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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.
    Originally posted by Middy
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    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 15th Sep 19, 12:40 PM
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    You are right of course whmf - it was just the first one I've seen and I thought, gulp!

    I have actually now booked a venue for a Christmas shopping and coffee morning (this morning) and prepared a leaflet to let people order their homemade Christmas cakes and mince pies.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Sep 19, 7:24 AM
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    Making a cauliflower & blue cheese soup for lunch using frozen cauliflower.

    Dinner tonight will be a butternut squash, sweet potato and red lentil curry with rice using frozen squash, lentils and rice from stores. Sweet potato needs using up as has been in the bag for nearly a month! So a very day today. Also using my own curry powder mix which was also made from store cupboard ingredients.

    Denise
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 17th Sep 19, 7:56 AM
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    IN:0
    OUT: Pork chop yesterday, bacon for today.
    2018 2285/2149
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 17th Sep 19, 12:04 PM
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    small beef joint out, baby carrots and diced swede also out, some peas for later plus a potato, oxo cube and half spoon golden syrup all in SC. Will be going to hairdresser soon and will finish when I come home.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 17th Sep 19, 12:43 PM
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    Got some braising steak out of the freezer yesterday for tonight's dinner. Doing braised steaks, shallots, carrots & swede will have with mash and probably some green beans and/or cabbage.

    Hoping there may be enough for another day but may end up being beefless so just casseroled veg!

    Need to check menu plan to see if there is anything needs to take out of the freezer for tomorrow.

    Denise
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 18th Sep 19, 7:59 AM
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    Using up quite a few things from the freezer and cupboard for today's meal.

    Porridge for breakfast; 2 pea soup for lunch - dried peas from cupboard; frozen peas plus an onion and small potato.

    Dinner tonight will be gammon steaks from freezer bought a while back on a Lidl weekend half price deal; bubble and squeak using up LOs from yesterday; a fried egg and tin of beans from cupboard.

    Denise
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 19th Sep 19, 10:22 AM
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    chicken thigh - orange coloured? - mini corn on cob, not sure of the rest just yet. Making bread so some will go in.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 20th Sep 19, 8:32 AM
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    Have got out 2 lots of LO veg casserole for lunch as DD2 is coming and each bag isn't enough for 3 of us. DH will be pleased because he'll get more than usual, LOL!

    Tonight's dinner will be a fish curry & rice using frozen white fish fillets.

    Denise
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 21st Sep 19, 7:07 AM
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    IN: 0
    OUT: Last battered cod, will need to restock.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 21st Sep 19, 8:33 AM
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    Out - sausages for breakfast; chicken breasts for dinner; lamb chops defrosting in fridge for dinner tomorrow
    In - nothing

    Denise
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 21st Sep 19, 3:06 PM
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    1 beefburger from freezer, some mushrooms from fridge, an individual pie for baking and a couple of sausages are in fridge defrosting for tomorrow and maybe Monday, will have to see, may do sausage and egg and mush for lunch tomorrow.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 22nd Sep 19, 7:38 AM
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    IN:0
    OUT: Half shoulder of lamb
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    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 22nd Sep 19, 4:21 PM
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    Made a lovely burger/mushroom pie with mini wraps yesterday, nicer than expected. Having chick/mush pie now and will use the sausages tomorrow, think I will get some chicken lumps out of freezer and do some sort of kebabs, or maybe a curry. Not decided but will use freezer stuff.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 25th Sep 19, 10:48 AM
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    OUT: Monday 6 meatballs.
    IN: 10 Chicken legs, y.s. smoked haddock.
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    • quintwins
    • By quintwins 25th Sep 19, 11:40 AM
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    I just did a rejig of my freezers and moved some stuff into the kitchen freezer.

    OUT yesterday- hotdog buns, wheaten bread, 6 chicken breasts, sausages.
    OUT- today- chicken portions for tomorrow, 3 sub rolls. kids polished off a tub of ice cream with sprinkles and I pulled out a chicken curry and a packet of microwave rice for lunch.

    I found 2 full bags of cod fillets when digging threw. I"m really nauseous at the moment so does anyone have any easy ways to cook fish that won't stink up my whole house? if not I'll make up some batter and just make hubby cook them for us, I'm ok once they are cooked (I have the same issue with mince so I usually throw it in the slow cooker and go out)
    Last edited by quintwins; 25-09-2019 at 12:32 PM.
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    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 25th Sep 19, 3:43 PM
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    Out - pork chops, butternut squash (garden veg), half french stick
    In - nothing
    Save 12k in 2019 - #68 target is 7k 8,766.30 after Sep
    OS Grocery Challenge 2019 target 3k - 57.28% spent after Sep
    Mortgage Free Wannabes 2019 #37 108.23% 43,292.24 including Sep - reducing now to avoid fees
    MFIT T5 target to clear our mortgage completely (59,998) Q2 30,085 or 50.14% paid
    My DFD is here
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 27th Sep 19, 1:54 PM
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    Got some smoked haddock out of the freezer and made a sweetcorn and smoked haddock chowder for lunch. Very nice it was too!

    Also got out a HM chicken curry which we'll have for dinner tonight with some HM pilau rice.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 28th Sep 19, 7:40 AM
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    OUT: Pork for Sunday,
    IN: 2 Lamb burgers, was 4, 2 for today, 1 battered haddock was 2, I ate 1 yesterday.
    y.s cod fillets, y.s. smoked salmon.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 28th Sep 19, 8:55 AM
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    Just burgers out for dinner tonight and sausages for toad in the hole tomorrow.Nothing in.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 6th Oct 19, 7:09 AM
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    M.I.A. for a few days laid on bed with a back spasm, trying to recall food, think 1 day had 2 h.m. faggots, piece of cod Friday, lasagne another, back to normal now.
    IN: pack of y.s.prawns, garlic bread toasties.
    OUT: Chicken leg
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