August 2009 Grocery Challenge

edited 20 August 2009 at 10:23AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • poohbear59poohbear59 Forumite
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    Curlytop I make rhubarb chutney which everyone loves. Also cake, scones, rhubarb and ginger jam.
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    £7 in Sainsbugs on reduced cucumber, celery and tomatoes, Then full price basics yoghurt,nan breads, orange juice x2 and beetroot and coriander

    £3.38 on Monday with upset stomach fixing food
    £12 94 in Mr A on milk, cleaning cloths on offer, lampshade and tealight holders

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  • turbo5019turbo5019 Forumite
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    I'm in need of some help please. The problem I have a few too many tomatoes well I have 30 tomato plants and I need some ideas what to do with them. (why 30 plants becaues I grew some plants and my nan bless her thought she would do 15 for me).
    Want to in control of my money.
  • cw18cw18 Forumite
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    I've decided that I'm going to have to stop going and checking Mr M for late night clearances - not only are BOTH my freezers full to capacity, so is my fridge after tonight :eek:

    Tonight I've spent just £4.76, and netted myself groceries worth £28.62

    Plaice Fillet x 2 : 45p (93p) each - special treats for me, will probably be had when son has curry. Now in freezer
    Spaghetti Carbonara : 10p (£1.99) - will do for elder son (probably tomorrow)
    Fish Pie : 35p (75p) - my tea tonight! had kept some of last nights tea for me, but elder son helped himself to it when I was out earlier :mad:
    Greek Yoghurt (500g) : 10p (£2.17) - for me... love it with muesli for breakfast :D
    Mild Cheese Slices (20 slices / 400g) x 4 : 25p (£2.49) each
    Fruit Pot (melon assortment) x 2 : 10p (£1.19) each - for me, 1 tonight, 1 tomorrow
    Sugared Ring Donuts (pack of 6) : 25p (69p) - for younger son, who'll no doubt eat them all tonight!
    Chocolate Croissants (4 pack) : 19p (£1.65) - for younger son who'll demolish them for brunch tomorrow
    Sausages, speciality (pork, red pepper, shallot, chilli - 6 pack) x 2 : 49p (£2.09) - for me :) son will only eat the cheapo ones, and eats 4 at a time (cost of 20p). I was down to 3 (15p) but will split these into 2's for me.... cost 16p/meal for 6 meals :T
    Minted Lamb Kebabs (pack of 5 small) : 69p (£2.99). Will let the boys fight over these at lunch time tomorrow ;)
    Cheryl
    Grocery Budget : January £155. Spent £33.75 in shops + £0.00 from stocks = £32.45
    Grocery Budget : 2021 £1825. Spent £33.75 in shops + £0.00 from stocks = £32.45
  • JayJay14JayJay14 Forumite
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    Turbo5019

    MrsM will probably be along in a bit to give you ideas - tossing in oil and roasting them, possibly with peppers and onions (and courgettes and anything else you can think of) is a good idea. Loverly as a veg and great blitzed in the blender for pasta sauce or for pizzas. Freezes really well to for summer flavours in the deapth of winter.

    NSD for me today - good job as I have moths in my purse - OH cadged the last of my cash this morning!!
  • turbo5019turbo5019 Forumite
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    JayJay14 wrote: »
    Turbo5019

    MrsM will probably be along in a bit to give you ideas - tossing in oil and roasting them, possibly with peppers and onions (and courgettes and anything else you can think of) is a good idea. Loverly as a veg and great blitzed in the blender for pasta sauce or for pizzas. Freezes really well to for summer flavours in the deapth of winter.

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    Thanks for that I have made tomato soup but it's only me that eats it.
    Want to in control of my money.
  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    turbo5019 wrote: »
    I'm in need of some help please. The problem I have a few too many tomatoes well I have 30 tomato plants and I need some ideas what to do with them. (why 30 plants becaues I grew some plants and my nan bless her thought she would do 15 for me).

    I second roasting and freezing; you could also make a big pot of tomato sauce to use as a base for spag bol, lasagne etc ? ;)
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  • elly2elly2 Forumite
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    Another NSD here today so am still at £6 :j, but tomorrow is Mr T's day I need cat/puppy food, cat litter and some stuff for sandwiches for the kids I am going to try for £25-£30, I dont really need much :rolleyes: (about £16 of that will be on pet food/litter :eek: and also needs to include £3 for the taxi home).
    Tea tonight was turkey leg,mash,peas and gravy for the lo's (i have had nothing as yet :eek:) Tea tomorrow will be spag bol from the freezer :D. I have some cooking apples that need using so will maybe get round to making a crumble or apple cake thing(?) for desert:D.


  • Hi - just popped in to update siggy

    Spent £19 at Mr A today - not sure what I got for that though!!!!

    Helen x
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  • clutterydrawerclutterydrawer Forumite
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    well I'm up to £40.71 now due to milk and lemon buying antics....also got a little bit of cheese for a risotto tomorrow...I'm allowed cheese, im having a tressful month! might still come in under budget, who knows though :D
    August grocery challenge: £50
    Spent so far: £37.40 :A
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