Day two and it was a lovely morning so I nipped over to Sainsbugs nice and early before the doggy walk.
Armed with my breakfast £1 plus the 30p carried forward from yesterday, I knew I could go for a nice healthy breakfast with a bit of fruit included. I had a look at the prices when I was there yesterday and fruit is the most expensive thing to buy in the fresh food aisle and the majority of it is packed in plastic so you have to buy multiples, which although cheaper in the long run, for the purposes of this Challenge makes them out of my price range.
Bananas are always the cheapest fruit to buy.
A TIP - if you're watching the pennies don't buy single bananas from Aldi unless they have really large ones available. At Aldi they are charged at 13p per fruit regardless of size, at Sainsbury's you can get bananas starting at around 8p.
500g bag of oats - 60p
2 bananas - 18p
1 apple - 30p
Leaving me with 22p change to carry forward.
I was going to have the apple later for elevenses with a cup of coffee, but I just wasn't hungry.
Bag of SR flour - 45p
Change = 55p
Leaving me with 77p to carry forward.
Some pastry made with oil was on the cards for lunch using the leftover stew from yesterday as the filling for a couple of pasties.
With lots of extra pepper and some salt it made for a good pasty filling. I compress my fillings into one of my breakfast bowls and then divide into two, et voila ... the right shape to fill a pasty with no air gaps.
They might not be the prettiest pasties in the world due to the pastry being so short it was like a deliciously savoury shortbread ...
... but they were so tasty I ate this one and then went on to try and eat the other.
No chance once I got to almost halfway through I was so stuffed I offered it to Alan, who had already had his lunch, and he wolfed it down in a couple of minutes ... he's always happy to help 😁
While the pasties were in the oven I used the same bowl to weigh out some flour to get a head start on tonight's tea.
And five minutes later my Tagliatelle was drying on a coat hanger 😀
Haha ... this looks so random!!
I needed an onion and some garlic to make a tasty tomato sauce for my tagliatelle and as this really was all I needed when I spied the lemons for 30p I thought why not. I have been missing my morning lemon slice in hot water and now I don't have to miss it anymore.
Onion - 16p
Garlic - 25p
Lemon - 30p
Total = 71p
With 29p change from this particular pound.
Tagliatelle with garlicky tomato sauce with a pitta garlic bread. Gosh this was so tasty and so filling and added bonus ... I do not need to fear vampires tonight 😄
Cash Carried Forward
Food Carried Forward
half an onion
6 lemon slices
half a bulb of garlic
4 pitta breads
I'll be back tomorrow with Day Three, it's going to be good starting the day with extra money and I will be able to leave some oats soaking while I walk the dogs.