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August 2008 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • KAAT_LADYKAAT_LADY Forumite
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    Good afternoon All


    The weather is sticky and it looks like rain but hope not as I have three loads of washing on the line,,

    We are going to see GET SMART next monday,, freebie with see film first,, we havent been for a long time so it will make a change and get us out of the rut we are getting into,,

    have the BM on at the moment for DH just plain white bread,, I gave to crust of the old loaf to the Koi and they did enjoy it ,, they make the most wonderful noises as they are sucking it ,,,

    well I will get off now and get something else done

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  • Lots of business for Mr M from us all then ;)
    Altho I didn't need anything I still went in with my mum and ended up spending £5.50 on the 50p stuff for a BBQ at the weekend (just told DH that news LOL) and some yoghurt as I have run out of starters for my easiyo :) Only problem is now I need to get another freezer asmine is already chocca!!! Ooops :D
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  • greentgreent Forumite
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    An alternative to Twinks! These are less sweet and more crunchy, I think.

    Ingredients:
    275g/ 10oz oats
    100g/ 4oz plain flour
    120gm/ 4oz caster sugar (original recipe said 15ogm/ 5oz. I have taken it as low as 80gm)
    1/2 tsp bicarb
    225gm/ 8oz softened butter/ soft marg

    original recipe also said to add 1 tsp salt, but it really doesn't need that AT ALL!


    Whizz oats in a food processor until fine (I usually keep some back) Add all other ingredients and mix to form a dough. I then add back in my non blitzed oats.

    If you don't have a food processor just mix everything all at once by hand - still works ok.

    Recipe says to roll and cut out shapes - I just take blobs and flatten onto a baking tray. Makes about 40 good sized biscuits, about 65 smaller ones.

    Bake at gas mark 4/ 180 (170 for fan assisted) recipe says 15-20 mins. I go for about 12! Cook until pale golden and slightly firm.

    Keep for about a week in a 'tupperware' box and also freeze well :D:D


    Gt
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    greentgreent Forumite
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    edited 28 January 2014 at 9:26AM
    My kids love these. This was a recipe from their school canteen (always worth asking the school canteen staff for recipes for the kids favourite items!)

    INGREDIENTS:
    3oz icing sugar 85g
    6oz marg 170g
    5oz plain flour 140g
    2oz custard powder 55g

    • Cream icing sugar & marg
    • add flour & custard powder & mix to dough
    • Form into a sausage shape & chill in plastic bag/ cling film for 2 hours
    • remove from plastic and slice into 24 'rounds'
    • place on baking tray & bake for about 10 mins at 180
    yum yum - we're going to make these tomorrow.

    Gt
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) 01/09 £124616 01/11 £89873 01/13 £52546 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
    BTL Mtge 12/16 £69786 12/19 £48986 2020 OPs (#18) £5010/6K
    Net sales 2020 £584.09/£500 Decluttering: 1700/2020
  • mumoffour77mumoffour77 Forumite
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    Ok, I went shopping today in MR Ts.....I spent £37.15
    cheerios were on bogof @£2.78 and my kids eat them loads!!!!
    I got a couple of chickens too as they were reduced
    Gales lemon curd is still on for 20p a jar so I got 5....best before march 2009, probably used well before that!!!!
    I bought tesco value oats last week @ 0.59 for 1kg they are still the same price....but beside them was superfast oats 2kg for £1.01 I know its a small saving.....but its still a saving esp for twinks hobnobs or greent's version!!!!
    Im going to update my sig!!!!! when i find my spending diary:(
    :jIm going to be frugal:j
    :DIm going to be frugal:D
    ;)Im going to be frugal;)
    Beetlejuice Beetlejuice...................:rotfl:
  • greent - thanks for biscuit recipe I have loads of custard powder that needs using before we move so will try these with the kids.

    Have just completed Curry Queens curry base,looks good.

    Have a chicken ready to roast later with dauphinoise potatoes and veg,will keep chicken for curry and then thaish chicken soup.

    OH and dd9 made a lemon cheesecake very successfully with a little pointing from me,had to buy another cream cheese and f & v today will update total after this.Still doing well,OH even told neighbours how well the MSE challenge was going!!!!

    annelouise
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  • NW-ANGELNW-ANGEL Forumite
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    turbo5019 wrote: »
    Just popped on to update sig. When to MrM's today again but only spent £6 on the 50p items I took my mother with me so we got 4 pks chicken, 4pks burgers & 4 pks sausages. So now I have 80 sausages, 40 burgers and 10pks of chicken. when I put them in freezer I also noticed I still have 20 chicken breasts, 3 pks 1kg mince and enought brad to last till xmas so I don't think I will need anymore meet for a good few months.


    Anyone tell me how to make sausage rolls please I have sausages and puff pastery but is there any thing else you put in with the sausages?

    :o sorry if im being a bit dim but what is MrM's? and where do are these 50p item?
    many thanks
    kel
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  • mumoffour77mumoffour77 Forumite
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    Oh and DS2 noticed a receipt on the floor at the tills and came over to me and whispered "mummy when a receipt says apply for a clubcard today, does that mean the person didnt claim their points?" I said "yes" whilst i was paying for the groceries and DS 1&3 were packing.....I never thought anymore about it until we were back in the car and he produced the receipt that he found and said i think its worth a pound in deals!!!! Im so proud of my money saving child!!!!! :)
    :jIm going to be frugal:j
    :DIm going to be frugal:D
    ;)Im going to be frugal;)
    Beetlejuice Beetlejuice...................:rotfl:
  • mumoffour77mumoffour77 Forumite
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    Mr Ms is Morrisons!!
    hope this helps!!
    :jIm going to be frugal:j
    :DIm going to be frugal:D
    ;)Im going to be frugal;)
    Beetlejuice Beetlejuice...................:rotfl:
  • Thanks for the recipes Greent, I am off tohunt out if I have any custard powder ;)

    EDIT - No I don't :(

    NW-Angel - Mr M's is morisson, Mr T - tesco etc the 50p items are listed somewhere if you do a search.

    I have today made 2 bread puddings as I discovered I had a whole drawer in my freezer dedicated to HM bread crusts :eek: that I had saved for crumbs and bread pud!!
    Also the BM has been on and I am making a double batch off potatoes - one to roast fro tea tonite and the other to freeze so I can have a lazy roast another evening!

    Oh my poor freezer, I had to get out a HM crumble for pud tonite so I could get all my 50p stuff in there but don't know where my roasties will go :confused:

    Oh well I might just have to make another bread pud and start a stall down on the seafront to see if I can sell it :rotfl:
    Sealed pot Member target £200 - No. 151
    GC Yearly £3k so far £1097 May£220/£300
    £1k in 100 days so far - £235 :p
    Snowball debt free calculator says DEC 09 - lets hope we can do it!

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