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  • ZoeGirl
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    • 15th Sep 08, 6:56 AM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 6:56 AM
    Won't be long before this one is HUGE too I am sure

    Hope you are doing well Weezl
    "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!!"
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    • #3
    • 15th Sep 08, 7:08 AM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 7:08 AM
    Morning all

    Ooooh a nice new shiney thread..woohooo

    Well folks...keep your fingers crossed for me -Im off to one of the big supermarkets today and the chinese supermarket this could be expensive
    I figured it was time to do a stock up for winter -things like a tray of baked beans (we only like one variety here and they are only in 1 supermarket) sograbbing a tray will save us fuel going there I normally try and avoid this supermarket as its huge and its easy to get carried away..
    Im hoping to get all the dried beans n pulses for winter etc... god I hate spending money (never thought i would say that lol)
    Im convincing myself that it will even its self out over the next few months..
    right i had better get off..eeekk
    have a great day folks...
    -6 -8 -3 -1.5 -2.5 -3 -1.5-3.5
    • nicki
    • By nicki 15th Sep 08, 7:25 AM
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    • #4
    • 15th Sep 08, 7:25 AM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 7:25 AM
    I'm really going to have to try and do some of the recipes suggested here. Loving it!
    Creeping back in for accountability after falling off the wagon in 2016.
    Need to get back to old style in modern ways, watching the pennies and getting stuff done!
    • #5
    • 15th Sep 08, 7:40 AM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 7:40 AM
    Wow! Nice new thread! I must say that dividing it up into smaller chunks might encourage more newbees to read it. Faced with the prospect of a thread 160 pages long is daunting! At least now hopefully more people will be tempted to read and maybe post!! I have been frantically trying to keep up with the thread every day but sometimes if i have missed a day or two there are pages and pages to read!!
    MFW 2011 challenge - Aim: Overpay 414.26 a month/5,000 a year. Overpayment Total to date: 414.26Mortgage start 28/9/07 46,217.00 Mortgage balance as of 25/05/11 24,490.58
    Interest saved as of 25/05/11: 2,849.84 Projected term reduction as of 25/05/11: 9 years 11 months
    • munchki
    • By munchki 15th Sep 08, 7:41 AM
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    • #6
    • 15th Sep 08, 7:41 AM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 7:41 AM
    ohhhhhh love the shiney new thread! Very nice indeedy

    Hope everyone is doing well. Have a great day, off to do a bit of work this morning then on holiday starting friday afternoon!
    I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody! Louis L'Amour
  • jtb2412
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    • 15th Sep 08, 7:55 AM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 7:55 AM
    Yay, a new thread ! Now I don't have to worry about reading from the start (got to about page 40 on the last one ! lol)

    Hope everyone is well xx

    Bit of an update on the allotment situation - we popped along to two sites yesterday and spoke to the 'locals' and was told of various empty plots and plots that haven't been worked for a few years ! So, we're off down the council later today to bend their ears a bit ! I need to find out where we are on the list so that I can start pushing a bit ........ been on it for a fair while now so should be near the top !

    We took pictures and plot numbers so can go down fore-armed ! Will keep you updated but wish us luck !

    Have a good day everyone (heating engineers are here so my joyous week of mess and mayhem begins ! )
    Weight loss to date 1st 11.5lb
    • shaz_mum_of _2
    • By shaz_mum_of _2 15th Sep 08, 8:18 AM
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    shaz_mum_of _2
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    • 15th Sep 08, 8:18 AM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 8:18 AM
    Good luck Mrs Mc i am sure any food you buy today will have increased in value by the time you eat it so don't worry about spending it now................. be glad you won't have to spen it later ................LOL

    jtb good luck for getting a lotty,i would love one but with my neck and starting uni i think it might be too much (our parish council is desperate for people to take them on!!)

    all have a good day


    ps Weezl thought you was off on your hols??
  • ShelBell
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    • 15th Sep 08, 8:31 AM
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    • 15th Sep 08, 8:31 AM
    oooooh all shiny and new i like!
    Weight loss to date - 8st 13lbs
    • cw18
    • By cw18 15th Sep 08, 8:37 AM
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    ps Weezl thought you was off on your hols??
    Originally posted by shaz_mum_of _2
    I was thinking the same thing !!!
  • CherryBlossom

    got through the last thread! Really enjoyed it & looking forward to the posts coming up on this one. About to go back now & get the recipe for Bara Brith. Thanks Weezl

    Cherry x
    Cherry Blossom

    Started SW 24/7/10: -5,-3,-3,-6,-5, -6 (28)
    Woo hoo Im back lol

    First things first... Has anyone seen the electric jam pan thingy in lakeland?!REG-electric-jam-maker/F/keyword/jam+pan/product/12613

    only I have just seen them in the supermarket here on sale at 50 / 40 when they are 79.99 in lakeland .... Im sooooo tempted to get my mum one for a combined birthday/xmas pressy -she always made the best jam -but she has no need for big volumes anymore... as she will only give it away, which is lovely -but not saving her money... hmm what do folks think? Mind she wouldn't be able to have it until we go back to visit hmmmmm

    they also had the tefal vita steam cuisine steamer that I have -@ 40 / 32 Its normally about 70....

