We were spending around 50 quid a week, for a normal shop. These days its a lot less, as little as possible, but we are living off existing supplies a lot at the moment. Eventually that will run out and then I'm not sure what we'll do. I just hope we find work before that happens.
I already shop at Lidl where possible. Himtoo - your idea sounds fab, and I'll definitely try it! I think similar things could be rolled in things like lettuces (which, if you growyerown, can be dirt cheap..... I'll get me coat). If you were lucky enough to get some cheap smoked salmon, ferinstance, that, with some cream cheese, rolled in the lettuce could be lovely. I know there's a chinese takeout dish that does some form of minced meat with fried vermicelli or something, rolled in lettuce - Lettuce is definitely something that should be used more as a "container" to hold foods where necessary. I'm trying to do something with minced beef tomorrow night and lettuce - I'll let you know how that goes.
Paulines7 - I'd echo what Patti said in the other thread about veg from lidl. at this time of year avocados are often cheaper. One for lunch - cut in half, stone out, with a little sprinkling of lime juice and some pepper, then eat with a spoon, like you'd eat a boiled egg. That's the simplest. It could also be made into a sort of roughish dip type mixture, and spooned into lettuce. (I have a lettuce fixation today, clearly). If you can tolerate carbs a bit, then you could do a wrap with it - I used to do one with two wafer thin chicken circles in the middle, to provide a waterproof barrier, dump around half an avocado mix on top (avocado, mayo, spring onion, chilli, coriander, lime juice all finely chopped and mixed together, that sortathing) with chopped crunchy lettuce and a sort of salsa (aka finely chopped toms) ontop of that. Roll the whole thing up in some foil and eat. Great to put in the fridge and run out with it the next day. I have no idea how the tortilla wrap type thing would be on the carb count though, and whether there are lowercarb alternatives.
lettuce maybe? (*hides*)