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May 2008 Grocery Challenge

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  • mumzyof2mumzyof2 Forumite
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    Evening all, I have just checked my freezer and i have enough meals for the next 7 days, But i am away from friday morning till sunday night. so should last me till the sunday 18th.. as i have tomorrows dinner in the fridge defrosting :) I should only need some veg and milk throughout the week and some beans :)
    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
  • galadrielgaladriel Forumite
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    Gosh £260 a week :eek: I thought that was her monthly shop until he said the yearly figure. She spends more on shopping per month than my wages. With the money she saves from going down a brand her family could have a lovely holiday each year. Still I don't think I can downshift any more - most of the stuff I buy is Smartprice, the only luxury is Heinz tomato ketchup

    No spending for me today, I have made a veggie lasagne, had some for tea and loads left for lunch tomorrow and to freeze, and have some herb bread cooking in the oven, it smells lovely.
  • superspamsuperspam Forumite
    153 Posts
    Thanks for the quiche advice Mandymoo! :DGlad Ruby is making the most of it! When my Jake was a puppy (he's a yorkshire terrier), he fell off a five foot high wall onto a concrete patio:eek:. Poor little mite, I thought he was dead and vet said if he'd had a full bladder he probably would have burst it and then he would have been dead! He was very lucky to escape with a broken paw and he had it done up like a drumstick for a few weeks. He's 8 years old now and still holds his paw up or pretends he can't jump up on the sofa when he wants attention!:p

    My other Yorkie Pip is the tiniest yorkie I'e ever seen at 1.2 kg in weight - he got shut in the car door and didn't break a single bone! It's amazing how resiliant they are (it sounds like I don't look after my dogs at all doesn't it!?) Pip lapped up all the attention at the vets where they gave him the biggest cage and a heated blanket to help recover from he shock! Went I went to pick him up one of the veterinary nurses had been carrying him around in her arms for an hour because she thought he looked sad! (they're not daft are they?);)

    Sorry everyone - that was totally off topic, I'll shut up now!
  • i thought jenid's food looked lovely!

    £260!! and i remember when my mum and dad could have spent that much a week, however in their defence there were 6 adults in the house plus guests most weekends.
    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!)

  • Now I didn't see the programme so I feel left out! Boohoohoo. I'm going to try to find it on the internet to watch later tonight?

    Just found a link to the shows for those who haven't watched them for whatever reason:
    Annual Grocery budget 2018 is £1500 pa £125 calendar month £28.84 pw for 3 adults
  • tapladytaplady Forumite
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    evening all!

    i watched martins show too and was shocked at how much she spent on groceries:eek: any of us could have made her huge savings:A what i want to know is where do you go if you are already on the value lines?:confused:
    Do what you love :happyhear
  • turbo5019turbo5019 Forumite
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    dink1 wrote: »
    Hi Turbo5019 could you pass the recipe for the orange and choc muffins they sound yummy. Many thanks

    Here you go
    Chocolate orange muffins

    125g SR flour
    2 tbsp cocoa powder
    125g soft margarine
    125g caster sugar
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    grated zest of 1 small orange ( I used the juice as well)
    60g plain chocolate chips ( I used value milk choc chopped)

    makes 12 muffins
    1. sift the flour & cocoa
    2. cream margarine & caster sugar
    3. Add the eggs & mix
    4. add the flour & cocoa until blended
    5. stir in orange zest and chocolate chips ( I added the orange juice)
    6. line muffin tray with paper cases & fill to about 2/3 full
    7. cook in a preheated oven for 10-12 min

    I got the original recipe from Annabel Karmel book
    GC July £250/
  • dink1dink1 Forumite
    197 Posts
    Thanks for the recipe Turbo5019 will get straight on it! You guys are an inspiration.
    JanGC £250/£82 far:weight loss 1lb cc250/£86/cm40/£9.50 :A
  • I almost had a nsd until I discovered that I'd run out of cat food, and then while in Mr T's I couldn't resist the cheapie section and got a seasonal veg pack for just 19p, I was planing on making a soup in the slow cooker overnight and the veg pack actually has decent sized veg in it for once.

    Going to do a small shop tomorrow to stock up on a few basics, have spent about £85 so far but have a full freezer and cupboards.

    Not taking the children shopping with me is saving me a fortune.:eek:

    Made a batch of the hobnobs and love them (don't like the real ones though).:T
    Payment a day challenge: £236.69
    Jan Shopping Challenge: £202.09/£250
    Frugal Living Challenge: £534.64/15000
  • I have updated my siggy as I have spent in Aldi and Sanisbury's, tesco express and morrisons. I need to get better at judging how much milk we will need. I seem to be popping out for milk almost everyday. I also had to pop out for bread flour and rice and crisps, so I totally underestimated how much we use of lots of things. Still this is my learning month.

    MFW - aiming to pay off mortgage in considerably less than 22years 6months.
    borrowed £60,779.23 interest only/£74,573.36 repayment

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