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June 2011 Grocery Challenge

edited 29 May 2011 at 9:18PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • CherryPieCherryPie Forumite
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    LaineyC wrote: »
    I am having a roasted vegetable tart this evening

    Mmm, sounds nice. Any chance of a recipe?

    I'm not veggie, but rarely eat meat. Pretty much live off various pasta meals. But this, I quite fancy.

    :beer:
    My name is CherryPie and I'm addicted to grocery shopping!!



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  • Done my weekly shop £31.22 spent not bad below budget :j
    Mum £3918.57 owed :mad: £350 paid :D E.on £256.45 :mad: owed £30.00 paid :D
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    Total [STRIKE]£5101.14[/STRIKE] £3795.02
    June grocery challenge £93.32/£160 :D
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  • laineyc_2laineyc_2 Forumite
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    CherryPie wrote: »
    Mmm, sounds nice. Any chance of a recipe?

    I'm not veggie, but rarely eat meat. Pretty much live off various pasta meals. But this, I quite fancy.

    :beer:
    Hi Cherry Pie, tonight I used puff pastry but I sometimes make shortcrust. I roasted aubergine, red pepper, mushrooms and onion earlier when I was baking my bread. I roll the pastry into a round, put a bit of passatta on, put veg on top and crumbled some goat's cheese on top. You can use any veg you want and any cheese you have in the fridge. I sometimes just put carmelised red onions and goats cheese on the puff pastry and it is lovely too.
    GC 2011 Feb £626.89/£450 NSD3/7 March £531.26/£450 April £495.99/£500 NSD 0/7 May £502.79/£500
    June £511.99/£480 July £311.56/£480
  • espresso21espresso21 Forumite
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    Cherrypie, thanks for your advice. I thought that was the way it worked but my employer is being very persistent - my line manager is seeming very sweet and friendly with a 'there's nothing else we can do' way about her but really what she is doing is trying to back me in to a corner. I guess I will have to face her tomorrow. It just makes me so mad how people are using the recession to justify all sorts of things and when I think of all the unpaid time I donated there as well..... Oh well, I will have to speak to her face to face tomorrow. Can't say I'm looking forward to that - she can be highly defensive and that's when she's at her most dangerous! Thanks for the support though.
  • edited 7 June 2011 at 8:27PM
    XSpenderXSpender Forumite
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    edited 7 June 2011 at 8:27PM
    Dashed into Mr S before I had to pick DS up from DMIL for a couple of bits. Bought just what was on my list and spent £8 odd. Got 4 x 4 pinters of milk on the 2 for £2 offer so that should keep us going for a couple of weeks.

    We are sticking to the meal plan and had chilli, batch cooked back in Jan, and wedges for tea. Defrosted some whoopsied mash for tomorrow to go with sausage casserole and green beans.
    PAYDBX 2020 £3578.25/£10,000 35.8% Emergency Fund - 100% Savings Target by 30th June - 45%

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  • ragz_2ragz_2 Forumite
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    £5 spend today on milk and eggs. Rather too far into my budget even though I forgot some things off my list the other day but I can change the meal plan rather than shop again I think as I have plenty of milk and bread.
    Ragz is busy studying ;)
    Progress is easier to acheive than perfection.
  • PennyGrabberPennyGrabber Forumite
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    Well, having just discovered the t£sco 1p thread (thanks to Cherrypie!!), I went there tonight to see what I could find. There were no h-pride jars, but there was some chicken 0x0 for 10p and the smoothies went through as well! I was really pleased with those - £2.29 each, buy 2 for £3 AND BOGOF! Two litres of smoothie for £1.21! Awesome! I bought 8 of them, so that should keep me going for a while! The date on them is mid July too, so even better. Such a good price of 60 odd pence per litre!

    All in all, spent £16.72, but got 5 bags full for that! I feel another addiction coming on - oh no!

    Night all
    PG x
    Grocery challenge for family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(11), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries. Jan £87.97/£100 Feb £0/£100
    Frugal 2018 needed! Saving and NOT spending
  • espresso21espresso21 Forumite
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    Yep, that 1p thread certainly is great - thanks to Cherrypie for drawing my attention to it!
    Did anyone hear the news today - Electricity to go up 19% in August!!!
  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    lainey, I've added your Roasted Vegetable Tart to the index :beer:
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

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  • PennyGrabberPennyGrabber Forumite
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    I heard on the radio this morning that gas would be 20% and electricity 10%. How can this be justified? I may have to go and live in a cave!

    Hoping for a nsd today in terms of people food, but I do need to get some puppy food, which still comes out of this budget. Gr!

    Have a great day everyone - watch out for those bargains! Although they're only bargains if we actually need them!

    PG x
    Grocery challenge for family of three - me, dd(12) and ds(11), feeding dp 2 or 3 x a week too. Only food, not toiletries. Jan £87.97/£100 Feb £0/£100
    Frugal 2018 needed! Saving and NOT spending
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