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August 2008 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Hi all,

    just a quickie to update signature - finally caught up with thread after being away on holiday. No spend day today and hopefully the same tomorrow. Lots of courgettes and tomatoes so making the most of them and very yummy they are too.

    Night, night
    Perrywinkle
  • JustamumJustamum Forumite
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    chelltune wrote: »
    I have the recipe on my PC, I've not made the potatoes yet. A bag of split peas is 500g so it is easier to just double the recipe and freeze half.


    [FONT=&quot]YELLOW SPLIT PEA AND COCONUT DHAL[/FONT]

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    Ingredients

    1 sachet creamed coconut £0.10 (Pataks sachets x 4 £0.38)
    600ml veg stock (one cube) £0.02 (Tesco 10 Value Veg Stock Cubes £0.19)
    250g yellow split peas £0.20 (Tesco Yellow Split Peas 500g £0.39)
    2tsp finely grated ginger £0.11 (Ginger root loose £0.33)
    2 cloves crushed garlic £0.05 (Tesco Garlic each £0.35)
    2 onions finely chopped £0.08 (Tesco Value Onions 2 Kg £0.78)
    1tsp garam masala £0.05 (Tesco Garam Masala Spice Blend 38g £0.85)
    1tsp ground turmeric £0.04 (Tesco Ground Turmeric 45g £0.68)
    1tsp ground cumin £0.04 (Tesco Ground Cumin 45g £0.68)
    1tsp ground coriander £0.04 (Tesco Ground Coriander36g £0.68)
    2tbsp cooking oil £0.03 (Tesco Pure Vegetable Oil 1 Litre £0.98)

    TOTAL £0.76

    Instructions

    Gently fry the onion, ginger and garlic until soft. Add the spices and fry for a minute, then add the yellow split peas and cook for another minute. Add the stock and coconut and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 50 minutes until the peas are soft but not mushy. If the mixture gets too dry during cooking add some more water.

    SPICY POTATOES

    Ingredients

    500g potatoes, boiled £0.23 (Cornish White Potatoes 2.5kg £1.12)
    2tsp finely grated ginger £0.11 (Ginger root loose £0.33)
    1tsp garam masala £0.05 (Tesco Garam Masala Spice Blend 38g £0.85)
    1tsp ground turmeric £0.04 (Tesco Ground Turmeric 45g £0.68)
    1tsp ground cumin £0.04 (Tesco Ground Cumin 45g £0.68)
    1tsp ground coriander £0.04 (Tesco Ground Coriander 36g £0.68)
    1tsp salt £0.01 ?
    2tbsp cooking oil £0.03 (Tesco Pure Vegetable Oil 1 Litre £0.98)
    5g chopped Fresh Coriander £0.14 (Fresh Coriander 25g £0.69)

    TOTAL £0.69

    Instructions

    Cut the potatoes into medium size chunks and gently heat the oil. Add the ginger and spices to the oil and stir well, add the potatoes and fry gently until lightly golden. Stir through the coriander and serve.

    Serve with 400g rice £0.27 (Tesco Easy Cook Long Grain Rice 2kg £1.35
    Cook the rice according to instructions.[/FONT]

    We had these for dinner last night. Absolutely delicious, and I will definitely make again. Thumbs up from the whole family :D

    By the way, I tried doing signing with my youngest when she was a baby. She thought I was bonkers :rotfl:. The only thing I ever got her to do was "duck" :rotfl:

  • NaomimNaomim Forumite
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    Hi All,

    Was Mr.M's birthday and our wedding anniversary yesterday. After DS was in bed I offered to go and get a cake. Asked DH which cake he wanted, his reply; "you'll know when you see it". I went to Mr T's as I wanted to fill up the car with petrol before my 5p off coupon ran out.
    I was looking at the cakes when I spotted one with a mashed box. I looked inside and the cake was fine, it was whoopsied down to £3.46 :D I definitely knew I was getting when I saw it! :rotfl:

    Naomi x
    Credit Cards
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    Grocery Challenge Gone to pot!!
    Here's my diary: A Ditherer's Diary Again
  • Evening,
    Just to update my signature....oh and to let you know that Netto are currently selling cans of Coconut Milk for 49p!! Bargain as they are nearly £1 most weeks at Mr T.
    August Grocery Challenge £98.47/£200 :j
  • Lula-HulaLula-Hula Forumite
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    Hello,

    just popping in to say I've had a NSD today - so happy :)

    lula x
  • Barneysmom wrote: »
    jediteacher, have you noticed the Hellman's has a longer 'use by when opened date' ?

    Hi,

    Not sure what it was before but it states that it has to be used within 3 months. To be honest I usually buy Tesco own but this was cheaper.
    'Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.' :cool:
    Proud Mummy to two gorgeous miracles.:j
  • SueBSueB Forumite
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    I also had a NSD today.

    Well, sort of.

    I didn't spend anything but youngest DD (16) went out and of course she hadn't any money. Where on Earth do they learn their pleading techniques.

    Muuuuummmm
    NO!
    Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmm
    NO
    Pleeeaassssssssseeeeeeee muuummmmmmmyyyyyy
    OH God, shoot me now!!

    I am proud of myself. I fought like a trouper and she only managed to get £10 out of me :rolleyes:
    I'm sure this diaglogue is familiar in homes up and down the country
  • ChellChell Forumite
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    Justamum wrote: »
    By the way, I tried doing signing with my youngest when she was a baby. She thought I was bonkers :rotfl:. The only thing I ever got her to do was "duck" :rotfl:


    :rotfl: My two both signed loads, there are some pictures of them here when they were younger. The boy with blond hair and the girl are mine. Sorry proud Mummy moment. :p
    Nevermind the dog, beware of the kids!
  • Anzac_BiscuitAnzac_Biscuit Forumite
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    Hi all,
    No spend day for me too today:) I even managed to bring snacks as well as lunch to work.

    *polishes halo*
    March 2020 grocery challenge $921.76/$500AU
    April 2020 grocery challenge $744/$800
    May 2020 GC $724.11/$750
    June 2020 GC $370.31/$700
    July 2020 GC $316.87/$700
  • chelltune wrote: »
    :rotfl: My two both signed loads, there are some pictures of them here when they were younger. The boy with blond hair and the girl are mine. Sorry proud Mummy moment. :p

    Sorry, double post!
    'Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.' :cool:
    Proud Mummy to two gorgeous miracles.:j
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