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January 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 December 2010 at 11:09AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • seasalt_2seasalt_2 Forumite
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    Since everything you post is useful rosieben, I'd say please keep going!
    Jan 2011 GC £300/£150.79 (2 adults, 2 teens, working dog, includes food/cleaning/toiletries)
  • Ive seen several posts on here that mention an NSD day...what is that?!
    January grocery challenge- £338.09/£350
    £365 in 365 days- £25
    January NSDs- 9
    Money made on ebay- £16.89
  • wssla00wssla00 Forumite
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    Bella- A NSD is a no spend day :)
    Feb GC: £200 Spent: £190.79
  • edited 7 January 2011 at 4:09PM
    kipperskippers Forumite
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    edited 7 January 2011 at 4:09PM
    Another NSD for me. 17 days until my GC for Jan ends (24th Jan which is DH's payday).

    My liquidiser broke yesterday :mad: and i use it loads as well. I still have my food processor but will this blitz my soup smoothly?...does anyone use there food processor for soups, pancakes etc? If it works pls let me know to save me buying a new one. I also use it to make a paste with cooked veg my DH and DD's don't like, which i add to soups, chilli, pasta, spag bogs and curries etc (they never know and it gives them more vitamins this way):D

    Today we are having pork chops and some more of the whoopsied xmas eve veg (that really needs eating up now)...swede, carrots and cauliflower cheese.

    I had pumpkin soup and my DH took veg soup to work ( which i found in the depths of my freezer)...both served with the lovely rolls i made yesterday. I've got to say though i've really gone off pumpkin soup, i don't know why as i used to love it....but i have 3kg of pumpkin in the freezer AND a hugh pumpkin from my allotment sitting in my bedroom to use up (i know it's a strange place to keep it)....i must look up what to do with it all.

    Anyway keep going everyone.
    :j :j :j :j :j
  • minnie2minnie2 Forumite
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    how does everyone do their months? i have been doing this for the month of jan as the challenge follows each month.or am i better off going from pay day to pay day? or does it not matter?
    Frugal living challenge - need to revisit its been.a while !! Need to reduce our debts!!
  • Rosieben - I find that comment of you taking over the thread rather rude to be honest, even if it was made jokingly! I certainly don't think you post too often (if there is such a thing!) and always find your posts useful. Please continue to post as often as you want to! And thanks again for your VOLUNTARY services to this thread.
    Grocery aim £450pm.Spent £519 August, £584 July, £544 June, £541 May, £549 April, £517 March, £517 Feb,£555 Jan, £573 Dec, £465Nov, £561Oct, £493Sept, £426Aug,£496 Jul, £528Jun, £506May,£498April, £558 March, £500Feb, £500 Jan, £490 Dec, £555 Nov,£566 Oct, £505Sept, £450Aug, £410 July, £437 June, £491 May, £471 April, £440 March, £552Feb, £462Jan
  • NickJWNickJW Forumite
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    rosieben wrote: »
    it will be fine for months, although it may lose a little flavour if kept for a very long time ;)

    edited to add, because this thread is so huge I'm trying to reduce the number of times I post, so in future I won't confirm when I've added a recipe to the front page thread; if you've posted a recipe and it isn't in the list within 48 hours please feel free to give me a kick up the rear :D

    someone sort of joked that I was taking over the thread because I post so often; I don't have anything much to offer in terms of original advice but because I'm one of the many volunteer indexers on here, I know my way around the threads quite well and can often come up with a useful link in response to a query. I'm open to suggestions as to whether I should post less or not?

    I don't think you post too much at all! I like that everyone posts so often - it means I'm more likely to come on here for inspiration. Some threads are very slow moving, but not this one :D. The fact that it's busy encourages me to keep track of my spends. If people posted infrequently I wouldn't bother coming on here, would forget about the challenge and would be spending a lot of money IYSWIM?

    Thanks again for helping the thread run smoothly - it's appreciated :T
    Grocery Challenge 14 Jan 14 £46.05/£130

    Grocery Challenge 13 -spent £1453.06
    Grocery Challenge 12 -spent £1565.51

    DFD 1st March 2011 :T
  • SpiggleSpiggle Forumite
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    rosieben wrote: »
    ... someone sort of joked that I was taking over the thread because I post so often; I don't have anything much to offer in terms of original advice but because I'm one of the many volunteer indexers on here, I know my way around the threads quite well and can often come up with a useful link in response to a query. I'm open to suggestions as to whether I should post less or not?

    :eek::mad::eek: Absolutely NOT rosieben! :mad::eek::mad:

    I, and I'm sure others, actually find it useful when you let us know the recipe list has been updated. And as you say you have a great knowledge of the forum for links, ideas, support and inspiration. As I don't know who it was I'm a little worried of offending someone here, but this 'sort of joke' could mean us losing a very valuable friend and support mechanism. :T:A:T

    IF I was being rude I could even be pushed to say to that someone "Sort of joke off!!!!" but that wouldn't be in the spirit of our great GC! :naughty::o:silenced:

    You keep right on posting rosieben! (Please! :D)

    All the best,
    Spigs
    Mortgage Free October 2013 :T
  • kippers wrote: »
    i have 3kg of pumpkin in the freezer AND a hugh pumpkin from my allotment sitting in my bedroom to use up (i know it's a strange place to keep it)....i must look up what to do with it all.

    How about a pumpkin lasagne? or check out the love food hate waste website they have a few interesting recipes http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/recipes/list?food=27-pumpkin
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  • MRSMCAWBERMRSMCAWBER Forumite
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    Good afternoon all ....

    Heck -we are a busy bunch this month aren't we :rotfl:-I go away for a couple of hours and 3 more pages appear :p

    Rosieben .... don't you disappear Mrs -we would all be up the proverbial without a paddle if you didn't let us know where to find everything :eek:.... ooohh and whilst Im here I will be a pain in the Bum *just for a change* :D - you have listed my recipes as WW friendly and they are Slimming World recipes ;)


    Anyhoo -I am still staying out of the shops -well I haven't been since Tuesday :rotfl:.... and I have NO excuse to go before Monday at the earliest (I don't shop on saturdays if I can help it ;) and sundys -everywhere is shut :T) so it means that I have 9 NSDs out of 12 so far this month :dance:
    So then -we are having Goan pork curry tonight -currently ticking over in the slow cooker :D -hubby will have rice and I will use my SW potato allowance to make some wedges mmmmmm and I will be having a bowl of tickled cabbage with mine nomnomnom (Im addicted to the stuff)
    AND - so far -my biggest achievement this month has been actually remembering to update my freezer list book as I add and use things :grinheart. I may really push the boat out and do a stock take of the basement store tomorrow *gulp* but don't hold me to it........
    Right I had better get off and update the list ..
    Have a lovely evening all....
    -6 -8 -3 -1.5 -2.5 -3 -1.5-3.5
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