Not such a fat kat now :)
I know this is slightly off topic but I want to know what everyone does and how much it costs?
I am feeding myself, my hubby, my son 19, daughter 18 and daughter 13. Essentially 5 adults.
Im very good with my food budget but like everyone else its been getting higher and higher over the last year or so. and to be perfectly honest its beginning to annoy me.
I always write a 2 week menu, make a list of everything I need for it and only buy that. then the only extra I need to buy is top up stuff like milk and bread and possibly some extra fresh veg. I always cook from scratch as my my kids have allergies and excema and I like to know what it going into their bodies. E numbers and preservatives are big baddies for my youngest.
I used to spend around £140-50 per fortnight. This is now around the £160-70 ish mark, which I know is not a huge amount but I could spend that money on something else.
I would love to spend a lot less than this yet still cook healthy food for my kids without using things like sauce in jars etc.
I keep reading the forum on moneysaving expert and they seem to spend £100 per month or less for families. I cant for the life of me work out how they do this properly or healthily.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?
Am I spending a fortune?
how much does it cost you?
where do you shop and what are you cooking?
or am I being mean?