Lovely Marks and Spencer food free with vouchers
Spent some of my M&S vouchers today. I get them from using a credit card and use them for lovely M&S food.
Today I got a pack of salmon fillets and another bag of sea bass fillets, a pack of large smoky flavoured prawns, a big oblong pizza, some mixed anti-pasti skewers, a pack of artichoke hearts, a pack of semi dried tomatoes and a choc torte. Cost me 75p!
If I had to budget to £1 a day, I would treat these vouchers as cash and make them work hard. But as it is, I see them as free money and buy treaty things with them, that I otherwise wouldn’t get.
I am doing my second day this week of the 5:2 and had half of the prawns on a slice of toast with a little soft cheese for lunch and the other half for dinner. They were absolutely delicious.
I shall use the artichoke hearts and tomatoes with pasta tomorrow. Mike had some of the torte and the mixed anti-pasti this evening.
The fish is lovely to have in the freezer so I can get just one piece out for me at a time, and it makes it easy to have a fishy supper.
I’ve still got £29 worth of vouchers, but I shan’t use those for a while. I don’t get that many and I like to eke them out.
In other news, the BBC got in touch today. There’s a possibility that I may do a feature on one of the Rip Off Britain programmes that are being recorded at the end of October. I am in the fortunate position of being able to choose whether to do a project or not, I don’t need to do whatever comes for the income. I accept some things and refuse others. This one sounds interesting and I would love to get involved. It’s still at the research stage at the moment, so nothing may come of it. We shall see, it’ll be nice if it comes off.
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one