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    • redfox
    • By redfox 21st Oct 13, 9:17 AM
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    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.
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    • tootallulah
    • By tootallulah 3rd Feb 18, 3:31 PM
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    Out: Mature cheddar, Stilton, Red Leicester, extra bag of raspberries, lemon juice and zest, double cream. Memo to self - entertain more often it is good for using up stuff.

    In: 2.4k leg of lamb (I know, I know but it was reduced to £14.00 at the butchery counter and it will be perfect for Mothering Sunday).
    Mortgage House £45,000 26 January 2018.
    • tootallulah
    • By tootallulah 3rd Feb 18, 3:33 PM
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    Also using this thread to keep track of Feb food spends: Lamb £14.00, vegetables £10.87, milk £3.00.
    Mortgage House £45,000 26 January 2018.
    • dannie
    • By dannie 3rd Feb 18, 6:17 PM
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    Using up 2017 freezer stored batched cooked recipes (several of each) =

    2/11.

    No weekend local shopping so far.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 3rd Feb 18, 7:13 PM
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    In: frozen chips, corn cobettes, crusty rolls
    Out: rump steak
    Used up: globe artichoke (well it's getting cooked tonight if it doesn't need ditching)
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £63/£120
    GC YTD - £118/£240
    • dannie
    • By dannie 4th Feb 18, 4:11 PM
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    Using up 2017 freezer stored batch cooked recipes (several of each) =

    3/11.

    Went to the local food store. No "yellow-sticker" reductions purchased.
    Consequently, no food spends this weekend. There might be a gap now of 6 to 9 days before any more food is bought.
    • phizzimum
    • By phizzimum 4th Feb 18, 6:04 PM
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    Eek! We’ve just bought half a lamb

    I thought we’d order it and have a few weeks to make freezer space but DH is picking it up on Friday so I really need to use some stuff up. I thought I’d been doing alright but I can see my freezer hoard has been creeping up without me realising

    I need this thread to keep me motivated!

    Used up today: gammon joint, apples and blackberries, part of a packet of Yorkshires
    weaving through the chaos...
    • caronc
    • By caronc 4th Feb 18, 6:32 PM
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    Updated

    In: nothing HM sweet potato wedges
    Out: nothing mash, chorizo
    Used up: small piece of gorgonzola
    Last edited by caronc; 04-02-2018 at 8:40 PM.
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £63/£120
    GC YTD - £118/£240
    • tootallulah
    • By tootallulah 4th Feb 18, 7:53 PM
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    Out: bag of raspberries. pizza.

    In: chicken cooked in sherry X 3
    Lemon possets X 5 (not really sure if these will freeze but I don't want to eat them!).
    Mortgage House £45,000 26 January 2018.
    • klbooth
    • By klbooth 5th Feb 18, 3:28 PM
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    OUT: Meatballs, packet spaghetti, 2 lots HM marinara sauce
    IN: 2 portions HM pasta sauce
    1P Challenge #13 £91.43/£667.95;£2 Club #30 £26;50p Club #8 £11.50;20p Club #100 £17.40;SPC #39 £?;VSPC #15 £118.83;1 Debt Vs 100 Days #1 £3964/£3964 (100%); PAYDOBX 2018 #118 £4712/£10014 (45.6%);GC Jan £483.58/£450 Feb £311.14/£430;
    • caronc
    • By caronc 5th Feb 18, 6:51 PM
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    In; lambs liver
    Out: crusty roll, souvlaki pork
    Used up: slice of cooked ham
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £63/£120
    GC YTD - £118/£240
    • phizzimum
    • By phizzimum 5th Feb 18, 10:02 PM
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    Out: cookie dough
    In: bagels
    weaving through the chaos...
    • tootallulah
    • By tootallulah 6th Feb 18, 7:16 AM
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    Out chicken cooked in sherry, rice.
    Mortgage House £45,000 26 January 2018.
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 6th Feb 18, 11:06 AM
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    Not out of freezer but 2 portions veg soup from fresh going in but have used herbs & spices which have been around for years. Will have other 2 portions over next 2 days. Making soup frozen fruit in jelly, single portion for fridge.
    • klbooth
    • By klbooth 6th Feb 18, 3:06 PM
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    OUT: Chops, mac cheese box, jelly portion
    IN: Nothing

    Have stocktaked my little freezer today and made a start on the caravan storage. I have brought a basket of things in to use up for lunches and will place at eye level. Filling in Out of Milk as I go and also making a list of some things I need to devise a use for to go on the meal planning list.

    I can see some lemon curd lurking at the back of my cupboard so I was thinking of making a lemon meringue pie, do I need to add anything to the lemon curd or just spread it on as is? Haven't made one for absolutely ages and never from a jar of lemon curd. Don't really want a runny mess if can help it. Also I will have egg yolks left over, what do people do with spare ones apart from share with the dog?
    1P Challenge #13 £91.43/£667.95;£2 Club #30 £26;50p Club #8 £11.50;20p Club #100 £17.40;SPC #39 £?;VSPC #15 £118.83;1 Debt Vs 100 Days #1 £3964/£3964 (100%); PAYDOBX 2018 #118 £4712/£10014 (45.6%);GC Jan £483.58/£450 Feb £311.14/£430;
    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 6th Feb 18, 3:59 PM
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    Mix the egg yolks with a little milk, whip up and make scrambled egg.

    Alternatively perhaps fry a few mushrooms, stir in some grated cheese and make a cheese and. Mushroom omelette?
    • phizzimum
    • By phizzimum 6th Feb 18, 4:56 PM
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    Out: chilli con carne, bagels, veg soup for tomorrow’s lunch
    In: cooked beans
    weaving through the chaos...
    • caronc
    • By caronc 6th Feb 18, 6:35 PM
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    I tend to either make mayo or custard with spare egg yolks.

    In: 2 portions liver & bacon
    Out: sardines, plum tomatoes, pita, crusty rolls
    Used up: harissa paste, 1/2 lemon
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £63/£120
    GC YTD - £118/£240
    • donnajt
    • By donnajt 6th Feb 18, 6:52 PM
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    OUT: 2x chicken breasts, 2 chicken nuggets, small portion of chips
    IN: diced up mushrooms that were on the turn
    Slinkies 3st by summer (loss to date 10.5lbs)
    FlyMarketeers £1k by summer (sealed tin)
    • dannie
    • By dannie 6th Feb 18, 8:11 PM
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    dannie
    Since last Sunday, none of the "mini challenge" recipes have been used up. Some days, just prefer something different.

    No food purchases acquired but this is easier when the weather is "bad".
    • foxyloxy11
    • By foxyloxy11 6th Feb 18, 8:48 PM
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    out-homemade onion soup, coffee and walnut cake(gluten/dairy free)
    In- 3 portions of veg/bacon soup (each portion is x2 people)
    £1000 Emergency fund challenge #225 - £800.00.00/£1000 Baby Step 1
    Debt free day October 2019 - End of Baby Step 2
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