September 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 9 September 2009 at 6:36PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Fire_FoxFire_Fox Forumite
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    Mr. Fire Fox has spent £1 on bananas, and I have spent £8 on 'butter buds' from Lakeland which I wasn't going to declare :o but guilt got the better of me. This means we are up to £65/ £100 which is going to make the next fortnight's grocery run very tight indeed!

    The cupboards are still rammed but the freezer is looking emptier, which is odd since neither of us have actually eaten much lately. :confused: I have to spend £60 in Tesco on Saturday to be able to use my conditional spend coupon, but that will include wine for which I have a double-up voucher and another conditional spend. Wine comes out of my entertainment budget as it's only me that drinks.
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  • FrugaldomFrugaldom Forumite
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    cw18 wrote: »
    About to try leek, celery and white cabbage today - just chopping/shredding and lobbing in those....... Would have to chuck them if I weren't trying this approach, so nothing to lose really ;)

    Hi CW, leeks do fine just topped, tailed and cut in half, the celery is fine chopped. I'm still using last year's homegrown leeks & bilk bargain celery for soups without a problem. :) I'm back at the potato problem - how best to store them when there's no space in the freezer.

    Still way over budget as a whole but have reeled in the spending a bit after getting past feeding the dozens of visitors that were here for DD's wedding. Did OK feeding 15 for a fiver, though :D
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  • Would you be kind enough to share your Xmas pud recipe and method pls?


    Hi Mrs_Tradition - the recipe I use and have been using for years is from Delia's Christmas cookbook - to save me typing it out I have found you this Link from Deliaonline - it always turns out really moist and has even been enjoyed by Friends and family who say they don't normally enjoy Xmas Pud.:D
    GC for OH, myself, DD18 & DD16 includes Toiletries, cleaning stuff & Food.

  • Just £2.29 for me today (cocopops and bananas)
    NSD yesterday as I forgot to take my purse with me!!! (Must do that more often!)
    Sep GC - £465/£400:rolleyes: Oct GC - £401/400 ;) Nov GC - £ 291.32/400
  • edited 15 September 2009 at 6:32PM
    cw18cw18 Forumite
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    edited 15 September 2009 at 6:32PM
    I had an NSD yesterday, but have spent £2.45 today

    2x 1 litre milk @ 49p each
    3x jar passatta sauce (one onion, two chille - thought the latter would be useful for when I make enchilladas, which is one of DS's favourite meals) @ 49p each

    all from A!di

    50% of the way through the month, 32% of the way through this months budget
    Grocery Budget : January £155. Spent £33.75 in shops + £0.00 from stocks = £32.45
    Grocery Budget : 2021 £1825. Spent £33.75 in shops + £0.00 from stocks = £32.45
  • Notjustlaura - thanks for your budget - will add to October list

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  • jaywardjayward Forumite
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    hi, have been a special diet for a few days so not using up much stuff .
    so weeks milk yesterday £4
  • JulimkJulimk Forumite
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    Small spend today, as I had completely run out of olive oil & tomato puree and was very low on mayo. Also picked up some whoopsied outdoor reared, dry cured bacon! It is so much nicer than the cheap bacon & even better when I can get it for less than the cheap stuff!

    There was a lot of whoopsied fish available too, but as I have mentioned before I already have a freezer draw full of various fish bought whoopsied previously, so really could not justify getting more.

    Only a week to go, this week’s shopping is done & still nearly £15 in the budget. So baring a complete disaster should be OK.
  • nickynoo08nickynoo08 Forumite
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    Evening all, popped into mrM's today for a change. Havent been there for ages and have to say i was plesantly suprised. I spent £13.34 but would have cost me closer to £20 if i'd bought it all from mrT's as usual so i was vvv pleased with my saving. Also got a few bits n bobs for OH from home bargains for £4.50.
    Right need to do some meal planning now, just been catching up on economy gastronomy on beeb2 and its given me some much needed inspiration.....again:rolleyes:
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  • candygirlcandygirl Forumite
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    Spent £17 in Morrisons again today:rolleyes:I seem to be living there at the mo, but it is good value for me :D:D
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