This coming week I have economised greatly on my weekly shop, I have tried to keep the cost down to a minimum. I have just finished my tesco food shop on line and the bill has come to £41.99, this includes one bottle of white wine. Hopefully I won't need to add to this as I have meal planned for the four of us this week, including packed lunches for the kids. If necessary I'll use ingredients in the freezer and cupboards to add to my shop, but will try not to. I will use up the bits I find in the fridge. As I normally spend around £120 a week, I am donating the difference of £78 to Oxfam. I'll donate the money through Jack Monroes, Live below the line web page. She has experienced poverty in her own life, and I find her a truly inspirational woman.
If anyone fancies joining me in doing the same in the following weeks I will post my frugal recipes and perhaps you could donate the difference of your usual weekly shop to your chosen charity.