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May 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 19 April 2012 at 6:45PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • abitofhelpabitofhelp Forumite
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    craigywv wrote: »
    Hi, how do you make the chilli corn bread pls it sounds yummmmmmmmmmm:)

    450g cornmeal
    225g wholemeal flour
    1tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    2tsp honey
    2 eggs
    4 tbsp oil
    450ml milk
    small tin sweetcorn
    1 chopped chill
    150g grated cheese

    mix flours,baking powder,salt,chilli & cheese in a large bowl. mix 1 egg, honey, oil, milk & tin of sweet corn together. add to dry ingredients. mix well together, knead until the dough is soft & pliable. divide into 2 or 3 balls. shape into short fat french stick shapes, beat the remaining egg and brush on top. cover with cling film & leave for 15 minutes, bake for approx 30 mins at 220c/425f/gas 7.

    i made them to go with soup, but we also have them with chilli, in fact i might even have them with toasted cheese.mmmmmmmm
    Grocery Challenge 24th Feb-28 Dec 2012 £2000/£1404
    18th May- 15th June 2012 £100/£75
    Dont Throw Food Away 2012 May £5/0
  • craigywvcraigywv Forumite
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    Hi, just thought i would say what i spent today....went to car boot sale got 2 tubes of smokey bacon pringles IN DATE TILL OCT !!! for a pound!! 5 mars bars for a pound also ID got 18 bags of crisps ID 3 pack cadburys buttons got 3 of those for a pound market man also threw in loads of freebies packet of wine gums, few tubes smartie sooooooooooo i have hidden these in my store cupboard for our holiday to cyprus at end of june, dont plan on buying anything other than evening meal when away.....its not a new idea to us we just never have bought breakfasts and lunches as we all prefer to bring our own cereal and ham,pickles butter stuff like that i would get a shop over there firsy day of bread, milk salad stuff eggs and we mostly have salads and toasty bag toastys, and then enjoy our main meal at night . I know some people think thats the whole part of going away well my mum does !! i dont like chips etc all the time and my son prefers the tins of hotdogs we bring or beans and toast, i do love the fruit abroad so does oh and son so we spend approx 30 quid and this does us with the exception of cold drinks (i dont buy at the pool either) do buy icecreams for the boy though, oh gets the odd beer but i dont drink im a bore, but i do like a good time!! so have started my holiday treats box last week , was in HB got noodles and pasta in sauce packs sons favvvvvvvvvv, so im starting!! anyway back to bootsale also got 2 medium sized quiche dishes for 50p each well pleased!!!oh got a tv combi/cd player for 5 quid silver now ontop of fridge freezer works perfect also got massive soda bread flour bag mr t sells it for near 3 quid got it for a pound dated nov so overall a great cheap day out.
    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!!.:)
  • craigywvcraigywv Forumite
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    abitofhelp wrote: »
    450g cornmeal
    225g wholemeal flour
    1tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    2tsp honey
    2 eggs
    4 tbsp oil
    450ml milk
    small tin sweetcorn
    1 chopped chill
    150g grated cheese

    mix flours,baking powder,salt,chilli & cheese in a large bowl. mix 1 egg, honey, oil, milk & tin of sweet corn together. add to dry ingredients. mix well together, knead until the dough is soft & pliable. divide into 2 or 3 balls. shape into short fat french stick shapes, beat the remaining egg and brush on top. cover with cling film & leave for 15 minutes, bake for approx 30 mins at 220c/425f/gas 7.

    i made them to go with soup, but we also have them with chilli, in fact i might even have them with toasted cheese.mmmmmmmm
    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY i can FINALLY use the large bag of cornmeal my sister bought me i thrilled (i need to get a life!!) thanks for the recipe tytytytytyty:)
    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!!.:)
  • abitofhelpabitofhelp Forumite
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    craigywv wrote: »
    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY i can FINALLY use the large bag of cornmeal my sister bought me i thrilled (i need to get a life!!) thanks for the recipe tytytytytyty:)

    a bag of opened cornmeal was the reason i made it today:rotfl:hope you enjoy.
    also you have a life an mse one.
    Grocery Challenge 24th Feb-28 Dec 2012 £2000/£1404
    18th May- 15th June 2012 £100/£75
    Dont Throw Food Away 2012 May £5/0
  • PennyGrabberPennyGrabber Forumite
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    Gorgeestwo wrote: »
    I'm definitely going to be trying some of the recipes on the first page as my son has asked that wednesday be our 'try something new day' :) this week I'm going to be making my first ever risotto, which I have to say I'm a little bit scared about lol

    Loving the idea of the try something new day! I always tell myself I'll do that, and never do! I aim for once a month, and have only done it once this year - risotto!!

