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January 2014 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 December 2013 at 12:55PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Woohoo NSD today on groceries :D

    Going to go Lidls and the butchers tomorrow and try to get enough stuff to last for the week, I really need to get a handle on our budget next week as I just spent a chunk of our weekly money on shoes for two of the minis, so next week needs to be frugal!
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    Aldi pizza for tea which was 1.99 only cheese and tomato but stone baked base and salad also from the same place used half a bag with Caesar salad dressing.

    DS had tea at his friends so saved a bit there
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    Small spend on fizzy pop and snacks which should have been avoided. I will do better next time.

    The sausage casserole I made tonight with a pepper and a carrot in instead of mushrooms was a hit :o we had it with rice and it did 4 adults nicely.


    £164.25/£400
    DFW Total £21,800 to clear by Dec 2022
    MFW Total £184,950 £179,066 to clear by 2035
  • Another NSD. In addition a farming friend has felled a tree for us, so OH and I have been chain sawing (OH) collecting pinecones (me) and stacking wood. The wood burner is our sole source of heating during winter, so this will be a huge saving for us!
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    OH is cooking pancakes, scrambled egg and bacon for breakfast using eggs from the chickens and bacon from Ald! - smells lovely :) x
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    kiwiblue wrote: »
    Another NSD. In addition a farming friend has felled a tree for us, so OH and I have been chain sawing (OH) collecting pinecones (me) and stacking wood. The wood burner is our sole source of heating during winter, so this will be a huge saving for us!

    We don't have any heating except a woodburner - we have wood everywhere in our garden that needs cutting and sorting :)
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    Hi everyone! Just back from our New Year holiday to Egypt. Great weather and lovely relaxing time. Totalled up my GC for 2013 and was £110.05 under so have reduced my target for 2014.


    Have I missed much? Hope you all had a nice time and are still eating out your freezers. Mine is rammed full of all the goodies I got on Christmas eve should take ages to work through that lot.
    Mind you the size my teens are getting perhaps faster than I anticipate.


    Love this time of year so many plans to make for what you want to achieve, grow for eating or redecorate. Right back to the washing might even get some out on the line.
    "Sometimes life sucks....but the alternative is unacceptable."
  • edited 11 January 2014 at 11:11AM
    MissOrganised1972MissOrganised1972 Forumite
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    edited 11 January 2014 at 11:11AM
    I always have this crazy idea that I'll post when I catch up with reading the challenge! This happens every month & I rarely catch up! So, today, I have decided to be reckless & here I am! Only read to page 30 so far.

    My official budget is £100 but I also have a cheeky extra £20 to spend, which is an M&S voucher which I'm not counting because it won't cost me anything! IYSWIM!

    Got to do a top up shop today in Aldi with a few bits I couldn't get in M&S yesterday (or wasn't prepared to pay the over inflated price for).

    I'm quite good at doing meal plans and sticking to them but they do tend to be random thought out meals with no regard for items already languishing in my freezer! So, this month I spent New year's day afternoon & evening making a freezer inventory & meal planning from there. I loosely follow Slimming World & so even meal plan my breakfast & everyone's lunch! I have also added any further YS purchases onto my inventory ready for next month's plan! OCD tendencies? Who me?

    Am loving hearing everybody's meal plans & seeing all the photos.

    Have a good weekend everyone! Back to page 30 for me! :-)
    2017 GC O-£93.46/£160; S-£136.26/£160; A-£130.55/£160; J-£47.12/£160;
    J-£106.63/£190; M-£70.29/£160; A-£197.88/£180; M-£219.35/£180; F-£294.14/£160; J-£168.67/£160

    2016 GC £2322.39/£2285;
    GC-2012-2015 - £9789.91/£7773!
    for 2 adults & 2 kids (13 & 11) for all food,toiletries,cleaners etc

  • Did our weekly food shop last night and it came in at a whopping £147.00 but the backbone of that shop should last for at least three weeks and I should only have to get small top up shops for fresh fruit, veg and milk for the next two weeks.

    JJ
    January 2014 GC: £483.86/£580.00


    £2014 in 2014/£33.92
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    £10.29 spent in Mr L today. This will hopefully last us most of the week together with bits and bobs from the freezer and cupboards.

    Dinner today Baked potato with HM coleslaw and cheese. We will probably have this again tomorrow as there will be plenty of coleslaw to finish off.
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