May 2008 Grocery Challenge

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  • clair2305clair2305 Forumite
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    morning all :wave:

    well. i should hopefully have an NSD today , but i've got to take Ruby, my littlest yorkie to the PDSA today. She's hurt one of her paws, and is only walking on 3 legs. i always give them a donation, as i don't have to pay for treatment there, but i save 5p's for emergencies like this.....and no, i don't hand over a hot little hand of 5p's!! i get it changed before i go!

    was hoping to have a baking day today, but will have to see how things go

    hope everyone has a great day.......looks like its gonna be a warm one again :D

    Hope Ruby is ok mandymoo1, keep us posted
  • clair2305clair2305 Forumite
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    ....planning on having a big bake tonight, making the use of my double oven, of course inbetween watching IP2W, cos last nite I just sat on my backside, after starting my toms and mushrooms off.

    Just want to know do any of the following freeze well:-
    • twinks hobnobs
    • Mrs M's courgette bread/muffins
    • Jazzy00's weetabix brownies
    And for all thos hayfever sufferers, a few years ago I changed my DH (who was just my OH at the time) to red onions (it suggested them in one of my friend's aromatherapy books) and with the exception of this year his hayfever has been great. He has been having a few probs this year, but still nothing like 3 or 4 years ago

  • FrithFrith Forumite
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    I quite like the sound of the frozen bananas.

    I've got an ice lolly mould and yesterday put it in the freezer. My boys will eat frozen juice or milk and on occasions have had frozen water! I think it came from Woolworths, its been really useful.

  • sashanutsashanut Forumite
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    Morning all

    Have returned from our trip to Cardiff - v.disappointed that Lakeland shop wasn't open on Sunday - I'm sure it was last year! Oh well it did mean I didn't spend anything. Few problems before we left at the last minute - as ever!! - including Aga gone out so we have been without since last Friday. No hot water, cooker, toaster etc so had to get aged table top cooker from cellar & use immersion heater etc etc thank goodness he is coming today to fix it hopefully.....but a bill coming there deffo..............

    Please can you put me down for £250 this month - I may do better (i hope so!!) but at least I might come in on or under budget for a least if the cooker is working I can start baking again - I have a combi microwave but it hurts to use electricity when I shouldn't have to!

    The £250 is for me, DH, DD17, 2 cats, 2 dogs includes all toiletries, pet food & etc
    New start JAN15 - NOT BUYING IT 2015 :eek:. Long haul DFW #145 : 2011 DEBTBUSTING : £5500 OD GONE, £2000 OD - GONE £93,610.30 cc & loan debt - GONE 27.6.14 FINALLY DEBT & MORTGAGE FREE :happyhear
  • hollyhhollyh Forumite
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    I spent £39.79 at Tesco yesterday and £3 at the market. Hopefully that should last us just over a week:rolleyes: . Going to update sig now.
  • clair2305 wrote: »
    PPM, does this bread/muffins freezer well?


    hello, first of all i havent tried freezing them but having tried quite a few of this sort of recipe in general they freeze well. I also dont know how long it lasts as mine doesnt tend to get past 2days since my OH loves it.
    Today i tried making a sweet version, It turned out very nicely. My oh doesnt like very sweet bread (unlike my children and i) so i didnt make it to sweet, it tastes delicious though i need to tinker with the cooking times and temperatures. As a basic i just replaced sugar with honey, cheese with raisins and herbs with mixed spice ginger and cinnamon. I cooked it almost the same except i had the oven a fraction colder on 175c and cooked for a little longer. This is because when you bake with honey breads and cakes brown quicker, so you do have more of a crust with this one. I would keep an eye out to make sure it doesnt brown to quickly. Glad your all enjoying the recipe.
  • mandy_moo_1mandy_moo_1 Forumite
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    Boomdocker wrote: »
    Aww, hoping Rosie is OK. Is that her in your piccie?
    aw thank you everyone :D yes, that's her in the little pic....but she's a ruby not a rosie ;)

    she had to have her dew claw removed cos she'd caught it and started to rip it off a bit...but she was SO brave! she's back home now, and loving all the fuss the other dogs are giving her :rotfl:
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    The courgette muffing freeze fine..and the mini ones can even be eaten straight from the freezer :whistle: ..won't say how i found that out :p
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  • victoryvictory Forumite
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    NSD for me today again:D getting a dab hand at this, looking at the foods I have already bought in a different light, I have always had loads in but not really know what to do with it but now thanks to you lot we are in for some lovely dinners:D step by step guide for banana cake (can't remember who asked for a recipe with bananas)
    misspiggy wrote: »
    I'm sure you're an angel in disguise Victory :)
  • TashjaTashja Forumite
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    Please can someone point me in the direction of Courgette Muffins :)

    Glad Ruby is fine - my bad for getting her name wrong - sorry :(

    T xx
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