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August 2008 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • ChellChell Forumite
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    KAAT_LADY wrote: »
    HELP


    does anyone know how I can clean my pan that I burnt,, I have it in soak but it doesnt look good

    Its my new pan ,, I have only had it three weeks

    KAAT

    Put some bicarb in it and scrub it with a cloth.
    Nevermind the dog, beware of the kids!
  • Anzac_BiscuitAnzac_Biscuit Forumite
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    Brought lunch to work today, woohoo! I only spent 20p on a banana (really good fruit shop near work).

    :j
    March 2020 grocery challenge $921.76/$500AU
    April 2020 grocery challenge $744/$800
    May 2020 GC $724.11/$750
    June 2020 GC $370.31/$700
    July 2020 GC $316.87/$700
  • ChellChell Forumite
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    I forget who asked but yes, corriander freezes very well. I always kill the plants you buy from the supermarket so as soon as I buy one I snip all the corriander with scissors and freeze it in a plastic box. It sprinkles out easily when you need to use it. I used the last of what I had today then my Dad came in and said he had loads growing at home, excellent as that will save me a little money.

    Today I did HM bean burgers for tomorrow night plus two portions of the mix to freeze (I make them into burgers shapes when I defrost the mix).

    I then made Cranks vegetable crumble for dinner which was lovely.

    After that I made Twinks Hobnobs with half the sugar but a few raisins. I'm not into raisins but the children love them. The hobnobs were far nicer than the original recipe that I made last week IMO.

    My Morrisons shop was only £35.19 but I only meal planned for three days worth of evening meals. I picked up a couple of extra bits for meals next week. I was quite pleased with Morrisons offers such as BOGOF Irish Cheddar, BOGOF tinned chickpeas/kidney beans and BOGOF Branston soya beans or chickpeas in a sauce (for DH work lunch). Country Life butter was 2 for £1.50 which is a good saving. I find that butter is always dearer as I buy unsalted. I also got the salad potatoes for 50p that someone else mentioned.
    Nevermind the dog, beware of the kids!
  • OrkneyStarOrkneyStar Forumite
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    chelltune wrote: »
    I forget who asked but yes, corriander freezes very well. I always kill the plants you buy from the supermarket so as soon as I buy one I snip all the corriander with scissors and freeze it in a plastic box. It sprinkles out easily when you need to use it. I used the last of what I had today then my Dad came in and said he had loads growing at home, excellent as that will save me a little money.
    Chell this used to happen to me to until I realised that it was not me, it was that the pot was too small and plant suffered. You can re-pot into a bigger pot with more compost and voila healthy plant again. Snip every so often and freeze if not needed :D
    Good luck with the c-section :) I had one with DS last year but as he is my first it was not too bad recovering (although combined with bf'ing I was knackered- sounds like you are organised with food though ;) )
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  • CheapskateCheapskate Forumite
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    Hi all

    Seem to be a bit over budget already & it's only the 4th!! However, today's tea was homemade soup, using up some veg, dried lentils, etc, only had to buy bread, then apple & blackberry crumble for pud - first brambles of the season! Also made some buns, half in freezer for later in the week when last of biccies gone.

    Biggest problem is DS (16) who loves his meat - hard to convince him that there are other forms of protein - any ideas gratefully received!

    Bargains today - 3 pkts cow biscuits for £1, 2 tins new Heinz sp. hoops with veg for £1 & jar Brazilian Nescafe for £1 - shopping in £ shops is new to me so well impressed!...sorry, don't get out much!:D Also found cheaper bread in local baker's - they sell off yesterday's/Saturday's 1/2 price for toast - what a bargain!

    Hoping tomatoes continue to grow - should be enough for 3 or 4 salads, plus some scraggy ones to cook with. Going to try spuds & onios next year - anyone know when I should be planting?

    Anna x
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  • KAAT_LADYKAAT_LADY Forumite
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    Bargains today - 3 pkts cow biscuits for £1

    cheapskate
    What are cow biscuits??

    KAAT
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  • ragz_2ragz_2 Forumite
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    mmmm... cow biscuits
    or Malted Milk biscuits if you're too grown up!!
    Ragz is busy studying ;)
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  • KAAT_LADYKAAT_LADY Forumite
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    th_goodnight-3.jpg goodnight all
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  • Hello,
    Just updating my signature.
    Did a big shop at Mr T today (had run out of everything in freezer thanks to this website and cooking what we had rather than buying!). New total for this month £85.
    August Grocery Challenge £98.47/£200 :j
  • MonikerMoniker Forumite
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    OrkneyStar wrote: »
    May I ask, what is 'Pin Money'? I have seen it on a few sigs now :rolleyes:
    thanks

    Pin Money is the money I save when I have BOGOFS or reductions in the supermarket. I only buy these bargains if I am willing and able to put the equivalent cash saved into my Pin Money purse. At the end of each month I transfer the savings into my cash ISA. The amount I have saved is quite high at the moment as I have used the £15 off Waitrose deliver (twice) and had a voucher off a case of wine! HTH

    Moniker

    PS there used to be a separate PMS challenge thread but it seems to have died out.
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