We’ve managed to stay under budget all week so we decided that this evening we could go and buy some extras – some fruit!
Porridge – again
1 Maryland cookie
10p for tuck at Rock Solid
Mango (very reduced!)
Fake Ryvita and cream cheese
Everyone is saying that they are feeling much more hungry today and that is despite that fact that we seem to have eaten more. It was the first day that Jonathan has even commented that he was hungry. We managed to buy some reduced things, so had some fruit and crisps.
Martin has been eating some other things than the rest of us as he is trying to avoid wheat. His fake Ryvita and cream cheese today cost 29p almost 3/10 of the daily allowance on just a snack. I did steal a few bites of it and boy did it taste fantastic – it was the crispness and the cool creaminess in contrast to a lot of the food which has been just a bit mushy!
Tomorrow is a challenge as Ruth and Rebekah are not home at dinner time and Jonathan and Rebekah are out at lunch. Lunch for them will be the daily snacks and some of the bread I have made for today, Ruth will have an early dinner and Rebekah is taking some left-over rice from today. I have found the food to be eaten out a massive problem – it’s more expensive and more difficult to organise,
We’ve had quite a lot of discussion today about how it would feel to always be eating like this and really worrying about having enough to eat and we are pretty careful anyway only having a budget of about twice as much as this – but that twice as much feel extremely extravagant just now.
Things I am missing eating are salad, fruit, yoghurt and cheese and earlier in the week I had a real craving for a jacket potato with butter and cheese but now what I really want is hummus and carrot sticks and oatcakes – blimey how middle class do I sound!