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    • redfox
    • By redfox 21st Oct 13, 8:17 AM
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    Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two
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    • 21st Oct 13, 8:17 AM
    Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two 21st Oct 13 at 8:17 AM
    As the previous thread here had got very long, this is a new one for a continuation of the discussion.

    From the original first post of the previous thread:

    OK my freezer and stock cupboards are crammed full. I realise have spent a lot of money in the food in there. I want to save money by using these and only buy:
    . Milk
    . Fruit/Veg
    . Bread
    . Yoghurt
    . Breakfast cereal (only have 2 unopened packets)
    . Sandwich fillings (have one pack of ham in the freezer)

    as these things I eat virtually every day

    Until one of the following happens
    . I ran out of food
    . I have only fish fingers and cornflakes left.

    It will be a challenge as I'm on weight watchers so I have to be extra creative to keep my points down.
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    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 28th Jul 19, 5:57 AM
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    Used a couple of portions of frozen fruit - served with greek yogurt and some hm jam. The rest of the meal was 2 sea bass (on offer) and garden veg - grilled courgette slices, dwarf beans, runner beans and carrots.
    Another large box of chopped up courgettes is now in the freezer - will need transferring to a bag but I am running out of space!
    Last edited by Suffolk lass; 28-07-2019 at 6:00 AM.
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 28th Jul 19, 8:32 AM
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    IN:y.s lamb ribs
    OUT: 0 also had a y.s. piece of lamb breast, todays lunch.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 28th Jul 19, 12:22 PM
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    In - nothing
    Out - rib of beef for dinner tonight
    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 29th Jul 19, 5:52 AM
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    In - more courgettes and a courgette and lime loaf
    Out - 2 ice lollies
    MFIT T5 target to clear our mortgage completely (59,998) Q2 30,085 or 50.14% paid Mortgage Free Wannabes 2019 #37 108.23% 43,292.24 including Sep - reducing repayments now and avoiding fees
    Save 12k in 2019 - #68 target is 7k 7,683.07 after Aug
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 29th Jul 19, 8:52 AM
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    In - 2 x 2 portions of BBQ'd rib of beef in gravy from yesterday
    Out - nothing
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 29th Jul 19, 9:17 AM
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    IN: Some left over cooked lamb, in gravy.
    OUT: 0
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 29th Jul 19, 10:11 AM
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    Some chops of some sort for today and some curry etc for tomorrow, putting several portions of broc rice in but no other meaty stuff going in Yay.
    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 30th Jul 19, 8:47 AM
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    So much veg picked/pulled - carrots, beets, runner and dwarf beans, cucumbers, mirabelle plums and tomatoes - oh and leaves of now quite tall, cos lettuce (because I keep cutting off the outside leaves with scissors, for our tea!) - used up 1 chicken breast, grilled and cut into 4 for our supper
    MFIT T5 target to clear our mortgage completely (59,998) Q2 30,085 or 50.14% paid Mortgage Free Wannabes 2019 #37 108.23% 43,292.24 including Sep - reducing repayments now and avoiding fees
    Save 12k in 2019 - #68 target is 7k 7,683.07 after Aug
    OS Grocery Challenge 2019 target 3k - 51.87% spent at end of Aug
    My DFD is here
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 30th Jul 19, 11:45 AM
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    Out - 3 pieces of white fish to make curry; 3 Linda Mccartney Rosemary & Red Onion sausages to make scotch eggs
    In - nothing, although there might be some LO curry to go in later!
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 30th Jul 19, 12:02 PM
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    IN:0
    OUT:Pork shoulder chop.
    Had to do a complete new inventory of upright freezer, lost my excel sheet due to office upgrade, fridge freezer still to do, but only fish and veg kept in there.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 30th Jul 19, 1:24 PM
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    I redid my inventory this week before doing my August menu plan. Only need to buy some chicken thighs. Shopping should be reasonably cheap this month.

    This week's shopping is higher than usual as I've also stocked up the cupboards with foil, cling film etc. Tinned & dried stores are OK too.

    Glad I won't have to buy much apart from fruit, veg, fridge stuff like yoghurt, quark & cottage cheese, salad.

    Denise
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 31st Jul 19, 6:46 AM
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    OUT: Piece of white fish, whatever comes to hand first, also 3 sausages for tomorrow
    IN: 0 Hopefully, as taking friend to hospital, possible she may need shops.
    2018 2285/2149
    2019 2000=878-53=825-20=805-25=671-19=652-200=452-6=446-21=425-9=416-21=395
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 31st Jul 19, 8:01 AM
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    In nothing, there was no LO curry
    Out nothing - having jackets with cottage cheese tonight as need something quick
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 31st Jul 19, 10:44 AM
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    Just posted on Cooking for One, am usung frozen sausages, ys mushrooms, tin soup, pasta and ys onion and carrots. Will put in SC so no doubt will end up puttin a couple back in freezer for laterRON. Am trying though.
    • carinjo
    • By carinjo 31st Jul 19, 11:09 AM
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    out: homemade veg soup
    out: mini shoulder of lamb
    out: out of date lamb stock (my bad)
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 1st Aug 19, 12:15 PM
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    In - nothing
    Out - tray of roast rib of beef for dinner tonight
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 2nd Aug 19, 9:38 AM
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    Mostly home grown veg but lunch will be de-frosted sausages and dinner will either br fish n slad or crustless quiche n salad. Defintely something from freezer and nothing in (for a change). Might even find a chunk of hm cake while I am at it.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 3rd Aug 19, 8:21 AM
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    OUT:Piece of salmon,yesterday, 3 burgers today, 1/2 chicken tomorrow.
    IN: Loaf of Burgen soya and linseed.
    2018 2285/2149
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    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 4th Aug 19, 8:58 AM
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    Nothing out - 3 bags of homegrown dwarf beans and gave away lots of runner beans to neighbours.

    We had runner beans as though they were asparagus for a starter - steamed with a dob of butter, some grated cheese and salt and pepper - delish!

    Followed by homegrown salad with shop bought coleslaw, cheese and pickle (all cupboard staples!)

    YS pork chops with runners, carrots and potatoes when DS comes over - all homegrown
    MFIT T5 target to clear our mortgage completely (59,998) Q2 30,085 or 50.14% paid Mortgage Free Wannabes 2019 #37 108.23% 43,292.24 including Sep - reducing repayments now and avoiding fees
    Save 12k in 2019 - #68 target is 7k 7,683.07 after Aug
    OS Grocery Challenge 2019 target 3k - 51.87% spent at end of Aug
    My DFD is here
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 4th Aug 19, 10:00 AM
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    portion hm quiche out for lunch, box of small saute pots out and a small beef joint out and in freezer for next day or two. Decanted packet of pasta into now empty milk carton so packet now gone, used plenty of herbs etc as well as I tend to just put s/p and cube in with meat.
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