Saturday, 3 May 2014
Live Below the Line- Food Shop
I've almost completed all my food shopping and here it is! All that remains is $1.30 which I plan on taking to the Food Co-Op at my uni tomorrow and spending on some chilli powder and hopefully some tea!
My produce came from a total of four different supermarkets. On Friday afternoon Tess and I bought a packet of stock, and a bag of onions (from two different supermarkets). We got some strange looks as we sat in a cafe and divided it up, especially when it came down to splitting a single stock cube in half. Today I visited another three different supermarkets to pick up my potatos, veg, rice and flour.
Eggs had been my greatest dilemma. Even within the budget I could not justify not buying free range eggs and as such eggs were by far the most expensive item on my shopping list. I do see how this choice is not possible for many people on this kind of budget, but I was determined to make it work. Luckily yesterday we visited my aunty Elissa who has an amazing permaculture inspired garden including lots of chooks, so I was able to pick up some amazing eggs at a lot cheaper price.
Im pre cooking some things tonight, and getting ready to go tomorrow morning!