50p a day til christmas, healthily?!-Weezl's next challenge (part 2)

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Morning Money savers, of the old-style variety!

Pink, Penny and Squeaky have been asked by the MSE team to divide up the longer threads into more manageable sized ones for people on a dial-up internet connection.

The 50p challenge was a hefty ole size, so here is part 2, ready, clean and new for us to start posting on....

And for those who don't know what other threads I'm talking about, click for:

Old-style vs the USDA head to head challenge (the adventures from April to June 2008)

50p a day til Christmas, healthily?!- Weezl's next challenge... (the adventures from June til September 2008)

Love Weezl x

click here for thoughts about the different nutrients


recipes for foragers, elderflowers, knotweed, nettles and dandelions

puddings, especially good for fattening up skinny acetate monkeys:

preserves, chutneys, relishes and Jam

What to do with a glut of tomatoes, a challenge!

breads, bagels, baps, and baguettes

frugal pates and sandwich fillers


evening meals and light suppers

something to drink?

a healthy snack

hearty breakfast ideas


:hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
:)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40


  • ZoeGirl_3ZoeGirl_3 Forumite
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    Won't be long before this one is HUGE too I am sure :rotfl:

    Hope you are doing well Weezl :j
    "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!!"
    Nov NSD: ?/30 Nov Make 10 Day ?/300
    Get Rid Of Debt: ?/2000 !! :mad:
  • Morning all

    Ooooh a nice new shiney thread..woohooo

    Well folks...keep your fingers crossed for me -Im off to one of the big supermarkets today and the chinese supermarket ..so this could be expensive :eek:
    I figured it was time to do a stock up for winter -things like a tray of baked beans (we only like one variety here and they are only in 1 supermarket) sograbbing a tray will save us fuel going there ;) I normally try and avoid this supermarket as its huge and its easy to get carried away..
    Im hoping to get all the dried beans n pulses for winter etc... god I hate spending money (never thought i would say that lol)
    Im convincing myself that it will even its self out over the next few months..
    right i had better get off..eeekk
    have a great day folks...
    -6 -8 -3 -1.5 -2.5 -3 -1.5-3.5
  • nicki_2nicki_2 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Photogenic I've been Money Tipped!
    I'm really going to have to try and do some of the recipes suggested here. Loving it! :D
    Creeping back in for accountability after falling off the wagon in 2016.
    Need to get back to old style in modern ways, watching the pennies and getting stuff done!
  • Wow! Nice new thread! I must say that dividing it up into smaller chunks might encourage more newbees to read it. Faced with the prospect of a thread 160 pages long is daunting! At least now hopefully more people will be tempted to read and maybe post!! I have been frantically trying to keep up with the thread every day but sometimes if i have missed a day or two there are pages and pages to read!!
    MFW 2011 challenge - Aim: Overpay £414.26 a month/£5,000 a year. Overpayment Total to date: £414.26:jMortgage start 28/9/07 £46,217.00 :TMortgage balance as of 25/05/11 £24,490.58 :T
    Interest saved as of 25/05/11: £2,849.84 Projected term reduction as of 25/05/11: 9 years 11 months
  • munchkimunchki Forumite
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    ohhhhhh love the shiney new thread! Very nice indeedy :)

    Hope everyone is doing well. Have a great day, off to do a bit of work this morning then on holiday starting friday afternoon!
    I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody! Louis L'Amour
  • jtb2412jtb2412 Forumite
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    Yay, a new thread ! Now I don't have to worry about reading from the start (got to about page 40 on the last one ! lol)

    Hope everyone is well xx

    Bit of an update on the allotment situation - we popped along to two sites yesterday and spoke to the 'locals' and was told of various empty plots and plots that haven't been worked for a few years ! So, we're off down the council later today to bend their ears a bit ! I need to find out where we are on the list so that I can start pushing a bit ........ been on it for a fair while now so should be near the top !

    We took pictures and plot numbers so can go down fore-armed ! Will keep you updated but wish us luck !

    Have a good day everyone (heating engineers are here so my joyous week of mess and mayhem begins ! )
    :jWeight loss to date 1st 11.5lb :j
  • shaz_mum_of__2shaz_mum_of__2 Forumite
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    Good luck Mrs Mc i am sure any food you buy today will have increased in value by the time you eat it so don't worry about spending it now................. be glad you won't have to spen it later ................LOL

    jtb good luck for getting a lotty,i would love one but with my neck and starting uni i think it might be too much (our parish council is desperate for people to take them on!!)

    all have a good day


    ps Weezl thought you was off on your hols??
  • oooooh all shiny and new :) i like!
    Weight loss to date - 8st 13lbs :j
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ps Weezl thought you was off on your hols??
    I was thinking the same thing !!!
    Grocery Budget : January £124. Spent £21.53 in shops + £8.84 from stocks + £4.10 discounts squirreled away = £34.47
    Grocery Budget : 2022 £1560. Spent £21.53 in shops + £8.84 from stocks + £4.10 discounts squirrelled away = £34.47
  • Phew

    got through the last thread! Really enjoyed it & looking forward to the posts coming up on this one. About to go back now & get the recipe for Bara Brith. Thanks Weezl

    Cherry x
    Cherry Blossom

    Started SW 24/7/10: -5,-3,-3,-6,-5, -6 (28) :T
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