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Old Style vs the USDA head-to-head challenge...

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • mama67mama67 Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
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    I am going to end up the size of a house at this rate

    French bread and pate around 10ish now just had hot lentil pate on buttered bread straight from the bm...............................

    Totally off topic but:


    Bit miffed we were supposed to be going away in our caravan this weekend to scarborough they have just rang and cancelled due to paddling conditions

    Got our deposit back at least can't find anywhere else within easy travelling thats not booked up(bank hol weekend) considering a hotel any ideas north lincs or south humberside or east yorks way on nice but cheap family room


    Really need a break ...had a trapped nerve in spine for 3 weeks now just started to be a bit more mobile

    Shaz
    Shaz sent you pm with some info in it.
    2 adults, 2 boys (:footie: sports mad big eaters) (25 & 21)
    My mother always served up leftovers we never knew what the original meal was. - Tracey Ulman
  • weezl74 wrote: »
    Hiya gillybean, I did a long post about iron, #104 in this thread (each post has a unique number, displayed in the top right hand corner) you might find that interesting!

    great recipes links and tips everyone, keep em coming!:T

    Weezl x


    Thanks don't know how I missed that one!
    MFW - aiming to pay off mortgage in considerably less than 22years 6months.
    borrowed £60,779.23 interest only/£74,573.36 repayment

  • Ooh I am really enjoying this thread, just can't imagine me actually being able to achieve all that you do though. I must must must get a handle on my GB but I just don't seem to be able to, trouble is I think DH and I feel we don't "need" to as he is well enough paid but I hate feeling I am being wasteful after all he works hard and away from home a lot to get the salary he does so I feel it is my duty to all of us to make it go as far as possible and hopefully see a bit more of him LOL. When he went back to Uni and I was earning a pittance I supported both of us and managed really well on a small GB but I seem to have lost the knack lately. I am really finding this thread inspring though so I am going to try and sort myself out. I just worked out my average to feed 3 of us per day and it is rather a lot more than £1.29 or whatever it was. I feel some OAMC plans being dusted off.
    Thanks for the kick up the butt
  • bailsbails Forumite
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    Hi Poodlehorse, what's OAMC?
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  • catzninecatznine Forumite
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    bails wrote: »
    Hi Poodlehorse, what's OAMC?

    Is it "Once a month cooking"? I have just been reading an american book about that called "Frozen assets" and am trying to get to grips with bulk cooking as I am sure it would save money and time and energy ultimately.

    I am really enjoying this thread Weezl and have printed off the recipes to try, dh is now taking packed lunches into work and that is saving loads of pennies, and his waistline;)
    Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.

    Jan grocery challenge £35.77/£120
  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    [FONT=&quot] As promised, a vegetarian shopping list where 2 people can eat healthily for 3 months on £120:j[/FONT]
    Again, I'm happy to post recipes and a meal planner if/when people want me to!:D

    Asda shopping list
    1 May 2008

    49 items. £119.89

    Fruit & Vegetables

    3 x
    ASDA Smartprice Lemons (500g) £1.80
    9.9Kg
    ASDA Onions by Weight (100g) £6.93
    4 x
    ASDA White Potatoes (2.5Kg) £4.00
    2 FOR £2.00 - valid until: 31/12/08
    3 x
    ASDA Organic Growing Herbs - Basil £2.64
    4 x
    ASDA Walnut Pieces (100g) £2.56
    1 x
    ASDA Wholefoods Linseeds (300g) £1.27
    1 x
    Natco Almonds (400g) £2.78
    5 x
    ASDA Smartprice Sultanas (500g) £2.05

    Dairy

    5 x
    ASDA Dried Skimmed Milk Powder (340g) £8.45
    11 x
    Elmlea Double (284ml) £6.82
    3 x
    ASDA Smartprice Salted Butter (250g) £2.55
    1 x
    St. Ivel Utterly Butterly Original (1Kg) £1.00
    1 x
    ASDA Parmesan Block (150g) £2.30
    2 x
    Rosenborg Danish Blue (150g) £2.36

    Frozen

    3 x
    ASDA Broad Beans (750g) £2.25
    3 x
    ASDA Broccoli Florets (1Kg) £2.61
    3 x
    ASDA Fine Green Beans (1Kg) £2.34
    3 x
    ASDA Smartprice Sweetcorn (907g) £1.89

