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January 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 27 December 2011 at 2:52PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • edited 20 January 2012 at 8:44AM
    tigerfeet2006tigerfeet2006 Forumite
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    edited 20 January 2012 at 8:44AM
    This was a new one for us. I made the meatballs and the yoghurt mix in the morning and bunged it in the fridge for dinner time. Just made it easier for later timewise.

    This serves four but you can stretch it to five.
    Put a 700g pack of mince in a bowl with 2tsp chili powder (adjust to how spicy you like things), 2 cloves of garlic-chopped ( or to taste), season with salt and pepper. Mix together well. Make into walnut size balls.

    Chop half a cumbuber into small bits and mix with 300ml yoghurt and season well.

    Heat some oil in a pan and bung 2 chopped cloves of garlic in with 300gms rice and mix together and fry for 30secs. Add 900ml veg stock ( I use Bisto Best), simmer for 15 mins or until almost all the liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked.

    Meanwhile heat some oil in a pan and cook the meatballs in batches over a medium heat. Remove from pan and keep warm.

    Add a couple of handful of peas to the rice and cook until heated through. Stir in zest and juice of a lemon and season well.

    Serve the meatballs on the rice with the yoghurt mix spooned over.

    Clean plates all round in the TF household. If I had MSE more DH would have quite happily scoffed them.

    REMEMBER TO CHECK ALL INGREDIENTS BEFORE USING AS THEY CAN CHANGE OVER TIME.
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  • £153.48 spent so far this month and off to my first farmers market this morning. Seem to be getting through the bread flour pretty quickly (made a fab naan bread this week on top of the usual muffins/ breads) - anyone know where this can be bought in bigger bags?
    Grocery Challenge 2012 :)
    January £300
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  • Managed an NSD yesterday :j hoping for another today, just depends if I can eke out the milk till tomorrow morning, should manage it if I have a couple of black coffees rather than adding milk.

    Need to sit down and get shopping list sorted today as well, think I have meal plan all sorted though.
    February Grocery Challenge - £100.87/£180
    February Don't Throw Food Away Challenge - £0.60/£1.50
  • morning all
    nsd again yesterday havent been shopping since monday!!!
    leek and quorn pie for tea last night and jacket pots for dinner
    sweet potato and goats cheese pie for tea tonight and rice for dinner.
    promised a friend ill bake cakes for her DDs party tomorrow, going to bake this afty and ice tomorrow morning so planing on doing some twinks hobnobs at the same time to fill our tin for the weekend.
    got to go out to the hole in the wall in a bit so will drop of christmas cards and batteries for recycling and then do my shopping list for tomorrow
    have a good weekend all
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  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
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    hi...got chicken for tea tonight so not much to do except a bit of peeling...think i will do some fruit for pudding
    off to lidl tomorrow as want to geta few bits for our chinese new year meal also might get some of the pasta sauce

    planning a nsd today but u never know:eek:
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  • quintwinsquintwins Forumite
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    morning all, i had been thinking we don't drink enough milk, i've cut down to buying one 2 litre a week, which is mostly drank by ds3 the older 2 get milk twice in school and yogurts so they do get dairy, i mentioned this to hubby and he agreed so we drank a whole bottle with tea, i'm gonna nip soon and get 6 litres for over the weekend and some spuds from the farm shop in abit


    we're having roast something for tea, i think it's pork shoulder, either that or gammon cause i never buy beef (far too expensive) will dig out some turnip from the freezer to go with it and serve with mash, roasties and yorkshires :)
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  • tigerfeet2006tigerfeet2006 Forumite
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    morning all
    nsd again yesterday havent been shopping since monday!!!
    leek and quorn pie for tea last night and jacket pots for dinner
    sweet potato and goats cheese pie for tea tonight and rice for dinner.
    promised a friend ill bake cakes for her DDs party tomorrow, going to bake this afty and ice tomorrow morning so planing on doing some twinks hobnobs at the same time to fill our tin for the weekend.
    got to go out to the hole in the wall in a bit so will drop of christmas cards and batteries for recycling and then do my shopping list for tomorrow
    have a good weekend all

    Please can we have the recipe for sweet potato and goat cheese pie, thank you :D
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  • edited 20 January 2012 at 12:28PM
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    edited 20 January 2012 at 12:28PM
    Got a big bag (5kg) Basmati Rice in Lidl yesterday £4.99, that will last us a while (was tempted to get two but thought NO one will last you and by the time it is gone it will be on offer again somewhere :))
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  • dobsdobs Forumite
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    hi everyone, not posted for a few days as was managing not to spend but hubs did pop out for milk and managed to spend over a tenner on unk food and drink grr! So as we r nearly out of loo rolls and other basics i won't be able to keep it under 200 this month :( only got just under three pounds left of my budget, think i will be going shopping with him next month, i'm usually banned but it seems to me i'm not the only one getting extras lol! Have a great day x
    grocery challenge jan 17 £ / 350.00
  • Morning all

    Chiprchick - you can join in with us at any time - I'll post your Feb total now [with a F beside it so I know to carry it over]

    totals done to here

    helen x
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    1st fair on 13/4/14 :j
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