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Week 1

I have ~€50 left to live on across the next four weeks. I also have to pay for a bus home at least one over this period, which leaves me even shorter still. I meant to keep up a log of my recipes, but me being me, forgot until now. Recipes shall be posted up next week, alongside the menu lists.

This week’s shopping list:

  • Penne Pasta [500g @75c]
  • Long Grain Rice [1kg@1.00]
  • Frozen chicken breasts [1kg@5.00]
  • Lean Beef Mince [900g @3.45]
  • Passata [400g @59c]
  • Fresh tomato and basil soup [600g @1.50]
  • Sweet peppers [4 @ 79c]
  • Fresh milk [300ml @59c]

Total Spent: 13.67

Also in cupboard & freezer:
Frozen Peas
Squeezy Honey
Sriracha Hot Sauce
Herbal Teas [Christmas gifts!]

I don’t mind spending a little extra here and there, especially when most of the ingredients here will last me for more than a week. This is particularly true for the meat — while I take precautions to avoid anaemia, I’m not a huge meat eater. Let’s just say I rarely have trouble sticking to the ‘no bigger than the palm of your hand’ rule of thumb.

This week’s menu:


  • Tea & Toast
  • Tomato Soup & Pasta
  • Free College Pizza!


  • Tea & Toast
  • Rice & Peas, with Sriracha
  • Spaghetti Bolognese


  • Tea, Egg & Toast
  • Fruit Cup [Free in College!]
  • Tomato Soup & Pasta


  • Tea & Toast
  • Sriracha Chicken w/Rice
  • Pasta w/Tomato Sauce


  • Tea & Toast
  • Leftovers

I’m heading home on tomorrow [Friday] so no cooking for me this weekend! I’ll add recipes and the like as time goes on.

Also, I’m making budget gifts this weekend too, as I have mothers day and a birthday coming up, so stay tuned! 🙂