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    • zippychick
    • By zippychick 4th Jun 11, 11:19 AM
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    • 4th Jun 11, 11:19 AM
    4th Jun 11 at 11:19 AM
    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the first Grocery Challenge of 2012

    If your new month starts early feel free to join this thread, or if you're still working on your December budget, then keep on posting in the December Grocery Challenge

    As always this challenge is to reduce your own grocery budget to levels that you will be pleased with, not forgetting that we always recommend that you stay inside your own comfort levels and take things gently one step at a time. Remember that this is not a competition....it's designed to take you and your grocery spending to a level you are happy with.

    If you are new to the challenge I have quoted the advice from Galtizz below which will help you get started.

    Please post into this thread for help and advice and support at any time. Good luck to everyone taking part!

    I have said this before, but for all the newbies to the challenge;

    For the first month I took a guess at the budget but I really had no idea how much I was spending.

    I found the best thing is to have a guess the first month but SAVE ALL OF YOUR RECEIPTS (and yes, that does include the ones from the local shop when you run out of milk ), then at the end of the month add them all up and have a look if you were on budget, if not, it doesn't matter because your budget was a guess. For the next month you can use the total of your receipts and take a bit off to get a realistic budget, just shave off as much as you think you can, it could be 1 a week or 20 a week.

    If you are currently spending 200 a month don't suddenly drop it to 100 - you'll never do it but if you cut 20 a month off for a few months you'll get there eventually without feeling you're missing out on anything.

    You might think you've done everything you can in the first month but someone always comes up with a new idea and, if you try it you often find you save a bit more (unless you are SarahSaver who is an expert at this and could only save more if she turned her back garden into a paddy field and lived on rice ) In the first month I thought, I'm planning meals, I couldn't possibly save any more, but then I started double cooking and freezing, and making soup instead of buying it in tins.

    I've been doing this since Feb but only saved ALL of my receipts last month, it has given me a much better idea of where it is all going. Budget for next month is 80 for 2 of us, I'll start on 30/4. I could probably save more, by eating different foods but I can afford to live on 80, I have saved a lot of money since Feb. and I don't waste food or money any more. So I'm happy with my budget.
    For quidelines on posting in this thread please read the second post in this thread.

    For the Grocery challenge Recipe Index please see posts #3, #4, #5 and #6 on this thread.

    For everyones totals, see post #7 on this thread

    I hope everyone has a great month!

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    • MissOrganised1972
    • By MissOrganised1972 15th Jan 12, 9:15 AM
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    I managed to avoid the trail round the SMs yesterday on a special offer hunt. Instead I just bought 2 meals for 2 for 10 from M&S with a voucher we had. The savoury elements are in the freezer, the wine is in the rack, we are having the trifle for dessert today & DH & I sneekily had the Millionaire's Shortbread desserts after the children had gone to bed last night! They were divine! I am not counting that towards my spend because the vouchers were a gift. Therefore a bonus for us

    Today I am going to be cooking. A nice day in the kitchen. A couple of questions though.

    I am making a spaghetti bolognaise. I will be using 500g of mince. Normally this feeds the 4 of us nicely. However, I was thinking of adding red lentils to the mince to, hopefully, stretch it to 2 meals. How much should I add and should I add any extra liquid?

    Also, I wanted to make some savoury bread. I bought some buttermilk to do this last week but did not get around to it. The buttermilk is out of date. I have never bought or used buttermilk before. Any idea how I check whether it is off or not? Smell? Appearance?

    Many thanks in advance for your assistance.
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    • gailey
    • By gailey 15th Jan 12, 9:47 AM
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    I managed to avoid the trail round the SMs yesterday on a special offer hunt. Instead I just bought 2 meals for 2 for 10 from M&S with a voucher we had. The savoury elements are in the freezer, the wine is in the rack, we are having the trifle for dessert today & DH & I sneekily had the Millionaire's Shortbread desserts after the children had gone to bed last night! They were divine! I am not counting that towards my spend because the vouchers were a gift. Therefore a bonus for us

    Today I am going to be cooking. A nice day in the kitchen. A couple of questions though.

    I am making a spaghetti bolognaise. I will be using 500g of mince. Normally this feeds the 4 of us nicely. However, I was thinking of adding red lentils to the mince to, hopefully, stretch it to 2 meals. How much should I add and should I add any extra liquid?

    Also, I wanted to make some savoury bread. I bought some buttermilk to do this last week but did not get around to it. The buttermilk is out of date. I have never bought or used buttermilk before. Any idea how I check whether it is off or not? Smell? Appearance?

