helen_jelly wrote: »
Isn't it amazing that when you get a random group of people together with the same aim, how much can be achieved. I am not a cook!! I don't like cooking!! The kitchen is my least favourite room in the house!! One of my aims this year is to learn how to cook from scratch even if its only a few meals - DH does the cooking for me and I do the cooking for the kids but I really need to ease his burden and thats the only thing I can do to help. He is laughing at this - and says Watch the budget go out the window now!!! Isn't he being a beast. I can hear him laughing in the other room - MEN!! Seriously though, my kiddies eat alot of carp food and this has to stop, DH will cook us a lovely curry but we can't save any for the kiddies cos they won't eat it so having spent many an hour pondering this I have reached the conclusion that its down to me to lead the way. I've adopted the "Second Purse" idea from Mothership as I think thats a fantastic way of saving some more money and have started making alot more use of the bread maker this week and now need to try another thing - a meal - one new thing each week where possible and soon not even my DH will recognise me. most of what I'm doing is down to all of you on here and another forum I post on so..............................
Inspirational, funny, intelligent, caring are but a few of the words that come to mind when I think of my virtual friends on here
Love Helen x
prettypaula wrote: »
FYI m&S doing whole chorizo for £1.49 at the min... i think thats a good deal... if anyone loves it!
Hippeechiq wrote: »
Minnie2 Sorry you've had such a sad day hun :grouphug:
I also do this, but I buy the cheapest food bags I can find, put whatever inside, then I put that bag inside a zipock/sealable bag and put a small piece of paper in between the two bags with (I keep all junk mail I receive that is blank on the back for this purpose, and also for writing shopping lists on) for example, 200g Chicken Breast diced 26.1.01 written on it.
By doing this, I always know what's in the bags, and how long they've been in the freezer. Double bagging them also helps stop them getting freezer burn, although that's not much of a risk for me, as because I put the date on everything I freeze, I rotate my stock by putting the most recently purchased underneath what has already been purchased and frozen. Value/Smart Price food bags are as cheap as chips, but are very thin, so when I've used them once I throw them away when I defrost whatever is inside them, but I reuse the ziplock/sealable bag.PennyGrabber If you do make the Chicken Bacon Roast, if you remove the skin first from your thighs (and drumsticks if using) before wrapping the bacon round the chicken, it makes it a far healthier meal. I've made it both ways, and whereas, I normally prefer to leave the skin on my chicken, in this instance is nicer without the skin on, although you then have to add a tiny bit of oil to the pan/dish you cook it in for the potatoes.
I did have a NSD today after all, so I'm now up to 13
scotsaver wrote: »
Gracie_1827 - Happy Birthday :bdaycake:minnie2 - sorry to hear about the Funeral.MRSMC - Please put me down at £248.65 for Jan, £1.35 under but every little helps. Please put me down for £250 for Feb please.
Right, now that's done and 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
Dinner tonight is Cottage Pie, not sure what veg I'm serving with it yet, will see what's in. Not planning to do a pud as this should be filling enough.
Good luck for those still to delcare.;)
sistercas wrote: »
you put me to shame , that is so organised and such a good idea
my freezer is packed with unidentifyable objects , shoved in freezer bags with nothing to say what they are or how long they have been there
I really must adopt your organised wayj
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