September 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 9 September 2009 at 6:36PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • i posted earlier and cant find it now,,:mad:i'm new here have been reading receipes past few days,,and wrote some down but did it in a hurry and cant read it:rolleyes:,so,,how do i find all the receipes are they in one place,,also i know i'm spelling it wrong:o maybe thats why i cant find it!!!oh and i used lentils today for th frist time and no one noticed:p,,so any help is great,,thanks guys!!!
    Dont cry because it's over,
    Smile because it happened.

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    Jan NSD 10/10:j Jan groc. challenge €169.18/€400
    Dec NSD ??/10 Dec.grocery challenge €230/€400:rolleyes:
  • try spelling recipes this way think that's how it is spelt hope that helps i am off to find the recipes now as i haven't found those so thanks for that
    :wave: Kate :hello:
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    There are a load of recipes you can access easily from links in very early posts on this thread :)
    Cheryl
    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
  • have updated my signature. There's not much left I will have to try and make it stretch as far as possible
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  • yummyhoney wrote: »
    i posted earlier and cant find it now,,:mad:i'm new here have been reading receipes past few days,,and wrote some down but did it in a hurry and cant read it:rolleyes:,so,,how do i find all the receipes are they in one place,,also i know i'm spelling it wrong:o maybe thats why i cant find it!!!oh and i used lentils today for th frist time and no one noticed:p,,so any help is great,,thanks guys!!!

    Hi Yummyhoney and welcome
    You can find lots of recipes on the first page of this thread, just click on one and it will bring up the recipe - maybe you could copy and paste it onto a seperate[sp?] wordpad - hope that helps
    Helen x
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    Winged one - your menu plan sounds delicious! Wish I was coming round your house for tea ;)

    Didn't actually spend anything today, but popped to Lidls really late last night and bought pears for Belgian pears and more figs. Made the fig jam this morning...not sure if the figs were ripe enough though as did not really taste of much. Plus its a bit runny, but I am sure it will suffice.

    Breakfast: Cereal
    Lunch: Pate, toast, fruit, chocolate
    Dinner: Bubble and squeak, with beans
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  • £23.96 in Aldi today. Not much food bought actually, but since I was parked near Aldi anyway, I took the chance to stock pretty heavily on their instant coffee which I find nice and good value. I think I have enough coffee to last me some time into 2010 now...

    Left in the pot --> £128.78

    Nighty night everyone :A
  • scotsaver wrote: »
    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
    Lovely - thank you....how exciting xx
  • Had a very successful NSD yesterday. It rained all day so we didn't go out, but instead baked sprinkle cakes for DS and skinny brownies for me (which conveniently used up the 7 egg whites I had in the freezer and fridge and only needed one more fresh one). DS (3 1/2)normally wanders off after a bit, but he was there with me all the way through, helping with the stirring and spooning, and of course cleaning the bowls afterwards - with his fingers. *grin*

    I'd already made the Bolognese sauce for dinner in the slow cooker (though I think I'm going to stick to making a huge vat of it in my stock pot in the future; this was okay but didn't taste like it normally does, perhaps because it didn't reduce?) and decided that as we needed some bread I'd make some garlic bread from scratch to go with it. Was going to make the dough in the breadmaker, but when I put it in, that said it was going to take 3 1/2 hours minus the cooking and I only had 3 hours before dinner! So I kneaded it by hand, which I haven't done for ages, and DS kneaded his own dough-ball sized bit and did it the old-fashioned way. Part-cooked the two batons in the oven, then added garlic butter to one and finished it off, left the other to cool down then added garlic butter and stuck it in the freezer for next time, and felt very, very accomplished!

    So DS had his doughball with the remaining garlic butter and pronounced it delicious, and DH looked jealous because he loves doughballs so I guess we'll be making them some time! He loved the garlic bread too, though, which was good. Of course, he likes his bread and pizzas slightly undercooked and soft, so this really worked for him!

    And then overnight I made some more 'proper' bread in the breadmaker (due to finish in a min) and some stock from the chicken carcass from Monday. So, yeah. I'm feeling good! :-)
    I'm broke, not poor. Poor sounds permanent, broke can be fixed. (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
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  • ellemmellemm Forumite
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    Well done Angelfeathers, I know what you mean about a sense of achievement. I must say some weekends I seem to spend all my time in the kitchen, batch cooking, freezing or preserving but at the end of the day it is very satisfying when you know you are eating good wholesome food and saving money and time in the long run.

    OH picked up a small fresh chicken in Lidl on Monday for £2.34. I roasted it in the oven as that's how he likes it with half a lemon & some fresh thyme.

    We had that last night for tea with potatoes from the garden and peas. The rest of the chicken was used up in 2 portions of chicken curry for me for the freezer (with sauce I already had) and a nice lunch today with some salad.
    Have to change my signature total later as have spent a few pounds since Friday but still going to be well under budget after our last spend of the month this Friday.

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