One Challenge, one week and boy did that go fast!!
Just look at what I have over ... so much food, there's at least another two days worth of good eating there. I knew £21 would be a luxury budget for one person, it was just the Challenge of knowing what to buy with each £1 coin as it became available for each meal that kept me on my toes.
Not in the photo because I ate them for my breakfast were the last two crumpets. This time eaten with lashings of spread instead of the 27p marmalade.
Also not in the photo ... because I forgot about it ... was the orange juice!! Look, it was sat on my desk looking reproachfully at me as I downloaded the other photos ... don't forget me it shouted as I slurped.
So what's left over:
1/3 of a tub of Coleslaw
2 Sausage Rolls
2/3 pack of Tortilla Chips
1100g SR Flour
most of a jar of Marmalade
2 Garlic cloves
400g of Spaghetti
a tin of Peach Slices
1/2 a Cucumber
1/2 a Lettuce
1/3 bag of French Fries
1/2 bag of Spinach
2 Lemon slices
enough vegetable filling for another pasty
a small portion of Pasta Sauce
.. and a wad of receipts and a 5p coin.
Quite a lot to show for a week of Challenging Myself.
Every Challenge I do teaches me something, so what did this teach me?
That £1 per meal is doable and can be very tasty.
That I am quick to react to what my body tells me I need. I switched buying a few things around at the last minute and enjoyed what I made with what I had purchased all the more for it.
That the self- weigh and self-checkout facilities in Sainsbury's definitely give it the edge when you are doing a Challenge of this nature. It takes all the embarrassment out of buying one carrot, one potato, one onion and one banana 😳
That my little fridge and freezer cannot cope with me doing Challenges whilst we are both living here in my little flat. Oh, I am looking forward to my Smeg even more now!!
That just because some own brands are cheap does not make them worse taste-wise in any way. The Tortilla Chips at just 45p a bag (although the shelf edge label said they were 55p they scanned at 45p 😀) were just as tasty, if not better, than the branded ones I have had before.
That my 35p Pitta Breads were a brilliant buy and stayed fresh all week.
Thank you for all of you that stuck with me for the whole week, thank you for the comments and the encouragement, it made it all seem all the more worthwhile and kept me on the straight and narrow.
Now all I have to do is to use up my leftovers over the next couple of days, nothing will be wasted.