Saturday, 26 November 2016

Lovely Carbs and FB Challenge Update

It's now early afternoon and we have had a smashing morning.  The sun has shone and it's been cold but very fresh rain!  I popped out to get some food as DD and family are coming to tea but I still need to stay within budget so I bought a big pack (2.5kg) of baking potatoes (11 in the bag) for £2...

A pack of lovely Somerset cheese also £2 and which has been grated and boxed ready to top the baked spuds......

Two tins of baked beans for 50p in order to give a choice of topping......

A value cheesecake for £1.25 which should give 6 portions for dessert.....

Total cost £5.75 to feed six of us and there should be spuds and some cheese left over too.  I will start the potatoes off in the microwave then bung them in a hot oven for about 20 minutes to crisp them up (I LOVE crispy skins :) It's all a bit carb heavy but it will fill everyone up and the kids will have been to football and dance classes so they will be more than ready :)

Oh, and a quick update on the #30FestiveFoodBank challenge Days # 17 to23 as shown I am concentrating on treats at the moment and am looking for some reasonably priced chocolate to add to the box.  I'm still a bit behind but I'm determined to do it.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and thanks everso for popping in x


  1. That was a really impressive looking cheesecake for the money. I would be really interested in your opinion of its taste, please let us know.

  2. Wow, that cheesecake looks fancy considering it's a value one.

  3. Very good on the budget for six people, have a great rest of the weekend. xx

  4. I love a good jacket spud I like scooping the filling out mixing it with cheese and onion and popping back in the oven stuffed jacket spuds fab.

  5. good buy. I paid £1.09 in local Co-op for 4 baking spuds the other day. Annoying as we have plenty of potatoes from he garden but they are all too small for baking and I just fancied it for lunch!

  6. Baked potato with beans and cheese is a huge favourite here. Sometimes the simpler the meal the better. The cheesecake looks lovely. X