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edited 2 March 2010 at 9:05PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • ArilAril Forumite
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    Thank you for such a useful posting. Please could you post the recipe for letnils with mint and garlic. Sounds an unusual combo. I've done lentils with cinnamon before which I loved and OH hated. Oh well!!
    Aril
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  • SeeWeedSeeWeed Forumite
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    Week 1 Shopping List

    Garlic
    4 red chillies
    fresh coriander
    2 x 420g cans chickpeas
    1 lime
    olive oil
    fresh parsley
    4 white pitta breads
    500g Minced Pork
    4 x Streaky Bacon Rashers
    Lettuce
    Tomatoes x 6
    Burger Buns x 4
    Whole Chicken
    Potatoes
    Sausages x 6
    Tinned Tomatoes x 2
    Tin of Beans x 1
    Pasta
    White Onion
    Red Onion
    Tinned Salmon
    Creamed Horseradish Sauce
    Fresh Dill
    Eggs x 9
    New Potatoes
    Back Bacon x 6 rashers
    Spring Onions
    Cheddar Cheese 125g
    500g Minced Beef
    200g Kidney Beans
    Soured Cream
    Lemons x 2
    Veg of your choice x 4
    Chilli Powder
    Ground Cumin
    Mayonnaise
    Worcestershire Sauce

    I think thats everything, I would estimate for the first time this may cost you about £30 if you had to buy everything on the list, but you would then be building up your storecupboard and wouldn't need to buy certain items next time. I would also say instead of getting pots of fresh herbs from the supermarket, plant some from the garden centre in your garden and you will always have them!

    SW
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  • SeeWeedSeeWeed Forumite
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    Aril wrote:
    Thank you for such a useful posting. Please could you post the recipe for letnils with mint and garlic. Sounds an unusual combo. I've done lentils with cinnamon before which I loved and OH hated. Oh well!!
    Aril

    Hi

    I got it from the recipe index on this site, but I have no idea how to do links so you may need to search for it, sorry!

    SW
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  • SeeWeedSeeWeed Forumite
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    Week 2 Shopping List

    Sausages x 8
    Potatoes (may still have some from Week 1)
    Vegetables of your choice x 2
    Chicken Breast x 4 (skin on if possible but not essential)
    Paprika
    Onion x 5
    100g Bacon
    Tinned Tomatoes x 2
    400g can Cannellini Beans
    Chicken Stock (made from chicken in week 1)
    Lemon x 3
    Fresh Parsley
    Lamb Chops x 8
    Carrots
    Baking Potatoes x 4
    Leeks x 2
    Mackeral Smoked x 4
    Creamed Horseradish
    Taglitelle
    Smoked Salmon Trimmings
    250g Mushrooms
    200ml Creme Fraiche
    500g Minced Beef
    Tinned Sweetcorn
    Frozen Peas
    Beef Stock
    Worcestshire Sauce (from week 1)
    Pizza Base Mix
    Mozzarella x 2
    Garlic (from week 1)
    Pepperoni
    Ciabatta
    Butter

    Again this should cost no more than £25 for the week.

    SW
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  • SeeWeedSeeWeed Forumite
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    Week 3 Shopping List

    Skinless Chicken Breast x 8
    150g Parmesan Cheese
    Egg x 1
    Potatoes
    500g Beef Mince x 2
    Burger Buns
    Cheese Slices
    Lettuce
    Tomatoes
    Onions
    Tinned Tomatoes
    Spaghetti
    Oregano
    Garlic
    Red Lentils
    Fresh Mint
    Rice
    Fresh Parsley
    Red Pepper
    Vegetables of your choice x 4
    Pasta
    Pepperoni

    This should cost about £20 but we had a picnic on the Sunday which is not included!

    SW
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  • aurora_borealis_2aurora_borealis_2 Forumite
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    Thank you SeeWeed. That's a lot of work!

    I'm going to send it to my daughters who will each be house sharing for uni this year :T

    ... recipes will be gladly accepted ;)
    de do-do-do, de dar-dar-dar ;)
  • SeeWeedSeeWeed Forumite
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    Week 4 Shopping List

    Pizza Base Mix
    Tinned Tuna
    Tinned Tomatoes
    Oregano
    Onion
    Ciabatta
    Butter
    Garlic
    Chicken Breast x 4
    Tumeric
    Chilli Powder
    Ginger
    Ground Coriander
    Fresh Coriander
    Rice
    Beef Joint
    Flour
    Eggs
    Potatoes
    Vegetables of your choice x 2
    Sausages x 6 (herby ones)
    Olive Oil
    Onion x 2
    Tinned Tomatoes x 3
    Bay Leaf
    Spaghetti
    Courgettes x 2
    50g Parmesan
    Back Bacon x 2 Packs
    500g Beef Mince
    Chilli Flakes
    Pasta

    I will post some recipes if anyone is interested, just let me know!
    I hope this is of help to someone I am a firm believer that sticking to a budget does not mean compromising on taste or your health. :j

    SW
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  • Recipes would be great SeeWeed!!! :D
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  • mummytofourmummytofour Forumite
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    What about snacks, luch and brekkie? very impressed so far tho!
    Debt free and plan on staying that way!!!!
  • SeeWeedSeeWeed Forumite
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    Hummus and Garlic Pitta Breads

    2 garlic cloves
    2 red chillies deseeded
    bunch fresh coriander
    2 x cans chickpeas drained
    Juice of one lime
    4 tbsp of olive oil
    salt and pepper to taste

    Place garlic, chillies and coriander into a food processor and whizz until finely chopped, add chickpeas and whizz again. Add lime juice and olive oil whilst the processor is running until the mixture is a paste. Season to taste.

    3 tbsp olive oil
    2 garlic cloves crushed
    2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
    4 white pitta breads

    Mix the garlic, oil and parsley and season well. Grill one side of the pitta bread for about 40 seconds and then turn over and lightly score the other side. Spread with parsley, garlic and oil and grill for another minute.

    Serve with hummus and salad.
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