    It's dead easy to do. I boiled the kettle and did one stock cube into boiled water, in one saucepan to keep it warm. Then, in the other pan, I fried of some chicken (really small pieces, one breast was enough for the three of us!) and onion. Then added the rice for a minute, and a few herbs (forgot them the second time, still nice). Then, add the stock a ladle at a time, until the rice is done, adding a load of peas/sweetcorn partway through. Takes about 20 mins start to finish, and it's now one of my quick weekday meals. HTH
    I found out I'm pregnant a few weeks ago and have been very tired so may not be able to post regularly but will try to read the thread regularly and will definitely report at the end of May (I find that doing these help me keeping on track so thank you all!). Good luck everyone and thanks to everyone who keeps this thread going!!

    Congrats!!
    craigywv wrote: »
    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY i can FINALLY use the large bag of cornmeal my sister bought me i thrilled (i need to get a life!!) thanks for the recipe tytytytytyty:)

    I have a bag of cornmeal, I want to make English muffins, and it says to cover them in cornmeal before cooking. Now I have two things to try with it! Thanks.

    BTW - you have a life, and it's a life that is made better by the fact that you refuse to give the sms all your hard earned money!!
    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
  • nmlcnmlc Forumite
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    Evening all

    Just a quick update of the spends - £4.99 on bottle of plonk, not really necessary but very much enjoyed! Lunch went down well, lamb roasted beautifully, so had roast lamb, roast potatoes, mash, cauli/brocc cheese, carrots, green beans, peas, yorkshires, and gravy - LO's in the fridge to be cleared up possibly Tues eve, as Hairdresser is coming and I need something I can do quickly/doesn't need too much attention. Will update my signature shortly. Think it's becoming apparent where the extra spends are coming from!

    Have a good evening, keep safe and well x
    nmlc x
    WEIGHTLOSS SINCE JUNE 2009 - 5 ST 2LB
  • jumblejackjumblejack Forumite
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    Florenceem wrote: »
    Dinner sounds good! How do you make the choc custard please?

    I didn't :D;)

    I have a wee stash of chocolate ambrosia custards which were glitching at 11p a year ago. :)

    I don't think I've ever made it from scratch. I love this stuff though so would love to hear how some folk on here make it:T
    :A Every moment is a gift. That's why we call it the present.!:A
    Grocery Spend Weekly Challenge (Sat-Fri):£30.50/£40
  • jumblejackjumblejack Forumite
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    abitofhelp wrote: »
    450g cornmeal
    225g wholemeal flour
    1tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    2tsp honey
    2 eggs
    4 tbsp oil
    450ml milk
    small tin sweetcorn
    1 chopped chill
    150g grated cheese

    mix flours,baking powder,salt,chilli & cheese in a large bowl. mix 1 egg, honey, oil, milk & tin of sweet corn together. add to dry ingredients. mix well together, knead until the dough is soft & pliable. divide into 2 or 3 balls. shape into short fat french stick shapes, beat the remaining egg and brush on top. cover with cling film & leave for 15 minutes, bake for approx 30 mins at 220c/425f/gas 7.

    i made them to go with soup, but we also have them with chilli, in fact i might even have them with toasted cheese.mmmmmmmm

    This is RIGHT up my street:T

    I am definitely planning to put this one in my book.

    I love quick bake breads. This sounds super tasty:)
    :A Every moment is a gift. That's why we call it the present.!:A
    Grocery Spend Weekly Challenge (Sat-Fri):£30.50/£40
  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    NSD here.

    We had Chinese chicken, rice with peas and side salad - celery, cucumber, onion,rocket and tomato for dinner. Enough salad left for Mr F - tomorrow lunch time.

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  • craigywvcraigywv Forumite
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    Florenceem wrote: »
    NSD here.

    We had Chinese chicken, rice with peas and side salad - celery, cucumber, onion,rocket and tomato for dinner. Enough salad left for Mr F - tomorrow lunch time.

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    yum yum looks great!!!.............can i move in with you and Mr FLO?;)
    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!!.:)
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