October 2008 Grocery Challenge. Please read first two posts.

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  • KarbKarb Forumite
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    Hi everybody, I'd like to join in this month please.

    Not really sure of how much I'm likely to spend. I need to feed 2 adults, 5 children, a dog and 13 fish.

    I'm going to aim for £400 plus £50 petrol
    Debt free since December 2015. It can be done

  • wow a shiney new thread to post on!!!!

    well Oh spent £2.50 today on some crisps, tortillas and dip (he got my faves for me to have this week!!) and i bought a knife block but thats not going to come out of this budget as it's sthg i've been after getting for ages. and as a bonus i got a free coffee and biscuit in the cook shop! :D so that saved me a couple of quid that i had been planning on spending.

    made weezl's no kneed bread yesterday and i can heartily recommend it, (look at the start of her thread!)

    take care all

    ioiwe x
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  • Hello
    Please can you put me down for £400 for October
    Didn't do too well in September so this is a fresh start
    Getting there...slowly! :D

    GC : must do better
    NSD: very rare

    No matter how slow I go I am lapping everyone on the couch.
  • Hi Folks,

    Done my big monthly shop for the month and I spent £25.57 so I have £34.43 remaining for the rest of the month. With the £25.57 I managed to make 30 meals to freeze for the month as I already had lots of meat in the freezer. So the remaining money I have just has to do for weekly stuff and pack lunches. Hopefully I can do it.

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  • I'd like to join please!

    TARGET FOR OCTOBER: £65 (2 adults)

    So far I've spent £38.50 which bought all the food I didn't already have in store to produce the menu below for October. I may need to buy some more milk/flour so I

    1st Spanish Omlette/Salad
    2nd Turkey Curry & Rice
    3rd Toad in the Hole/Onion Gravy/Peas
    4th Spicy Pearl Barley Risotto
    5th Chilli/Rice
    6th Tomato Tagliatelli
    7th Sticky Chicken + Spicy Potato Wedges
    8th Cheese Souffle/Veg
    9th Black Eyed Peas N' Bacon
    10th Gnocchi & Mixed Mushrooms
    11th Lentil Bolognase
    12th Sag Aloo & Red Lentil Dhal/Rice/Naan
    13th Paddy Field Pork/Noodles
    14th Spicy Chicken & Lentils
    15th Tuna Pasta Bake
    16th Bourbon Chicken & Noodles
    17th Veggie Burgers + Salad
    18th Macaroni Cheese
    19th Yorkshire Puds filled with Beans
    20th Shepherd's Pie/Veg
    21st Chorizo Fritatta/Salad
    22nd Lasagne
    23rd Caribbean Chicken/Rice
    24th Slow Cooker Med Lamb /Cous Cous
    25th Sweet n' Sour Turkey/Noodles
    26th Kedgeree
    27th Black Bean Salsa Turkey/Tacos
    28th Chilli/Rice
    29th Black Eyed Peas N' Bacon
    30th Sausage, Potato Wedges, Curry Sauce
    31st Mushroom Pasta Bake

    Chicken Liver Pate
    French Onion Soup
    Tuna & Cannellini Salad
    Split Pea Soup
    Cous Cous Salad
    Bacon Quiche

    Chocolate Concrete
    Twinks Hobnobs
    Apple Crumble
    Ginger Nuts
    Lemon Almond Cake
    Apple Turnovers
    Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread
    Apple Pie
    Banana Bread
    Caramelised Plums
    Baked Bananas

    Recipes for Menu Plan
    Shopping List for Menu Plan
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  • Coolmum66Coolmum66 Forumite
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    Budget for October wil be set at £250 for a five week month

    Have reduced this form last month as came in under budget even doing a "stock up" shop and hitting the pyo farm!!

    Take care all

    Coolmum xx
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    good luck all
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  • pigpenpigpen Forumite
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    Right.. I'll be in again... I have a feeling our spending habits have taken a turn to the upsies and I'm NOT happy.

    Ours is £600 a month (for 10 people, 3 cats, 3 rabbits and one fish)

    I have just done a tesco order for delivery on Tuesday and will need to do another in a few days to cover cereals and staples. I have enough meat and tins and toiletries for the month. £150 spent already!!

    We have had £21 a week to pay out to cover childcare and £8 travel too and from college.

    Off to knit some more christmas presents!
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  • Baileys_BabeBaileys_Babe Forumite
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    Hi Can I join.

    My month is running from 27/9 - 31/10.

    We are going to aim for £350 for the month, this is for all food, drink, cleaning stuff, toiletries, visits to coffee shop :D
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    One income, home educating family 
  • Mrs M, please can you add me to the October list for £80 thanks :j

    Not sure how I will do this month. I'm hoping to get my freezer back in and running soon and that will make such a huge difference to the way I can shop but then I will probably spend any spares on my store cupboard stock again:o

    I've missed my freezer so much, I would much rather have done with out the tv :D
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

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