeping beneath some tall cabbages.Delete
I do not consider myself a great cook but I do prepare simple meals at home. Stir fry meals, roasted meat, poached salmon and salads galore are my favorites. Lots of non-GMO fruit are always on hand. My pear trees are full of tiny pears and my tomato plant has a tomato the size of a golf ball. This made my day.ReplyDelete
My 4 Tomato plants are about 6 ins high. No fruit yet!Delete
I tried your tomatoes and pasta the other night - it was divine and I shall do it again. Any more recipes where that came from?ReplyDelete
I love these simple pasta recipes, and now dislike the more complicated ones. I'm sure I'll find more.Delete
I, too, tend to cook from scratch. I make a huge pan of soup (Varying by week) for my lunches. The biggest problem (which few of us bloggers seem to face) is for those working families with lots of overtime to pay the bills and very little time to devote to cooking.ReplyDelete
We have soup every day in the Winter months. In fact in France 'Lunch' is called 'La Soupe'. Bring back 'domestic science' in schools; I say.Delete
p.s. And why don't all schools have a 'Gardening Club' to grow vegs for their canteen?Delete
Graham makes a good point. However in the 1970s I worked long hours along with my then partner and we cooked each evening when we got home from work, basic, meals from scratch. Admittedly we did not have children but we did not have a lot of money and we were renting which took 50% of our earnings. We also contended with high inflation, strikes, the three day week, oil prices rising sky high, electricity cuts and shortages of basic foods. Today there is a culture of convenience and everything has to be ready and interesting and on the dot. Life was a lot simpler then but it wasn't any easier.Delete
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Sorry, my comment published twice so I deleted one.ReplyDelete
Again my comment has disappeared. Do you all not like me anymore?ReplyDelete