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May 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 April 2011 at 4:42PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Billie-joBillie-jo Forumite
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    welshkaz wrote: »
    £7.00 spend for me today so that takes it to £67/£280 so doing ok meal planning is getting easier as i have to do it with slimming world but god we are flying through fruit salad and veggies here !!! have a fab day all x

    We are in a very similar position Welshkaz £63.58/£240 and also just started slimming world - although not going to class doing it at home and with a bit of help from the sisters at local G.P.'s
    Also spending lots on fruit & veg but really enjoying it.

    Not been in a shop since Saturday but will want some fresh stuff tomorrow then get the rest on Thursday when take mum.
    Spaghetti bolognaise tomorrow with lots of veg in and served with a salad.
    Keep those pounds in your pockets every one for as long as you can.:rotfl:
    MARCH £62.38/250
  • MothershipMothership Forumite
    823 posts
    Went to A**A for a few bits and bobs

    4 Ristorante Pizzas @ £1 ea = £4
    Cucumber,lettuice @ 50p each £1
    2 Bottles double concentrate juice @ £1 ea =£2
    4 Bottles fizzy juice for £1.50
    Total spend £8.50

    2nd Purse
    14 Butter @ 50p ea = £7
    Total spend £7

    Just found out my mothers funeral was on the 4th of May with only two people in attendance, how sad is that?

    Been working hard planting up all my pots and baskets, done about 50 over the last week halfway there. Love this time of year.

    OH had one of the £1 pizzas for dinner, I had the last of the Bowling green soup, it was lovely but I'm glad its finished. So will my tail LOL these whizpoppers almost had me taking off.

    My neighbours 4 year old told me today my tummy is taking a loooooong time to go away ROTFLMAO!
    So we agreed that he should have my special treats instead of me eating them. Mischief managed lol.

    Wait till you hear what happened to my DD2 and 9 month old baby yesterday. A neighbour along the street put his foot out to stop the pram as she was walking along the road, then stuck his head inside the pram inches from the baby's face and shreiked 'EEEEE' at the top of his voice, needless to say the baby was hysterical, so was my daughter as she had to hold back from scolding him as the baby was so upset. She is a really beautiful child with dark curls and big brown eyes, we rather suspect the attack was racially motivated, as she is mixed race, she is not black by any means, but the recent spate of sun has given her a golden tan to die for :)
    Anyway what kind of sicko would do that to a baby? I told my daughter to report it to the police. I've told EVERY person I spoke to on our Street what happened especially those with babies, so his name is MUD. Any suggestions how to handle this one?
    1st Purse £114.19 Monthly GB
    2nd Purse ££100
    Fridge Freezer £300 3rd Purse /£290.94
  • scotsaverscotsaver Forumite
    824 posts
    Morning everyone - last night's fajitas were a success and no-one seemed to notice that I bulked it out with plenty of peppers and only used 1 large chicken breast.:D

    Dinner tonight is Sausages (using the last of the DR sausages), mash, carrots, green beans, peas and sweetcorn. Still haven't placed another DR order as we still have another pack of Mince, sirloin steak, diced beef, meatballs, beefburgers etc to use up. Will probably hold out for another 2 weeks and then I can order and take the money out of next Month's GC.;)

    Going to try a new Pud tonight, a recipe I found on the back of my box of Ground Rice, they use Pineapple but I've got some peaches to use up so will try it with that - will let you all know how it goes and post the recipe if it's a success.:)
    GC for OH, myself, DD18 & DD16 includes Toiletries, cleaning stuff & Food.

  • sparkle76sparkle76 Forumite
    617 posts
    Scotsaver all those spices disguise the padding out!
    The peach pud sounds lush let us know how it goes, I love peaches...

    One purchase from Sainsburys yest... bad... Ben & Jerrys 'Fairly Nuts' ice cream... baby wanted it, not me :D
    Little Sweetpea born 12th July 2011

  • skillyskilly Forumite
    902 posts
    Part of the Furniture Mortgage-free Glee! Debt-free and Proud!
    Morning all, just updated my yearly budget and so far I have spent £1,404.58 ,been using stuff out of freezers but it is not always what you fancy to eat at the time lol.
    27 Sealed pot challenge 3£496/4£706.75/5 £376.74/6 £645.08/ 7 £861.34 /8 £786.90/9£610.49/10 £722.03 / 11? / gold star from sue :staradmin
  • quintwinsquintwins Forumite
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    another NSD for me thats 4 in a row now :D i made hash for breakfast again cause yesterdays was so yummy, tuna sandwichs for lunch again to use up the last of the tuna, then a sheperds pie for tea

    can i just ask how much you all spend on meat a month? i worked out spend just over £30 a month if i don't get any reductions this includes 9 portions of mince,3 gammon, 3 portions of chicken, 2 portions of fish, 2 portions of sausages,4 portions of bacon, and a roast big enough for 3 dinners
    DEC GC £463.67/£450
    EF- £110/COLOR]/£1000
  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
    5K posts
    Mothership wrote: »
    ... Anyway what kind of sicko would do that to a baby? I told my daughter to report it to the police. I've told EVERY person I spoke to on our Street what happened especially those with babies, so his name is MUD. Any suggestions how to handle this one?

    what a horrible thing to do! I think you've done the best thing which is to tell everyone what he did, unfortunately if its racially motivated there'll be no point in talking to him, but the police may warn him off?

    sending hugs to you and yours

    sorry to hear about the funeral too, very sad
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

    C.R.A.P.R.O.L.L.Z Head Sharpener
  • nessie216nessie216 Forumite
    839 posts
    Just an update on progress so far

    Spent £172.45 out of my £180 (9 days left in month)

    NSD 11 out of 21 so far

    Don't think i will make it, but i am not too worried as i needed to sort out my Uni work & hve had a pay rise & i need to concentrate on weight loss for the time being - fruit is epensive!

    Anyone know the best place to get strawberries cheap atm?

  • edited 11 May 2011 at 12:42PM
    giengien Forumite
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    edited 11 May 2011 at 12:42PM
    another 37.90 euros here -so that's 159.09 in total.

    Mmm, no way we'll get by on just 200 euros then but I'll see how well we can do in not going too far over.

    We're away this weekend, so I only need to buy some milk this afternoon for the next couple of days. Trouble is we'll probably spend a fortune in eating out whilst away.
    I am finding it good though to focus more on how much I am spending on food - it's already less than usual, just because I am being mindful and planning better
    Trying to keep in budget.

  • looielooie Forumite
    706 posts
    Just updated sig with £6.56 last night at t's.

    There was not one biccy in the house and really fancied one - I know I shouldn't diet out of the window again ;)
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