May 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 April 2010 at 5:30PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    greent wrote: »
    ... I thought I could use it up in microwave jam pudding - you know, shove the jam and the sponge mix into a bowl and nuke it..... except I can't find a recipe for one - I have been searching the forums, but no luck.....:o ...

    might also be worth checking out the Microwave Recipes thread - the link is in the recipes list on the front page of this thread; the top link listed is Curry Queen's excellent recipe for sponge and lots of variations including microwave suet pudding ;)
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

    C.R.A.P.R.O.L.L.Z Head Sharpener
  • edited 27 May 2010 at 10:22PM
    HippeechiqHippeechiq Forumite
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    edited 27 May 2010 at 10:22PM
    MrsBsBlog wrote: »
    Good morning all.
    Just popping in to update siggy and my spends for this month.
    Well i`ve come in at £381.04:j:j:j for this month, so under budget, but a few things will carry over to next month, i`m hoping:D. We will see as it`s half term next week and as we all know the kids always have bottomless bellies, during this time.

    Please MRSM could you put me down for £400 once again for June.

    I`m trying my best to reduce this further, but I think i`m struggling for some reason. I write everything down, have a meal plan, cook almost everything from scratch, but doesn`t seem to work. The kids are constantly hungry, although they both have big adult size meals and snack on fruit and have sandwiches, cerals(fillers like porridge) etc in between meals. It`s not working, if anybody is in the same situation as me with 2 growing angels, could you let me know your secret, as I am pulling my hair out how to fill them up. i know next week will be one contant stream of mum i`m hungry.

    Catch you all later.

    This site is worth a look MrsBsBlog - Here
    it's got some great ideas on how to feed your family cheaply but nutritionally.

    It's a user friendly site which is very helpful and informative, with menu planners, meal costs, with advice on batch cooking/baking to help you save money etc.,

    All of the recipes have been tested by members of this forum, and are perfect for busy Mums on a budget. And the snacks are particularly easy to make, cheap, nutritious and filling for ever hungry children ;)
    Aug11 £193.29/£240

    Oct10 £266.72 /£275 Nov10 £276.71/£275 Dec10 £311.33 / £275 Jan11 £242.25/ £250 Feb11 £243.14/ £250 Mar11 £221.99/ £230 Apr11 £237.39 /£240 May11 £237.71/£240 Jun11 £244.03/ £240 July11 £244.89/ £240
    Xmas 2011 Fund £220
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    MRSMCAWBERMRSMCAWBER Forumite
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  • WelshWooferWelshWoofer Forumite
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    Ooooh! I feel the birth of a new thread for June coming on!
    Thanks Mrs M and co!
  • Souk08Souk08 Forumite
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    Hi can you put me down for £20 for June please. Got lots in and some M and S vouchers to keep me going!
    'The road to a friends house is never long'
  • wssla00wssla00 Forumite
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    Right! It's gonna be a NSD today :) however I may go to the library to get a new cook book which should be fun. Also need to go and get my meds from boots but I pay a prepay for them so they aren't going to cost me anything.

    Have a good day all
    x
    Feb GC: £200 Spent: £190.79
  • dobsdobs Forumite
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    ooh my name's on the list for next month thanks!

    Well bit pigged off as it's my last (unofficial) day for this month today so hubby went to buy some stuff for next couple days, had £10.67 left and the list i did was about £9.50 but he went and bought an extra item so instead of finishing a poundish under i'm now 50p over grr!:mad:

    I am trying to remind myself though that we have only spent £200.50 for the last four weeks and usually it's anywhere between £300-350! :eek:
    So at least a hundred pounds saved this month and it shows on my credit card bill which is lower than usual (still needs halving though!). Actually my fault as i'm making myself macaroni cheese and veg bake today and i did try it earlier in the week with cheaper cheese but i only like Mull of Kintyre cheese and its £2.62 a block!! If i hadn't put it on the list we'd have been laughing!.

    Start new one tomorrow, really enjoying the challenge at the moment and seeing the savings! Hope everyone has a good day :)
    grocery challenge jan 17 £ / 350.00
  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
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    hi...just made 2 curries and cooked them in the oven together...how ms....they smell nice we will have one for tea with naan breas and some veg....not sure what yet

    we have a new lidl that has just opened and i have got a few bits from there...lovely free range chicken and nice cheese and cooked meat....also bacon and frozen pizza...also fruit and veg is nice and they seem to have offers on it

    new budget today...it never seems to last long though
    tata tess
    onwards and upwards
  • I was at £442 at start of week... haven't totalled up receipts for this week but know its not £60... I'm sooooooooo busy today so will put total at £500... June here we come... already... Thanks to all for inspiration and support...
    June budget £500
    2014 GC: £957.61/ £5400
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