Hello, welcome back.
During February, I have been taking part in a challenge where we (myself and a group of ladies from my Facebook Group) only budget £1 per day per person, on food and drinks.
So, each person in the family gets £1 per day of the budget.
We are a family of 3, so that has given me £21 this week to feed the 3 of us.
This doesn’t include food and drinks that we already have, or food bought with vouchers etc that do not require spending.
I don’t think I could keep this up for the whole month, so I chose the first and last weeks of the challenge to do it.
Today is day 1 of the final week. I’m slightly panicked! On the first week that I did this, I had an almost full pantry and a freezer that was bursting at the seems. Now I have an almost empty freezer and pantry!
I’ve decided on my old faithful, the whole chicken. The idea of ‘rubber chicken’ is something I first heard of on the MoneySavingExpert forums a few years ago. If you’ve not heard of it before, rubber chicken is a whole chicken that you get as many meals from as possible, so you streeettcchh it out for a whole week (or as long as possible).
My meal plans this week consists of 4 chicken meals for the 3 of us, plus chicken noodle soup and anything leftover will be the filling in my bread rolls for packed lunch at work
I’ve already done as much meal prep as possible, so here’s hoping I can manage it!
I am also keeping in mind that while this is a bit of a challenge for me, its the reality for many. Not just a few weeks of the year or of a month, not as a fun experiment, but a necessity that they face every day.
I’ll keep you updated!