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July 2008 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • teedy23teedy23 Forumite
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    Angchris, your not sad and old at all. You have a lot more Saturday night,s ahead. You are just making sure you have some money to spend when you do hit the hotspots, and not spending it all on food.
    I myself was out getting legless.
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  • jediteacherjediteacher Forumite
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    Well, I must be the odd one out as I absolutely love this rainy weather. Last summer was just the way I like it - rain, wind and cool. :confused: I'm afraid I hate the sun and the summer weather. If it gets above 17 degrees Celsius I'm a right grump! So, sorry ladies and gentlemen I will be continuing to do my rain dance for more rain!!! Friends and family have always said I'm contrary.

    Was heading for a NSD but DH complained that he never gets fed properly at the weekend as I refuse to do lunch when we're having a big dinner. So, he said he would treat us to a meal at Sainsbury's in their cafe. When we were out we also popped into a bookstore and they had the Fifi DVD that I've been trying to find for my little girl. So, I bought it. :rolleyes: I don't usually let her watch telly during the day but she really loves Fifi (even though she's only 18 months old!) and at the weekend she gets to watch some kiddy TV.
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  • angchrisangchris Forumite
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    teedy23 wrote: »
    Angchris, your not sad and old at all. You have a lot more Saturday night,s ahead. You are just making sure you have some money to spend when you do hit the hotspots, and not spending it all on food.
    I myself was out getting legless.

    thanks... but what has my life come to when at 7pm on a sat eve oh and i look at each other say "im bored lets go bargain shopping":rotfl:how romantic is that?!!!
    this grocery challenge malarky is turning me into a right old miser, my friends must think im a right hermit now:rolleyes:
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  • oh and can anyone remember where the strawberry muffin recipe was? have half a punnet lurking in the fridge and i think i'd rather use them up then waste them.
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  • roxy7699roxy7699 Forumite
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    After posting a NSD on friday I got a call from a friend who needed to stock up for a party on saturday, only spent £5 myself and Im quite proud of that. Was out for dinner on saturday night but that was a pre planned dinner party. Hopefully today will be a NSD as I have no intention of leaving the house. Have a good day everybody, as rainy as it is.
  • annelouise_2annelouise_2 Forumite
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    angchris

    Why not plan a MSE drinks party / dinner party with all the top tips off here and get people to bring a dish each and a bottle each once a month and then you spend time cheaply with people you like and not dint the budget too much.

    I always find that I have more left over or bottles not drunk that its worth the tidy up afterwards.

    Think about it????

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  • I found this for strawberry muffins, not tried but will now lol.


    280g Plain flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    100g white sugar
    1 egg
    240ml milk
    85g butter, melted
    140g strawberries cut into pieces (or Blueberries / raspberries)

    1. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder & salt, stir in sugar. Leave to one side.
    2. Beat egg in another bowl, stir in milk, then melted butter.
    3. Pour wet ingreditents into dry, stir until just combined. Gently fold in berries careful not to crush fruit.
    4. Spoon into muffin cases / tray. Bake for 20-25 mins. Muffins are done when tops are lightly browned and spring back when pressed gently.




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  • HerewegoagainHerewegoagain Forumite
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    angchris wrote: »
    thanks... but what has my life come to when at 7pm on a sat eve oh and i look at each other say "im bored lets go bargain shopping":rotfl:how romantic is that?!!!
    this grocery challenge malarky is turning me into a right old miser, my friends must think im a right hermit now:rolleyes:

    I'd think it was great if oh listend and agreed to come looking with me, h'd just say "if it's knocked down then it must be rubbish" Little does he know what goes in the kitchen:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    But lucky ol you, I haven't found anything as cheap as you, can't get out at the best times doh, but I'll keep trying. Keep up the good work:D
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  • HerewegoagainHerewegoagain Forumite
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    Annelouise wrote: »
    angchris

    Why not plan a MSE drinks party / dinner party with all the top tips off here and get people to bring a dish each and a bottle each once a month and then you spend time cheaply with people you like and not dint the budget too much.

    I always find that I have more left over or bottles not drunk that its worth the tidy up afterwards.

    Think about it????

    annelouise

    This sounds like a great idea and can't wait to try it:j :j :j :j x
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  • BlairweechBlairweech Forumite
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    Spent £2 on milk ( got the 2 for £2 offer at Tesco) Will go and update sig.
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