November 2008 Grocery Challenge



  • tangotango Forumite
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    MRSMCAWBER wrote: »
    :rotfl: ...On the rare occasion my hubby comes in with me -he sits in the cafe bar and has a coffee -or is despatched on a "supermarket sweep" for that 1 think I NEED that I know will take him ages to find ;)
    But usually he sits in the car with a sudduko book :T -Im happy as im quicker on my own (no turning round to find 44 year old hubby "trolley surfing" down the aisle - you know -the running along then lifting your feet of the floor and lying along the trolley:o )-and he is happy as he doesn't have to go in the "bad place"
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  • Fabulous thread - I've very much enjoying reading. Am plucking up the courage to try this. It's hard as my husband is very much stuck in his ways of branded everything, but I'm working on him ;)

    Am not joining in officially this month, but unofficially am going to try and get as close to £200 as possible.
    We shall see!
    Saving hard for deposit on our first family home so far: ISA = £6454.23p + Saver = £1200 Trying to put at least £250 a month into the savings account :A

    Nov Grocery Challenge (first timer!) £80/£320 :naughty:
  • PrimulaPrimula Forumite
    953 Posts
    Hi everyone
    Just thought I'd share this recipe I "stole" from my DD's student cookbook. :T Tastes a lot nicer than it sounds and a good cheap and easy meal and filling too!


    1 Onion
    1 Garlic Clove
    2 teaspoons worcester sauce
    1 beef stock cube
    1 tin beans

    Brown the mince, onion & garlic. Add the beef stock cube (no water, just the dry cube). Add seasoning and tin of beans (the value beans are fine) and worcester sauce. Put in an ovenproof dish. Slice up raw potatoes and layer all over top of mixture. Heat in oven at about 180 for 50 to 60 mins or until potatoes soft.

    Just thought I'd share this and hope somebody might find it useful!
  • ravylesleyravylesley Forumite
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    Mrs M I thought my hubby was the only 44yr old that did the trolley surfing but I'm glad to find out it isnt something wrong with him and merely a man thing:rotfl:

    Well I've updated my sig with my weekend trip to Tescos where I spent £44.44 on 2x 1litre bottles of vodka for £20 and a few other things which at the time seemed essential:D .My Asda delivery arrived this morning and was £120.04 which I didnt think was too bad as my cupboards,pantry and freezers are now all crammed full.Asda have Lurpak Spreadable 500g on 2 for £3.We love lurpak and that works out at 75p per 250g which is cheaper than value butter.So I bought six packs.I wont be supermarket shopping again for a fortnight so I'll be making a two week meal plan to make sure we eat all the fresh stuff up and waste nowt

  • Primula ..

    I did something similar at the weekend -but with chopped onion n carrots and served it in a yorkshire pud...mmmmm

    Tango - :rotfl: Hubbies "surfing" wouldn't be bad if we had children that he was entertaining..but we don't its just him :confused:
    ravylesley -hubby will be most impressed he isn't on his own :p ..Mind, If i tell him then he will think its normal :eek:
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  • Hello all,

    Cannot believe it's November - where has the time gone?

    Please could you add £200 for this month - really need to tighten the belt.

    'Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.' :cool:
    Proud Mummy to two gorgeous miracles.:j
  • I turned my back for 5 minutes and there are 13 pages already!!!!

    I would like to declare October at £346 and set the target for November at £350. The outlaws have been with us for the first week and the total now includes baby milk.

    Signature is updated - now to go and read and catch up!
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    Been to tesco this morning to pick up a few bits for a new recipe i wanted to try and some fruit and veg. so im off the starting blocks with £11.19:)
    #82 12k in 2018 - £3473.45/£12000 - 28.95%
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  • Just been doing a shop on Mr T and was after some glace cherries, 200g for £2.99 :eek::eek::eek: now I thought that must be wrong so I will just order 100g but they were £2.25 :eek::eek::eek:. They also have the natural looking coloured ones for 99p for 100g so I have ordered those but Mr A is 99p for 200g I think :mad:
    I am trying to make a Delia Xmas cake into 4 small ones for presents and to test out the recipe for next year :p
    My order at the mo is approx £70 :eek: but I should be getting some insurance money back to cover the loss of frozen food so I will take this amount off!

    Sorry for the over usage of the :eek: but I was so shocked at that price and I am sure they weren't that dear last nite when I started the order!
    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!

  • SmlSaveSmlSave Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Good afternoon

    Can I be put down for £150 this month please? We're off on holiday for a week so fingers crossed we will keep in budget.

    Will go through all the kitchen tonight and see what storecupboard meals I can make.

    Am making a mince platt tonight - I wonder if lentils can be fit in somewhere? :rolleyes:
    Currently studying for a Diploma - wish me luck :)

    Phase 1 - Emergency Fund - Complete :j
    Phase 2 - £20,000 Mortgage Fund - Underway
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