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February 2013 Grocery Challenge

edited 5 January 2013 at 3:22PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Bluegreen143Bluegreen143 Forumite
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    I'll just add my hugs to everyone who's had a sh***y day :grouphug:

    Had planned roasted veg lasagne for dinner but realised today I'd forgotten buy lasagne sheets - in a moment of inspiration I decided to make pancake cannelloni instead as I had the ingredients and it was more festive :) Ended up making pancake lasagne as I couldn't figure out wrapping it round the filling (they were particularly ragged crepes as my pan is rubbish and the filling still-hot roasted veg in tomato sauce which was hard to handle). Was delicious :) then had the leftover pancakes with nutella afterwards :)


    Spent 89p on 2 pints milk at Mr M, could have probably waited until tomorrow as we have enough left for breakfast, but I hate running out.
    :heart: Married 1 March 2014 :heart::D DS born 06 Dec 2014 :D DD born 14 Dec 2018
  • mossymossy Forumite
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    Made the cardinal sin yesterday and bought a chicken thinking the 'on offer' kilo price was the price!! :eek: :( So annoyed with myself!!

    Ah well, resulted in an over spend. I think I'm still going to need more milk and eggs so at least £2. We're also almost out of bread although I might bake some to keep us going.

    Not great but not too bad an overspend I suppose! :o
    Saving for Disney again, oops why book one Disney holiday when you can book two!
    :starmod: Emergency Fund Savings - #148 - £10/£1000 1% :starmod:
    :xmastree:#083 SPC6 £63 - SPC7 £90 - SPC8 £63 - SPC9 £54 - SPC10 £26 - SPC12 £70 :xmastree:
  • ScuffScuff Forumite
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    £26.23 spent today bringing us to £177.96/£200
    September 2016 GC £21.37/£120
  • Last message didn't seem to post for some reason so I will try again!

    Had a nsd at the weekend and a couple of small spends at the shops. Main shop tomorrow but shouldn't be too much as we have a Riverford box on Thursday and we're trying to use up food in the freezer this week!
    Grocery Challenge 2019 YTD-£820.46/£7200(11%)
    Grocery Challenge Feb - £93.10/£600(16%)
    £12k in 2019 #: Monthly Saving Accounts £500, Cashback & Competition Sites £2.59, Shopping Saving £152.09,Selling £121.26, Interest & Dividends £43.93, Surveys £0, 365 Day Penny Challenge # £103.44
    Total Saved - £923.31/£12000(8%)
  • Ooo that look gorgeous, can i have the recipe please, im new to all this home baking,:) Thankyou. Oh edited just to ask, can you make this with golden syrup, or marmalade. Is it a basic recipe where you can add things yovue got in your store cupboard, or would you have to change the weights of the ingredients?
    4oz margarine - I used butter. 1oz desiccated coconut.
    4oz self raising flour.
    4oz caster sugar.
    2 eggs - I used medium.
    1 small orange (or use lemon)

    Cook in 7 1/2 inch greased lined sandwich tin - I used a 6 inch tin and cooked for longer time.
    Cream marge/butter with sugar. Beat in eggs. Then beat in grated orange/lemon rind and juice. Fold in 1/2 oz coconut and flour. Put in tin and sprinkle remaining 1/2oz coconut over cake.
    Bake - centre - oven - 190 - 30 minutes or until cooked. I cooked at 180 as my oven is hot with the new fan.

    Don't know about using syrup or honey instead of sugar but lemon/orange interchangable.
    15 in 2015 1/15
  • NSD here.
    Dinner was HM garlic potato wedges with gammon, mushy peas and grated carrot/red onion in garlic mayonnaise. It was yummy.

    15 in 2015 1/15
  • NickJWNickJW Forumite
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    I thought it was just me having a stupendously rubbish <hugs> (can't find the avatar everyone else is using - the day doesn't get better! :()

    Having Mackerel with a harissa and orange glaze with sweet potato mash and green beans courtesy of my house-mate. It's the first time I've tried a fresh mackerel (ie not vacuumed packed and smoked), so I hope it's nice!

    50p on a pack of chewing gum to add...

    Need to remember that tomorrow is another day :D
    Grocery Challenge 14 Jan 14 £46.05/£130

    Grocery Challenge 13 -spent £1453.06
    Grocery Challenge 12 -spent £1565.51

    DFD 1st March 2011 :T
  • £14.70 over the last few days for bits and pieces.
    February - TLW #16 2/16
    Save 12k 2014 #134 - £614.81/£3000
  • Hi all, no further grocery spends to add yet. Didn't eat anything till this evening when i made up for it by having some stilton and tiger bread, followed by pancakes with lemon juice and sugar.

    @kitchenbunny, sorry you are having a really tough time at moment.
    Grocery Challenge for October: £135/£200

    NSD Challenge: October 0/14
  • todays spends:
    £0.89 2pints milk
    £0.78 2 packets of pancake mix
    £5.38 2 packs of Belvita biscuits (pricey I know but the only way I can get bf to eat breakfast/at work)

    total £7.05 but forgot eggs so will be spending a pound or so later on some.

    So glad that the weekend comes out of a different budget (evening meals only as we will be away)! But only 12days until pay day (phew!)
    Perfect Princess born 26/03/14 <3
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