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May 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 April 2011 at 4:42PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Mortgage-free Glee!
    hi...hope all are doing well...i spent a tenner in aldi today and 20 in asd$...seemed to get a few bits...i always run ouof summat though which is a pain...i am determined to make everything from scratch but the raw ingredients seem to cost a lot...i made a pie for tea and going to try and make fried rice tomorrow...i like the sound of the eves going to try that

    have a nice evening...superscrimpers is on later...i like watching that

    tata tessa
    onwards and upwards
  • freakyogrefreakyogre Forumite
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    £3.59 spent in Tesco on shaving gel, wraps, bagels and a newspaper. Spotted the shaving gel on UKHotDeals - a twinpack of Gillette for £1.02 so bought 2 packs. It'll last for ages - bargain!

    Also, the wraps and bagels are from the Weight Watchers range, which i'd never usually look at, but they were half price. 50p for 6 wraps (slightly smaller than usual ones) and 67p for 5 bagels which I thought was quite a good price.
    Grocery challenge - Nov: £52/£100
  • PennyGrabberPennyGrabber Forumite
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    Up to £127.44 now, with 20 days left. Hmm... Don't even need to be creative with meal plan, as I have everything I need for about a thousand meals! I just need to stay out of the sms.

    In theory, £22.56 is ample for my needs for the rest of the month. In practice, however, I will spend that the next time I go, and prob more too.

    What I'm doing differently this month, is a spreadsheet of ALL of my spends, and there are very few days that go by when I spend no money whatsoever. That's really quite bad, and needs a bit of attention. In fairness, I'm not in debt, other than a massive mortgage; I'm paying off an extra £300 a month on that, and I have savings too, but what annoys me is that I could do so much more with the money, eg days out for the children, decorating their rooms, etc. Instead, I spend money on food and miscellaneous !!!!. Why am I so stupid?!! (And it's not like I'm thick - I have a maths degree!!!)

    PG x
    Grocery challenge for family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(11), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries. Jan £87.97/£100 Feb £0/£100
    Frugal 2018 needed! Saving and NOT spending
  • espresso21espresso21 Forumite
    196 posts
    O dear, I succumbed to a take-away tonight (£12 that I shouldn't have spent). The worst thing is that it wasn't even that good so I am feeling doubly annoyed that I gave in.
  • scotsaverscotsaver Forumite
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    The Peach Pud was a success, the Recipe was on the back of my Packet of Ground Rice, it's called "Tropical Rice Dessert" and you're suppossed to use a tin of Pineapple but I had some Peach slices to up so here goes:-

    400g Can of Pineapple (peaches in my case)
    1pt Milk
    2oz Ground Rice
    1oz Caster Sugar
    2oz Sultanas
    2oz Desiccated Coconut

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Drain the fruit and put in an ovenproof dish. Put the milk, ground rice, sugar and sultanas into a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring continuously, cook gently for 2 mins. Remove from the heat and add half the coconut. Pour this over the pineapple and pop in the oven for 10 mins. Sprinkle the remaining coconut over and bake for a further 20 mins.

    Dinner tonight is HM Chilli, I bulk mine out with baked beans as well as Kidney beans. Pudding will be something with Rhubarb as I picked some from the Allotment yesterday.:D

    Should be a NSD today as I have everything in that we need until Monday hopefully.;)
    GC for OH, myself, DD18 & DD16 includes Toiletries, cleaning stuff & Food.

  • sistercassistercas Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!
    sunny day hope you are feeling better and have got your appetite back

    off to sainsbugs and a!di today , i need to tally up my spends ( which are quite significant ) which i will do later

    spiggle / hippeechiq hope you are both ok x
  • quintwinsquintwins Forumite
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    morning all, another nsd today i'm now at 5 in a row :j tea is last nights sheperds pie because my ashma started playing up so i didn't cook it so we all just had sandwichs or pasta instead, i'm now down to drinking black coffee and i had to do half and half for DS3 breakfast so def need to go shopping tomorrow
    DEC GC £463.67/£450
    EF- £110/COLOR]/£1000
  • £140 for May please

    As of yesterday 10th £37.28 so well on target

    Still well down on the alcohol and finding it much easier to budget overall thanks for this.

    Best bargain 3 x 500g M & S roast chicken pies £1 5 days from use by date mainly in freezer ready to take to a friends house Bank Holiday weekend. :rotfl:
    It's only rock and roll but I like it.
  • MothershipMothership Forumite
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    A wee trip to M*******s last night to get DD2 her shopping , I ended up buying a few things.

    2 Packs Tortelloni £1.60
    Carrots , parsley. £1.00
    2 pack Samosas & Bhajis £1.00
    2 double packs Jaffa Cakes £2.00
    2 Apple Pies £1
    Total Spend £6.60

    2nd Purse
    6 Cartons Chopped Tomatoes B1G1F 2 for 69p = £2.07
    4 Cartons Best Tomatoes with Olives B1G1F 2 for 75p =£1.50
    Total Spend £3.57

    DD2 bought our dinner at M*******s last night, a wee break from cooking for me YAY!
    1st Purse £114.19 Monthly GB
    2nd Purse ££100
    Fridge Freezer £300 3rd Purse /£290.94
  • RhiBiRhiBi Forumite
    673 posts
    Xmas Saver!
    I am really pleased with how I'm doing this month. My budget is £450, and I took out the cash at the beginning of the month. I have £235 left, so I know that says I've already spent over £200, I have loads of meat in the freezer, but also I've given my daughters their allowance of £30 (between 2 of them) out of it and also one daughter had an overnight trip to London and I gave her £25 spending money, so that is £55 out of my budget that I was actually planning on going to the bank to use.

    So, if I can stay within the £235 for the rest of the month, which I think I will, I will be really pleased, taking into account the extra unbudgeted things i've paid out :)
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