    Many thanks in advance for your assistance.
    Originally posted by MissOrganised1972
    m&s stuff sounds lovley.

    lentils I add aprrox small handful so about 100-150g as buy red lentils in 500g bag.

    I have cooked them by themselves in small pan then added at last min.

    however if doing spag bol from scratch and simmering down as i use passatta and wine in mine may be enough liquid and time to add the lentils and they would cook with the rest as does not take long.

    I forgot to add yesterday was pester power from my 5year old they so brand orientated shes forever saying seen this on the advert.

    She thinks if I feed her baby brother follow on milk he be healthy from the inside and be able to walk hes only 9months!Not sure if shes confusing dog food add for formula

    Anyway brought her pack iced buns in tesco reduced treat 25p.

    yogurt ailses the worst.

    She keeps pestering me for those flipping cadbury choc mouse button thing think was 2 for 79p in sainsburys.

    I comprimised

    value choc mouse shocking 35p now but low cal as not convinced much choc in it!

    value choc buttons 35p

    ok so 70p together

    but 4choc button desserts

    Now wondering what else I can copy.

    she thinks co-op value fromage frais is munch bunch as comes in coloured pots so she can easily identify flavours she annoyingly only likes apricot.

    its 52p so now 2p more than others as they rose from 44p to 50p last few weeks

    yesterday brought natural yogurt lidls 49p on offer.
    going to add some stewed fruit to make muller corner.
    crushed up biscuits or flakes work well too.

    brought some ellas kitchen fruit pouches in sainsbury on offer at 50p but so sloppy more like drink so going to stir in and flavour the natural yougury divide into small tubs and work oujt what a saving a big tub is?

    Anyone else got any tips on how they mimic kids faves with cheaper versions the discerning fussy litle consumers/diners they now are!

    Also discovered sainsburys basic cheese /tomato pizza frozen best value at 50p as bigger than the mini chilled value pizzas I had been buying them at 50p each so saved myself 50p yesterday but got fleeced on value popcorn at 1 as was 75p in lidls.
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    • kerri_dfw
    • By kerri_dfw 15th Jan 12, 9:57 AM
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    18.07 to report for this weeks veg box. I might buy from the SM this week as I'm not convinced its cheaper. Although will have to do like for like so all organic.
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    • Flat Eric
    • By Flat Eric 15th Jan 12, 9:57 AM
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    Had home delivery yesterday so I am now well stocked with hand soap, toilet roll and cat food ! fridge is rather full too!

    Trying to use up contents of freezer so we can defrost it and get it a bit more organised.

    Although I have been saving my receipts, I don't know where they are and not really sure how much has been spent this month. With an express store next to my office, its very easy to nip in and buy something and promptly forget/mislay the receipt.

    Not sure will get back on track with this but will be meal planning later and determined to keep proper track in Feb.

  • Ninno820
    Uber excited - please forgive me!

    Its freezing here and all I want to do is snack. Nothing in house but trying not to spend - have already declared a NSD for today. Solution - make a cake from the ingredients in the house - hmm.

    So i rubbed 8oz sr flour and 4oz margarine and then added 4oz sugar and mixed together. Looking around I had a handful of sultanas, two appleas from befre christmas and an orange from before christmas. Solution - I peeled and chopped the apples and added them together with the rind of an orange - remembering to squeeze the orange juice into ice cube trays in freezer for future use of course - and the sultanas. add a beaten egg and milk and stir. Sprinkle a little sugar on top of the mixture once in the cake tin to add a little crust and cook at 18o degrees C for 30 - 45 mins. Hey presto a beautiful and tasty cake. Not slimming I know but OS.

    Incidently the initial part - flour, marg and sugar works with cherries as well.
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  • tracey12
    hi all have updated my spends in signature, can see i am going to go over the 200 i wanted to spend, hubby has been buying extras but have had a horrible last few days with our little old jacksy being put to sleep yesterday so i'm not going to mention the budget to him . Anyway am thinking of doing the shopping myself next month and trying not to get extras.
    Originally posted by dobs
    So sorry about your dog, we have a cat and they do become part of your family. Would be devastated if anything happened to her xx

    Uber excited - please forgive me!

    Its freezing here and all I want to do is snack. Nothing in house but trying not to spend - have already declared a NSD for today. Solution - make a cake from the ingredients in the house - hmm.

