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January 2014 Grocery Challenge

edited 30 December 2013 at 12:55PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Ladyluck1Ladyluck1 Forumite
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    NSD for me :D
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    VerityemiliaVerityemilia Forumite
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    edited 11 January 2014 at 7:52PM
    :eek::eek: This week is a total over budget week

    £7.76 yesterday at sain**rys
    £10.21 today at Lid*

    Total so far £122.46 .. At least next week is a cheaper week I keep telling myself x
    Seal pot challenge no 7- :) # 331 Saved £140 SPC - Target £30
    Grocery challenge - £100 a week
    Weekly Spend Challenge - £40 :)
  • samtobysamtoby Forumite
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    Veg cassarole for dinner with home made yorkshire using eggs from our chickens!

    Another shop at Ald! and spent £26.23 - slightly more than last weeks £21 something as I bought a medium (that was bigger than some of the large) whole chicken in the hope it will last two meals for OH, DS and I.

    Used a list and only bought what we needed. :)
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    Herby Dumplings and lamb mince for dinner tonight, all in Slow cooker.
    Was so yummy and definately a winner....
  • marrismarris Forumite
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    NSD for me today
    Jan GC £66,82/100 Jan NSD 17/31; Feb GC £71,67/100 Feb NSD 14/28;Mar GC £81,82/100 Mar NSD 16/31;Apr GC £99,54/100 Apr NSD 14/30; May GC £127,20/100 May NSD 12/31; June GC £70,05/100 June NSD 17/30; July GC £47,52/100 NSD 05/31
  • IslandmaidIslandmaid Forumite
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    NSD for me.

    Did buy OH some new slippers as he,s got to go to hospital and his current, very loved slippers are minging :) but thats from a different budget
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!

  • Dog Biscuits

    Tip leftover gravy into a mixing bowl. Add 1 egg (chickens are in full production, so trying to use up the egg mountain, can easily be omitted) Add some oil, mint chopped finely (Dog is very affectionate, prefer mint smell to fishy breath!!)If you have any leftover meat, chop it finely and add.I had some HM salami that I threw in. Add enough flour to mix to a biscuit consistency, roll out on a floured board and cut with large biscuit cutter. Bake at 180C until golden.
    Hope this is of use.
  • mags50_2mags50_2 Forumite
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    NSD for me :)
    I made a vat of Bolognese sauce, had that for tea and have put another 7 in the freezer for future weeks.
    Also made 2 Christmas cakes to put in the freezer for this years festive season! I had all bits of fruit, ground almonds, glac! cherries etc that would be wasted so worked out a basic mix, added Demerara sugar and the last scrapings of black treacle. The mix was too much for one cake, so I have 2 shallower ones. They're on the side cooling now and look and smell delicious, even if I say so myself :) and have used all the bits that would have got pushed to the back of the cupboards and thrown out in a few months.
    I've been trying to meal plan, but am finding it easier to just use up what I've got at the moment and do extra for another day to go in the freezer.
    Hope everyone's ok :)
    A family that eats together, stays together

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  • sorry Upsy staffordshire i got your "location" wrong :o
    i called you "Upper staffordshire That'll teach me for not reading properly
    JD xx

    Yes I noticed haha, don't worry :)

    An NSD for us today, OH wasn't working at a supermarket today so he didn't buy anything woohoo. Got chicken out of the freezer to try Chicken Pepperonata in the SC tomorrow from my one pot recipe book, never made it before so hopefully it will turn out ok.
    Thank you to everyone who posts on here :)
  • FlorenceemFlorenceem Forumite
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    NSD here.
    We had roast turkey + sage/onion stuffing + Yorkshire Pudding + roast potatoes + roast parsnip + sprouts + carrots + gravy for dinner.
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