Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Shopping and Shopping


I went to Tesco to get Ginger some tuna and ended up buying a bit more than that ... like you do. 

We needed some more tea bags for Alan, I was weighing out how many you got for 2oz ready for rations and noticed that I needed to put the last foil packet into the tea canister.  Oh, and by the way you get 21 tea bags for your 2o :-)

The rest of the shopping was me getting ready for rationing.  The Camp coffee was too hard to resist, I do want to give it a go, although I was sad to find it's no longer in the iconic glass bottle ... drat!!

 Surprisingly it was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be to find a bag of wholemeal flour that wasn't strong bread flour, but I managed in the end.  We'll have to 'buy' the sultanas with some of our points, but the oats as far as I have found weren't rationed at all.


I can't find the receipt but checking on mysupermarket.com these are the prices I paid.


Left in The Purse  £306.09



When I got home from Tesco I found an Amazon parcel through the letterbox ... oooh cue lots of excitement  :-)

  It was this book that I had decided to treat myself to.  It cost me £10.41 so that's been duly listed on the relevant financial page of my diary.  More non-essential spending ...


... but totally worth it.

Lots of meals with a budget of just £1 per day, itemised menus and shopping plans ... what's not to love.  I'm off to have a read, I may be some time!!

Edited to add ... Jane's  blog and lots of the recipes from the book and similar meal plans are on her blog.  The link is on my sidebar, it's called  Eat Not Spend.


Sue xx

16 comments:

  1. The library have a copy and I'm on the waiting list but it's going to be a bit of a wait as half Suffolk want to read it!

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    1. I think it's worth the money. And seemingly some Tesco's have it on special offer for £7 ... but ours didn't :-(

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  2. Looks great. Maybe I should treat myself . . .
    J x

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  3. Oh - it's her - Jane. I love her recipes/blog. Now I HAVE to buy it, don't I?
    J x

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  4. Camp Coffee! No wonder most of us didn't like coffee when we were younger and that was the only option available LOL! Seriously, my mom used to do a very fabulous cheesecake in the 1970s using one of those Green's packet mixes. She used to line the biscuit base with drained halved tinned pears, and then add Camp Coffee to the cheesecake base mix. It was gorgeous. Tried to replicate it not so long ago and it just didn't have the same coffee taste, but then I'd used a more expensive brand of coffee. Didn't know they still sold Camp so will get some and retry.

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  5. I didn't know about Jane Ashley....I do now, so thanks for that.

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  6. I love Jane's blog and cookbook too. Used one of the weekly menu plans to cut our food spending during January. Tasty budget recipes and fab photos!

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  7. That cookbook is on my list, it will wait until I need to buy something else, although it is on my wish list so i may get a surprise. Her blog is scanned regularly along with Utterly Scrummy Food for Families.

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  8. Another good book to add to my list.
    If you are not keen on the camp coffee it can be used in coffee cake, coffee buttercream etc

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    1. That's a brilliant idea ... at least it won't be wasted if I don't like it as a drink :-)

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    2. They have a website here full of recipes https://www.campcoffeeclub.co.uk

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  9. My husband loves Camp coffee, I'm not convinced it has ever seen a coffee bean in its life. Is it not chicory? I'll have to look out for the book when I'm in Tescos next.

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  10. My mum drank camp coffee for years. I think it's horrible; too bitter.
    I'd happily go without meat for 6oz of extra cheese. I do like the Linda McCartney red onion sausages though.
    Good luck. I can't imagine that it will be easy!

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  11. Whats camp coffee?

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    1. A coffee and chicory flavoured sryup, you can see the bottle in the photo.

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  12. I think you may have 'sold yourself short' on that tea - they wouldn't have had teabags and the bags themselves would weigh at least 1/5th of the tea weight - so I think you're justified in adding extra if you are using the tea bags. What do you think? Fair enough?

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