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July 2008 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • gunsandbanjosgunsandbanjos Forumite
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    Didnt know you could freeze basil? You learn something new every day. I bought a basil plant the other day to make pesto:D
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  • HerbaholicHerbaholic Forumite
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    Didnt know you could freeze basil? You learn something new every day. I bought a basil plant the other day to make pesto:D

    Yup :) You can freeze most herbs, chives are good, so is parsley, the only one I don't freeze is sage as in my opinion its the only herb that actually tastes better when dried, the flavour actually improves methinks. You can dry freeze the basil like I do or chop it and put it in ice cube trays covered with water and make basil ice cubes. I've made lemon balm, lemon verbena ones and borage flower cubes to throw in summer drinks, they're sat in the freezer waiting for summer ggrrrrrr lol!
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  • wendywitchwendywitch Forumite
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    Just a couple of quick questions. It seems - touch wood, fingers crossed etc that I might come in under my GC challenge budget (goes 'til the 24th). What do I do with this invisible "extra" money? Do I take it out of my 2K challenge budget (which I think I'll fail :o) and do something with it or what? Also how much do I put down for next months challenge?
  • wendywitch wrote: »
    Just a couple of quick questions. It seems - touch wood, fingers crossed etc that I might come in under my GC challenge budget (goes 'til the 24th). What do I do with this invisible "extra" money? Do I take it out of my 2K challenge budget (which I think I'll fail :o) and do something with it or what? Also how much do I put down for next months challenge?

    Hi Wendy,
    If you've allocated the money for your GC, then you could put the spare in a savings account, maybe use it for bulk buys (as Guns&banjos suggested) or just save it for emergencies, it's up to you.
    As for next months challenge, if you think that you could live on less, maybe you could reduce your challenge by £20 or £50 or something, depending on how you finish this month?
    Long & short is its up to you, but hope that helped a bit,
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  • dink1dink1 Forumite
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    Newlywed - Well done, I know it wasn't good but at least you are now aware of how much you've spent. That far out tops the not wanting to add it up bit. I too have spent too much this month and dont stand a snowflake in hells chance of coming in under budget but... I console myself that at least I know where I stand on the no money stakes and it would be far worse if I werent keeping track. Keep thinking we can do this....we can do this.....Dink1
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  • Diane_239Diane_239 Forumite
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    Nsd for me today,has i only have£35 left I'm trying to use up stuff in freezer and store cupboard.fish pie and veg for tea to night and have manged to make fish cakes for tomorrow.must get some baking done.
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  • well caved to OH and we had pizza, but IT was HM and delicious

    Pizza Base Recipe

    8 Oz SR Flour
    Drizzle olive oil
    Drizzle water
    Italian herbs
    salt & pepper

    mix all together and add drizzles of wate rand oil til the dough comes together when kneaded.
    leave for 10 mins
    roll out onto tray (quicker than trying to move it)
    top and cook for 15 - 20 mins

    :D

    we have tomato paste and ketchup sauce and mozzarella, so a margherita type.

    also managed a nsd!
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  • Mrs_Money_PennyMrs_Money_Penny Forumite
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    Hi everyone.
    Went to Mr A to get a few bits. Only had one bag of the cheap bread mix on the shelf. Have updated my signature going to have to be careful for the next couple of weeks to stay in budget. Don't want to fail again.
    Have a good evening all.
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  • KAAT_LADYKAAT_LADY Forumite
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    Hi everybody

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    been to MrT's to get prescription and just bought a few goodies my willpower was non existant but we did get whoopsies

    will update later
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  • KAAT_LADYKAAT_LADY Forumite
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    hi there I'm back just to let you know that we had veggie rice tonight with MUSHROOMS and also had a bit of melted cheese on top mmmmmmmm very nice..

    I have frozen all the rest so we can have a break from them for a while
    Thanks
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