    Tins, Jars & Cooking

    2 x
    ASDA Pure Vegetable Oil (3L) £5.94
    1 x
    ASDA Smartprice Malt Vinegar (568ml) £0.14
    2 x
    ASDA Smartprice Black Pepper Ground (25g) £0.42
    1 x
    ASDA Table Salt (750g) £0.24
    1 x
    KTC Curry Powder Mild (1Kg) £1.58
    2 x
    Rajah Garlic Powder Sachet (100g)
    0.84
    1 x
    SuperCook Bicarbonate of Soda (200g) £0.37
    2 x
    ASDA Chilli Beans Whole Kidney Beans in a Spicy Chilli Sauce (290g) £0.72
    38 x
    ASDA Smartprice Peeled Plum Tomatoes in Tomato Juice (400g) £7.22
    2 x
    ASDA Blackberries in Fruit Juice No Added Sugar (300g) £1.92
    2 x
    Del Monte Peach Slices in Juice (415g) £1.30
    3 x
    ASDA Pitted Green Olives in Brine (310g) £2.34
    1 x
    Melis Sundried Tomatoes (340ml) £1.39
    4 x
    KTC Pure Creamed Coconut (200g) £1.04
    1 x
    ASDA Course Grain French Mustard Hot & Crunchy (180g) £0.20

    Packets & Cereals

    2 x
    ASDA Smartprice Porridge Oats (1Kg) £1.18
    16 x
    ASDA Smartprice Plain White Flour (1.5Kg) £5.76
    2 x
    ASDA Smartprice Self Raising Flour (1.5Kg) £0.72
    2 x
    Silver Spoon Granulated Sugar (2Kg) £3.06
    14 x
    ASDA Smartprice Pasta Shapes (500g) £2.66
    14 x
    ASDA Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg) £6.02
    2 x
    ASDA Wholefoods Cous Cous (1Kg) £2.48
    4 x
    Natco Blackeye Beans (500g) £1.76
    1 x
    Natco Chick Peas (2Kg) £2.48
    1 x
    Natco Green Lentils (2Kg) £1.98
    2 x
    Natco Red Lentils (2Kg) £4.30

    Drinks

    3 x
    ASDA Smartprice Tea Bags (80) £0.96
    2 x
    ASDA Cocoa (250g) £2.48

    Household & Pets

    1 x
    ASDA Smartprice Thin Bleach (2L) £0.28
    3 x
    ASDA Smartprice Washing up Liquid (1L) £0.39
    1 x
    ASDA Smartprice White Toilet Tissue (12) £1.12
    Hope that's useful to someone!

    [FONT=&quot]Weezl x
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    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
  • bailsbails Forumite
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    Weezl, thankyou so much for that, v interesting! I've had a good look through, will have another look later too - in my head I was thinking 'we've already got those, and that, so I just need to get...' :rotfl:OH won't go for the lack of fresh veg and juice etc but I'm sure I could use some of it to cut back further so thanks again :T Just off to find out what Natco is...

    Thanks Catznine for the OAMC explanation - seems obvious now you've told me!:D How are you BTW, hope all's well?

    Right, Natco is Asian food store, based in Buckingham right, so I'm assuming you shop online Weezl? Off to check out more, been looking for a place to bulk buy pulses etc :T Hmm, the delivery costs look a bit steep...is there a store I don't know about or something?
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  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    Hi Bails,

    all those natco things came from ASDA, that whole list did. Hope that helps!

    Weezl x

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
  • bailsbails Forumite
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    Aha, I see! The delivery went up by about £2.50 each time I added an item :eek::rotfl:
    BTW, don't suppose you know if Asda are still stocking Doves brown bread flour at 55p do you? Seems to have disappeared on mysupermarket and haven't had time to read the GC yet this week. Thanks.
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  • weezl74weezl74 Forumite
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    They did have it still 4 days ago at my local one ;)

    :hello:Jonathan 'Fergie' Fergus William, born 05/03/09, 7lb 4.4oz:hello:
    :)Benjamin 'Kezzie' Kester Jacob, born 18/03/10, 7lb 5oz:)
    cash neutral gifts 2011, value of purchased gifts/actual paid/amount earnt to cover it £67/£3.60/£0
    january grocery challenge, feed 4 of us for £40
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