Sunday, 22 July 2012

Grocery challenge update

Life got a bit manic here this month, and it has been hard to keep up with the blog, hence the lack of posts lately - I'm sorry!

The first week, we spent £14.93 in Lidl, and a further £5.00 at the market and on roadside stalls selling veg, so that week totalled £19.93.

The second week, I went to Lidl again, and paid cash, and even took a photo of what I bought, but I don't have the photo available right now, or the receipt, but I know I kept to the budget, so I am going to record a £20 spend for that week.

This week, I have been to Lidl twice.  The first time was on Wednesday, and I bought:
Grapes £1.32
Raspberries 99p
Carrots 75p
A watermelon £2.00
Bananas 99p
New potatoes £1.19
Cheese £1.99
Bacon £2.29
Bread 85p
2 packs Sausages £3.50
Flour (2) £1.04

Total £16.91

The watermelon was the EFG's choice, and she made the most of it - she cut it up and blended some of it to make watermelon ice lollies in the lolly mould, she froze some slices, and then she made three jars of watermelon jam...that was interesting!

I had to go back to the shop on Saturday and came home with more veggies and fruit:

Mushrooms 85p
apples £1.59
Broccoli £1.09
Bananas 99p
Beetroot 49p

Total £5.01

Which makes the total for the week £21.91

AND....for the three weeks together, we are at £61.84, leaving £18.16 in the pot to last to the end of the month.


Gill - That British Woman said...

I think you're doing really well. I bought a mini watermelon this week and it is so sweet and refreshing, just love it.

Gill in Canada

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