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July 2013 Grocery Challenge

edited 7 June 2013 at 1:58PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • edited 7 July 2013 at 3:26PM
    MrsCautiousMrsCautious Forumite
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    edited 7 July 2013 at 3:26PM
    Doing pretty rubbish on GC. Spent another £39 and we're only at the end of week one. Shampoo being left so it all fell out down the bath and some cooked ham looking ropey way before its use by date hasn't helped. :)

    NSD today and made £68.50 at car boot.

    Meal plan:

    Sunday: baked potatoes, salad sweet chilli chicken pizza
    Monday: YS pasta parcels, Basics pasta sauce, salad
    Tuesday: fish marinated in Indian spices, hm wedges, carrots and peas
    Wednesday: YS lamb chops, potatoes, veg, Yorkshires, gravy
    Thursday: sausage pasta bake with salad
    Friday: left over Pasta bake

    I have everything needed for these meals so am going to do my best to have minimum spending before Friday.
  • minicooper272minicooper272 Forumite
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    Made it back from Ald1 without buying cake mix - they all needed eggs! Have spent just under £15, which takes me to £40/80 for this month. I think this is OK, as this is to last me to the middle of the month, but would like to have spent a little less... Am really starting to slip on a lot of fronts atm- buying a lot of comfort foods, eating more than necessary, not planning ahead. I plan to move in a few months, so think from next week I'm going to aim to run down my cupboards and only buy enough food for the week ahead. I probably have plenty food to last me the next 3 months anyway!
  • pixiedust09pixiedust09 Forumite
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    A NSD for me today:j, and made £44 at the car boot sale:j:j, and melted:(. Have leftover quiche from yesterday for lunch, as I was hank marvin when I got back. We've got A*di pizza and salad for dinner. Then a cold shower and early night for me i think as such an early start. Hope everyones enjoying the sunshine.:)
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  • WantToBeSEWantToBeSE Forumite
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    I am doing well with grocery shopping at the moment, and really pleased!
    Only spent £45.75 so far this week, and dont think i'll need much more (if anything at all) before the next shopping day.

    I spent the weekend at my sisters, and she did us a lovely dinner last night of salad, prawns, jacket potato, ham, cheese etc..and i loved not having to worry about making anything.
    I still have Fridays and Saturdays meals as i went to my sisters, so i have added them onto this weeks meal plan.

    Re cake mix in SMs- what a waste of money! As others have said, why on earth buy a mix if you have flour, eggs, sugar and butter/marg in the house already.

    I made a really easy and delicious carrot cake the other day, and shared them with a friend. Really simple.

    They are cupcakes, not a whole cake:

    150g grated carrots
    2 medium eggs
    100g soft brown sugar
    5 tbsp sunflower oil
    100g self raising flour
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    100g any dried fruits eg: raisins, chopped apricots, glace cherries ( i used a combo of all of those).

    Heat oven to 190 C/gas 5.

    Put muffin cases into a muffin pan.

    Mix eggs and sugar, beat in oil.

    Add dry ingredients and mix.

    Spoon into muffin cases, bake for 15-20 mins until firm to the touch and golden brown.

    They were delicious!
  • Well I spent another £46.23 today. I need to be very careful for this to last unit the end of the month.
    £370/£300 April challenge :T:T
  • IslandmaidIslandmaid Forumite
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    NSD here - thats the 6th so far...

    Cold roast chicken, pot salad and green salad for dinner, made an asparagus, tomato, motzerella and basil filo tart too, that was munched throughout the day, was yummy...
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!

    £300/£130
  • lilian1977lilian1977 Forumite
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    £153.23 / £250 up to now for us - month ends on 22nd July so not too bad...

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  • Shoey1610Shoey1610 Forumite
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    No spend day for me today and DD was fed lunch at a birthday party so that was a bonus.

    I usually use our leftover Sunday roast meat for a curry on a Monday, but after reading about rubber chickens on here, I wondered if I could stretch it any further. I've managed to get today's cold roast chicken and salad out of it (it was too hot for full roast!), enough for curry tomorrow and I froze a portion to make a chicken pie later this week. These were not small portions either, so I'm very happy at how stretchy my chicken was this week.
  • Coxy11Coxy11 Forumite
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    Hi all,

    Budgets done to here :)

    Welcome to:
    Shoey1610 and dylan2011 :D

    NSD here. Small spend on icecream/lollies yesterday as DD had friends over.

    Almost out of milk but DH returned from scout camp with 12 pints unused :D:D Also fruit pies, crisps and biscuits :j

    Coxy
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  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    WantToBeSE wrote: »
    I am doing well with grocery shopping at the moment, and really pleased!
    Only spent £45.75 so far this week, and dont think i'll need much more (if anything at all) before the next shopping day.

    I spent the weekend at my sisters, and she did us a lovely dinner last night of salad, prawns, jacket potato, ham, cheese etc..and i loved not having to worry about making anything.
    I still have Fridays and Saturdays meals as i went to my sisters, so i have added them onto this weeks meal plan.

    Re cake mix in SMs- what a waste of money! As others have said, why on earth buy a mix if you have flour, eggs, sugar and butter/marg in the house already.

    I made a really easy and delicious carrot cake the other day, and shared them with a friend. Really simple.

    They are cupcakes, not a whole cake:

    150g grated carrots
    2 medium eggs
    100g soft brown sugar
    5 tbsp sunflower oil
    100g self raising flour
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    100g any dried fruits eg: raisins, chopped apricots, glace cherries ( i used a combo of all of those).

    Heat oven to 190 C/gas 5.

    Put muffin cases into a muffin pan.

    Mix eggs and sugar, beat in oil.

    Add dry ingredients and mix.

    Spoon into muffin cases, bake for 15-20 mins until firm to the touch and golden brown.

    They were delicious!
    How many does this recipe make please?
    15 in 2015 1/15
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