Author Topic: What's your average monthly food spend per adult? (UK)  (Read 1487 times)

Squelchy

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 16
Re: What's your average monthly food spend per adult? (UK)
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2019, 02:49:16 PM »
Never Give Up - You are very good, wanting to bulk these soups with salads. I'm afraid I'd go for pudding for padding. Apparently, there's a Swedish tradition of pea soup and pancake Thursdays. My only problem with pancakes is that to keep up with demand for them, I end up standing at the hob for ages, but for only one person, it sounds pretty good.

sea_saw

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 549
Re: What's your average monthly food spend per adult? (UK)
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2019, 02:49:44 PM »
NGU have you been throwing away roast chicken carcasses? Aiee!

I have a friend who feels so strongly on this topic that if he's ever served a roast at someone else's place he enquires what the hosts are going to do with the bones, and if they say 'er, throw them away?' he kicks up a fuss until the bones are bagged up to go home with him.

That said I'm on team risotto for the stock. Soup's nice and all but cmon.

never give up

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1316
  • Location: UK
Re: What's your average monthly food spend per adult? (UK)
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2019, 03:00:39 PM »
Thanks Squelchy although pudding sounds good!

Er sea_saw whoops. Itís possible to do something cooking wise with the carcasses? Iíve just been hanging them in the garage as a tribute :-) Oh crumbs I have so much to learn.

londonstache

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 91
Re: What's your average monthly food spend per adult? (UK)
« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2019, 09:52:10 AM »
Thank you all for showing me how insufficiently badass I am, and the need to dial down my costs!

We average £200/month for 2 of us which includes all of our cleaning products and other household spend. I don't segregate it out but would guess at £10-15 being household per week and c. £35-40 being food.

CrabbitDutchie

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 86
Re: What's your average monthly food spend per adult? (UK)
« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2019, 01:48:15 PM »
Never Give Up - You are very good, wanting to bulk these soups with salads. I'm afraid I'd go for pudding for padding. Apparently, there's a Swedish tradition of pea soup and pancake Thursdays. My only problem with pancakes is that to keep up with demand for them, I end up standing at the hob for ages, but for only one person, it sounds pretty good.

mmmm pancakes! Our usual is definitely bread with soup, but we barely ever have just sandwiches for lunch so it balances out. We vary the bread - pitta, baguettes, normal wholemeal, homemade soda bread, dumplings in the soup. Also, it should be noted that mostly when I say soup it's stand your spoon up in it, thick, filling soup.

It seems that from soup, we're now into rice with mush week. Saturday was leftovers (pasta bake and the last of the scotch broth), sunday dahl with rice and poppadums, today super cheap chilli (managed to chuck in a carrot that was starting to go soft and the last of last week's swede as extra filler without compromising taste) with more rice and tomorrow will be the rest of the dahl (I made a double batch), though I'll maybe make flatbreads to go with it instead of more rice.

aoedae

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 55
Re: What's your average monthly food spend per adult? (UK)
« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2019, 05:57:54 AM »
My food spend has shot up to £122.55 (for a single adult), down from <£90 per month, for January 2019.

This is largely because I've gone vegan and am eating a lot more fresh fruit and vegetables, which is pricey in the centre of a city with only express stores to choose from. I was vegetarian before, so I'm not seeing a new financial benefit of cutting out meat, but am missing the affordability of eggs and natural yoghurt. I've also outlaid on new spices, which have been quite pricey (£3 for a huge bag of black cardamon, anyone?), and tried out some incredibly expensive substitute options (£4.75 for a pint of Ben & Jerrys, £3 for a vegan pizza, anyone?)

Having said that, if I stopped buying food today I could eat well on my cupboard and freezer supplies for at least 2 weeks. And I am eating very well and really enjoying my food, which counts for quite a lot. And, it being the depths of winter, I'm definitely eating more than I would otherwise.

So, I'll post an average again next month and see if the lumps are worked out at all!