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October 2012 Grocery Challenge

edited 21 September 2012 at 5:34PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • No grocery spends today. Made a peanut butter tray bake. Mega sickly and so far i only licked the spoon!

    1 jar peanut butter

    4 cups of icing sugar

    1 cup butter. Melted

    1 pkt of digestives. Made into fine breadcrumbs

    Mix the whole lot together.

    Push into a greased/lined baking tray. Cover with melted chocolate. Refridgerate for an hour before serving.

    in other news....
    Just had a very simple meal of brie, new potatoes, salad for tea.
    Grocery Challenge for October: £135/£200

    NSD Challenge: October 0/14
  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    katholicos wrote: »
    ... Made a peanut butter tray bake. ...
    I've added it to the recipe list :beer:
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

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  • £25.54 in MrA on a weekly shop for the two of us - not bad but there was no meat so next week may be more! Not bad for half way through the month though. Well done to everyone on all the bargains and batch cooking!

  • vanoonoovanoonoo Forumite
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    ok so today we ventured to c0stc0 for the first time ever (only been to m'kr0 in terms of wholesaler places previously). and then had to pop to tesco as well. grrrrrr! however I was REALLY good and stuck to our list! whooooohoooooo! so groceries in costc0 round up to £20 and £10 in tesco because I have had to go back to their own brand non bio tabs as I cant stand the smell of non bio almat from aldi - booooooO! plus husband wanted MORE BREAD this is three times this week we have bought bread! and I needed some sinus tablets cos i have a god awful cold. off to update my sig. seriously worrying about coming in on budget this month now :(
  • Bluegreen143Bluegreen143 Forumite
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    Hello and welcome to anyone new - this is such a fantastic thread!

    Well I spent £1 yesterday in £land on two packs of face wipes and £24.87 today in Mr M. Got milk, value butter, spreadable butter, mince, saver's cheese, bananas, peanuts, saver's mushrooms, veg stock cubes, pot noodle, caster sugar, tampons, apples, double cream, gravy granules, peppers, savers stir fry pack, 2 multipacks of crisps (on offer), sliced greens, living coriander, 2 packs of salad. Still need to get coke (couldn't carry it back on the bus) and forgot spray cleaner.

    Had a productive day today - made soup with a YS cubed root veg pack (10p!)and an onion, blended up some stock, honey & thyme. Gave some to OH as a snack and have three tubs in the freezer of the cheapest soup on the world :D Also made pizza sauce (also for the freezer) with some passata languishing in the fridge, and whizzed up some dried-up bread for my breadcrumb bag in the freezer, which has been getting sadly depleted since I've got so good at not wasting bread :rotfl:

    Tried to make mince pasties for dinner but the pastry wasn't holding the filling well so turned it into a pie instead:


    It was OK but not enough gravy and needed more seasoning. Just off to make a filling for a turkey pie using the YS turkey breast I got the other day :)
    Married March 2014, DS born Dec 2015, DD born Dec 2018

    July Grocery Challenge: £0/£400
  • elsiepacelsiepac Forumite, Board Guide
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    Hi everyone

    I'm not doing the challenge this month as I'm living off what's in now, but I'll start again from November.

    Just had to share my random tea with you which I'm calling veggie burrito's:

    1/2 red onion
    1 red pepper
    2 tomatoes
    1 red or green chilli

    Saute above in 2 tbsps oil

    Add Cajun (or your preference) seasoning

    When nearly done, crack in 2 small or 1 large eggs and mix in

    Add some cheese - maybe 30g

    Get 1 large or 2 small wraps and nuke for 20 seconds to warm them up

    When eggs are done, mixture will be pinky - just divide between wraps in a line in the centre, sprinkle a bit more cheese over, roll up neatly and enjoy!

    Very satisfying and a bit different!


    PS - just occured to me this is basically huevos rancheros in a wrap...huh guess I didn't invent it! :o
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    [QUOTE=elsiepac;56530217... veggie burrito's ...[/QUOTE]

    just added it to the recipe index :beer:
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

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  • Had quite a virtuous weekend spending wise, but then my dog collapsed and had to get emergency appointment at the vet. She's staying overnight, but they still don't know what's wrong. Bill is at £500 so far :-s
    Official DFW nerd 187 :T Highest debt Oct 06 £23,319 _pale_ Cleared end 09. :T
    Student again now and trying to fight the debts that are creeping up again :eek:
  • SequeenaSequeena Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
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    £10.81 spent today.

    From morrisons;
    - 6 pints whole milk
    - dog food
    - 2 Braeburn apples
    - 6 bananas
    - top to toe wash for my son
    - tin of cat food

    From lidl;
    - 12 boxes mini snack raisins
    - 1 can Pepsi (forgot my squash grr)
    - bread
    - chocolate
    - pretzels
    - half price turkey breasts.

    I should have enough in to last the week but will need pet food and possibly milk.
    Wife and mother :j
    Grocery budget
    April week 1 - £42.78 | week 2 - £53.05
    24lbs in 12 weeks 15/24
  • MrsCDMrsCD Forumite
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    MrsCD - Thanks, DS is managing fine but I have to let him find out about laundry mountains and the problems drying for himself! I left the pair of them drilling things (so happy as piggies in poo!) while I battled across town traffic to the SM and back - on the way back I realised I had forgotten something so diverted to Mr Azbo for cat food and squash. I did DS's shopping (£30.08 - still to be reimbursed) and tried suggesting stir fry at £6.50 was too expensive but he assures me it does three meals and naturally, I ceded to his vast experience in managing his budget (1 week now) and butted out!
    When DD1 was at uni she discovered the joys of chilli made in a slow cooker to make a change from pasta. She still brought her washing home at weekends though!
    Not worth the round trip of 25 miles through roadworks so ranting on here is the temporary solution. (rant over - sorry).

    Enjoy sunshine where you have it..
    Feel free to rant as much as you want :) We can take it!

    No spends here today, so I'm thinking I might just make it to Tuesday when I do the wekly shop :)
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