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January 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 December 2009 at 10:52PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Ragz Yes you can cook with the "I cant believe" I use it all the time for cakes, biscuits everything. Although i do like my Trex for pastry.
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  • Exspender. Could you please give me the recipee for pease pudding. I love it but have no idea how to make it. Thanks.
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    Grocery challenge December £87.69/ £80.00 Grocery challenge Feb £74.50/£160
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  • XSpenderXSpender Forumite
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    carrieon wrote: »
    Exspender. Could you please give me the recipee for pease pudding. I love it but have no idea how to make it. Thanks.

    Oooh heck it's not much of a recipe tbh. I put a quantity of yellow split peas in a a pan and cover generously with the gammon cooking water from the slow cooker and simmer until the water is almost absorbed by the peas. I then keep topping up the water and keep simmering it until the peas are almost mush. I tend to get a bit bored towards the end as it is not a quick process so when they have almost disintegrated I whizz them with my stick blender and season. It is still a bit soft when you do it but firms up when it has been in the fridge.
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    Thanks XSpender, pease pudding now in recipe list :j
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  • Today I have been to Farm Foods & spent £14 odd on weetabix, toilet rolls & choccie bars, Home Bargains where I spent about £5 (but cant find the receipt), Iceland £12.25 on milk (cos Farm Foods hadn't had a delivery) bread, pizza, cheesecake, chips & cheese, Sainsbury's £14.19 on 1/2 price rice & McCoys crisps & ICBINButter, basics curry sauce &v G/free sausages, Aldi £20 o fruit & veg (bought a butternut squash although I have no idea what to do with it!), mince pies, rolls, flowers, biscuits & lady stuff, £12 odd in Morrisons in 3 lots of Bold Gel, celery & 1/2 price Walkers crisps and finally £4 odd in the Co-Op on 1/2 price coke & hot x buns, soured cream & 6 cream eggs. So total of about £82 spent and a whole morning of my time taken up! It's very time consuming trying to pick the best bargains from all the supermarkets, isn't it?!


    hi long tall sally,
    several options for bns, we love it/ one is to cut in half longways, scoop out seeds, score the flesh into squares, butter each side, and roast in the oven until soft. one of the tv chefs did this recently (nigel slater), then while the squash was roasting he fried off some onions and fresh ginger (cut into matchsticks) and cinniomon powder, which went in the middle. i made it and will make it again.

    then with the leftovers i scooped the flesh from the skin and purred this with stock for soup.

    the other recipe i do is a nigella one that has been parred down (so much its not like the origional. i fry off an onion, and peeled and cubed sweet potatoe and peeled and cubed bns, then add a little stock and a tin of coconut milk, and some curry paste (indian or thai), this then can be served as it is with peas added for curry, or purreed and served as it is as a curry sauce or more stock to make soup. the origional recipe she added coriander, prawns and mango at the end.

    if you need further details please ask and i'll look them out.



    hi carrian, i have been out and bought 4 tubs of the icbinbutter from coop, at 4 x 500g for 1.92. thanks for mentioning the offer on here.

    will update my sig with the £1.92 now. quite pleased as can tick the box of 'needed today or economical to buy now on offer for later', my spread stores were getting low as there haven't been any two for ones for a while on it..
    nov grocery challenge, £.227.69/300, 9/25 nsd: , 7 Cmo, 10 egm.
    Me, 10 yo dd, and the dog. all food and drinks, in and out, plus household shopping.
  • carrieon wrote: »
    They had a good offer on spread, 500g for 48p, think it was Can't Believe it's Not Butter

    I saw an offer like this in Mr M's I think 48p or 55p but.......

    STUPID QUESTION ALERT!!:rotfl:

    Can you freeze butter / marg???


    I did not know this! :confused:

    I'm off to educate myself.
    My name is CherryPie and I'm addicted to grocery shopping!!



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  • MonikerMoniker Forumite
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    Happy to oblige! I got this years ago from a magazine but have lost the original recipe so just make it up!

    Ingredients
    1 head of broccoli
    chopped cooked chicken (enough to cover broccoli)
    1/2pt white sauce
    good pinch nutmeg and black pepper to season
    grated cheese (1-2oz)
    grated breadcrumbs

    Method
    Wash broccoli and chop into smallish florets. Cook until just soft (al dente). I use the microwave and it takes about 3 mins, but you can boil or steam it. Grease an oven proof dish and lay broccoli in it. Sprinkle the cooked chicken on top. Make white sauce ( I used about 1oz butter and 1-2 tablespoons flour and half a pint of milk - you can use any milk but semi skimmed is btter than skimmed and you can also add a bit of cream if you have any - I did!) Season the sauce with a good pinch of nutmeg and the black pepper. Pour over the chicken and broccoli. Grate cheese and breadcrumbs on top. Place in mod oven - 180 C Gas mark 4 for about 20 minutes until top is bubbly and brown. I served this with jacket potatoes and tinned sweetcorn.

    Sorry the amounts are vague - the above was plenty for two adults but you can increase it easily to serve four - just use a bigger bit of broccoli and increase sauce to about 3/4 pt.

    Enjoy!

    Moniker
  • Thanks Exspender. Its now saved with other recipees.
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    Challenges £365 in 365 days total.....£41.14/£365
    Grocery challenge December £87.69/ £80.00 Grocery challenge Feb £74.50/£160
    Crazy Clothes Challenge £50.92/£100 in 2010
  • yep,
    I freeze it all the time, dont forget co op also has 12 nouvelle loo rolls for 2.50, hence I currently have 24. And loiads of marg in my freezer.
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  • i spent €22.29 today on milk and spuds an some other bits,,will update sig now,,
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    Smile because it happened.

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