January 2022 Grocery Challenge



  • joedenise
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    Just checking my bank statements and discovered another £2.70 spend on an account we rarely use from about 2 weeks ago so that reduces the amount left a bit more!  Hopefully I won't find any other spends I don't know about!

  • nannygladys
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    As I'm keeping an annual amount I will just update my signature as and when. I do draw the same amount out for groceries each four week period but any left over (as cash) is going into my Xmas fund tin and when I achieve the amount budgeted, it will go towards a new poly tunnel cover. I will post the running total at the end of the month, but I don't think I will be spending anymore now
  • K9sandFelines
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    edited 30 January 2022 at 9:22AM
    Wow, what a long month this has been.

    I've got my granddaughter here for the weekend, and so it's took my budget over by an extra £20 ish. I'd have been under otherwise. She will only eat certain foods (possibly on the spectrum, and also has ADHD so burns off energy, eats little and often) i. e. favours wraps to bread. I was also out of a few things (mainly fruit) , that I could have possibly managed without, if it had been just me. I hadn't took this into account on my meal plan either. I love lots of Asian inspired meals, Indian etc. She will eat the odd thing like this, but not these particular meals.
    So we have had vegan chicken dinosaurs peas, and chips and I had the fishless fillets, mushy peas and chips. (I am vegan, she is lactose intolerant, so she eats lots of vegan stuff anyway). 
    Pesto and pasta with broccoli, roasted tomatoes (she wouldn't try these) and garlic bread. 
    Tonight she will probably be on her way home before teatime; so just dinner to sort, and maybe a snack for the train. 

    It's all good, it's a short month next month; and I have had a head start now. I was going to get an Iceland order on Tuesday, but all the Veganuary offers will have ended; so I have cancelled it (and I guess have saved myself £40 for now). I will continue to try and use what I have in. Hopefully, it will be a bit less spendy. 

    I doubt I will be going to the shops tomorrow, so will cook off what I couldn't this weekend.

    Bye for now 😊
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