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January 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 27 December 2011 at 1:52PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • raphaniusraphanius Forumite
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    todays 'bits' came to £8.11 in Mr T's for yellow sticker bread, garlic bread, tomatoes, coleslaw, chedds plus weetabix with MOC and full price cheddars and value choccie digestives for DS and value mozzarella. £2 in poundshop for jordans porridge and polo mints.
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  • edited 16 January 2012 at 3:59PM
    Save_DoshSave_Dosh Forumite
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    edited 16 January 2012 at 3:59PM
    Meadows & Sproggi I never thought about freezing when u just CBA, and my mind is now ticking over with the stuffed cabbage, thanks very much.

    it doesn't matter if you don't come in on budget, you haven't lost, at least you bothered to try.

    Oh yes and also had a white cabbage, half of one has been made into weightwatchers friendly coleslaw, which was surprisingly quick to make and works out at about 2 points for a large container, using lighter than light mayonnaise
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  • ModestyBModestyB Forumite
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    Hi all, just realised I had the money back off DS for the milk I picked up for him so I can actually take £6 off the total of my spends. Yay! My budget's in better shape than I am. :T:D
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  • LisaJaneLisaJane Forumite
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    Spent £2.34 in the local fruit and veg shop on brocolli, lettuce, tomato and cucumber...I have plenty in the freezer etc but really needed to top up on veg...will probably need to top up on fruit later in the week, but might try and get some whoopsies tonight/tomorrow night!

    Still over budget and dying for payday to come but on a happier note, my dad gave me a cheque today for £60 to cover Christmas presents for mum that I had gone out and got for him...completely forgot that he owed me, so it was a nice surprise!! Should definitely keep me going until payday, I could even head out at the weekend perhaps. 14 days til payday......
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  • sproggisproggi Forumite
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    Save_Dosh wrote: »
    Cabbage recipes please ok i have a couple of the very green cabbages to use up, i always buy them cause they are cheap, but don't use. I have got some savoury crumble topping, so i was going to cook with bacon, add a white pepper sauce and top with the crumble. Can you think of anything else, as they are quite cheap to buy at moment

    Found a site that should give you plenty of ideas :)

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  • edited 16 January 2012 at 5:19PM
    Ninno820Ninno820 Forumite
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    edited 16 January 2012 at 5:19PM
    Hi folks - having just read the latest posts I might just have to pop out and buy the mirror. Just popping in to report £4.74 on bits

    ETA - just bought the mirror and will pop along this weekend to morrisons. The trouble is that the mirror cost me another £4.09 (dont ask!)
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  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    Hi everyone,

    Took some items to the municipal tip today and there is a small MrT opposite. Very impressed with the range of products and amount of parking. Almost preferred it to the Extra store 200 yrds from my front door lol!

    Total spend: £43.31.

    Special K bars, 5 pack (3 different varieties) on offer in Mr T for 99p if anyone's interested.

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  • Hi,
    Aldi £3.50 on super 6
    Coop £8.00 on whoopsies
    M&S £23 meal deal, whoopsies for freezer, used vouchers etc.
    Looking good to come in around my target, but need cola and see it is 1/2 price at Mr T's, so may make a trip tomorrow.
    Hope all are well and warm. Sausage, chips and beans for tea!! Loving comfort food!!!
  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    sproggi, I've added your Stuffed cabbage leaves to the recipe index :beer:
    Meadows, I've added your Basic Bread and Colcannon recipes too :beer:
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  • bunbun2bunbun2 Forumite
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    totallybored thank you for the recipe. I haven't had time to make them today but will try and make time tomorrow
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