Weezl and friends Phase 2 -giving it a whirl for Shirl! Testing meal plan for a month

edited 5 April 2010 at 6:54AM in How much have you saved?
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  • Just poping in to say good luck testers! Hope all goes well. Thinking of you all!
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  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    FrankieM wrote: »
    weezl Just a couple of other questions, if you don't mind...

    Do the cheese balls need to be made and eaten straight away or can they be stored?

    Do you think if I made the oaty biscuits today, they would still be ok for Sunday?

    How long do you think the savoury bites would stay fresh?

    Is there a list somewhere of the other cakes/snacks?
    I don't mind at all frankie :) I need reminding what's been done with a project this size, and so many recipes it's easy for stuff to slip through the net!

    Cheese balls
    : DH likes them cold, but ISOM didn't, so I'm a bit unsure! You could get them as far as the stage where you've rolled them in the seasoned flour and then pause and just fry a few when needed? Keep your oil! (please!)

    oaty biscuits
    , yes but I don't think you have an updated recipe :o shall I do that next?

    savoury bites managed 10 days fine in a sealed tupperware, but they also froze well and defrosted in a morning in DH's lunchbox.

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    *runs back in hoping not too late!*

    if making carrot cakes today, please don't throw away the carcasses of the oranges!

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
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  • FrankieMFrankieM Forumite
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    The pizza method is great weezl. Does the bread need to have the yeast put into water too or do I just mix it all in together? I'm starting that now.
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    FrankieM wrote: »
    The pizza method is great weezl. Does the bread need to have the yeast put into water too or do I just mix it all in together? I'm starting that now.
    you don't have to frankie, but as it's your first time, I'd say yes pop it in some warm water with a little sugar and wait for a reassuring foamy head to form, cos then we'll know it wasn't yeast problems if it goes a bit funny :o

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    Not sure where to put this now there are 2 threads....but the nut butter is very yummy!
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    weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    edited 5 April 2010 at 10:48AM
    FrankieM wrote: »
    Not sure where to put this now there are 2 threads....but the nut butter is very yummy!
    goody goody :)

    how smooth did you make it frankie? Did you rinse the salt or leave it on? We preferred the salty version here but we may just be being plebeian :o:D Was my method clear enough? xxx

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    Frankie I have devised an onion and potato soup for your DH to fill up on using the leftover stock, there is also lots of spare bread and an orangy spread (not a marmalade so can't call it that!) what kind of snack is best for DH?

    xxx

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
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    FrankieMFrankieM Forumite
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    edited 5 April 2010 at 9:45AM
    weezl The nut butter doesn't seem too runny. I'm wondering now if it will be too firm once its been in the fridge, but we'll see. I left the salt on...yum yum! I found your method very clear.

    The soup would probably be better for my DH. He's not a big carb eater, though he may fall in love with my bread yet!!!

    The orange spread sounds nice as another choice for the rest of the family, though.
  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    righty ho, will work on the soup and carbonara next then. Orangy spread just waiting for photo :)

    I have edited post number 2 to reflect our aims with the planner, would appreciate any feedback people have about how I have worded it :D

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
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