    So i rubbed 8oz sr flour and 4oz margarine and then added 4oz sugar and mixed together. Looking around I had a handful of sultanas, two appleas from befre christmas and an orange from before christmas. Solution - I peeled and chopped the apples and added them together with the rind of an orange - remembering to squeeze the orange juice into ice cube trays in freezer for future use of course - and the sultanas. add a beaten egg and milk and stir. Sprinkle a little sugar on top of the mixture once in the cake tin to add a little crust and cook at 18o degrees C for 30 - 45 mins. Hey presto a beautiful and tasty cake. Not slimming I know but OS.

    Incidently the initial part - flour, marg and sugar works with cherries as well.
    Originally posted by Ninno820
    Well done to you, you should feel proud that no only have you used up ingrediants you already had to make something yummy but you have saved money as well

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  • tracey12
    She's been at her dad's all weekend and will have been filled up with rubbish - pizza, chips, chicken nuggets, ready meals. In fact, he once said to me when he was on the phone while I was cooking dinner (we were having steak) that she had wanted to eat his steak when he'd had it. I said why, what did she have? One of those frozen chicken dinnery type things, he replied. I said well no wonder! I don't buy overly processed foods for her, she's never been used to them (his dad couldn't believe it when she was weaned on braised steak with mash!) and she always eats the same as I do. Once when I dropped her off, he had her 'lunch' ready for her... a cut up processed cheese slice and a halved cherry tomato. Really
    Originally posted by freyasmum
    I have the same problem, my 2 dd go to their dads on a Sunday and he has to give them sunday lunch but he never gives them a proper lunch and they are usually hungry when they get home. Last week he gave them chocolate and a muffin, not exactly healthy food, grrr.

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    • linz4383
    • By linz4383 15th Jan 12, 11:06 AM
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    I have the same problem, my 2 dd go to their dads on a Sunday and he has to give them sunday lunch but he never gives them a proper lunch and they are usually hungry when they get home. Last week he gave them chocolate and a muffin, not exactly healthy food, grrr.

    Tracey
    Originally posted by tracey12
    wot is it with dads n not feedin the kids rite!!! my ex is exactly the same! winds me up ded bad!!! especially on a saturday wen i dnt get bk home with her til 6.30 then i have to start cookin her something!! coz all shes had at t time in sum biscuit n carp like that! ARGGHHHH!
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    • ms_night_ryder
    • By ms_night_ryder 15th Jan 12, 11:08 AM
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    Another 4.04 to record for me went to S and got some plain yogurt,2 packs of baked and sunbites 6 packs and a bunch of grapes, so i'm over my target for the month but not by too much, i am going to try and keep it where it is.
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  • LondonDreamer
    Mr T delivery just arrived. Was trying to get through the month without it but we were down to 2 loo rolls.

    So Jan's budget is taking a bit of a hit but stocked up on enough that I shouldn't need Feb's delivery. That's the plan anyway. Total spend was 79.96 but that includes some household things (new saucepan as an example) that come out of a separate budget. So declaring the grocery spend at 60.96.
    • angelatgraceland
    • By angelatgraceland 15th Jan 12, 11:19 AM
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    Hoping someone can confirm if my toilet rolls are a bargin! Regina 12 rolls (3 free) from Family Bargins for 2.49. It says 170 sheets per roll, but I don't hv an old packet of Mr A or T own brand which we normally use to see how this compares. The sheets are really thick (and embossed with a pretty pattern which makes them seem v luxurious!). I noticed smart price are nearly 2 for only 6 tiny looking rolls.
    Originally posted by KazLA
    This is one of the best brands you can buy I think myself! Yes-a bargain indeed and their kitchen roll is also excellent!
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    • Spiggle
    • By Spiggle 15th Jan 12, 11:20 AM
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    Morning All,


    I'm trying not to post too much as you're all so on the ball but I'm smiling so much at the posts I had to!

    ... Today I am going to be cooking. A nice day in the kitchen. A couple of questions though.

    I am making a spaghetti bolognaise. I will be using 500g of mince. Normally this feeds the 4 of us nicely. However, I was thinking of adding red lentils to the mince to, hopefully, stretch it to 2 meals. How much should I add and should I add any extra liquid? ...
    Originally posted by MissOrganised1972
    Miss Organised, good on you for making your meals go further! I didn't used to add too much more liquid when using lentils as the liquid from the meat and toms is usually enough. One thing I always used to do though was add the lentils to the pan when frying off the onions and garlic (and chopped/sliced carrots if you were me) before adding the mince to brown that off. Not sure why and "I'm a chuck it in 'til it looks right" kind of cook so can't help with quantities but the lentils have a lovely flavour when treated like this and (to us at least) blended completely with the mince once cooking is finished. Think I used to chuck a couple of good handfuls in. This can also be used as a veggie bol if you use a lot more lentils as a replacement for the meat. Oh, and don't forget you can also add a handful of porridge oats to a meat version (as well as lentils) and that disappears too but does make the meat stretch a lot further. Hmmm, nom nom I'm starving now!

