Noticed some changes? You can read all about the improvements we've made on the Forum in our latest announcement. We also have a new set of Forum rules so please take the time to give them a read and familiarise yourself.

August 2008 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
2.7K replies 214.4K views


  • always on the lookout for a bargin always better when its free!!:T

  • BigMummaFBigMummaF Forumite
    4.3K Posts
    We had the rain during the night & at the mo there's enough blue to make a pair of dutchman's trousers:D behind the white cauliflower clouds.

    1. I think charity shops are a blessing! I'm sorry but I've forgotten who mentioned them yesterday...but to get school uniform is a double double bonus in my book, cuz you can't avoid spending on things like that....if it had been a La de Da ball gown reduced fromm zillions to mere that WOULD have been false economy:p

    2. Someone else also mentioned starting up an excursion company, & for a minute there I had visions of coach loads of GCers descending upon poor MrMc doorstep like a pilgrimage to Our Lady of The Whoopsie:rotfl:But then, I may just enjoy being escorted off the premises by a hunky MP or two;)

    3. A recipe from the back of a packet of Atora suet...not yet tried.

    Mini Goat's Cheese, Pear & Walnut Quiche. SERVES 4
    The Pastry
    100g(4oz) self-raising flour
    50g(2oz) Atora Original or Light suet
    2-3 tbls cold water

    The Filling
    1 medium egg, beaten
    6 tbls milk
    4 pears, peeled, cored & sliced
    200g(8oz) goat's cheese, sliced
    3 walnuts, shelled & chopped

    Add salt & pepper to taste

    You will also need 4 non-stick Yorkshire pudding tins or tart cases

    1 Preheat oven to 200C,400F, Gas 6. For fan assisted ovens, refer to your manufacturers instructions. Lightly grease your pudding tins or case.
    2 Make the pastry by mixing together the flour, Atora, salt & pepper. Stir in enough water to make a firm but not sticky dough. Divide into four pieces, roll out & use to line your pudding tins/ case.
    3 To make the filling, mix together the egg & milk & then the seasoning. Pour the mixture evenly into the tins. Decorate with the pear slices & bake for 10mins.
    4 Top with the goat's cheese & chopped walnuts & bake for a further 5-10mins or until golden brown.

    There's an address for a 39 page cookbook too. Make cheques payable to Atora Not Just Dumplings, for £1:50 to cover cost of p&p to The Atora Kitchen, POBox 100, Blackburn, Lancs BB8 1GR. UK applications only. HTH.
    Full time Carer for Mum; harassed mother of three;
    loving & loved by two 4-legged babies.

  • nicnacnoonicnacnoo Forumite
    408 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!
    i need nappies today which come out of my GC money, but i get the Home Bargains ones but they have gone up from £2.49 to £2.79, cant grumble too much i suppose, just need to resist everything else in there!
  • Thanks nesquic80, it was that I was thinking of.

    Really really naffed off with myself now, because they were 4 for £2, when I thought they were the same as Mr T at 4 for £1!! :eek: I think I need new glasses!!
  • newlywednewlywed Forumite
    7.8K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    naturally wrote: »
    Can anyone help me? I can't seem to find the website I usually use to check supermarket bargains. I thought Mullerlights were on offer 4 for £1 in Sainsburys - just got my receipt out to discover they've taken a poor 16p off mine not £1.16 so I've paid 50 each!!

    They are 4 for a £1 in Mr T at the moment, not sure about sainsburys.

    The site I use is fixtureferrets - but to get the bigger bargains you have to subscribe for about £5 a year ;)
    working on clearing the clutter
  • turbo5019turbo5019 Forumite
    330 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    nessquic80 wrote: »
    The GC is going ok, ds has gone yarmouth for the week with nan and grandad so no cooking/baking.
    I live just down the road in Lowestoft and it is rainning and horrible. Hope he has a good time.

    NSD for me just waiting for 2 courgette tea bread to come out of oven then I might cook some oaty shortbread biscuits.

    Hoping mother will come round and help me sort through baby clothes didn't realise I had so many also she said she would do my house work :j I like being pregnant.

    Have a good day everyone
    Want to in control of my money.
  • procrastinatorprocrastinator Forumite
    615 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts
    Good morning
    I've just updated my sig and am pleased to note I am on track spendswise however I went to the shops 6 times (3 X Mr A and Mr T )between Fri eve and Sun morn so no more shopping this week. Last night I was going to make spag bol (kids fave) but there were 2 lots of leftovers to be used up so the boys had shep pie (from Sat) with baked beans and the ladies had salad with avocado and mozzerella (loads of tabuoleh left from Sun.) So spag bol tonight. Off to work now, good luck everyone.
    WL 11 st 5lb as at 050109. 160209 11st 2lb
    11st 5lb as at 20.04.09 11st 7lbs 040509 11st6 010609 I wish 2016 175 lbs.
    Family of 3 at home - , DS 22, self and OH
  • newlywednewlywed Forumite
    7.8K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    however I went to the shops 6 times (3 X Mr A and Mr T )between Fri eve and Sun morn so no more shopping this week.

    I thought I shopped alot at 4-5 times a week!!!! :rotfl:

    I'm trying to cut down on trips as I spend my lunchtimes food shopping and want to spend it doing other stuff (charity shops, reading, walking etc). Trying to cut down to twice a week and then hopefully once a week.
    working on clearing the clutter
  • annelouise wrote: »
    Easy tea tonight - HM Pork and Pepper Meatballs,Spaghetti with pesto.

    Planned a NSD but OH has told me he fancies a glass or two of wine tonight.....and some diet cokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have 2-3 other shopping items that could've waited till tomorrow but hey ho still well organised and under budget.

    DD8 has gone to France for 3 weeks with friend's so we are a family of 4 at the mo and it is so hot everyone is drinking loads and not eating much....

    Have a rubber chicken for roast,paella,curry and soup later in the week..


    :hello: JULY G/C £50 WEEK

    WEEK 1 = £69.50 :eek:

    WEEK 2 = £60.83:eek:
    Week 3 :mad: £72.05 :mad:
  • newlywednewlywed Forumite
    7.8K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    busy_mum wrote: »

    It's when you stttttrrrrreeeeetch a roast chicken by using leftovers for another meal and then the chicken carcass to make stock/soup ;)
    working on clearing the clutter
This discussion has been closed.