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January 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 27 December 2011 at 2:52PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • rachbcrachbc Forumite
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    Can I go for £250 again please.

    I have lots of meat in the freezer but need some essentials like olive oil, big sack of onions, bulk loo roll etc etc.

    No spend so far and should manage til thurs on the fresh f&v we have in
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  • MeadowsMeadows Forumite
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    SavvyMummy wrote: »
    I have an unopened pack of out of date cream crackers, that I found lurking in the back of the cupboard:o, any ideas, what to do with these. Shame to bin them, when there`s no need to.



    BBF or Use By?
    If a BBF and they are crisp no problem, if soft how about crushing up and using as a topping for a pie etc. or as a crumb for something like Scotch Eggs.
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  • quintwinsquintwins Forumite
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    morning all, nsd today how windy is it outside?

    kids are having leftover stew for lunch, by the time it came to eating it lats night i didn't want it so at about 9 me and hubby had beans on toast with a fried egg, after i fought with myself about maybe buying a chippy but it's a new year and a smaller budget so i'm limiting us to 1 a month and we had one on NYE so none now til the end of the month :) gonna make hm mince pie, mash and mixed veg for tea
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  • Meadows wrote: »
    BBF or Use By?
    If a BBF and they are crisp no problem, if soft how about crushing up and using as a topping for a pie etc. or as a crumb for something like Scotch Eggs.

    Hi Meadows, thanks for the reply, best before 17 Dec. So not too old, trouble is, once my lot have opened the packet, eaten a couple, the packets get forgotten, but will try and remember the topping for a pie.
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  • greentgreent Forumite
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    Morning all. Just jumping in to say please can I rejoin with a budget of £375 for January :) I haven't read any of the thread yet - my laptop's died, so I need to get a new one (it's terminal :() so am quickly jumping on someone else's to post this. Have made a couple of small spends - will add recipts and adjust signature later

    thanks :D
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  • SueP19SueP19 Forumite
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    Yup, that's how I keep track too .....:)

    Me too :D It's easy to find and makes sure you don't miss anything
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  • Going to have a NSD today, have raided cupboards and found a lonesome tin of corned beef so we're having meat and potato pie for tea :)

    So much for the wind hitting just the north of the UK, down here (south) it is bloomin awful! We are right on the coast though maybe that's why. Hope everyone stays safe wherever they are today x
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  • MeadowsMeadows Forumite
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    SavvyMummy wrote: »
    Hi Meadows, thanks for the reply, best before 17 Dec. So not too old, trouble is, once my lot have opened the packet, eaten a couple, the packets get forgotten, but will try and remember the topping for a pie.

    Date not an issue then.

    Stick the cheese board on the table after a meal to remind them :).

    I use a cracker tin (these days we tend to use water biscuits rather than crackers, thin, crisp and yummy) and find this keeps cracker crisp and dry for a long long time. Remove all packaging and place in a tin with a tight fit lid (wouldn't use one too big, wouldn't use a plastic box either).

    If you can not get a long tin try these: https://www.ryvita.co.uk/shop

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  • Morning all

    Budgets done to here

    Helen x
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  • Morning all

    Could I ask you all please to check that I have spelt your name correctly and that I given you the correct amount for your budget - I ask as I have realised that there are a couple of "oldies" posting and I haven't given them a budget - entirely my fault as I've probably missed their post!! Please only let me know if I have you wrong as the amount of posts with figures on them is getting mind boggling lol

    Helen x
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