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January 2013 Grocery Challenge

edited 12 December 2012 at 3:40PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • edited 8 January 2013 at 12:16AM
    angelatgracelandangelatgraceland Forumite
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    edited 8 January 2013 at 12:16AM
    Tales17 wrote: »
    Looking to buy a bread maker to save some money on that! Any recommendations or ones to avoid? Thanks! x

    Yes- get a Panasonic and nothing less! Hinari makes lumps of heavy stuff! I've got the Panasonic his link:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-SD2502-Stainless-Steel-Bread/dp/B0055HSEOC/ref=tag_stp_s2_edpp_url

    It may seem expensive but after reading all reviews and posts on here I decided to ensure I got one that did the job well having been displeased with my previous Hinari.
    Any of the other Panasonics on this thread mentioned on previous pages would do the same job though and cost less-Ive got the yeast dispenser and the fruit and nut dispenser on mine which are not really a necessity-the other Panasonics will bake bread the same. Don't bother doing the rapid bread programme-just nowhere near as nice a result. Think 4 hours for a loaf of bread which is 100% perfect!
    Annual Grocery budget 2018 is £1500 pa £125 calendar month £28.84 pw for 3 adults
  • Oh-and the Debbie mayer type bags where the bread stays fresher longer are no better than any other polythene bag except for the shape! I use tesco value pedal bin liners or free carrier bags for my bread! Just make sure you don't use perfumed opr deodorised bags. Cheap ones are not perfumed!
    Annual Grocery budget 2018 is £1500 pa £125 calendar month £28.84 pw for 3 adults
  • FrogletinaFrogletina Forumite
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    Yes- get a Panasonic and nothing less! Hinari makes lumps of heavy stuff!

    So that is why my bread is always so heavy!
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  • finished the week on £31.38 which did include 9 packs of mince!

    This week coming i am aiming for £25.00 this should be more than manageable! :) i do need fresh fruit and veg but only evening meals to cook after Wednesday as my youngest starts at school and they receive free school meals!

    Meal plans for next week now and i shall head off to bed!
    1% challenge £2015.50 = £20.16
    Make £2.50 a day £80.82/77.50
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    Going back to being to basics. And penny pinching in 2018 This will be my year 😘
  • Tales17Tales17 Forumite
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    Yes- get a Panasonic and nothing less! Hinari makes lumps of heavy stuff! I've got the Panasonic his link:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-SD2502-Stainless-Steel-Bread/dp/B0055HSEOC/ref=tag_stp_s2_edpp_url

    It may seem expensive but after reading all reviews and posts on here I decided to ensure I got one that did the job well having been displeased with my previous Hinari.
    Any of the other Panasonics on this thread mentioned on previous pages would do the same job though and cost less-Ive got the yeast dispenser and the fruit and nut dispenser on mine which are not really a necessity-the other Panasonics will bake bread the same. Don't bother doing the rapid bread programme-just nowhere near as nice a result. Think 4 hours for a loaf of bread which is 100% perfect!

    Thanks for that, was looking at similar ones in Argos! My partner wants to know what the cost benefits are so any idea how much it costs roughly to make a loaf of plain white bread? x
    Grocery Challenge 2019 YTD-£820.46/£7200(11%)
    Grocery Challenge Feb - £93.10/£600(16%)
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  • Tales17Tales17 Forumite
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    On another note, managed a small grocery spend today of £7.26 but need to do the weekly shop tomorrow. Meals planned around what we have in the freezer already made and some meat to defrost so I need to get some veggies and maybe top up on some household items, will report back tomorrow! x
    Grocery Challenge 2019 YTD-£820.46/£7200(11%)
    Grocery Challenge Feb - £93.10/£600(16%)
    £12k in 2019 #: Monthly Saving Accounts £500, Cashback & Competition Sites £2.59, Shopping Saving £152.09,Selling £121.26, Interest & Dividends £43.93, Surveys £0, 365 Day Penny Challenge # £103.44
    Total Saved - £923.31/£12000(8%)
  • feel we are doing well with eating food that we have batch cooked or was left over portions out of freezer,

    going to have a baking session this evening to make more snacks for week and freezer

    dont need to buy anything else until Saturday

    hopefully we can shave quite a bit of our normal monthly food bill seem to be doing well at moment
    You can if you think you can .
  • mrs-moneypennymrs-moneypenny Forumite
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    morning all

    changed meal plan last night as scouts doesnt start till next week so made mushroom tarts that everyone would eat rather than pot & Leek soup.

    meant i used up a pack of puff pastry and cooked enough extra pots to do fritters for lunch today.

    boys have free cinema tixs for tonight so theyll have early tea and we'll make do.

    did a small spend yesterday eggs and rtc crisps at ts yesterday . today should be a NSD
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  • edited 8 January 2013 at 10:10AM
    XSpenderXSpender Forumite
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    edited 8 January 2013 at 10:10AM
    I have £2.98 to add for a Mr T meal deal DH had last week that I had forgotton to add on, just spotted it on the bank statement this morning.

    I only have 6 days of my budget month left and lots of food in. Its getting through the weekend without letting DH in a shop that will be the difficulty. He will want some beer but if I go and get enough for the weekend I will stay under budget.

    I have decided to add on the £10 I gave DH for lunches this week, it wont last all week and he can have HM lunches unless his branch move does happen. This means I now have a total of £14.24 left out of the £400 I allocated to 'normal' food.
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  • Anyone have any ideas or recipes that use already made butternut squash soup? I hate the stuff and still have 5 portions in the freezer. I want it out and gone, but I refuse to throw out food if at all possible.
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