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February 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 28 January 2011 at 10:44PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • edited 5 February 2011 at 5:57PM
    minnie2minnie2 Forumite
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    edited 5 February 2011 at 5:57PM
    Have you checked out the lovely recipes that Rosieben posts on Page 1 - there are hundreds on there and she has listed them in meal type order, just scroll down the page till you find a meal and then click on it to get the recipe - simples!! HTH


    thank you!!!!! will have a look - thought they were on a different thread - so thats great!! i have a very limited diet but feel a bit guilty that hubby ends up limited too!!

    you dont happen to know if there is a thread about allergies on here? i have loads food allergies and general allergies. main food ones are all dairy products and beef - the whole cow im anaphylactic so fairly severe!
    Frugal living challenge - need to revisit its been.a while !! Need to reduce our debts!!
  • wmfwmf Forumite
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    Bread and some basics pittas to go in the freezer so will update my total. Trying (still!!) to defrost my freezer so have been using up stuff and avoiding a big shop. Off to read back and see what you have all been up to!
  • fedupandskintfedupandskint Forumite
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    Corned beef stew:
    6 x floppy carrots
    6 x small floppy parnsips
    2 HUGE spuds
    4 small wrinkly onions
    Tin corned beef
    3 x veg stock cubs
    2 tbsp mixed herbs

    Chop all the veg into small pieces and put into a big pot
    Add water - I don't measure but I would guess maybe 2-3 litres?
    Add stock cubes and mixed herbs
    Bring to boil & simmer for 20 mins ish
    Chop corned beef into cm ish cubes and add to pot
    Simmer for 1 hour ish

    I don't add salt or pepper but I suppose you could to taste. We eat ours with part baked rolls and butter... Mmmm can't wait for DH to get home now to tuck in!!!

    Thanks :D

    I'll be doing this one night next week if I get back from work early enough otherwise its the weekend

    Sounds nice :D

    Just deciding once the freezer contents go down a bit over the next few weeks whether to buy half a pig (in pieces) and put it in the freezer to use. I think it will be more economical to do this than buy like I do now. Anyway won't be this month I don't think so plenty of time to weigh up what to do
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    My current spend for feb is £12-86, after a shop at ice and sains today. Going to cook a big curry to freeze tomorrow as I got some reduced chicken from sains.
    Keep going peeps.
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  • esmeresmer Forumite
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    I went to Asda today for a wee change, and I seemed to have saved a fair bit. :)

    So my first week into Feb, and my shopping was. 34.91 :)
    Saving 2.00 coins
    Grocerys set to 40.00 pw
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  • prophecy_grrl Your Corned Beef Stew sounds lovely :)
    minnie2 wrote: »
    you dont happen to know if there is a thread about allergies on here? i have loads food allergies and general allergies. main food ones are all dairy products and beef - the whole cow im anaphylactic so fairly severe!
    Blimey - that's frightening. Poor you :grouphug:

    On the minced pork recipe front - I've been making this for over 20 years, and it's very nice indeed

    Serves 4

    2 Tbs Oil
    1 Large Onion, finely chopped
    450g Lean Minced Pork
    2 Red Peppers, diced
    28g Raisins
    3 Tbs Orange Juice
    2 Tbs Clear Honey
    2 Tbs Soy Sauce
    1 Tbs Tomato Puree
    1 Tbs Vinegar
    1 Tsp Paprika
    ¼ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
    1 Garlic Clove (I use Lazy Garlic)
    Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

    Heat oil. Add Onion, Pork & Red Peppers and cook gently for 5 mins
    Combine Orange Juice, Honey, Soy Sauce, Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Paprika & Cayenne Pepper and add to pan.
    Followed by the Raisins, Garlic & S & P.
    Bring to boil. Lower temperature, cover and simmer for 45 mins or until pork is cooked through and tender.
    Serve on a bed of Wholewheat Spaghetti

    Have spends today of roughly £4.50 ish - need to update siggy but CBA at the mo.
    Aug11 £193.29/£240

    Oct10 £266.72 /£275 Nov10 £276.71/£275 Dec10 £311.33 / £275 Jan11 £242.25/ £250 Feb11 £243.14/ £250 Mar11 £221.99/ £230 Apr11 £237.39 /£240 May11 £237.71/£240 Jun11 £244.03/ £240 July11 £244.89/ £240
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  • Hippeechiq, I am going to try that recipe. Sounds lovely.
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    June £511.99/£480 July £311.56/£480
  • edited 5 February 2011 at 6:51PM
    NickJWNickJW Forumite
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    edited 5 February 2011 at 6:51PM
    Hi All

    £11.92 spent in Mr S today - I was restrained!!! :D:j

    Urrghh! Just checked my receipt and I scanned the correct price for the sausages instead of the reduced sticker!
    Grocery Challenge 14 Jan 14 £46.05/£130

    Grocery Challenge 13 -spent £1453.06
    Grocery Challenge 12 -spent £1565.51

    DFD 1st March 2011 :T
  • GorgeestwoGorgeestwo Forumite
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    Popped into Mr T's today, spent just over £20, but they had a massive box of fairy washing powder for £10, so not too bad. Also went to Home Bargains and pets at home for a few bits, in total spent £45.47 :) Off to update my sig.
    Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend. :j
  • XSpender wrote: »
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    Thanks for this. Will have ago at earning a bit extra money. I particularly like the 'hassle free' bit.

    Homemade pizza for dinner tonight - yummy. Out all day tomorrow; going to see the Tutenkhmon (?) exhibition at the Trafford Centre. We always find these large shopping places totally confusing as their aren't any where we live.
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