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im not religous, i dont even beleive in fate

but lately ive been wishing i had some cash (im a poor student) to buy preps with.
This morning i was actualy thinking over and over in my head what would i buy with just a few quid... it wasnt long before i saw something and picked it up without even thinking... it was a £10 note!

i was going to spend it on alcohol (as i said im a student :p)
but i decided it seemed to much like fate (since had felt the need for more food preps)

now guys....and gals.. i need some help deciding what i should get, i have a couple of weeks of food... just basics but it will keep me fed

i want to get as much food as possible for the money, it doesnt have to by fancy.. i can live without more fancy spam etc

but i need:

calories
protein
some fat
veggied etc (vitimins and minerals)

thanks for your input
 

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If you shop about it's surprising just how much you can get for a tenner. I think if it was me I'd get a big bag of rice & a couple of bags of dried beans as a start then if there was any change go for some tinned fruit.
 

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Plan the week's menu

i want to get as much food as possible for the money, it doesnt have to by fancy.. i can live without more fancy spam etc
ummm .... I don't quite know how much £10 is, but ...

Collect and study grocery store coupon pages (probably in a free newspaper.) Find out when the 'double coupon' day is, and what bulk items are on sale.

I would see how long the £10 would feed me, and how much money I would save over that time by not eating convenience foods, restaurants, fast food, etc. (whatever you've been eating) to parlay it into a larger sum.

If it's not significantly more than £10, get the booze.
 

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ummm .... I don't quite know how much £10 is, but ...

Collect and study grocery store coupon pages (probably in a free newspaper.) Find out when the 'double coupon' day is, and what bulk items are on sale.

I would see how long the £10 would feed me, and how much money I would save over that time by not eating convenience foods, restaurants, fast food, etc. (whatever you've been eating) to parlay it into a larger sum.

If it's not significantly more than £10, get the booze.
umm for scale of money....

in the uk u can buy a 20 - 24 cans of beer (crate of beer) for a £10

77p will buy u 13 ish servings of rice

14p a can of kidney beans

14p a 2 liter (days serving) of water
 

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If you're going for dried beans Guy, have a look at the world foods aisle in Tesco. They sell Natco brand dried beans in 2kg bags. Chickpeas are the cheapest at £1.96.
 

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Tesco Value Long Grain Rice 1kg £0.73
Tesco Value Instant Mash 250g £0.39
Tesco Value Baked Beans In Tomt/Sauce 420g £0.29
Tesco Value Beans & Sausages567g £0.39
Tesco Pearl Barley 500g £0.38
Tesco Cous Cous 1kg £1.38

http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/

i have a basic list of items i get every visit and also watch out for special offers. while i have quoted tescos above also check chinese/thai/india stores for dried beans rice and freeze dried vegetables, i have found "ethnic" stores and health food suppliers far better than mainsteam for most dried products.
 

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Yeah, I keep meaning to check out a big Chinese supermarket in town, Costco was my first stop but I couldnt find any dried beans in there.
 

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Arrghhhh student days i nearly remember them well LOL, booze binges at the weekends and any other day we had a few £'s in our pockets, in my day we got grants all in one check, they didnt last long at all LOL, but now I am an older man, and every penny counts, one thing I will pass on to you is the weekday stew, its a way of using a one pot dish to last all week,,, you will need:
tesco's economy mince the £2 pack
4 medium onions chopped fine
4 carrot chopped fine
2 clove garlic chopped fine
4 sticks celery chopped fine
1 tbs mixed dried herbs or a hand full of mixed fresh herbs chopped fine
3 tins tesco own brand tomato's
half tube tescos own brand tomato paste
tsp sugar
1/2 pint water

fry off the mince and onions till mince is browned,add all the other stuff and slow simmer for 1 hour...
now this pot can be used as a sauce for pasta on monday
tuesday take out a portion and add chilli powder and red beans, have with rice.
wednesday take out a protion and make mash potato, put the mash on top for cottage pie.
thursday take a protion out and add curry powder and have with rice.
friday well scrap of the fungus mold and have it as it is with some crusty bread...
there you go a weeks main meals for less than a fiver ;);) by the way stock up on loo rolls :thumb::thumb:;)
If your mix gets a bit dry add some water and if it gets a bit low add a couple of tine of baked beans
 
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