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November 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 October 2010 at 12:59PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • mswanmswan Forumite
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    Hi All, Can I join please we have 3 adults, dog, cat, bird and rabbit. I am keeping a spending diary which I started on 27th Payday, I will aim for £275 for November
  • I am reducing my amount for November (as I got quite a lot of cupboard stuff in October in the end) down to €450 - should still be loads but lets me keep a bit extra for December and still come in on target for the year.

    Haven't bought anything yet (shouldn't need to shop until the coming weekend - unless the builders go through the biccis and milk very fast!), actually, I'd forgotten that was part of the reason for overspending last month - extra tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biccies for builders starting today. But I have my weekly menu on the Oct thread - mostly from freezer/stores except for lamb knuckles slow roasted tomorrow. (Don't think slow cooker is great while builders there).
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  • Morning

    Thanks for adding me to the list!!

    I have listed everything in my cupboards and freezer and will be able to make some menu plans which will hopefully cut down on my spend for the month. I seem to have about 6 pints of milk too much any ideas how i can use it up? i have risotto rice and white rice but no pudding rice.....

    Thanks
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  • Linda32Linda32 Forumite
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    Hiya,

    I'm trying for £375 this month,

    Tesco £52.54

    Month will start 29th October and finish 26th November.
  • mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
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    Im going for £400 for november.

    if i can stay under this for the month then dec should be ok as ive been saving stamps at MrM

    its stir up sunday this month so got to get my pudding and cake ingredients
    SPC~12 ot 124

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  • First NSD for the month

    Have some bits left from October in the cupboard so should last me a couple of weeks

    6 tins of soup
    1 tin rice pudding
    1 packet gingernuts
    Herbal tea
    3 bottles squash
    1/2 bottle double concentrate squash

    fiance going to pick up some juice for me later! (a treat) so purse is staying firmly shut!

    :)
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  • catzninecatznine Forumite
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    Day 1 and I've just spent £14.77
    lean minced steak, beef sizzle steaks and pork chops discounted to £10, large onken yogurt 70p (using 30p off voucher), 1 pizza £2.07 (using 50p off voucher) and block of cheddar for £2.

    Just need some spuds but going to wait for dh to fetch in a big sack later. Just realised I also forgot to get some eggs!

    So I now have £185.23 left. As I need this total to stay as high as possible for a costco shop later on, I think I will avoid the shops for as long as I can.

    Off to start some of the bread mix I have in the cupboards from a Big Brands order last month. Also have a couple of muffin mixes to try out and with the tins of pea and ham soup from app foods dh should be ok for his pack ups for a while.
    Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.

    Jan grocery challenge £35.77/£120
  • greentgreent Forumite
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    Picklepud wrote: »
    I seem to have about 6 pints of milk too much any ideas how i can use it up? i have risotto rice and white rice but no pudding rice.....

    Thanks

    Use the risotto rice for rice pudding - I've often done this. They're both short grain 'fat' rice capable of soaking up lots of liquid. I think I prefer risotto rice over pudding rice, in fact! :)
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  • oh seriously!! i was hoping for something like that .... do you have a recipe... dont want much to I
    Determined to do better
  • greentgreent Forumite
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    Picklepud wrote: »
    oh seriously!! i was hoping for something like that .... do you have a recipe... dont want much to I

    lol! I'm a throw-it-in person for rice pudding, but the recipe on page 1 of this thread (under desserts etc) should work fine. :) Personally I don't add nutmeg - I splosh in vanilla essence or scrapings from a vanilla pod
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/11 £89873 01/13 £52546 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786 12/19 £48986 2020 OPs (#18) £5010/6K
    Net sales 2020 £596.06/£500 Decluttering: 1925/2020
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