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September 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 22 August 2012 at 1:00PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Right I tried this once before and failed miserably but after spending on average £70 a week on food for only two people (not including meals out etc) I desperately need to do this! Can I be put down for £350 in September including all meals out please? Thats from the 1st of the month
  • I have lost track for the last 2 months....oops :o

    Aiming for £300 again in September.

    And failing meeting my target, I will be happy if I can just keep tracking right through September! :rotfl:

    Can anyone remember if they sell mixed spice (or any spices) in Lidl????

    I know their herbs are good and cheap, but need mixed spice for my Weetabix cake......

    And if I go to Sainsbugs (which definitely sells it) I will struggle to just buy that......I am much more restrained if I just go to Lidl.
  • lizzie_blizzie_b Forumite
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    Today I am happy to report a complete NSD :-)
    I have adjusted my budget slightly though to £130 as I think a £50 drop from last month is a bit too far.
    Think I'll find it easier to go gradually so will try for the £100 next month and maybe even £80 for November as we're away at Disney for a week EEEKKKKK!!!
    xxxx
    Little Monkey Born 26.08.14
  • WantToBeSEWantToBeSE Forumite
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    Juat updated my signature.
    Was really impressed with the lunch that i managed to produce out of 'thin air' (i.e. what i already have in the cupboards) today, pizza pinwheels.

    The kids went mad for them! The recipe i have is enough to make 12 and we all had 2 each, so there is 6 left for another day. Have been meaning to make them for ages, and am really glad i did :)
  • lollyfinlollyfin Forumite
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    My GC doesnt start until the 31st but I have spent the last week frantically planning and now have a meal plan and shopping lists for two months that i might just rotate and change the odd thing on for the rest of the year (saving me a lot of whats for dinner aggro!). I have also been checking out prices in the shops I have available and think I have worked out whats best to buy where, I do need to find nice sausages that dont cost a fortune tho.
    So Friday I am going to do a big shop and get most of what we are going to need for the month and then decide on a tiny amount of cash to keep in my purse just in case I have forgotten something important or have got my quantities wrong and run out of something...both those things I might easily do!
    I would love your pizza pinwheels recipe WantToBeSE it sounds like the kind of thing my kids would love
    konMarie and fabbing all the way
    Weight loss challenge starting 11st loss in November 4lb
  • craigywvcraigywv Forumite
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    hi all could someone please tell me do i cook sausages before i pour over yorkshire pudding mix for toad in the hole, i have never made this but hear you all talking about it and would love to try it thank-you.
    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!!.:)
  • b_girlb_girl Forumite
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    I've been Money Tipped!
    Done my first shop of the month coming in at £36.88 at aldi. I saved £7.45 by using the coupons from the daily mirror newspaper so very pleased. Managed to stock up on all the tinned goods, cheese, cereals and toiletries for the month too :)

    Trying to live a good life on little money :T
  • edited 29 August 2012 at 8:10PM
    WantToBeSEWantToBeSE Forumite
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    edited 29 August 2012 at 8:10PM
    lollyfin wrote: »
    My GC doesnt start until the 31st but I have spent the last week frantically planning and now have a meal plan and shopping lists for two months that i might just rotate and change the odd thing on for the rest of the year (saving me a lot of whats for dinner aggro!). I have also been checking out prices in the shops I have available and think I have worked out whats best to buy where, I do need to find nice sausages that dont cost a fortune tho.
    So Friday I am going to do a big shop and get most of what we are going to need for the month and then decide on a tiny amount of cash to keep in my purse just in case I have forgotten something important or have got my quantities wrong and run out of something...both those things I might easily do!
    I would love your pizza pinwheels recipe WantToBeSE it sounds like the kind of thing my kids would love

    Pizza wheels

    (Either make your 0wn puff pastry, or do what i did and buy the pre-rolled puff pastry ;) )

    Ingredients:
    puff pastry
    6tbsp pasta sauce ( i normally save some from when i have made my own pasta sauce the night before for dinner)
    100g sliced ham (wafer thin is best)
    100g grated cheese
    1 beaten egg
    1tsp dried herbs

    1- Put oven on 180c. Unroll pastry onto floured surface, roll out to the size of about 40x32cm. Spread the pasta sauce over it, leaving a small border around the edges. Scatter the ham and cheese over it.

    2-Starting at one end (starting from the shorter end,if there is one, is easier), roll up the pastry as tightly as possible. Then chill in the fridge for 10-15mins.

    3- Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into 12 equally sized pieces, lay them on baking trays, brushh with beaten egg, sprinkle over herbs.

    Bake for 12-15mins

    They are morish- beware :)
  • lollyfinlollyfin Forumite
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    Thank you so much for that WantToBeSE, my thanks button is still not working sorry
    konMarie and fabbing all the way
    Weight loss challenge starting 11st loss in November 4lb
  • WantToBeSEWantToBeSE Forumite
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    Thats OK lollyfin :)
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