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May 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 19 April 2012 at 6:45PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    jumblejack wrote: »
    I agree but these are REALLY nice ones :)

    Hmm - what about the finger crispy coating - looks coloured.
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  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    jumblejack wrote: »
    My favourite!!!!! :j

    What time? And which do you prefer, red or white? ;)
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  • edited 4 May 2012 at 1:55PM
    biscuitmadbiscuitmad Forumite
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    edited 4 May 2012 at 1:55PM
    Hi all

    Can I join please, although I don't really know what to put my budget at as we normally just class anything that comes from the supermarket as food shopping when actually a lot of our supermarket spends recently have been things for our wedding in July, clothes for the kids, other household or wedding stuff. So this month I have decided to keep a spreadsheet and will work out each shop and only account for the actual food/grocery shop.

    First week of may budget (month starts on 26th) was £61. So i think a realistic budget for the whole month is £300.

    I have a packed freezer/cupboards so don't need to do a big shop so hopefully will be well under.

    We are off to our caravan from tonight so will take everything with us from freezer at home so no spending needed to be done down there except a crusty loaf as can't make my own there.

    Hope this post is ok and not too long.

  • jumblejackjumblejack Forumite
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    Florenceem wrote: »
    Hmm - what about the finger crispy coating - looks coloured.

    Not coloured but probably photo shop'ed!!! :)
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  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    Florenceem wrote: »
    Now I would turn the fish finger packet over and read the ingredients. :eek: Habit of mine! :) Not that I often have to do it - so much of what I eat is HM. :D Not just the chemicals/additives/preservatives/flavourings thing - I just find cooking from scratch so much cheaper. You feel full for longer too. :)

    :rotfl:I did feel REALLY naughty dipping the HM doughnut muffins I made in melted butter then sugar :rotfl:BUT the recipe TOLD me to do it :rotfl:
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  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    jumblejack wrote: »
    Not coloured but probably photo shop'ed!!! :)
    Ah - got it!
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  • savingforozsavingforoz Forumite
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    I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm going for £50 for May.
    Life is not a dress rehearsal.
  • fozziebeartoofozziebeartoo Forumite
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    Needed to get lots of things in lots of shops today and wanted to get lots more in lots of other shops :rotfl:

    £4.95 in 99p Store (includes cleaning stuff, milk, butter).

    99p in Card Shop....I am a cardmaker and scrapbooker and I have enough supplies to start a shop, but cannot GET to them at the moment - back bedroom WILL become my craft room......some day! :o

    £9.83 in Wilkos - 2 new curtain poles and some flocked coat hangers. Asked about Star Drops and they dont stock it any more :mad: but said they would order it (in packs of 12) and how many would I like? please :rotfl:

    £10.50 in Iceland - mainly veg that will last me ages, but also Cadburys Animal biccies for DD (2 packs of 6 for £1.50) so got her 8 but hope to get the money back ;)

    £10.84 in Sainsburys mainly on store cupboard stuff and frozen berries for baking. Picked up 2 x cute diaries marked at £1.49 with 70% off and thought for less than 50p I would use them for my lists (many and varied)!! But they were £1.49 AFTER the 70% came off!!!

    Who is going to pay £1.49 for a teeny diary almost half way through the year???? :eek:

    £1.60 in Superdrug - 3 x the 20p lavender soap powder and some choccie buttons for DGS.

    £1.00 in the fruit and veg shop for 2 packs of "cake mistakes" - one of fruit flapjack and one of caramel shortbreads.......50p a pack and they both weigh more than 1 lb each!! The flap jacks are delicious and very fruity, not cheap looking or tasting.

    £4.35 in curtain shop for 2 packs of hooky things and one metal hooky thing.......very technical! :D

    85p in Greggs for sausage roll for DGS because I was so worn out, I knew I couldnt stand and make him something.

    Phew........what a list, £61.30 and not a meal amongst it! :o
  • abitofhelpabitofhelp Forumite
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    abitofhelp the way to multi post is to use the button to the right of the quote button (with two speech baloons) and then for the last one you want to reply to, use the regular quote button for the reply window to open with all the quotes in. :)

    jumblejack wrote: »
    I agree but these are REALLY nice ones :)


    yummy yummy yum fishfingers on hm bread.mmmmmmmm. i think morrisons have walkers crisps 22 packs for 1.99 might have to make a small trip there also on sunday afternoon. i could pick up some toilet rolls also from home bagains.
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  • edited 4 May 2012 at 3:13PM
    S-I_amS-I_am Forumite
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    edited 4 May 2012 at 3:13PM
    Here you go Craig, hope it makes OH smile

    Berry liqueur

    300g fresh berries eg, blackberries or blackcurrants,
    450g sugar
    1 pint water
    500ml cheap vodka
    2 bottles

    Sterilise the bottles

    Heat the berries until they begin to breakdown and they release their juice.
    Add the sugar to the berries and mash with a potato masher.
    Bring to the boil - this will sterilise the mixture.
    Strain the mixture using a sieve and let it cool.
    Once cooled, it should resemble a thin syrup. !Add the water and vodka. !Stir and then decant into the sterilised bottles.

    It can be drank immediately or stored. !The alcohol content increases with age :j

    Enjoy :beer:

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