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    • redfox
    • By redfox 21st Oct 13, 9:17 AM
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    redfox
    Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two
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    • 21st Oct 13, 9:17 AM
    Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two 21st Oct 13 at 9:17 AM
    As the previous thread here had got very long, this is a new one for a continuation of the discussion.

    From the original first post of the previous thread:

    OK my freezer and stock cupboards are crammed full. I realise have spent a lot of money in the food in there. I want to save money by using these and only buy:
    . Milk
    . Fruit/Veg
    . Bread
    . Yoghurt
    . Breakfast cereal (only have 2 unopened packets)
    . Sandwich fillings (have one pack of ham in the freezer)

    as these things I eat virtually every day

    Until one of the following happens
    . I ran out of food
    . I have only fish fingers and cornflakes left.

    It will be a challenge as I'm on weight watchers so I have to be extra creative to keep my points down.
    Originally posted by Middy
    I'm a Board Guide on the Quick Grabbit, Food Shopping & Groceries, Shop but don't drop, Loans and Cutting Tax boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and I can move and merge threads there. Pease remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this) Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

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    • elf06
    • By elf06 11th Jul 17, 9:16 PM
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    elf06
    Hi all - I have been MIA for many years now (tut tut) but I MUST get back on the bandwagon.
    I have been trying to use up all the bits and pieces in the cupboard and freezer as I am bad for grabbing bargains at the end of work (supermarket). I will need to pick up a few wee bits and pieces but I'm hoping the damage will be minimal......def need lunch things with the schools being off and a boy who thinks he'll waste away if he doesn't eat every 10 mins haha!!

    anyway today went like this....

    out - portion of mincey stuff for me for lunch, sandwich, crisps fruit etc for dinner at work. Boy child had pot scones out of freezer with tin of beans from cupboard (half of which is now in fridge) and he ate dinner at my Mums.
    in (oooops) - 2 x 8pks of croissants for 15p each (will freeze as boy child loves them for breakfast), 2 lamb shops for 35p, 2 sole fillets for 35p, bag of carrots, celery.....think thats it.
    Emma

    Aug GC - £1/£130
    NSD - target 18 days, so far 0
    • caronc
    • By caronc 11th Jul 17, 9:16 PM
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    caronc
    In: nothing
    Out: crispy chicken burger
    Used up: cherries, LO spaghetti
    Mar GC £131/£150, April GC £150/£160, May GC £150/£150, June GC £117/£120, July £161/£170
    • PennyGrabber
    • By PennyGrabber 14th Jul 17, 7:05 PM
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    PennyGrabber
    In - a load of stuff went into the freezer from the fridge, like celery, rhubarb and cauliflowers.
    Out - fresh pasta pack, finished up a jar of pasta sauce, tin of meatballs

    There is space in my fridge!

    PG x
    Family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(10), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries.
    July £66.58/£100 June 2017, £113.38/£100.00
    • caronc
    • By caronc 14th Jul 17, 7:29 PM
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    caronc
    I've not updated for a couple of days as had my son staying. Nothing in or out though a few bits bought and used. I need to have a good rake through my fridge this weekend and use/freeze anything that needs it.
    Today:
    In: 2 portions trout in filo pastry, a pukka pie and 160 tea bags
    Out: a pork chop
    Used up: LO boiled spuds, a wedge of stottie cake, bbq'd chicken, cucumber, strawberries and the last banana
    Mar GC £131/£150, April GC £150/£160, May GC £150/£150, June GC £117/£120, July £161/£170
    • caronc
    • By caronc 15th Jul 17, 7:38 PM
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    caronc
    In: 2 portion HM frozen mango yoghurt, southern fried chicken portions, corn cob
    Out: nothing
    Used up: chicken stock (made soup), various veg, mango
    Last edited by caronc; 15-07-2017 at 9:02 PM.
    Mar GC £131/£150, April GC £150/£160, May GC £150/£150, June GC £117/£120, July £161/£170
    • PennyGrabber
    • By PennyGrabber 15th Jul 17, 8:13 PM
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    PennyGrabber
    In - bread, cucumber, packet mixes, raspberries, mushrooms

    Out - tin of peas, half of the mushrooms, some mince and two spuds, and a pack of rice cracker things.

    Have enough leftovers today to have the exact same meal again, just zapped in the microwave. We're eating dinner at a friend's tom, so if I'm not too hungry I'll save it for Monday.

    PG x
    Family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(10), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries.
    July £66.58/£100 June 2017, £113.38/£100.00
    • caronc
    • By caronc 16th Jul 17, 9:12 PM
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    caronc
    In: nothing
    Out: lamb chop
    Used up: cheese spread, 2 cracked eggs, round courgette
    Given away: small very ripe melon which my nephew will scoff
    Mar GC £131/£150, April GC £150/£160, May GC £150/£150, June GC £117/£120, July £161/£170
    • PennyGrabber
    • By PennyGrabber 16th Jul 17, 10:51 PM
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    PennyGrabber
    In - nothing

    Out - four tins given to church for the foodbank, two bolognese portions out of the freezer, one tub of unidentified stuff (possibly beef stew) out of the freezer
    Family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(10), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries.
    July £66.58/£100 June 2017, £113.38/£100.00
    • mumofthetwins
    • By mumofthetwins 17th Jul 17, 10:20 AM
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    mumofthetwins
    well I did well over the weekend ..
    in : nothing
    out: bread, mini milks and cornettos, chicken burgers, chips , two bags of open sausages with a couple in, bread, hash browns, chips.


    today boys are at my parents for dinner so gammy looking salad for me lol
    This time I'm sticking with it !!