    Anyway I have done some stocking up - I was suprisingly pleased with the final amount -that supermarket is usually one where you come out with half what you want but have paid twice as much as you want :rolleyes: , I still need to get tuna, sweetcorn and some other bits but I like them from somewhere else

    So we got:-
    • 12 tins baked beans (not the cheap ones-but they are yummy and you get far more beans in)
    • 12 tins kidney beans
    • 2 boxes pudding rice
    • 2 bags par boiled rice
    • big bag of lentils
    • 5 bags fusilli
    • 5 bags penne
    • 2 spaghetti
    • 2 bags pistatios
    • 2 tins peanuts -treats for hubby
    • 1 huge tin lentil n veg soup with bacon
    • 2 huge tins of veg n ham soup
    • 2 huge tins pineapple
    • 2 huge tins peaches
    • 2 jars of stewed apricots
    • 2 jars stewed rhubarb
    • 2 jars plums
    • 2 packs butter
    • 3 kilo apples
    • 3 kilo oranges
    • 10 kilo net of cabbage
    • 10 kilo net potatoes
    • 2 kilo net of leeks
    • Pack of beasts/ox liver -for dinner tonight nomnomnom
    • 16 andrex loo rolls
    • oohhh and then they had some big buckets with lids on (i can't resist these lol) ...and in each there are 3 bottles fabric softener, 2 bottles washing up liquid, a surface spray and cleaning cloth -5 / 4 ... so I got 2
    and it came to 68.84 -about 52 ... but most of that will tide us over several months... only the stuff in red will come out of this months budget !

    So my shelves in the basement are now straining under the weight yippee

    right better go and get something done ..have a great day everyone
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    • janejustjane
    • By janejustjane 15th Sep 08, 10:27 AM
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    Congratulations on the Baby, Weezl - hope all is going well!

    I made a batch of rosehip syrup at the weekend, it turned out very well - very sweet and has a sort of orange/mango flavour. It is supposed to be very high in vitamin C. I used one third of wild rose hips and two thirds garden rose hips. I am sure there already recipes on here, but you just need 1kg rosehips, 3 litres of water and 1kg sugar. I chopped the rosehips in a food processor and just used ordinary granulated sugar.

    We also picked several pounds of elderberries. I was going to make jam, but OH wanted to make wine. I think this has the best flavour of all home made wines.

    There has been a good crop of wild blueberries this year, they are fiddly to pick, but I thought I'd give it a go as they are considered a "superfood". As I don't much like the flavour I mix them with blackberries which seems to work well. Earlier in the year I bought 2 plants from Woolworths, which will hopefully fruit next year. Blueberries always remind me of the Stephen King short story about the pie eating contest.

    I am now off to look for a recipe for apple cake to use up some of the cooking apples we were given recently.
    • shaz_mum_of _2
    • By shaz_mum_of _2 15th Sep 08, 11:07 AM
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    shaz_mum_of _2
    for those of us with tomato gluts

    this is kinda what i have done
    but i made sauce first like in this one
    and i used normal jars with dimply lids

  • In Search Of Me
    ooo shiny new thread! Happy holidays weezles if you havent left yet...have a good week of rest and relaxation...
    Mrs M jam thing looks tempting but expensive. Does your mum actually want one though - ya never know she may like giving things to people, even if it doesent save money?
    Re the cooking chutney in a jam pan youre meant to do them separate..I almost killed my lovely brass jam pan by doing chutney in it but discovered just in time that I needed a metal pan for the chutney...I got mine at car boot and ebay for bargainous money! (about 10 each!). I also got another one which I sold at work for brass pan is one of my most loved possessions - possibly because it represents the new me...
    Just making curry for a friend who is coming to lunch but must remember to take the brownies out of the freezer! Hoping to bribe with food to assist with the allotment...good luck with allotment and keep us posted. I love mine but have been a bit remiss of late...
    Nerd no 109 Long haulers supporters DFW #1! Even in the darkest moments, love and hope are always possible.

    • boredofbeingathome
    • By boredofbeingathome 15th Sep 08, 11:34 AM
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    I will look forward to catching up with this one as well. Great tips and when i logged onto subscriptions i wondered why it was quiet until i read it.. Mid September and i am going back on the 3 a day for 4 of us ..not quite the 50p each one, but i want to see if i can manage it again.

    hope you have happy hols weezl. BOB X
    Blackadder: Am I jumping the gun, Baldrick, or are the words 'I have a cunning plan' marching with ill-deserved confidence in the direction of this conversation?
    Still lurking around with a hope of some salvation
  • walmerstores
    Will someone be adding the recipes at the start of the new thread so we don't need to keep nipping back to the old one to find them

    Mrs Mc was looking at them yesterday in a leaflet but it doesn't say how much you can make in a batch any ideas?
    • shaz_mum_of _2
    • By shaz_mum_of _2 15th Sep 08, 12:27 PM
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    shaz_mum_of _2

    recipes for foragers, elderflowers, knotweed, nettles and dandelions

    puddings, especially good for fattening up skinny acetate monkeys:

    preserves, chutneys, relishes and Jam

    What to do with a glut of tomatoes, a challenge!

    breads, bagels, baps, and baguettes

    frugal pates and sandwich fillers


    evening meals and light suppers

    something to drink?

    a healthy snack

    hearty breakfast ideas
  • walmerstores
    Will someone be adding the recipes at the start of the new thread so we don't need to keep nipping back to the old one to find them

    Mrs Mc was looking at them yesterday in a leaflet but it doesn't say how much you can make in a batch any ideas?

    where are the simlies thought they where coming home to us today
    Weezle have a nice holiday and take care of fergus XXXX
  • walmerstores
    Ok so you had the same thought at the same time about the recipes many thanks
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