Porridge with value jam.
Slice of birthday cake (approx 30p)
Soup and bread – 64p
Curried baked beans and rice (gross value sausages and rice for the fussy two) some onion and sweetcorn.
Food for Martin travelling to London: 4 Morrison’s version of Ryvita, Bombay mix, cream cheese, flapjack
3 cups of tea
Total Cost: £3.17
Today should have been much easier as I had made the bread and soup the day before. However we had a number of problems – 3 people were out at lunch or dinner time – and food for on the go is much harder to make cheaply. Martin had to go to London so was going to be around at dinner time – this meant I has to make dinner before I left in the morning so Martin could eat it at lunch time – all the weighing and calculating took much longer than usual and I was feeling quite frazzled by the time we managed to leave the house to go to Circus Skills. I also had a stinking headache which I think might be because I’ve not had any caffeine and recently I have been drinking lots of coffee!
Usually on a Tuesday Rebekah goes to Jamie’s house for dinner. That was out this week so Jamie came to us. He brought his own noodles and had them with some of our store-cupboard chili sauce. We often have friends around and in fact the bible verse “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling” is one of our family life principles so the lack of funds for entertaining is something that I don’t like! Rebekah did well though – she only had one biscuit yesterday and gave Jamie the extra one today!
We went to a friend’s house for some birthday cake after Circus Skills today and we had discussed in advance that Jonathan could have a piece and we would allocate some of our food money for this purpose.