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September 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 22 August 2012 at 1:00PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Coxy11 wrote: »
    Anyhoo, in other (kinda) GC-related news, my second purse profits have today purchased me my luxury item - a candy apple red K!tchenA!d - :D:D:D:D:D

    Not jealous at all. :p

    Would love a kitchenaid, I've been lusting after the ice blue one which would match the duck egg blue accessories in my new kitchen. :D
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  • A £14.02 for me in MrT's today, but reckon I can get 6 dinners, plus lunchtime sandwiches for the week out of it. :) The only guilty pleasure I got was my Nescafe Alta Rica. It had a bit of money off, so was cheaper than normal. I refuse to buy even Tesco Gold Blend, it's horrid!
    However, whilst stocking up on their tinned chicken curries (ever so tasty and great for quick dinners), I noticed they've introduced Value version. Anyone tried them? I got one to try...
    Also stocked up on a couple of bottles of the 32p value squash. Tastes like Robinsons to me!
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  • jumblejackjumblejack Forumite
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    Tried something new today with whoopsied bananas.

    Thought I'd share it with you all as another idea for using up overripe bananas:

    Banana Jam made by JJ juniors :)


    All credit goes to this website:
    http://www.food.com/recipe/jamaica-banana-jam-46287
    Ingredients
    1/4 cup fresh lime juice ( about one medium lime) (I used lemon juice though;))
    3 1/2 cups bananas, diced ( firm, ripe ones work best)
    2 1/4 cups sugar
    1/2 cup water

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    Place lime (or lemon ;))juice in a one quart measure.
    Peel bananas and dice directly into lime juice (or lemon ;)).
    Stir with a wooden spoon.
    Keep stirring as you dice each banana into the lime juice to prevent darkening.
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    Measure sugar and water into a wide 2½ quart saucepan, and stir to dissolve sugar as you bring syrup to a boil.
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    Cover tightly for the first 2 minutes (so the steam will wash sugar crystals from side of saucepan) then uncover, add bananas (with lime) and boil over low heat for about 30 minutes or until thick.
    Stir often to prevent sticking, especially during last 10 minutes.
    Jam is done when a spoon scraped across bottom of pan leaves a track that closes slowly, or when jam mounds while stirring.
    Fill hot, sterilized jars quickly with the hot jelly or jam mixture, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
    Wipe the sealing surface of the jars with a clean paper towel, dampened with hot water, to remove any jam or sugar crystals.
    Place lids, screw on bands finger-tight and process jars for 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
    Cool jars upright for 12-24 hours while vacuum seal is drawn and jam or jelly sets up. Let the jars sit undisturbed while they cool.
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  • jedi82jedi82 Forumite
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    Hello everyone!

    Hope everyone is ok. Sorry I've been AWOL. My baby came just over three weeks early so have been a bit occupied! Bit dramatic but we're both doing well. Time for me to get back on track now. This month was a bit all over the place. Eagerly looking forward to the October challenge. Have £20 for this week (end of the month), but not really needing much so should be ok. Hoping my months of stockpiling will keep us going through the next year.

    Must do a meal plan for this week at a more human hour too!

    LMM

    Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy :T

    jedi x
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  • tessie_beartessie_bear Forumite
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    hi i am on day one of a ns week due to some over spending last week...i really need to try and even out the spends i am a real boom and bust sort of person....also need to start thinking about christmas food as that is quite a large expense for us

    we are having lamb for tea and i have just been in the garden and tracked down some mint to make mint sauce with it....it has been a productive afternoon here as i have been back to the pub carpark to pick some more blackberries....i am going to use some in a smoothie and make a pie with the rest

    tomorrow is spag bol and then wed i am going to make a sheps pie from the remains of the roast lamb...busy busy

    take care tessa
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    jumblejack wrote: »
    Tried something new today with whoopsied bananas.

    Banana Jam made by JJ juniors :)

    I've added it to the index, jj :T
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    Congratulations Litlle Miss M :)

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  • Congratulations Little Miss M

    Coxy11 - so jealous they are beautiful!!

    I had a pretty good weekend - went to local shops for shopping to see if cheaper but dont think it is so unfortunately back to Asda. The fruit and veg seemed cheaper but then I needed a few bits like cereal and salmon etc. no fishmongers in my little town so had to go Co-op and I am sooo shocked at the prices. Spent £18ish(no receipt from greengrocers). But then I had missed call off OH asking for things ('why have a mobile phone if its always on silent...etc etc etc') so felt guilty and went to corner shop and spent further £3. Going out for tea on Friday but not out of this budget (thank goodness) I am getting taken on a 'date' haha!

    Hope everyone is ok!
  • rosieben wrote: »
    I would definitely complain MJ, value products should still be fit to eat and sounds like that wasn't ;)


    Thank you for the suggestion. I have filled a customer form with Tesco complaining about the mince (£2.38). Let's see if they reply to my query.
    Will keep the forum posted! ;)
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  • edited 17 September 2012 at 7:51PM
    she_who_can_not_cookshe_who_can_not_cook Forumite
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    edited 17 September 2012 at 7:51PM
    Hello everyone!

    Hope everyone is ok. Sorry I've been AWOL. My baby came just over three weeks early so have been a bit occupied! Bit dramatic but we're both doing well. Time for me to get back on track now. This month was a bit all over the place. Eagerly looking forward to the October challenge. Have £20 for this week (end of the month), but not really needing much so should be ok. Hoping my months of stockpiling will keep us going through the next year.

    Must do a meal plan for this week at a more human hour too!

    LMM

    i was think "What does she mean" then i looked at your posting at that time this morning i was tossing and turning cos its first day back for me for me after being off for two weeks on holiday lol but congrats btw
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