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September 2008 Grocery Challenge. Please read first two posts.

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • wendywitchwendywitch Forumite
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    I haven't been round much and I've managed to lose my receipts so I'm just going to start again in October's challenge.
    Please put me down for £250 again for October.
  • Just reporting in my final figure 268.27/320 very pleased.

  • Hi all very chuffed as only spent another £28 on top so final tally came in at £135/ £150am off to add up for next month.
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  • Hello again Mrs Mc
    Can I declare £347.45 for September please and please put me down for £350 again in October.

    That's just under budget so I'm quite pleased and I have quite a lot in the freezer and in the cupboards for next month.

    See you all in the October board

  • well done crazy about saving thats an impressive meal plan.
    Is there any chance of the recipie for the ham and scallopped potatoes and also the ex mex skillet and what on earth is chicken hurry? I hope you don t mind posting these.
    Well just finished my night shift and mr s has reduced nearly every basic in the store over night.(so im really tired lol)
    Some only by one or two pence but others by up to 20p (salad cream etc) i feel a basics price war coming yeah.
    Good luck every-one and i wish you s a nsd.

    Hiya Pink Princess:

    here's the recipe for texmex skillet: It's a slight variation because it's one of my american recipes and I don't have proper measurements, although it's easy to throw in whatever and it'll turn out just fine.

    spicy sausage (of any type - you can use turkey, beef, pork or veggie ones)
    chilli powder
    1 can tomato soup
    1/4 can of water (from the tomato soup can)
    regular long grain rice (value works great)
    can of corn
    1 can beans (any kind - kidney work best)

    cut up the sausage and cook in a big frying pan or pot. Add the spices (sorry no measurements, just to your own taste). Add the can of soup, water, and rice. cover and Cook until the rice is tender. add the corn and beans. heat through. Voila! Done!

    Chicken Hurry is easy peasy: (sorry for this it's also an american recipe so the measurements are in cups!)

    21/2 - 3 lbs of chicken parts (thighs, wings, drumsticks, whatever)
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1/4 cup water
    1/4 cup brown sugar packed
    one packet of onion soup mix (the dry ones in the envelopes)

    Mix all the ingredients and pour over chicken. bake in a covered dish on 180c
    for about an hour. I serve with rice and green beans or corn. Yummy!

    for measurements - 1 cup is about 250ml. hope that helps!
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  • cherie1122cherie1122 Forumite
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    I'm declaring £190.10 for September. I'm pleased but think I could do better.

    Please put me down for £200 again in October. I used to spend over £100 every week in Tesco and buy odds and ends during the week too so this is really good (and my bank balance is staying in credit too)

  • JayJay14JayJay14 Forumite
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    I'd like to declare at £210.23 much better than I expected earlier in the month:j

    Off to the October thread...........
  • greentgreent Forumite
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    Mrs M - I'm declaring at £474.14 - literally scraping under my £475 budget!! 3 takeaways totalling £40 & some xmas goodies/ pressies included in this figure. This also includes the veg box delivery I'm having tomorrow - just checked price on my online a/c :-)

    Budget for Oct already on the list (you're a star Mrs M!) so I shall see everyone over on the new thread!

    Thanks to Pink, Penny, MrsM, angelnikki & rosieben :T :T

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  • Despite having a £50 tesco gift card earlier this month we are still over by £26!!! So we are declaring at £376 for September . Must try harder! :mad:
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  • Evening all,

    I'm declaring £312 underbudget this month, by £88. See you all on the october thread.

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