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June 2008 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • mumo5mumo5 Forumite
    12 Posts
    Hi all

    I'm normally just a reader but I need to cut down on my shopping bills. For 2 adults and 1 child I normally spend around £350 a month.:eek: I want to join

    June G/C please.Target for June £250.

    Good luck to all :grin:
    payment a day challenge £2 per day £45 so far :D
  • annelouise_2annelouise_2 Forumite
    360 Posts

    What a great spread sheet I will watch out for it here somewhere.


    Be who you are and say what you think because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind....Dr Seuss
  • Evening all :wave:

    Hi to all the newbies. Its great here :D

    Annelouise - would you mind posting your recipe for courgette fritters please? I think I have a recipe somewhere but no idea where :confused: (my house is up for sale so my extensive collection of recipe books are in the garage)

    I think I'll spend tonight working on May's total. As you can see from my sig, I've been very remiss this month and I'm not sure I even had a target. Will see how I got on this month before I set a target for this month ;)
  • HoneyappleHoneyapple Forumite
    24 Posts
    Can I join you all this month. Have been watching the May thread and thought I would give it a go.

    Can you put me down for £300.00 for 2 adults, toddler and a dog.

    Looking at all your budgets mine seems massive, but I do really want to try and get it down. Wish me luck.
    February Grocery Challenge £300

    Spent so far £55

    2 x Adults, one 4 year old and one baby
  • pink_princesspink_princess Forumite
    13.6K Posts
    thanx mrs m i ll give them a try tomorrow ,oh likes bovril so might try them with that or philadelphia
    i ll eagerly await the cheese straw recipie.
    and thanx who ever posted the link for shortbread i ll have to try it when i get chance ttfn
    Life is short, smile while you still have teeth :D
  • annelouise_2annelouise_2 Forumite
    360 Posts
    Courgette Fritters

    Make up batter with

    Flour -either
    Water or milk
    Add grated cheese strong is good or parmesan will do,grated courgette and 1/2 onion (dried if very wet )
    Salt n Pepper

    Give a good beating....:D

    In a hot frying pan,spritz with oil add 2 - 3 tablespoons of mix,flatten with spatula,once cooked on one side flip and repeat.

    Once cooked I layer mine in a ziploc bag with small squares of recycled baking parchment in between and cook from frozen or defrosted under a hot grill.So you can get as many or as few out at a time.

    Quick,easy,cheap,don't take up too much room and I daresay you could add grated carrot ,mushrooms or peppers.

    I serve mine with sweet chili sauce and salad or as an accompaniment with any meat.

    Be who you are and say what you think because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind....Dr Seuss
  • MadrocksMadrocks Forumite
    36 Posts
    Hi all , can i join this month pls. Can you put me down for £250.00 for 2 adults, toddler, dog and cat, month to start 29th when tesco arrives.

    Good luck everyone :D
  • angelnikkiangelnikki Forumite
    892 Posts
    does any-one have a cheese straw recipie they wouldn t mind posting or bread stick s please sorry for being a pest

    These are like cheese straws if you cut them into straws instead of rounds/stars

    Cheesy Biscuits

    Makes about 20 Ritz sized biscuits

    50g SR flour
    25g butter/marge
    80g grated mature cheddar ( I sometimes use half this amount of cheese and they're still yummy ;) )
    splash of milk

    Mix all ingredients together and knead a little until you have a ball
    Roll out to about 2 1/2mm and cut into shapes
    Bake at 200c/Gas6 for about 8-10 minutes until they start to colour.

    The original recipe said to add 20g Parmesan and a pinch cayenne pepper too but they’re just as yummy without. You could use an egg yolk instead of the milk to bind.

  • Thanks annelouise :T

    Another one added to my list :D
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    Sorry pink princess..

    think im confusing you..the marmite actually goes into the cheese twist/straw recipe im going to dig out for you...
    With the breadsticks hubby has cream cheese, tzatziki etc.... sorry for confuddling you :o

    ok..found it :T

    chees n marmite twists
    1. 1 cup warm water
    2. 1tbs milk powder -or use part milk part water ;)
    3. 2tbs olive oil
    4. 1tsp caster sugar
    5. 1tsp salt
    6. 3 cups bread flour
    7. 1tsp dried yeast
    8. 1tbs marmite mixed with 1tbs warm water
    9. 125g mature cheddar -grated
    10. 1 egg beaten
    • put items 1-7 in the BM and set to dough -i make it by hand using 10g fresh yeast
    • when dough is ready turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 mins
    • roll out to approx 20"x25"
    • spread the marmite over half the dough
    • sprinkle over cheese
    • brush remaining dough with egg and fold over
    • use the rolling pin to press down the edges to seal
    • cut into strips and divide between 2 large greased baking sheets -twisting as you lay them down
    • cove and leave to rise for about 45mins or until doubled in size
    • place in a pre-heated oven -200c/400f/gas 6
    • bake for 15-20mins or until golden -cool
    I think spreading with tomato ketchup would be great for kids
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