    May £264.56/£300 NSD lost track but much more than last month / 38 June £216.30/£300 NSD 15/30 July £120.21/£300 NSD 6/15
    PAD
    June £3362.78 July £1353.88
    • PennyGrabber
    • By PennyGrabber 17th Jul 17, 7:24 PM
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    PennyGrabber
    In - nothing

    Out - some veggies and a packet of tortilla crisps

    When will I learn that it takes waaaaay longer to eat through stuff than it does to buy it?!!

    I think, during August, I will not do a weekly shop, but just buy what I actually need when I actually need it, eg spuds. I wonder if that would work?

    PG x
    Family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(10), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries.
    July £66.58/£100 June 2017, £113.38/£100.00
    • caronc
    • By caronc 17th Jul 17, 8:05 PM
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    caronc
    In: two portions HM soup
    Out: frozen mango yoghurt, tin of tuna
    Used up: end of a crusty loaf, end of a jar of mayo, a slighty squishy pear
    Mar GC £131/£150, April GC £150/£160, May GC £150/£150, June GC £117/£120, July £161/£170
    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 18th Jul 17, 12:28 AM
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    Frogletina
    Foods in the freezer past the bb date

    1 part used loaf of cheesy bread

    1 packet of rolls
    Home made vegetable curry
    Home made quorn curry
    Fry's vege beef style strips
    tagliatelli
    chopped ginger
    I southern fried escalope

    In my fridge

    lime juice
    lemon juice
    carrots
    broccoli
    coleslaw (last day tomorrow - added to remind me)

    carrots

    In my cupboards

    tarka dall
    stuffing mix
    1 tub golden breadcumbs
    9 small boxes of raisins
    almonds
    almond flour
    millet
    marmite
    flax seeds
    Lavender shortbread x2
    oats
    sponge flour
    coconut, chilli and lemongrass rice x2
    custard pot
    coconut flour

    frogletina
    Originally posted by Frogletina
    I've not updated this list for weeks. Sad to say some items are still not used up. I am determined that they will be used up soon even if I throw them all out! That will be the last resort though.

    frogletina
    Not Rachmaninov
    But Nyman
    The heart asks for pleasure first

    SPC 8 #441 £1567.31 SPC 9 #441 £1014.64
    • mumofthetwins
    • By mumofthetwins 18th Jul 17, 9:18 AM
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    mumofthetwins
    so yeaterday was ..
    in: mini milk lollies
    out: mini milk lollies, sausage rolls.


    I used up what was left of the turning salad and sausage rolls were snacks for my never stop eating teenagers lol
    This time I'm sticking with it !!

    May £264.56/£300 NSD lost track but much more than last month / 38 June £216.30/£300 NSD 15/30 July £120.21/£300 NSD 6/15
    PAD
    June £3362.78 July £1353.88
    • PennyGrabber
    • By PennyGrabber 18th Jul 17, 8:55 PM
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    PennyGrabber
    In - nothing

    Out - two partbake baguettes, the last of the ham, a dodgy-looking tomato, six sausages out of the freezer ready for dinner tomorrow

    PG x
    Family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(10), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries.
    July £66.58/£100 June 2017, £113.38/£100.00
    • caronc
    • By caronc 18th Jul 17, 9:36 PM
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    caronc
    In: nothing
    Out: 2 icecream cones, instant mexican rice, portion breaded haddock
    Used up: cottage cheese, a pear, instant "Mexican" rice, charlotte potatoes
    Mar GC £131/£150, April GC £150/£160, May GC £150/£150, June GC £117/£120, July £161/£170
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 20th Jul 17, 11:39 AM
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    zafiro1984
    I've fallen off the wagon lately and gone back to my old habits - sad

    I had a look at my grocery budget which I set in Jan for the year, worked out how much I spent and its brought me back to reality with a massive jolt.

    Hopefully by posting daily I'll get back on track and stop spending.

    OUT: Raita (not sure of spelling), with HG (home grown) cucumber, HG onion, HG toms, LO yogurt.
    salmon, LO venison, HG veggies,
    HM lemon ice-cream, HM brandy snaps.

    No space created today !!!!
    Just Grocery Jan 131.11/155, Feb 325.77/140 Mar 151.92/155 Apr 0/150

    veg growing 29.99/365, veg savings using supermarket prices £43.05

    All food,wine,toiletries/cleaning/veg plot-yearly budget £3650 (£10 a day)
    5/3/17 Daily average so far this year £13.89
    • caronc
    • By caronc 20th Jul 17, 12:01 PM
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    caronc
    Yesterday:
    In: nothing
    Out: jar of salmon paste, 2 cumberland sausages
    Mar GC £131/£150, April GC £150/£160, May GC £150/£150, June GC £117/£120, July £161/£170
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