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July 2008 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • fizzel81fizzel81 Forumite
    1.6K posts
    Im a bit late this month, very please with last months spends, ive cleared alot of my cupboard so aiming for £160 this month please, i spent £13.48 today in asda which should be all i need to spend until at least the weekend
    DFW nerd club number 039 :p 'Proud To Be Dealing With My Debts' :money: i will be debt free aug 2010

    2008 live on 4k +cb £6,247.98/£6282.80 :T
    sealed pot 2670g
    2009 target £4k + cb £643.89:eek: /£6412.80
  • dink1dink1 Forumite
    197 posts
    Hi Guys,

    I only spent 60p on a loaf of bread and 15p on a reduced papaya so not too bad a week.

    Huxley - Sorry to hear that your dh doesnt have work at present after mine losing his job last month i know exactly how stressful that that is. I hope that he will find work soon.

    Queen of string - please tryto remember that you are important, sorry to hear hear that you have finished with OH that must be difficult. Its often easy to feel bad about yourself when break ups happen.

    Busymum - thats not too bad a spend it will even out you have stocked up and on good prices well done you!

    Leopardlady - sorry to hear you had an op hope that you are feeling a little better soon

    fedupnow - hugs to you at this time

    Orkneystar - never mind you are just like me... I can resist anything bar temptation!

    Scotsaver - Thanks for that, MIL gone now and live is on the up!!!!!

    Mama67 - wow great piccys

    Hope you have a great evening

    welcome all the newbies

    Dink1
    JanGC £250/£82 far:weight loss 1lb cc250/£86/cm40/£9.50 :A
  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
    868 posts
    Busy_mum wrote: »
    Do you use the vinegar on it's own or add to fab conditioner?
    Sorry if this is a silly question.:j
    hiya,naa its not a silly question,:D i use it with fab con,BUT have also used it with a few drops of essential oil when i ran out of fab softener,it smells for only a couple of mins,(i have bought a twin tub so can tell how long smell lasts)it really is great,imo.x
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
  • shezzashezza Forumite
    127 posts
    Did really well today, went into Mr M's for milk and chickpeas, and only came out with a couple of the 50p packs of fresh burgers extra, I am very proud of myself. Shouldn't need to go to for anything for the rest of the week so here's to a few NSD (fingers crossed) :D

  • So I have decided I like you guys so I am going to share what I believe may be the tastiest dinner ever.

    Super Tasty Bacon, Bean and Sausage
    Two medium onions, chopped
    200g bacon, chopped into pieces
    400g sausages, chopped into 2cm pieces (easier when frozen!)
    2tbsp vinegar
    2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
    800ml passata or 2 tins chopped tomatoes
    4tbsp brown sugar
    4 tbsp wholegrain mustard
    2tsp chilli sauce/ flakes
    1tsp thyme
    Stock cube (can be omitted!)
    2 400g tins beans or 800g fresh soaked beans (any really, kidney, butter, cannelini, I'd do a mixture of whatever I had in the cupboard!)

    Fry onion and bacon
    Add sausages until browned
    Chuck in the vinegar and sizzle for a minute
    Turn down the heat, add everything else and simmer for 20 minutes

    Eat with crusty bread from deep plates or bowls
    MMM....
    :D
    God is good, all the time
    Do something that scares you every day
  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
    868 posts
    hi all,sorry ive not kept up(new and not much spare time)how do you guys do it???? i have been baking loads so am pleased with that,as are the family:) angelnikki you are doing a fab job,i know im new here but have been loitering in the shadows for a few weeks before joining.hope mrs mc is doing ok and her sis:( whys life cruel to good people??:confused: anyway will update sig in a mo,had a delivery from mrA...nightmare!!:mad: having my nieces visit an awful lot lately so ordered 10 (yes 10!) bags of asda mash,however the driver forgot to drop it off along with various other frozen goods,:mad: spend lord knows how long on the phone trying to get it sorted,this was friday,eventually sorted sunday afternoon when they called to say they had no stock :mad:(after sending a driver out with 10 bags of smash:rotfl:)i only have delivery as mrA isnt local,but think i will return to mrT in future,anyway,thanks for letting me have a moan...welcome fellow newbies,i love being part of this as everyone is amazingly friendly and helpful,its so nice to be part of something that doesnt require anything costly or time consuming in return IYKWIM? you can just be yourself and help others whilst learning from them too....:j sorry about the rambling:o im going now...honest:)
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
    868 posts
    michelle06 wrote: »
    oh my golly how fantastic is this
    what do i have to do to be a part of this?
    i think i have to ask angelnikki to add me to her list
    i hope to just spend 240 this month, any suggestins from any one would really help , not quite used to this site yet - hence i keep getting lost:j how do i keep updated? thanks michelle
    hiya,welcome,im new too and also get a bit lost,lol,anyway,you can subscribe to this thread but ive found that i then get an email every time someone posts on the thread,which is getting more and more often! so hopefully some kind soul will point us both in a better direction..pleeeeaseee:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :o but in the meantime do as i do until one of these guys tells you a better way,sorry im not much help but at least you wont get lost,you will just have an overloaded inbox:rotfl: zoe.x
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
    868 posts
    michelle06 wrote: »
    oh my golly how fantastic is this
    what do i have to do to be a part of this?
    i think i have to ask angelnikki to add me to her list
    i hope to just spend 240 this month, any suggestins from any one would really help , not quite used to this site yet - hence i keep getting lost:j how do i keep updated? thanks michelle
    sorry forgot to say,yes you need to ask angelnikki to add you,so she can see it,put your amount and her name etc in red and make it a bit larger than usual so its easier for her to see,(theres so many posts on here)hope this helps flower,give us a shout if you need any advice,theres always someone who will know an answer to your question,there a pool of info on here!x
    family is me,oh,16yDS,10DD,9DS&17month old DS,2dogs,3cats,4bunnies,5 ex battery hens&5fish.GC challenge-/£300:pspends already this month-animal food-£28,mr T shop-£119.plus local shop spends total spent £257,:j
  • JAMIEDODGERJAMIEDODGER Forumite
    4.3K posts
    spent another £14.56 at tesco yesterday....total is now creeping up!!
    #82 12k in 2018 - £3473.45/£12000 - 28.95%
    Retirement Fund £10850.02/£250000 - 4.34%
    House Fund £2679.13/£50000 - 5.36%
    Travel Fund £199.49/£2500 - 7.98%
  • Hi everyone!
    Nicer weather here today.
    Hope everyone has a fantastic MS day.
    SFT
    :cool: Frugal Living 2010 member MFW by 2014 Was 88,000 now £46,877.90 Grocery Budget for Dec-April=£173.72/£244 (Groc Budget 2010 from Ebay/Voucher savings/Quidco -If we can do it will save our £980 GC budget) Now living the dream -in our tiny country cottage-all thanks to MS forums. x 39 2 go
    Stockpile Savings: £89.72 Voucher savings £8
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