    ... I forgot to add yesterday was pester power from my 5year old they so brand orientated shes forever saying seen this on the advert.

    She thinks if I feed her baby brother follow on milk he be healthy from the inside and be able to walk hes only 9months!Not sure if shes confusing dog food add for formula

    Anyway brought her pack iced buns in tesco reduced treat 25p.

    yogurt ailses the worst.

    She keeps pestering me for those flipping cadbury choc mouse button thing think was 2 for 79p in sainsburys.

    I comprimised

    value choc mouse shocking 35p now but low cal as not convinced much choc in it!

    value choc buttons 35p

    ok so 70p together

    but 4choc button desserts

    Now wondering what else I can copy.

    she thinks co-op value fromage frais is munch bunch as comes in coloured pots so she can easily identify flavours she annoyingly only likes apricot.

    its 52p so now 2p more than others as they rose from 44p to 50p last few weeks

    yesterday brought natural yogurt lidls 49p on offer.
    going to add some stewed fruit to make muller corner.
    crushed up biscuits or flakes work well too.

    brought some ellas kitchen fruit pouches in sainsbury on offer at 50p but so sloppy more like drink so going to stir in and flavour the natural yougury divide into small tubs and work oujt what a saving a big tub is? ...
    Originally posted by gailey
    My gailey how really original, sensible and inventive of you. Made me laugh out loud at the follow-on milk comment! I banned my GD1 from watching anything other than BBC when she stays with us. That's getting a little harder now she's almost ten though! I do hate the ads that are directed at children, real bugbear of mine.

    I've made a dessert this morning that my dear old Mum used to make when I was a kid. We bought a load of jellies the other day (OH and I have had a real hankering lately, ah well good for the hair and nails if not the tum ) and so I picked up a can of evaporated milk in L*dl to make Milk Jelly. All you do is dissolve the jelly in as little boiling water as possible, while it's dissolving give the evaporated milk a bit of a whisk up (can be done by hand) and then add that to the fully dissolved jelly (it should be cooler rather than boiling by then) whisking all the time. Remember you still want to be getting to the 570ml quantity at the end, too much and it won't set properly. Whisk it until it has a good 'head' on it and then cover and put it in the fridge to set. It should set with a bubbly 'head' on it so it looks like a set milkshake. Great too if you want to portion it in to individual glasses, bowls or other containers for kids. Also good alternative to the two and three part sachet desserts I saw in MrT on Friday. Not sure if it would freeze but it's worth trying a portion to see.

    Uber excited - please forgive me!

    Its freezing here and all I want to do is snack. Nothing in house but trying not to spend - have already declared a NSD for today. Solution - make a cake from the ingredients in the house - hmm.

    So i rubbed 8oz sr flour and 4oz margarine and then added 4oz sugar and mixed together. Looking around I had a handful of sultanas, two appleas from befre christmas and an orange from before christmas. Solution - I peeled and chopped the apples and added them together with the rind of an orange - remembering to squeeze the orange juice into ice cube trays in freezer for future use of course - and the sultanas. add a beaten egg and milk and stir. Sprinkle a little sugar on top of the mixture once in the cake tin to add a little crust and cook at 18o degrees C for 30 - 45 mins. Hey presto a beautiful and tasty cake. Not slimming I know but OS.

    Incidently the initial part - flour, marg and sugar works with cherries as well.
    Originally posted by Ninno820
    Brilliant Ninno! Your excitement oozes from your post and brings a huge smile to my face. It is amazing what you can do with storecupboard stuff as you have admirably proved. Enjoy that cake!

    Was hoping for a NSD today but OH has just gone to get some mushrooms for our hm Chinese later, some sweets and a bottle of water. The sweets and bottle of water are because he gets the second part of his Christmas present tonight when we go to see War Horse at the cinema. The first part was The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in Christmas week and I refused to pay over 2 for a bottle of water there and the sweet prices are also ridiculous. Also taking tons of tissues as I suspect they will be needed.

    I just want to say well done to everyone taking part this month. To read your posts noting how much you are saving, learning and changing habits is wonderful, keep up the fantastic effort.

