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June 2010 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 May 2010 at 2:23AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • PablosmummyPablosmummy Forumite
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    well my shopping was delivered yesterday which should last two weeks (apart from bread but I wouldnt have fit another loaf in the freezer)

    Had chicken dinner yesterday, having chicken curry tonight, and today I'll be making chicken pie for the freezer. I was looking at making a soup with the leftovers but I cant find out how! I want to use the chicken for some kind of base for the soup? I've searched but all I can find is that people have made soup from leftover chicken and not how! Do just stick it in a big saucepan???

    Help me!!!
    Thanks
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  • wssla00wssla00 Forumite
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    Pablosmummy..... I just stick the carcass in with a halved onion, two carrots halved and two celery sticks halved. Then I add about a pint of water and a bit of wine and salt and pepper and simmer slooowwwly for a good few hours. Taste the broth to see if you like the flavour and then remove the chicken carcass and the veggies. If you want to intensify the flavour then boil it for a few more minutes to allow it to reduce. Then you can add some finely diced carrots, some leeks or onions cooked in butter, finely diced celery and any left over chicken you have. Delicious!
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  • PablosmummyPablosmummy Forumite
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    Thank you!! I dont usually eat much meat (as in only have it about once a month) so this whole chicken thing is scary!! but its worked out really cheap, considering I'm making three main meals, soup and 1 bbq chicken salad (for my lunch) from one chicken!


    I'm off to cook:j
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  • edited 7 June 2010 at 1:23PM
    rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    edited 7 June 2010 at 1:23PM
    Winchelsea, thinking of you and your OH
    had a really difficult couple of months my younger daughter been diagnosed with crohens disease cant believe we are heere again. ...

    so sorry to hear that; whilst you're looking after your family please don't forget to take care of yourself

    Welcome to all our newbies, great to see so many new faces joining us:j

    I've updated the front page recipe list with -

    Sweet potato and pea curry
    Indian curried pork patties recipe and
    falafel burgers

    and I put in the link to Weezl's Family Recipes website too (in external links at bottom of the list)

    Thanks for your input girls :T

    I've had a few nsd's, been busy playing in my new craft room - its a great distraction from spending! :D

    Positive thoughts and <<hugs>> to all who are ill or coping with family illness

    Take care everyone, and good luck with the challenge :cool:
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

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  • edited 7 June 2010 at 1:44PM
    sadsadjenjensadsadjenjen Forumite
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    edited 7 June 2010 at 1:44PM
    Hello All
    missed the start of this thread (duh). anyway the shopping is not going great:mad:. I can not belive the price of fruit and veg.:eek: OH says i need to visit the market for these rather than supermarkets and see if this reduces costs:money:. The problem with this is that I can only go on Sat mornings, it is a bus ride away, I like to go swimming with DD, OH is at work so no one else to take swimming, cuts into the rest of my day:(
    Right enough moaning I need to reduce costs. I will find a way to fit this in I think my lie in will have to go. up and out for 7am back home around 9am (gulp) wish me luck:T
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  • Lindy_-_LooLindy_-_Loo Forumite
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    Tesco shop has arrived and that will be the last shop till 21st june. Have bought fruit, veg and offer bits in netto so hopefully just milk and bread this week and wraps as I forgot them on the inline order! Next week shud just be fruit, veg, milk and bread. Sig updated x
    Mum, wife and dinnerlady!
  • pammyj74pammyj74 Forumite
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    Have spent £36.43 so far, hoping to keep on target this month again :D
    MPs left feb '08 276- Dec 13 36 :T MB Jan 10 ~ £82,377 Dec 13 ~ £29987
    EMFD was Feb 32 :eek: NOW Dec 2013 its Dec 2016
    MF new target Dec 16 REACHED!! :j
  • edited 7 June 2010 at 2:39PM
    wssla00wssla00 Forumite
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    edited 7 June 2010 at 2:39PM
    Thank you!! I dont usually eat much meat (as in only have it about once a month) so this whole chicken thing is scary!! but its worked out really cheap, considering I'm making three main meals, soup and 1 bbq chicken salad (for my lunch) from one chicken!


    I'm off to cook:j

    Good oh :) have you seen the benefits of mince and lentils yet? :D

    Famous last words about two NSD's have just defrosted my freezer and am seriously lacking in chicken and fish fillets so will need to go to get them at some point!
    Feb GC: £200 Spent: £190.79
  • franby64franby64 Forumite
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    Hi all

    Spent £4.37 today on bread, pate, a cucumber and some salad leaves.

    So I'm £15.80 over for this week which I will knock off next week. Meal plan and online shop done for next week (though I shall probably faff around with the shop a bit more before the day is out).

    I'm already playing catch-up... Who'd have guessed!!
    May Shopping Challenge. 10/5. Budget £310 Spent £118.25.. £191.75 left. So £9.13 a day.
  • booskyeboobooskyeboo Forumite
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    Hi all,

    Had a small spend on much needed toiletries £2.38 and £3.50 fruit/veg.

    Just updating my signature so far so good, but I am only on the first week.

    Tea tonight is Feta Cheese and Spinach Tart with Salad :)
    WW start date 31/8/2011 :j

    weight lost so far:- 32lbs :T
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