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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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    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 18th Jun 19, 10:46 PM
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    In: YS beef chunks
    Out: Ikea meatballs
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 19th Jun 19, 8:13 AM
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    IN, y.s. Cod loin, half for today, y.s. Pork Ribs
    OUT Nothing
    2018 2285/2149
    2019 2000=878-53=825-20=805-25=780-6=774
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 19th Jun 19, 11:10 AM
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    2nd portion (also known as l/o) put in a wrap with a ball of mozzerella which had been in fridge for yonks, had grown really fat in its bag but was OK when drained. Also finished off half a courgette and last of the aubergine, fried both and put in wraps. Actually was nicer than I expected. Will finish off some ham into a scrambled egg thing for lunch today. Tonight I have taken some of the hash browns out of freezer, no idea why I bought them !! and a lamb leg steak no doubt with peas and

    plan to have some of the frozen curry and rice for tomorrow. Last 2 slices of sour dough chocolate and nut bread are out for today. Had 2 huge fish finger sarnies for lunch yesterday when dd joined me.
    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 19th Jun 19, 10:08 PM
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    Evening all

    Out - portion of ribs with chips and breaded mushrooms and pasta bake and 5x mini sausage rolls for next couple of days lunches.

    GMAT
    Lost my way for a while but now back on board

    Grocery challenge June 160.34/200, May 234.30/200
    2019 Fashion on the Ration 17/44
    No buying unnecessary toiletries - UU 8
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 20th Jun 19, 8:16 AM
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    Went to Asd.. yesterday and bought 3 ready meals, 2 for freezer, 1 for today so the curry is still in freezer. Hard boiled 5 eggs for fridge so couple today with toast, bread on last legs and instead of using one from freezer, bought a new loaf. Also bought some baby corns and asparagus so had some last night with dinner, new punnet of maushrooms, I do not know why I buy by the punnet as it makes me eat them as I already have some in freezer, but I do like em. Bought just 1 carrot and 3 onions. At least the onions last and I use them regularly. Carrot will bused spiralized with cougette for salads, maybe boiled egg salad tomorrow.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 20th Jun 19, 9:40 AM
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    OUT portion of liver and some sliced onions.
    IN nothing
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    • Maisy_Moo
    • By Maisy_Moo 20th Jun 19, 9:42 AM
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    Maisy_Moo
    In nothing

    Out one pack of sausages
    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 20th Jun 19, 7:51 PM
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    Evening all

    Out - 2x gluten free pizza bases.

    Having tomorrow instead as fancied omlette rather than pizza.

    GMAT
    Lost my way for a while but now back on board

    Grocery challenge June 160.34/200, May 234.30/200
    2019 Fashion on the Ration 17/44
    No buying unnecessary toiletries - UU 8
    • Carinjo
    • By Carinjo 21st Jun 19, 7:50 AM
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    At the market last week the veg man was almost giving away his punnets, it was raining like crazy. Got 2 punnets strawberries and 2 punnets cherry tomatoes for 2! Got me thinking of doing some soups for the freezer. So in: 4 portions carrot&tomato soup. Out: frozen french beans, peas and in 2 portions indian spiced chickpea soup. Out: chicken breast to add to summer minestrone soup. Out: half tomato ciabatta for tonight.
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 21st Jun 19, 11:59 AM
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    Threw away the last few slices of old bread, it was still OK but over a week old. Have picked some of my home grown leaves and pea shoots - no sign of pods ??? - and the plants I was unsure of I noticed are radishes so I pulled one of them, wil have with boiled eggs, maybe in a tortilla wrap, thats lunch, will get some of the curry n rice out of freezer for dinner, been planning it for days. Out fpr lunch tomorrow so will have light meal later on.
    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 22nd Jun 19, 9:22 PM
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    Evening all

    Out - mince for spag bol. Will pad it out a bit and then put some portions back in freezer.

    Really do need to do a freezer and pantry inventory so I know what I have and can plan what to make.

    GMAT
    Lost my way for a while but now back on board

    Grocery challenge June 160.34/200, May 234.30/200
    2019 Fashion on the Ration 17/44
    No buying unnecessary toiletries - UU 8
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 23rd Jun 19, 7:06 AM
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    IN Nothing
    OUT Bacon bits for carbonara yesterday, pork joint for today and Monday, may make some sage and onion stuffing, so a little more in and out may occur
    2018 2285/2149
    2019 2000=878-53=825-20=805-25=780-6=774
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 26th Jun 19, 6:15 AM
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    pamsdish
    IN: Nothing
    OUT: Pork chop
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    2019 2000=878-53=825-20=805-25=780-6=774
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 27th Jun 19, 1:15 PM
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    Nothing in and nothing out so even stevens. Still better than more going in.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 27th Jun 19, 4:43 PM
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    pamsdish
    IN: Nothing
    OUT: Chicken leg.
    2018 2285/2149
    2019 2000=878-53=825-20=805-25=780-6=774
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 28th Jun 19, 6:45 AM
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    IN: Nothing
    OUT: Piece of fish
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    • LIzzieM
    • By LIzzieM 29th Jun 19, 9:16 PM
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    Newbie here
    Hello everybody, I'm a longtime lurker but have decided to take the plunge and ask if you would be kind enough to let me join the thread. Long story short, I am single and due to health issues I'm currently off long term sick (can't wait to get to get back TBH!). I'm currently looking to empty my freezer to defrost and make inroads on my 'brexit'/mobility problems store cupboard. As much as my disability allows I enjoy cooking different cuisines and eating what I can (I have to have a high protein diet supervised by my Consultant/dietitian). I've asked to join the July grocery challenge and will pop to the love food hate waste thread to see if they will have a newbie there!

    Many thanks,
    Lizzie
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 30th Jun 19, 6:17 AM
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    Hi Lizzie, welcome aboard, I only record my freezers, a few include cupboards, I have 2 in my hall 1 for food and 1 for cleaning materials, pleased to report I can see some space. Freezers also showing some wiggle room, aiming for lots of space by Christmas to take advantage of special offers.
    I also live alone and eat high protein low carb by choice for weight loss, hope we can swap a few ideas.
    Nothing IN or OUT yesterdy.
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    2019 2000=878-53=825-20=805-25=780-6=774
    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 30th Jun 19, 6:38 AM
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    Welcome Lizzie, have fun! I don't post often but always read. I track my use-ups elsewhere at home but fight a constant tendency to hoard which needs regular attention (so many chick peas, lentils and spices at the moment). We are omnivores and eat a healthy diet with lots of sugar-cheating (rhubarb fool last night because there is just so much (homegrown) rhubarb here!) and now I have a glut of homegrown potatoes, a month earlier than they should be because we have some evidence of blight.
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 30th Jun 19, 8:51 AM
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    Welcome Lizzie and agree with Suffolk Lass. I try so hard to use stuff from freezers but as I love to cook I tend to cook several portions so feed the freezer. Have taken out a hm hotpot for today and will have with some ys asparagus and ys cauliflower. Really must make more of an effort with freezers, just put 6 pack of faggots in (only 1 in Iceland) so had to soften slightly so I could cut into 2's to put in freezer. I do love a Brains faggot.
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