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January 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 December 2010 at 11:09AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • MothershipMothership Forumite
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    1/2 cup of rice per person, put this on to cook, by the time its ready, the other dish will be cooked.

    Ingredients

    2-3 Garlic cloves (grated, or two teaspoons jar or dried)
    1 in pieceGinger (grated, or two teaspoons jar or dried)
    Fry above in a little butter or oil,

    2 onions (chopped)
    Add above to pan , fry for a few minutes

    Peppers I use two decent sized ones of red & yellow or green & Orange
    slice and add to pan cook for a few minutes.

    a few star anise or (some five spice about 1/2 a teaspoon)

    Saffron

    1 Veg/ or chicken Stock cube, (if you have fresh stock all the better)
    3/4 of a pint of water
    Add to veg simmer for about 5 minutes.

    Prawns add them to veg simmer for a few minutes.

    Mix 1 tablespoon of corn-flour to a little water and stir through.

    Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with the rice.


    This dish is really easy and quick to cook. It looks amazing and tastes divine.
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  • Spent £12.13 today at Mr T's and that should do me apart from maybe milk and possibly bread. It will have too, anyway, as I am NOT going to go over budget :D I still have £7.25, so not too worried really. Plus, my sister and I cracked when our sm does it's whoopsies :D:D:D:D:D Yay! So from now on, we are shopping at 11-ish in the morning as that is when they were reducing everything. I know they are reduced further at about 5pm, but I just can't get to the shops then unless am willing to take DS1, DS2 and DD which isn't fair on them (or me!)
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    Mothership, I'm sorry to disagree but the How Not to Make Marmalade just has to go into the index :rotfl:

    Prawns peppers with saffron with rice recipe has been added too :beer:
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  • Hi everyone! My computer hasnt been working properly over the last couple of days so ive not been able to update my spend over the weekend...I sent DH to Sainsburys with a list and told him he must stick to it and he must stick to the budget...but then he left the bleach behind!! Customer services didnt have it, so I need to get another one now :mad:

    Other than that, he didnt do too bad, he spent £22.74, which leaves me with 11.81 left for the month, and tonight I need to buy bin bags, T bags, onions, and some more bleach...and Ill need some more milk before the end of the month too, and bananas, itll be tight but I think we will do it :j
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  • wssla00wssla00 Forumite
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    Afternoon all :) a quick update on spends! £29.75 spend today in Morissons. However that did include baking dishes, lock and lock boxes and some microfiber tea towels. Will update the total in a mo.

    Going to have fruity curry tonight! I am looking forward to it. I am trying to try one new meal a week to see if I can change my palate any. Would really like to incorporate more fun foods into my diet. Plus me and OH are joining WW on Saturday so I need to get into the gear of the WW cooking!

    Anyway best be off to update my sig :)

    Have a good afternoon folks!
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  • Phew! Finally caught up with the thread lol.

    I think we will come just under budget this month - Feb starts on the 28th for me so can I please be put down for £150 in Feb.

    I also have a question for all you clever cooks out there - I have some mushrooms & carrots that need using up soon, any ideas? I will use as much as I can this evening for our spaghetti bolognaise but I think we will still have lots of mushrooms left & I really don't want to waste them. Can I freeze them??
    We have a lot of potatoes too actually so if anyone can think of something using mushrooms, carrots & potatoes please let me know!
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  • MummyEmMummyEm Forumite
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    Did what should be our last shop of the month today, spent £10.80 at L**L. Bought 6 pints of milk, squash and 2 packs ham. Exactly what was on my list. Tried not to look at any shelves as I walked down the aisles as I knew I'd put things in my trolley! Also needed facewash so got this using points in Boots. I usually save them for Christmas but didnt use all that I had saved this year so I don't mind using them to stop me going over.
    Then had to go the Mr T to pick up some beers which will be expensed via volunteer role that I do. Was very tempted by a very full looking reduced section but decided to not even look at what was there as I'd only have bought something and I'd now be really mad with myself. :A
    Very proud of myself. Just need to not spend anything until next Tuesday.
    Don't want to declare yet though as I feel this might be tempting fate :o
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    Pernicious wrote: »
    ... We have a lot of potatoes too actually so if anyone can think of something using mushrooms, carrots & potatoes please let me know!

    Soup or Stew/casserole?

    you can freeze the mushrooms to use later in a sauce, soup or other cooked dish

    have a look at thriftlady's meal building blocks for the freezer - if you look in the first post under veg base, she used all sorts of things including carrots and mushrooms

    potatoes should keep for a while if they're kept in the dark - I put mine in an old shopping basket and cover them with newspaper
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  • piperskypipersky Forumite
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    Jolaaled wrote: »
    Have got a glut of newly made marmalade the mo'!..thanks to all the Seville recipes and helpful tips I found on here.

    So today, have made my mum's Spiced Marmalade cake ...soooo easy!..and each time, it comes out so well (except the sultanas always sink to the bottom). I think the recipe may have originally come from a Yorkshire WI recipe book, but not sure. As a result, I use the old-style 'big' tablespoon measure IYSWIM.

    Heres the instructions:

    6 oz SR flour
    1 tsp mixed spice
    3 oz margerine
    3 oz sugar
    3 oz sultanas
    3 tbs hot water
    1 egg
    2 tbs marmalade
    2 tbs golden syrup.

    Heat marg, sugar, marmalade and golden syrup in microwave.
    Add sieved flour and mixed spice and stir well.
    Add the hot water.
    Stir in floured sultanas
    Lastly, add the beaten egg.

    Put in well-greased tin and cook for about 20-30 mins 160 degrees C.

    I have made this with the marmalade I made yesterday (***proud***). It is in the oven as we speak. I'm a little bit excited!!!:D
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  • rosieben wrote: »
    Soup or Stew/casserole?

    you can freeze the mushrooms to use later in a sauce, soup or other cooked dish

    have a look at thriftlady's meal building blocks for the freezer - if you look in the first post under veg base, she used all sorts of things including carrots and mushrooms

    potatoes should keep for a while if they're kept in the dark - I put mine in an old shopping basket and cover them with newspaper

    Thank you Rosie - I must admit I'm still learning when it comes to cooking from scratch so I don't really know how to make stews or soups yet but I will take a look in the recipe index & try a simple one!

    I think I have about 10 dishes I can make from scratch without needing a recipe now - apparently that's good for a 23 year old :eek:

    Hmm once I'm debt free I shall be putting food processor on the list of things to buy - I like the sound of these building blocks!

    Thanks for all your help :T
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