|Day 3 #Below The Line: 94p for three meals|
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Day 3 #Below The Line: 94p for three meals
Today was very much a game of two halves in the #BelowTheLine challenge. I spent very little on breakfast and lunch so we could enjoy a decent meal in the evening using some reduced pork fillet. So by the time I got home I was more than ready for dinner and delighted to see that Mr Kate was already cooking away in the kitchen. Which was a good job because I had been craving cups of tea at work and having to stick to water - I was ready for a proper feed!
So here's how the day went...
2p breakfast = Two plain slices of toast from our reduced loaf - some peanut butter would have gone down nicely!
15p lunch = The last two slices of Quorn and another reduced roll with a 5p reduced soup.
Dull, dull, dull - I'm used to a much livelier lunchbox than this!
14p afternoon snack = Two reduced clementines
63p dinner = Reduced pork fillet, new potatoes and spinach.
How did we manage to eat pork fillet from Waitrose on the #BelowTheLine challenge? Well, the pork was reduced from £4.02 to 59p! We had half the fillet each with a quarter of a bag of potatoes which were reduced to 39p for the bag. Add to that a quarter of a bag of spinach reduced to 55p so the total for each ingredient was:
Pork - 59p
Spinach - 27.5p
Potatoes - 19.5p
Herbs and oil - 20p
So the meal cost £1.26 for two - just 63p each!
That means a grand total of 94p for three meals and two pieces of fruit!
Quite amazing how far a pound can go if you plan really well and hunt down the bargains - but I'm lucky in that I'm not living below the line for real. I have a freezer, a fridge and all the utensils I need to make my pound a day stretch as far as possible. People living in real poverty don't have that luxury. If you've enjoyed reading my blog and have a pound or two to spare, please do sponsor me at: https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/katebarrett
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