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April 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 25 March 2012 at 5:56PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • JILJIL Forumite
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    Florenceem, you are an inspiration £41.97 out of £100 in April? Thats less than £10 per week, given its a long month.

    Your photos certainly show me how it can be done, can I ask if its not too cheeky what you have for the rest of the day? I notice you said breakfast was the most important meal of the day so wondered what you did for breakfast and lunch? And if you have any snacks?
    Just wondered if there are any tips you could share?

    thanks in advance and hope you dont mind me asking.
  • Happy Monday everyone!! :j

    I have been up since 3am.....one of those nights when I just couldnt sleep.

    I need to go out and buy some baking bits and pieces and Lidl are supposed to have a shoe stand thing available today so planning on treating myself to one of them, because currently DGS (aged 2) loves playing with shoes and I have ended up with several odd ones......hoping he has just hidden the matching ones and not put them in the bin with out me
    noticing :eek:

    I had 1st breakfast at 5am, granola and greek yogurt.

    Then I watched a bit of QVC where they were flogging a bread maker, so of course I wanted fresh bread :rotfl: so have a small loaf in my BM now, never tried to make a small one so hope it comes out okay.

    So lunch (or 2nd breakfast) will hopefully be crusty bread and butter :T

    In the slow cooker I have YS/whoopsied pork loin steaks sliced, added a tin of cheap tomato sauce, onions, mixed peppers and peas, sweetcorn and carrots.

    I cant decide whether to chuck in a handful of pasta and see how that comes out, or maybe serve it with couscous - will decide later.

    Is it time for elevenses yet???? Oh no......only 6.30am!! ;)
  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
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    hi...we have got lamb chops for tea with mash and veg....i have chopped up a bit of swede in with the pots....yum yum not sure about pud..probably a yogurt as its a busy evening with ds

    need to do a small shop later but not too much hopefully...will report any bargains

    take care tess
    onwards and upwards
  • jumblejackjumblejack Forumite
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    Florenceem, I am so inspired by your spend :T

    It is an incredible accomplishment as I hear many complain that to eat healthy costs a fortune.

    I'm not too sure I will accomplish my target but I have been cooking for more folk than I had anticipated but I am not too disheartened. Not a bad monthly target for an average sized family :)

    Gonna be making cheese n ham omelettes with side salad today for my parents with a 2 minute microwave syrup sponge with custard:

    2oz butter
    2oz sugar
    1 egg
    2oz SR flour

    Mix together but pour a generous layer of golden syrup at the bottom of your bowl before you add the above cake mix.

    Microwave on full power for 2 mins and VOILA.

    Turn each scoop upside down when you serve with lashings of custard!!!

    (So easy, my kids could do it:))

    We will just be having leftover pork casserole with loads of veg.

    Love the expression 'bendy' veg, by the way!:rotfl:
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  • spent loads over the weekend youngest DD had been away for the weekend came bak starving sunday night and claimed she could only find beans and veggie sausages in the house so 'had' to goi shopping for pizza.
    so must do my sig as its looking way too healthy.
    need to meal plan this week
    used the tesco £2.50 off a £10 frozen spend on linda Mc sausages that are reduced to £1 a box (so 10 boxes of those) and a seperate shop of 5 packs of the linda mc mozzerella burgers and 1 box of sausages to make it up to over £10 that got me just over £20 worth for £15 then went lidi and got 20 4 packs of branston (£1 each)and some other shopping to use the £5 off a 330 shop voucher. i had two vouchers so found someone else who looked like he had a 330 shop and gave him my voucher, it was lovely to help someone out and he looked so pleased and surprised.
    thinking about it DD was probally right there is a lot of beans and sausages in the house LOL
    have a good day all
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  • adysmumadysmum Forumite
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    Well I've been reading but not posting the last couple of months but have been keeping to my budget of £75 a week. Have rejoined SW too, and have replaced buying the sweeties with buying even more fruit and veg!

    I need help tho? I got a beef brisket today for £3.46 for a 1.5 kg. Can anyone suggest what to do with it? I'm not a big beef lover so I rarely buy it, but Hubby loves beef so thought I'd try with it being such a bargain. Help!!!!

    Off to read the last couple of pages now, thanks everyone xx
  • AldahbraAldahbra Forumite
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    craigywv wrote: »
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    DO WE SHARE THE SAME MUM???????????????:rotfl:
    .... AND apparently bro &sis gettin sick of ME getting SOME praise :rotfl

    Just a thought, but do you think that your parents praise all there children to the others when they are not there. Maybe they have always talked you up in your absence and you just never knew, you only ever hearing the positive things about your siblings.
    "Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence."
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    Weight loss challenge:j: week 1 :(
    target 8lbs in 4 weeks
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    left to spend £400
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  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    JIL wrote: »
    Florenceem, you are an inspiration £41.97 out of £100 in April? Thats less than £10 per week, given its a long month.

    Your photos certainly show me how it can be done, can I ask if its not too cheeky what you have for the rest of the day? I notice you said breakfast was the most important meal of the day so wondered what you did for breakfast and lunch? And if you have any snacks?
    Just wondered if there are any tips you could share?

    thanks in advance and hope you dont mind me asking.
    No - not a long month at all - my pension is paid every four weeks so I do a 28 day month all the time. I will be back later with details of our day's menu. Off to wrap Eb.. sales now.
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  • craigywvcraigywv Forumite
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    Aldahbra wrote: »
    Just a thought, but do you think that your parents praise all there children to the others when they are not there. Maybe they have always talked you up in your absence and you just never knew, you only ever hearing the positive things about your siblings.
    :)no def not, evn mums sisters and my gran always say i was the one not spoke about, praised etc... so its not a bother to me , i got over it long ago,more important things to worry about in life ,,like not opening my purse!!! NSD day today feel good about that :T
    C.R.A.P.R.O.L.L.Z #7 member N.I splinter-group co-ordinater :p I dont suffer from insanity....I enjoy every minute of it!!.:)
  • tjaktjak Forumite
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    first spend of May on Saturday with an online shop from MrA, £44.
    Everything nicely stocked up now, and meal plan being stuck to ... we had hm potato, rosemary and blue cheese pizza at the weekend - DH loved it, and it only cost pennies. I kept some potato back to make potato bread - always really moist, and lasts well.

    For the next 6 weeks I am attending a course and there is a lidl nearby, so I am planning to get there early to do my weekly shop.
    Debt free and saving :j
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