Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Day Eight - End of First Week

I thought for the end of the first week, just seven days into my Challenge, it would be good to assess what foods I have left from my initial purchases.  This includes my 'Big Shop of £17.68 and the block of Trex I bought from my fridge on Day Four at the going rate of 85p.

A total spend up to date of £18.53.

The fridge is quite sparse as I ate the fresh things from there, or popped them into the freezer before my business trip.

But as you can see I have Flora spread, tomato ketchup, most of the Trex and most of my marmalade ... along with the jug of tap water.

The freezer is positively brimming with goodies.

I have 12 slices of my bread, 3 portions of homemade vegetable soup, 4 portions of pasta sauce, 1 little spinach cube, a bag of lemon slice halves, 3 x 50g tubs of grated cheese, 400g sliced peppers, a lemon juice cube and a portion of savoury pastry.

The cupboard is still looking good although there are obvious gaps with five of the cans of food gone.  But I still have:

500g Brown Rice
300g Spaghetti
400g Pasta Shapes
750g Porridge Oats
2 Jars of Pesto Sauce
1.3kg Self Raising Flour

1 Tin Tomatoes
3 Tins of Baked Beans
1 Tin of Sardines
450g Red Lentils
1 Tin of Peach Slices
1 Tin of Mandarin Pieces

Plus my store-cupboard starters of salt, pepper, oil, coffee etc.

I have 9 Potatoes in the potato bag in the cupboard.

And in the fridge drawer I have:

4 Carrots
1/2  Marrow
6.25 onions
1/2 Bunch of Celery

And yes ... I was photo-bombed for the fridge drawer photo 😃



  1. You're doing great - that's a lot of food remaining, isn't it?

    1. I was pleasantly surprised really. I guess as the next week ticks by supplies will start to dwindle a bit more. Pacing it out over the four weeks is the main challenge.


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