I am always trying to live within a really tight budget its coming in at around £25/£35 per week for the two of us this includes toiletries and cleaning products it was always Aldi but we have re discovered Tesco ( I will blog about this another day ).
Some of the ways i keep our food bill so low is baking our own bread.
Cooking from scratch and using very little convenience food i would never buy a jar of sauce for a casserole or spaghetti /chilli etc.
But i dont make my own pickles and jam as i find it expensive to do so , Its all about swings and roundabouts to us , One of the main things i do is a big shop once a month and make it last as long as possible , I also use up leftovers and try and use what we have instead of buying special ingredients
So today these needed using up , The tin of pineapple was opened for pizza topping , The berry's were left over from a pie i made , The chocolate was a trail taste wich Dave didn't like and the marmalade has been in the cupboard for 12 months and never opened .
So i made these , The chocolate was melted and mixed in with a basic chocolate cake mix with coco to make some really moist chocolate muffins .
The pineapples were mixed with the berries to make two sponge puddings for the freezer.
Then i made a marmalade cake , It was made with brown sugar as i had run out of white that's why its so dark.
I picked up three vintage pudding basins at a jumble sale for 50p and used them for the puddings.
So that's some of the ways i keep within our very small food budget.
When we knew we were moving house last time i started to save things i really like for the move , This is the start with these pretty little brackets .