    See you all later,
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    • angelatgraceland
    • By angelatgraceland 15th Jan 12, 11:31 AM
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    Had bad news yesterday that my Auntie has passed away-it was imminent-we knew but sad all the same. At least MIL and hubby are not still in hospital!Glad I am fairly organised for next week now but its a hectic one with exams, dental apps and taking hubby for chemo. I do hope the funeral doesnt clash with the chemo!
    Backup plan in motion if t does!
    I have a Mr A delivery tonight so no shopping next week at least! All of my appps were unplanned when I booked it so Im glad I am reasonably organised!
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    • Spiggle
    • By Spiggle 15th Jan 12, 11:55 AM
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    Sorry for your loss angelatgraceland, sending you virtual hugs. Glad to hear MIL and hubby are out of hospital and hope your hectic week goes as well as it can.

    All the best,
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  • kit77
    I spent 6.50 on icecream yesterday

    I know it is a lot to spend on 1 tub if icecream but it is the only one I will eat and it has been years since i last bought some. Kids are furious that i wont let them have any but they had profiteroles (SP) so it was not as if they didn't have a nice desert.

    Anyway need to get bread and milk later so will update further spends latley.
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  • 123budget
    Had bad news yesterday that my Auntie has passed away-it was imminent-we knew but sad all the same.
    Originally posted by angelatgraceland
    hi all have updated my spends in signature, can see i am going to go over the 200 i wanted to spend, hubby has been buying extras but have had a horrible last few days with our little old jacksy being put to sleep yesterday
    Originally posted by dobs
    Sorry to hear of your losses, wether its a relative or a much loved pet always hard - Big Hugs

    Made celery soup today for the first time as I found a rather wilted pack at bottom of fridge:
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    1pint ish of chicken stock
    salt and pepper

    Was delicious and dd ate a huge bowlful so will def do this again - also added a little single cream that was left in a small pot.

    Am making bread pudding this afternoon with the odd slices of bread that I kept freezing when kids kept leaving them and opening new loaves! So that should cut up nicely for packed lunches this week.
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  • Redouble
    63 spent in the coop today. I only have 30 left in my purse now and that is going to last me the month. I got some serious bargains today, just through normal promotions, for example 3 X 800g packs of mince for 10. Each makes 3 meals for me and the kids, then I got quite a few whoopsied items and now have enough meat in my freezer to last until the 2nd of Feb

    I am also pleased the 63 felt like a HUGE amount. I am used to spending 200 a week ( ) so this alone is a major achievement.
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    • ModestyB
    • By ModestyB 15th Jan 12, 12:29 PM
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    hi all have updated my spends in signature, can see i am going to go over the 200 i wanted to spend, hubby has been buying extras but have had a horrible last few days with our little old jacksy being put to sleep yesterday so i'm not going to mention the budget to him . Anyway am thinking of doing the shopping myself next month and trying not to get extras.

    We do have lots of food in the house so i am going to try not to spend too much over my limit i set, its always the basics we seem to get through with 3 little gannets in the house lol, went shopping yesterday and loads gone already!!! Still haven't meal planned like i meant to, being so lazy this month, going to kick myself up the bum and get up and and walk our little puppy, so glad we got her now, making it a little bit easier for us now our dear old dog has gone. Hope you all have a good and cheap spending day x
    Originally posted by dobs
    So sorry for your loss. Many hugs.
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    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 15th Jan 12, 12:32 PM
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    [QUOTE=Flat Eric;50209777
    Although I have been saving my receipts, I don't know where they are QUOTE]

    this made me laugh - its just like me

    angelatgraceland so sorry to hear your news (((hugs))) to you x

    123budget that recipe sounds delish - will have a go at that

    spiggle your support for everyone is greatly appreciated , it really does helps to keep things on track when things are difficult

    NSD today as its too cold to go out , made a cottage pie for lunch with things from the freezer , an economy gastronomy base mince , frozen mashed potato ( which looked awful when it defrosted - but came back together nicely when reheated ) and some fresh parsnips which i sauted in a little butter - twas delish and really quick

    need to sort out a meal plan for the coming week as i work long days
    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 15th Jan 12, 12:33 PM
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    Also, I wanted to make some savoury bread. I bought some buttermilk to do this last week but did not get around to it. The buttermilk is out of date. I have never bought or used buttermilk before. Any idea how I check whether it is off or not? Smell? Appearance?
    Originally posted by MissOrganised1972
    I would use the buttermilk - it is slightly sour tasting anyway and I've used it three weeks out of date before and the results were fine. Worst case is the bread is a bit tangy
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