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jessie18 wrote: »
Hi everyone :hello:
Could you put me down for £295.00 this month please, sorry its late, but i havent been on here for a while, although i have been keeping a total written down. Spent yesterday afternoon cooking and then freezing, made six cottage pies, two cheese & potato pies & a big chicken chasseur for tonight. Not exciting i know, but its a start isnt it???:rotfl:
Been spending way too much over the last few months. I just need to stop going in Mr T"s and thinking thats a bargain, just popped in & spent nearly £20, is it me or do they seem to be getting more expensive?
Enjoy the rest of you day everyone
LannyLee wrote: »
Jessie - can you let me have the recipe for you cheese & potato pie please, sounds like something my OH would love - thanks
jessie18 wrote: »
Yes thats no probs, although im going to sound like a right cheapskate, ha ha :rotfl:
Its just loads of mashed potatoes mixed with margarine & a little milk, mash in lots of mature grated cheese to taste. You can add some chopped onions if you like them too, i would fry them a little first to soften. Then put into a large pyrex dish with sliced tomatoes on top, cook on gas number 6 till lovely and brown on top, about an hour depending on how big. Mom used to cook this when we were kids & they were hard up. She also used corned beef instead of cheese, for a corned beef hash type of dish. My sons love both and they are now in their twenties, and hubby likes the corned beef version. Not very adventurous i know, but a cheap filling meal.
CupOfChai wrote: »
I've just thought... those of you who make your own bread, how do you find it keeps? Would a loaf last, say, a week and still be reasonably fresh, or would it get too stale to eat as is after a couple of days?
Or does it not hang around long enough for you to find out?
katholicos wrote: »
Hi folks, I've been absent for a couple of months due to lack of internet access, i'm hoping you'll all have me back on board now i'm up and running though. Could some kind soul put me down for £80 for this months Grocery Challenge, pretty please?
martafdz wrote: »
Spent £47.39, more than I expected, at MrM.
I bought 8 pints of milk to last the week, tea bags, the soda crystals (!), one set of 3 meats x £10 [turkey, chicken breasts and pork chops], pasta sauce, a tin for the bread I plan making, toilet paper and other toiletries, eggs, vegetables and some nice thick lamb chops that were labelled as pork chops and thus much cheaper!!!! Lol I was not planning that one, but since lamb is always so expensive and chops even more... I have now 4 big prime lamb chops for £4 They did have lamb chops in the £10x3 offer, but these ones are thicker and look much better!! *makes silly dance* I also bought 2 bags of individual satchets of Nescaf! white coffee with sugar. They were at £1.09 each bag with 10 satchets. It is going to be much cheaper than buying from coffee machines and as I work on supply and I am sent to random places every day, I cannot leave any stuff in the school for the next day, so milk and coffee is not an option! This works out 11p the coffee, so that's great! Also bought garlic salt, which I didn't need right now but MrM has their basic at 59p and I usually spend 1.70 for the branded ones, so to the bag as well. I have meals and milk for the week. I think I will not need anything else this time. Yay!!!
By the way, pork shoulder or pork loin joints were half price. Big ones were about £3-£4. I could not carry anymore (again on my own with two strong bags and only public transport, this is working, otherwise I take too much if they deliver or I take the car) so I left it behind. Moisturisers and so on from Nivea and Olay also were half price most of them. I bought a tinted moisturizer from Nivea at £3.99, which makes me fail my No toiletries challenge but since I had no moisturizer atm and that was the cheapest one, I think it is not that bad, isn't it? UPDATED TOTAL: £163.13 / £250
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