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Winged_one wrote: »
This week, I am mostly working from the freezer and cupboard stores (need to get back on track) and it actually doesn't look too bad except for a bit of a lack of red meat. I want to get some liver for my lunch (DH will eat but DD won't) on Saturday, some meat for Sunday dinner and lamb pieces for a big batch of curry for Monday, lots of fruit and veg, and otherwise almost nothing this week.
Today: Second half of chicken and ham pie, with mash and frozen mixed veg (had carrots last night).
Tomorrow: Chicken goujons and homemade potato wedges
Sat: Fish risotto (have 1 small piece each of cod and hake in freezer, and bag prawns, and carton fish stock)
Sun: Possibly a chop and spuds
Mon: Lamb rogan josh
Tues: Chicken with HM tomato sauce (both in freezer) and pasta
Wed: Pork (F) stir fry and noodles
Thurs: Meatballs (F) and HM wedges
DD was off form last night and didn't want anything on offer really, so I cooked some pasta for her and rehydrated some dried mushrooms (I get large bags cheap in Asian supermarket), reduced the mushroomy water down and made a sauce with some cream. What she didn't eat, I have for my lunch - and it was surprisingly tasty! And quick!
And, as DD was not eating whole apples in school, I have taken to chopping them into pieces and giving them in a tub - so it lasts 2 days and we are not throwing out a half eaten apple covered in yoghurt.
I am also trying to make time this weekend to start sowing seeds. And hopefully get to the plot to harvest whatever has survived since late November (weather prevented it in December, and we are locked out for the first half of Jan to avoid acquiring squatter's rights on land - it's eventually due to become a road).
PennyGrabber wrote: »
Just doing my freezer inventory, and have come across some UMOs (unidentified meat objects). I'm not entirely sure how old they are, maybe 1 to 2 years? They're wrapped well, not cooked, just bits of meat. Can I still use them, or are they too old? HELP!!!!
wannaBrich wrote: »
Oh c'mon then, count me in ... eeeeeeeeeek! :eek:
I live on my own and spend way to much on take away pizzas, ready made sandwiches, buy food and end up throwing it away :mad:
My wages went in today so gonna start from TODAY!
I guesstimate I spend £400 per month currently ...
is there a rough % how much I should downgrade?
Right then, bring it on!!!!! :rotfl:
PennyGrabber wrote: »
NSD today. Going to do an inventory of my freezers, and maybe my pantry tonight once the children are in bed. Then I'll do a Feb meal plan from that, then I'll post a budget for Feb. Seems fairly sensible so far...
Ok all, are you ready for what I discovered today? I always knew this, but I never really knew this. If you don't go to a sm, you don't spend any money there!!! Sounds stupid, but there you go! I was, before this month, forever 'popping in' to a sm to have a mooch around (sad, but I enjoy it!), but ended up spending up to £50, instead of just getting the one or two things i should've got. I'm so stupid!
Have tried really hard this month, and have resisted nearly all of the time, which for me is some kind of miracle, so that is my success for this month.
Still have my £6.60 left, looking forward to spending as little of that as possible at the weekend! Don't really know what we're having for dinner tom, so I'll get something out of the freezer when I do the inventory tonight. Really like the look of that bacon roast chicken thing - will def put that on the list for next month!!
scotsaver wrote: »
I'm ready for Feb, already updated my total as I've got Donald R. order coming on the 25th of Feb and I've been to Lidl this morning so I've already spent over £96 but we WILL be within budget for Feb as we WILL have to live out of the Freezers to make room for the Delivery, got loads in there so I know we will be fine.:p
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