These days no subject seems to be taboo with mainstream programmes on TV about everything – did any of you see the one about ladies front bottoms this week??
Anyway I thought I would bring up the touchy subject of our food bills. Regardless of our chosen destinations be they Tesco’s or the farmer’s market all of us must have noticed prices going up.
For a while now I have been trying to get my own bill down; I feel like I’m swimming against the tide but certainly not buying convenience foods makes a difference but if you are time poor or like myself not always able to cook from scratch what can be done to keep the housekeeping from getting out of control?
Something I am guilty of is buying too much food and I think that now most of us do our food shopping on a weekly basis that is common.
How do you manage your larder?
Rather badly. As I’ve said I have a tendency to buy too much and some things do spoil…
Do you eat the same things?
Yes and no – both of us have a high boredom threshold so I like to rotate meals as much as I can but say something like sausages come up on the menu every other week
Do you use a list?
Do you stick to the list?
Do you limit fruit and veg?
No, we get through loads of it….even Harry loves his fruit and veg fix
Do you cook a main meal every night?Yes, a meat and 2 veg type of meal is made I’m afraid….
How much do you spend?It does vary – but I would say £70 - £90 per week for 2 of us and Harry.
The other thing I wanted to touch upon is values.
I don’t wish to judge others for their choices BUT I don’t wish to be judged in return.
Hugh and Jamie highlighted the plight of chickens – but there are families on the breadline that don’t have a choice but buy them. I feel privileged to be able to have the choice in the quality of produce I eat……….
I value quality food, food that has been produced humanely not just for the animals but also the farmers and producers; to afford good quality food I forgo other things.