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Thrifty Thursday 18


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People do say that I eat too much chicken, but I like chicken! I get asked what else I have eaten and I do have a variety. I ate cornflakes and soya milk for breakfast followed by an egg, pork for lunch with potatoes and vegetables, chicken and chips with veggies for dinner and then made do with a chicken drumstick and prawn cocktail crisps for supper. I also ate a few apples and a banana. I got a lot of vitamins, minerals and tryptophan from the chicken, then lots of fructose to help me absorb the tryptophan!

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I get 15 eggs for £1.25 at Asda and last week I had 15 for the same price from Aldi. Egg and chips is a good meal if you have fruit with it or veggies. A nourishing meal for less than 50p allows you to go gourmet on Sunday! I went to Lidl this week and the pork medallions were £2.99 for 3. I had pork for Sunday lunch with apple sauce, potatoes and broccoli. I had more broccoli from Lidl too, their fruit and veggies are reasonable. Bananas were 52p a kilo and they make a healthy snack between meals.

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This was afternoon tea on Sunday. The prawns were from Aldi (£2.99) and the iceberg lettuce (49p),  6 tomatoes (69p) from Lidl and potatoes. I would normally use new potatoes but I didn’t have any, so  microwaved a few left over from Sunday lunch! The brown stuff is Branston pickle,  the smooth one! I also put a little chopped apple on… Yummy!

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The drink in the glass was cider, 2 litres for £1.95 at Lidl. I had whole legs of chicken from Lidl for £2.00 a kilo. That is 4 legs and is a reasonable price.

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I know this picture isn’t very good; but it is a frugal meal! I had the bacon from LIdl, twin pack (£2.49). I fried some left over potato until golden brown, then fried the bacon and eggs with a tomato. Yummy! You can use canned tomato, but I had one that looked a bit dodgy so used that rather than waste it. That’s another yummy meal for less than 50p!

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My real thriftiness this week was a phone call to Scottish Power to ask if they had  a cheaper tariff than the ‘online energy saver 11’ they put me on. Guess what? They did! Spooky! They changed me to ‘online energy saver 16’.

                        saver 11       saver 16

Electricity:

First 225 KWH – 21.558p       19.38p

The rest           –  10.664p        9.587p

Gas:

First 670KWH 7.541p              6.779p

The rest           3.457p               3.108

Energy saver 11 is 3% below their standard tariff, but online energy saver 16 is 11.9% below their standard tariff and is guaranteed to stay 11.9% below until 1st January 2013. That should save me a few quid. If in doubt – haggle!

Incidentally, I don’t check online prices and quote off websites. These are real prices and the photographs above are my real meals! Yummy!

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