July 2008 Grocery Challenge

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  • Sorry to have offended you Angelnikki, I can totally see what you mean. :(

    I'm not sure anyone in my little Tesco even noticed there was a good offer on; there were as many Supercook things on the shelves as ever. There is no notification of the price being 'special', only normal labels with lower prices, I think it is just rebranding of the company to Dr Oetker.
    I don't make a habit of stocking up on offers as I don't have anywhere to put anything but I bake cakes and buns for about 10 friends every Sunday and so I got a mixture of stuff, baking cases, peppermint flavouring, hundreds and thousands as this is frivolous stuff for me and I wouldn't normally buy it...

    I do know what you mean though and I will be more careful. I would also be more than happy to share the love if you wouldn't mind a rather rattly parcel arriving with you!
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  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
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    hev wrote: »
    Bless you - I read stuff on here - like Weezl's threads - and I feel such a rookie. I tell you, there is no way I am spending any more than I have to on food this month! Coming on here to confess keeps me strong and the people on here are such a good example - there are some really lovely people on this board.
    here here! this is such a great place to be isnt it?!! ive never met such a community type bunch in my life,i just wish every day life was like this,it really is old style eh!:beer: 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
  • hev_2hev_2 Forumite
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    Borax - Just a thought - for a giggle I looked, and yes, you can buy borax on ebay - item no
    380038720549rtCurve.giffor £1.40 plus £1.75 p&p
    Or try https://www.dri-pak.co.uk who will supply you with six boxes of 300g for £12.50 (inc VAT & p&p)
    Or try Wilkinsons, it's surprising what you can get there.

    Good luck.
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  • catnap53catnap53 Forumite
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    zoe260373 wrote: »
    sorry if this is a daft Q...but what is artisan bread? my ds(15) looked on net earlier but said he couldnt find a recipe just pictures,ive meant to look myself but baby brain syndrome allowed me to forget:o (do the brain cells ever return after giving birth??:undecided: ) so...al you lovely,helpful peoples out there,could you please let me know what it is,thanks soooo much.x

    See this thread

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1001965

    Yes the brain cells do recover, just in time for the senility to start.

    Zzzzz

  • Where have all the people gone, can't sleep so on the choc, opps:rotfl: :rotfl:
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  • zoe260373zoe260373 Forumite
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    Where have all the people gone, can't sleep so on the choc, opps:rotfl: :rotfl:
    tut tut....i wouldnt dream of turning to choc...hhmmm much,:rolleyes:
    im having another cuppa,and risk drowning myself in tea :cry: hate not being able to sleep,especially when LO is out cold(for a change)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
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    catnap53 wrote: »
    See this thread

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1001965

    Yes the brain cells do recover, just in time for the senility to start.

    Zzzzz
    awww bless ya,:beer: been dying to know,daft mare i am,should have asked before :o thanks flower.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
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    guess everyone gone to bed now so will get my book and do the same methinks,although i cant wait to have a go at the artisan bread,thanks hev for that link,i also cant wait to have a play with my new kenwood wonder thingy that oh bought for me as a surprise,im sooo chuffed:T never thought id see the day that i would be so excited over a food processor:confused: what have you guys done to me?:rotfl: :rotfl: its all good though and i have to admit,im starting to feel the benefit of eating fresh,unprocessed foods,speak to you all tomorrow,:eek: eerrmmm in a few hours rather:o nighty night.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
  • Hi everyone!
    Bit grey today. Hope it doesn't rain.
    Have a great MS day evreyone!!
    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
  • OrkneyStarOrkneyStar Forumite
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    Morning all,
    Not read through last nights posts yet but hoping to later when DS napping! Just to say I managed an NSD yesterday, after the Tesco spending trip on Monday night!
    The hm ciabatta was a real success, yum yum yum. Stew for tea tonight, made with stew that had been cooked a while back and frozen. Just have to add some stock and carrots and onions to it, once its completely defrosted. Will have with tatties and gravy.
    Hope everyone has a good MS morning.
    Ta ra for now. :wave:
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