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November 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 22 October 2012 at 2:33PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Just declaring my spends - last week £50.55 and this week £45.05 = Total £95.60/£250.

    Hope everyone is having a good month x
  • meg72meg72 Forumite
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    Since the beginning of the month I started a “pound a day” saving jar but have decided that the days I have a NSD I will put in an extra pound and if I keep this going I will have a really good fund of spending money put by for a special family holiday that’s booked for May :T.

    I got some of @ldi super 6 selection (0.69p each) and thought I might make a soup using some of the sweet potatoes, red onion, red pepper maybe some red lentils, veg stock - chilli/curry powder to spice it up a bit.

    Wishing you all a NSD :)[/QUOTE]

    The save a pound day is so worth doing,I started last November
    for this Christmas and now havee 365.00.
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  • NickJWNickJW Forumite
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    A small spend of £2.90 today in Mr S

    Housemate made a Salmon, tapenade, mozzarella and roasted tomato filo pie yesterday - served with salad. Having the same tonight since there was a lot!

    Housemates turn to cook tomorrow, then at the weekend my sister is coming down to visit, so need to search for cheap/free things to do for fun (museums/window shopping most likely!), to reign in the spends.
    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
  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    poppy-glos, I've added your mexican bean soup to the recipe index. I'll definitely be trying this one myself :beer:
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  • theatregirl4theatregirl4 Forumite
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    spent £2.74 in budgens today - veg for bunnies, plus carex soap and some rolls for lunch :)

  • meg72 wrote: »
    The save a pound day is so worth doing,I started last November
    for this Christmas and now havee 365.00.

    Nice one Meg72, I hadn’t thought about it until I read a post from ButterflyBrain on one of the reducing budget threads – by my calculations and aiming for at least 15 NSD’s per month, plus Euros left over from a previous holiday I should have about £400 for spending money :D.
  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
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    hi...i have a stew cooking and it smellsnvery nice....just the thing as it is nippy here...winter has arrived i think
    i have done next weeks meal plan and written a small shoppin list which is mainly milk and fresh veg/fruit

    got a few reduced bargains in the coop today which always helps the budget...x2 chickens and some veg....strange mix of things were reduced but will use them at some point

    take care tess
    onwards and upwards
  • sonastinsonastin Forumite
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    This thread is moving way too fast to catch up at the moment - I keep losing track! Staying on top of my spending though. Grocery spend is currently sitting at £95.67 and I won't be shopping for the rest of this week at least - probably got enough in for a bit of next week too if I plan properly.

    I can't remember the target I set myself because I've been juggling budgets to try to bring all of the pots in under budget at the end of the year. I've been going through where I still need to spend (presents pot, new tyres from car maintenance pot, etc) and robbing from budgets that are mostly spent (holidays, new clothes, haircuts, etc). There is a good chance that I can do it if I don't get sloppy over the next 6 weeks! Anyways, grocery budget is currently standing at £230 which is definitely higher than my target. As long as I come in under that for November I should be OK but I should really aim for something lower. I'm fancying treating us to a DR meat order as OH has requested "not turkey" for xmas dinner this year so perhaps lower is wishful thinking. We'll see...
  • poppy-glos wrote: »
    try mexican bean soup...

    2 tablespoons oil,
    1 onion, chopped
    1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes or chilli powder, or fresh chilli
    1 potato, cut into small peices
    400g tin of baked beans
    1/2 pint chicken or veg stock, or water, perhaps with stock cube
    1 tbspn brown sugar
    1 tspn. mustard
    salt and pepper

    heat oil, fry onion, add chilli, after a minute add potato and beans, and stock/water/stock cube, simmer for 15 -20 minutes, add rest of ingredients, simmer for another five minutes, either eat lumpy or puree with blender.

    this came out of a frugal cookbook years ago and i still cook it regularly. sometimes i dont put in the sugar.
    thank you for that i have tonnes of cannellini beans to use up
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  • n0 spend day number 5 here today, am on track with the budget, ie under £150 on the 15 th. i'm failing spectacularly with emptying the freezer and not buying things til i need them. keep making more bulk cooking so little room in freezer if i have a magical ys day with lots of opportunities. am continuing to aim for very empty freezer in case i get lots of ys meat on xmas eve or nye.
    nov grocery challenge, £.227.69/300, 9/25 nsd: , 7 Cmo, 10 egm.
    Me, 10 yo dd, and the dog. all food and drinks, in and out, plus household shopping.
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