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Old 13-09-2013, 5:31 PM
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coxy sorry your birthday wasnt a good day, hope your laptop problems sort out soon.
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I've been struggling this week.

I have 1.50 to last me until monday & I will need milk tomorrow.

Still managing on half what I was so progress is being made.

It won't let me update my signature.
ch27 are you trying to do what i do sometimes clicking on the preview sig instead of the edit box below that lets you change the details

ignore me, ive just tried and its giving a server error when i press submit as well so its a prob at mse end rather than anything you are doing.
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Old 13-09-2013, 5:38 PM
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Been to morrisons and lidls today. I spent 16.48 on various things - butter, fruit, bread, quorn chicken pieces, dishwasher tablets etc. Also got some new dummies for my son, some chocolates for his Christmas stocking and a new top (I don't include this in my budget).

Not bad and will see us through until Tuesday when me and a friend go to ALDI

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ch27 are you trying to do what i do sometimes clicking on the preview sig instead of the edit box below that lets you change the details

ignore me, ive just tried and its giving a server error when i press submit as well so its a prob at mse end rather than anything you are doing.
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Thanks for the SC advice... Will do a batch of this tomorrow morning

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Chippy tea at 12.10 and 99p on a loaf.... oh dear, still 12 days to go and almost spent up! It's these bloomin takeaways, I need to start resisting more

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Well the throw things in a pan and hope for the best sausage hotpot thing was very tasty but I'm still waiting for the damn thing to cool down so putting it in bowls instead of the plastic tubs wasn't today's cleverest idea. with the batch cooking I have planned for this weekend, I'm not going to have enough food tubs so thought I would portion into bowls today before transferring to freezer bags. Would be interested to hear top tips for cooling food down....
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Old 13-09-2013, 6:01 PM
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Jo, mine is simmering as we 'speak'. hadnt got an onion so its got a stick of celery in.

is it wine o'clock yet?
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Chippy tea at 12.10 and 99p on a loaf.... oh dear, still 12 days to go and almost spent up! It's these bloomin takeaways, I need to start resisting more
I know it's not quite the same, but maybe have some stock dinner treats at the ready instead? We have a bag of chips in the freezer for treat nights and also some pizza dough. So that way we can have 'take aways' of a home made kind? Just an idea!
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I started a grocery challenge the day I realised we had a got ourselves in a slight financial pickle. Our grocery spend has decreased every week, can't believe it. We're eating more food as well as a more varied diet, who knew!
w/c 16/8 - 77.42

w/c 23/8 42.59
w/c 30/8 20.12
w/c 6/9 18.54
w/c 13/9 - 14.56 and received 0.76p off tesco voucher
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Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't posted in days. My birthday was Tuesday - had a rubbish day and have been having further laptop problems

Happy belated birthday to Flo - another Virgo

Will update budgets in a mo.

Meg - your post made me laugh

Dinner tonight is scampi, French fries and green beans. Nice and easy as I worked today and DD has guides at 7pm so quick tea needed.

Back later
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Been to mr waitys today for 8 free dr Os pizzas (with mocs) and got free range chicken for weekend, milk, rennies and other bits came to 11.20 then to iceland and spent 15.30. Dont know if I can spin grocery money out until end of sept , my purse looks decidedly empty
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DH has been to the shop, spent 10.94! We are going to be way over this month as I wanted to include the birthday meal in the total. I hate failing at it!
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Jo, your soup was lovely, must admit after i blended it i added a little cream. weve just had a bowl each with wholemeal rolls and it is very filling.

i didnt sautee i just cut veggies into chunks brought to boil then simmered in the stock till soft with the seasonings, blended and added the cream

will definately make again
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OH spent 2.20 on chocolate taking my total to 18.48
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9.19 today on some fruit, veg and loo roll.

Tonight we had some belly pork marinated in Chinese flavouring with some roasted small potatoes, shallots and cherry tomatoes. Also did some salad. While the oven was on I roasted the last two beetroot, was going to have these as well but they were not quite done enough.

Will have to nip to butchers in the morning as I must have forgotten some bacon when I went the other day and DH wants bacon butties for his lunch tomorrow.

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I've lost a receipt from earlier on this week and struggling to remember what I bought (and I tell OH off for that all the time )

Definitely milk (the 97p M**dow P*rk stuff from Mr Ms), salad - oh I remember, it was YS watercress at 50p and YS strawberries at 75p! Quite impressed I remembered as it was on Wed that I bought it

Haven't had strawbs in forever as I normally just buy apples, bananas and tinned fruit. Have to say, I appreciated them so much more than I used to when I bought berries all the time and half of them used to go furry in the fridge - they felt like a real luxury, I quartered them and had half at work yesterday and half today as a treat

OH bought cream (well actually E*mlea which I hate but oh well) for 1 yesterday, and a giant kitchen roll for 69p. Today he bought a pot noodle for his lunch and really rubbish processed white bread. I told him he had to pay for those himself but have relented on the white bread as he'll be eating it for lunches for a few days now so a bit silly not to count it I guess.

Made four portions of Spanish veg & bean stew for dinner tonight, half for our dinner and half for the freezer. Even though I'm trying to clear it out as it needs a defrost, shh. Made it in my pressure cooker which I'm just loving

Oh and happy birthday belatedly to Flo and Coxy

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Big shop today has taken us up to 205 out of the 300 budget. Cupboards are full though, as is the freezer. Will try and last with little shops now until the end of the month.
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56 spent today in w**trose. Total now 178 for the month - need to budget carefully now to make my 72 last until October!

On the upside, my eldest ds has just started school on the outskirts of town - no shops in the vincity at all, so saved a fortune already by not being able to 'pop in' anywhere!
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My budget is out by around 15 for this week. I wasn't counting on getting sick and having to spend a load extra on buying tissues, paracetamol and orange juice in bulk. I also have veg for a casserole which I definitely don't have the appetite to eat. I plan on shoving it all in the slow cooker tomorrow and at least that way I can freeze it easily and not have it go to waste. I'm still resisting on the takeaways which are my usual downfall through, so I'm considering the week a success on that basis...
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