We’ve only gone and done it again…….. got to the end of the week and forgotten to blog about this week’s shopping! This week we decided on a mid week trip to Millets farm as we fancied some frozen peas. The total shop came in at £28.80. We even got some of Ian’s favourite cheese (well one of them, remember we are a family of cheese lovers) – Bowland is sort of like Christmas pudding in a cheese and for someone who knows a lot about Christmas pudding it is a brilliant idea. Yes that’s right folks, we can’t think if we’ve ever mentioned this before but… Ian used to work in a Christmas Pudding factory and was a regular (errrm daily) member of the tasting panel. Anyway we digress. We were very pleased with our shop and have been eating tasty feasts all week. This week we didn’t buy any meat as we have plenty in the freezer. The further we go with this project the less meat we eat – not that we don’t buy it or eat it regularly just that what we do eat we make go further as we have said before – less really is more.
So some shopping stats……
With a £50 budget per week we could have spent a total of £1700 on food (and cleaning products)
We have actually spent £1236.95
Giving us a total saving so fr of £463.05
An average weekly shop of £36.38
Not bad given that our average weekly shop in the supermarket (in the days before Lizzie) was £50 in a ‘big’ shop plus (we cringe as we write this) £30 (approx per week) of those pesky top us shops – you know a sandwich here, a pizza there, milk shop that ends up costing £15.00.
Our conclusion we are still happy local shoppers.