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NJW69 wrote: »
If I was making this I would either do a quick version using as someone else suggested Campbells condensed soup, chopped up chicken and onions added or to make yourself. White sauce, melted butter in pan, stir in some flour to make a paste (off the heat) then back on the heat and add milk in small quantities so you don't get lumps and then keep stirring until it thicknes. I'd add the chicken, some onion, mushroom, splash of white wine, balsamic vinegar and some tarragon. Serve with rice.
mikeD wrote: »
... The reason I'm posting is that over the last couple of years my "Groceries" seem to have gone up by about 30% (ie from around £240 to about £320 per month. I don't buy any more than I used to, and food prices don't seem to have gone up that much because of the competition so what's going on. I always try to get the best value for money, but I'm still spending far too much. Any ideas. All contributions gratefully received.
russetred wrote: »
Just on to catch up and update my sig.I'm hoping to empty the freezer by the end of the month.I've defrosted some chicken stock so I'll go find some inspiration on page 1 for soup.
SunnyGirl wrote: »
Linda32 Don't be to hard on yourself. It's all too easy to look at others budgets and think that you're doing terribly - I used to do it when I first started
The main thing is that you're AWARE of what you're spending which I'm sure will be an improvement on pre-grocery challenge days. Where are your spends going? I only ask as I was horrified at the amount of 'nips to the shops for bread/milk' that were adding £100 to the budget :eek:
How many are you feeding on your budget as a matter of interest - not being nosey I'm sure that there'll be lots of collective wisdom if you need it at all
ellemm wrote: »
Linda32 - when I first started the GC, I was spending at least £60 a week just for OH and I and yes that included wine. So not actually that far off your £280.
Started off reducing gradually by £10 or £20 a month (and don't now include wine) and now am at about £40 or less a week and hoping to continue at this level or lower
I'm sure you will find as the weeks go on that you will be spending less too.
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