May 2008 Grocery Challenge

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  • superspamsuperspam Forumite
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    Arrgh! There are always too many posts for me to read when I get in from work! I just spent a rather uneccessary £9.30 in Asda on two food magazines (which I really should subscribe to as I but them every month) and two packs of soleros - mmmmm cool and tasty!! Oh well, overall I'm doing well!
  • mumzyof2mumzyof2 Forumite
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    I have spent £1 today on 9 bags of frisps in iceland

    Can anyone help me?

    I just made the batter mix for toad in the hole My recipe was 1/2 pint of milk, 2 eggs and 4 oz plain flour.. but when i come to eat it, it doesnt taste that nice..more like PLAIN. where did i go rong?
    Sealed Pot dec 08 - dec 09 so far £27.67, Live off £4k Spent £330.20 GC £1,200 for 2009 Spent £50.78 PaD so far £650.07
    Debts: L/woods £154.00 C/One PAID O/D £649.90 Next £299.95 O/D PAID Gas £72.60 Electric £155.73 Mum £640.00 Orange £490.32
  • mandy_moo_1mandy_moo_1 Forumite
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    looks like you didn't put a pinch of salt in the batter? :confused:
  • mumzyof2
    When I make toad in the hole I add a little salt and a good sprinkle of pepper, some Lea & Perrins and a chopped onion. This makes it tasty.
    Annual Grocery budget 2018 is £1500 pa £125 calendar month £28.84 pw for 3 adults
  • scotsaverscotsaver Forumite
    824 Posts
    Hi savingfortravel - the Glamorgan Sausages were a huge success, the whole family loved them even OH who is really hard to cook for as he is strictly a meat and 2 veg man and usually eats a different meal to what me and the kids are having which can be a real pain, so thanks for that:D

    Hi mandy_moo_1 - so pleased Ruby is ok now and on the mend:j

    Hi pennypinchingmum - the herb bread looks fab, off to make the mix now and turn them into muffins as thought they would be perfect for Lunchboxes.:T

    Despite the scorching heat outside, we are having HM shepherds pie tonight, see above re OH, so at least we are all eating the same tonight, having cabbage and green beans with it as already diced up carrots to put into dish, bulked it out with oats so filled the dish and also got another single portion which I have frozen for OH. Having the Choc Yoghurt cake for afters.

    Looking forward to It pays to watch tonight, think the winner of the Jamie Oliver Champagne challenge is on also, can't remember who told me so should be good.
    GC for OH, myself, DD18 & DD16 includes Toiletries, cleaning stuff & Food.

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    :hello: Afternoon everyone. will change siggy in a mo and catch up with reading the posts.

    Spent alovely morning going around the nursery and checking out the lovely plants and seeds. Brought a few bits, but this will come out of my garden budget.

    Then spent the rest of the morning and early part of this afternoon planting and sowing more seeds:D

    This afternoon baked PPM herb bread.YUUUUUMMMMMMY. DS1 and DS2 got back from school and DS1 demolished half of it, the rest will be with tonights dinner of spaghetti carbonara.

    Had a spend of £2.25 today, to buy tomorrows packed lunches.
    Grocery Challenge 2013: July week 1 £90/£87.41 :D
    week 2 £90.00/£118.38:eek: week 3 £90/£60.54:jweek4 £90/£79.90 week5 £45/£00
    End of mortgage april 2030
    Mortgage overpayment from june 2013 aiming for £400 a month: £451
    Emergency fund 2013 from june £70
  • mumzyof2mumzyof2 Forumite
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    I got the recipe off my gran soo i will be having words with her as she did not mention add salt and pepper ate it though :)
    Sealed Pot dec 08 - dec 09 so far £27.67, Live off £4k Spent £330.20 GC £1,200 for 2009 Spent £50.78 PaD so far £650.07
    Debts: L/woods £154.00 C/One PAID O/D £649.90 Next £299.95 O/D PAID Gas £72.60 Electric £155.73 Mum £640.00 Orange £490.32
  • tapladytaplady Forumite
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    Hi all!

    been to Tescos and spent £28.64 - £3 of which was for 3 jute bags. That takes my total so far to £96.93:eek: :D
    Do what you love :happyhear
  • turbo5019turbo5019 Forumite
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    Hi everyone sturgling to keep up with this thread.
    Not doing too bad was having a NSD but sister got me some fish.

    savingfortravel - can I have the recipe for Glamorgan Sausages I can't find it anywhere.

    Had curry for tea
    4p curry sauce from Asda and added onions, cooked chicken, carrots, potato and butternut squash lovely. DH raised his eyebrows when he first saw the price but he loved it.:j

    Now off to do somemore baking orange & chocolate muffins, hobnobs & lemon drizze cake.
    GC July £250/
  • ifonlyitwaseasierifonlyitwaseasier Forumite
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    hey all,

    nsd, except for £1.20 on an icecream treat. ;)

    am making a variation on PPM's herb bread, added cinnamon, currants and a little marmalade, so i'll let you know how they turn out

    cake result: absolutely delish!!! couldn't wait for it to cool so ate it warm and my that was yummy!! :D
    Nonny mouse and Proud!!
    Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience
    Amor et metus. Lac? Sugar? Quisque massa vel duo? (stolen from a lovely forumite!)

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