I used to make my L&M's ready meals (spicy chicken & rice) with chicken breasts, a few years ago I swapped to chicken thighs.
I swapped good steak for the butchers peppered steak & this is only on high days & holidays.
I've now swapped bacon rashers for bacon scraps.
I've swapped lamb chops for mis-shaped chops.
I buy the cheapest mince & stretch it as far as I can.
I can't afford to buy a decent strong cheese
I eat mostly vegetarian meals when my L&M is on the late shifts.
Sometimes I get really pissed off & I wonder what I'm going to give up next.