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November 2008 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • nickynoo08 wrote: »
    for some inspiration cuz i'm sick of eating the same stuff all the time - there's only so much you can do with mice and pasta!
    Have a good day everyone

    Oh dear have we got to the point when we've started in on the rodent population for our protein for the day?
    It's up to me now and nobody else.
  • BarneysmomBarneysmom Forumite
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    Hi everyone, just updating my sig, spent £23.00 in Mr.M's and I've got some lovely sausages to make a toad-in-the-hole today, I really want the yorky pud to work this time! ;)
    I have tried using a little less milk, more like a quarter of a pint to an egg and 4 oz of plain flour. It seemed to rise better, but still not perfect.
    I wondering if I put it too high up in the oven?
  • keldkeld Forumite
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    Thanks everyone.:T

    I'm keeping up the spending diary, which is not pretty reading already, so many unplanned for expenses.:o I suppose I'm one of those people who would love to have a jar/account for each type of spending/saving and DH isn't. I will admit that I think that it's me who actually spends the most, but usually for the children/household stuff. Although I do have my hair done every 6 weeks (I 'save' this money out of my weekly 'luxury' money), but if I didn't:eek: I'd scare the kids.

    I suppose it's the money that 'vanishes' that bothers me most, well I'll keep at it, at least posting here is free.:rotfl:
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  • Perhaps you could work out what you really do spend on food, then put the extra into a jar, even if it's just an imaginary one, for unplanned expenses? Then at least you wouldn't be wondering where the money vanished to, you'd know it was the school trip or birthday party pressie or new pe shirt or whatever, cos you'd have it in your book.
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  • OrkneyStarOrkneyStar Forumite
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    Barneysmom wrote: »
    Hi everyone, just updating my sig, spent £23.00 in Mr.M's and I've got some lovely sausages to make a toad-in-the-hole today, I really want the yorky pud to work this time! ;)
    I have tried using a little less milk, more like a quarter of a pint to an egg and 4 oz of plain flour. It seemed to rise better, but still not perfect.
    I wondering if I put it too high up in the oven?
    Do you pre-heat your oil before pouring the batter on ?
    Just been to Mr T, spent £31.99 (although got £44.49 stuff as I used a £6 off £40 till spit, £5.50 Clubcard vouchers and a £1 off Appletise Clubcard voucher too). Four bags worth of stuff, prices not great but ok (hmmm except the 6 pack cat food that was £1.88 is now £2.23!), and we are well stocked up now, other than milk, which will be bought as and when (got money in my purse set aside for that!).
    Got another £6 off £40 till spit so will maybe use that for next weeks shop.
    Hope all doing ok.
    We are definately not wasting food money these days, but still spending a reasonable amount as I like to cook and its one of my main treats!
    x
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  • This week's mealplan thread is up for anyone who is [strike]nosy[/strike] interested ;):p

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  • TashjaTashja Forumite
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    Tashja wrote: »
    Done the Moussaka !!!!

    OMG Iwas in a panic because I have never done cheese sauce before and I nearly bought a jar but I perseviered (sp?) and it is so yummy and so easy !!

    I also replaced some of the potato with Aubergene so the kids are getting another veggie in their diet. Can't wait for tea now !!

    Not too sure there will be left overs though even though it is a big dish - might be pasta bake tomorrow !!

    T xx

    Just managed to post this on the Quick Questions thread. Not sure how though ???

    Was meant to be here so here it is !!!

    T xx
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  • Penelope_PenguinPenelope_Penguin Forumite
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    Tashja wrote: »
    Just managed to post this on the Quick Questions thread. Not sure how though ???

    Was meant to be here so here it is !!!

    T xx

    That's handy - I was trying to move your post from QQ, but it's disappeared :o

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  • TheBeesTheBees Forumite
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    Had to run into MrT for essentials including potatoes, carrots and some fruit, bread, milk and cooking margerine. Luckily the nice assistant let me put through some coupons totalling £2.50 for things I hadn't bought which helped keep the cost down slightly. :j Grocery spend was £17 and budget for the remainder of the month is £167. :D

    Planning on doing an online shop for delivery next week which will hopefully last to the 30th if we're careful.

    Good luck everyone
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  • hi well yesterday i didnt end up spending more and have just done with what we have till tomorrow when the mr T turns up! also when i did the shop i then went through and took of about £15 of things saying didnt really need etc! so yeah saved some there. But i couldnt find a code that would work for me :mad:. will update the sig tomorrow after i know the real price.
    hope your all ok today
    mel x
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