Monday Morning Spending

8 for tea tonight, we’re having pizza, quick and simple! I got a waste not box with a huge box of strawberries, some bananas, blackberries and a few other bits. Spend: £9.22 Running Total: £66.22 This leaves £113.20 for the next 13 days, £8.70 a day, this should make for a relatively easy month, however…

A Week Catch Up

It’s been an odd week with a poorly toddler and an absolute lack of motivation. I’ve done bits and bobs of shopping but nothing particularly exciting. I seem to be buying milk every day which adds up! Spend: £29.36 Running Total: £57 The budget this month starts at £179.42 after having £19.42 left from last…

A New Month, A New Budget

Last week was half term, this means I don’t do daily shopping trips, I barely go at all if I can help it! Spend: £27.64 Running Total: £27.64 The budget this month starts at £179.42 after having £19.42 left from last month’s budget. The spending from the last week leaves £151.78 for 20 days, £7.58…

Living On A Budget Doesn’t Mean Boring Food

Yesterday I bought a few bits and bobs for tea and dinner, I guess I spent a little more than normal, but things like the salad dressing will last a while. I almost bought a waste not box, but decided not to, I then questioned my decision all day, however, this morning, I realised my…

Yorkshire Puddings

Yesterday’s Yorkshire puddings were an absolute success. I priced them up, normally they would cost 66p, but yesterday’s were made with some eggs we got from a friend, making them only 14p. The mixture made 24 small Yorkshire puddings and an extra small dish sized one. Recipe 140g plain flour 4 eggs 200ml milk Today…

Carrots

Today we are having roast gammon for tea, we had everything we needed except carrots, so on our way back we popped to the local shop. 40p for 4 carrots, this feels ridiculous, but I think that’s because I’m so used to buying the waste not boxes which make things a lot cheaper. Spend: £0.40…

Burgers For Tea

I always find it hard to work out what to eat when the small ones are away, it always ends up being last minute and disorganised. Last night we decided on burgers, these were in the freezer, but we needed burger buns and cheese so a quick trip to the shop was in order. The…

Orange Curd

Today I restocked the fruit with a couple of waste not boxes. Left from before were a handful, well, a bowl full of oranges that were starting to look a little past their best. Instead of throwing them away they have now been made into a huge mug full of orange curd! This wasn’t made…

A Budget Catch Up

I haven’t blogged in a few days, but I have been spending, not lots though. Today I got a couple of waste not fruit and veg boxes. I chose the biggest, fullest boxes and ended up with a pushchair, a bag and a rucksack full of mostly fruit! I now just need to figure out…

Almost there!

There will be no spending this morning on the school run, I need to get back for someone who is collecting something. The something they are collecting takes my money required for June’s budget to just £24 and it is only the 11th May. It now feels completely achievable to have every penny I need…