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    • redfox
    • By redfox 21st Oct 13, 9:17 AM
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    redfox
    Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two
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    • 21st Oct 13, 9:17 AM
    Eating out of the freezer and cupboards challenge - part two 21st Oct 13 at 9:17 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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    • tootallulah
    • By tootallulah 12th Feb 18, 6:51 PM
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    tootallulah
    In: 5 X blocks of Stilton - reduced to 72p from £2.95 in the COOP, worth it as enough Stilton for the whole year.
    Mortgage House £45,000, 26 January 2018, 6 April £17,500.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 12th Feb 18, 8:43 PM
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    caronc
    Great buy on the cheese - I'm still working my way through a festive cheese surplus LOL.

    Yesterday:
    In: nothing
    Out: crusty roll
    Used up: chestnut mushrooms

    Today
    In: nothing
    Out: crusty roll, suet, flour, tea bags
    Used up: potato & mushroom gratin, sliced gammon, sprouts
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £68/£120, Mar £104/£150, Apr £164/£200
    GC YTD - £391/£590
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 13th Feb 18, 9:53 AM
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    whmf00001
    In half wheel of stilton & apricot cheese £3 from £6 in Tesco. Half given to s-i-l 1/4 in freezer and 1/4 for me.
    • klbooth
    • By klbooth 13th Feb 18, 11:12 AM
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    klbooth
    yesterday
    OUT: 2 packs sausages, mac cheese, 3 easiyo sachets, loaf of bread, sweet chilli dip
    IN: nothing

    today
    OUT: bacon
    IN: hot cross buns, 2 cartons custard, crisps
    1P Challenge #13 £170.18/£667.95;£2 Club #30 £34;50p Club #8 £18;20p Club #100 £21;SPC #39 £?;VSPC #15 £297.85;1 Debt Vs 100 Days #1 £3964/£3964 (100%); PAYDOBX 2018 #118 £6212/£10014 (62%);GC Jan £483.58/£450; Feb £390.32/£430; Mar £260.41/£410; Apr 185.44/£410
    • dannie
    • By dannie 13th Feb 18, 7:08 PM
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    dannie
    Now 5 out of the 11 (2017) freezer stored batch cooked recipes used up this month.

    Went out to acquire a present for somebody and also got a few fridge storage "yellow-sticker" items for myself, "saving" £3.69.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 13th Feb 18, 8:08 PM
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    caronc
    In: 2 x pea & ham soup, 1 x beef stew & dumplings
    Out: crusty roll, venison sausage, stuffing balls, chicken supreme, corn, spinach, mozzarella, cooked turkey
    Used up: OOD egg, bread
    Last edited by caronc; 13-02-2018 at 9:45 PM.
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £68/£120, Mar £104/£150, Apr £164/£200
    GC YTD - £391/£590
    • dannie
    • By dannie 14th Feb 18, 3:46 PM
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    dannie
    Half way through the month and more or less half of the 2017 freezer stored batch cooked recipes have been used up.

    Went out today but no food purchased. Online (food) shopping possibly next week.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 14th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
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    caronc
    In: nothing
    Out: brown lentils, walnuts
    Used up: carrot, parsnip, swede, a slightly wrinked apple. final OOD egg
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £68/£120, Mar £104/£150, Apr £164/£200
    GC YTD - £391/£590
    • klbooth
    • By klbooth 15th Feb 18, 2:46 AM
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    klbooth
    OUT: honey mustard chicken, rice
    IN: nothing
    1P Challenge #13 £170.18/£667.95;£2 Club #30 £34;50p Club #8 £18;20p Club #100 £21;SPC #39 £?;VSPC #15 £297.85;1 Debt Vs 100 Days #1 £3964/£3964 (100%); PAYDOBX 2018 #118 £6212/£10014 (62%);GC Jan £483.58/£450; Feb £390.32/£430; Mar £260.41/£410; Apr 185.44/£410
    • caronc
    • By caronc 15th Feb 18, 7:35 PM
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    caronc
    In: portion venison sausage/lentil/root veg stew
    Out: pasta, salmon paste, portion HM soup, coffee
    Used up: scotch pancakes, winter slaw, cooked turkey, LO savoury pancake filling
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £68/£120, Mar £104/£150, Apr £164/£200
    GC YTD - £391/£590
    • ma-ri-ella
    • By ma-ri-ella 15th Feb 18, 7:51 PM
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    ma-ri-ella
    in : free ristorante pizza
    out: ristorante pizza
    got quite a few planned use ups :P even managed a trip to asda for my freebie pizza and didn't buy anything"
    91.50£365 a year spend challenge - this has included food/clothes/beauty
    20,000 step a day challenge
    • caronc
    • By caronc 16th Feb 18, 7:56 PM
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    caronc
    In: crusty rolls, sliced mushrooms, chicken kiev, tea bags, tinned tomatoes
    Out: corn cobette, oven chips
    Used up: LO pasta
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £68/£120, Mar £104/£150, Apr £164/£200
    GC YTD - £391/£590
    • dannie
    • By dannie 17th Feb 18, 6:58 AM
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    dannie
    Hi, I discovered the other day that my figures for my mini-challenge is 4/11 (not 5) of the intended freezer recipes used up. I do not know at this stage whether I can use up these 11 by the end of the month. There often seems something else I prefer. Anyway, will persevere and assess things at the end of the month.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 17th Feb 18, 7:32 PM
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    caronc
    In: nothing
    Out: rump steak, pork steak and chicken crown.
    Used up: salmon paste
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £68/£120, Mar £104/£150, Apr £164/£200
    GC YTD - £391/£590
    • dannie
    • By dannie 19th Feb 18, 5:56 AM
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    dannie
    5/11 freezer stored (2017) batch cooked recipes used up this month (several of each).

    Two small bottles of food flavorings purchased last Friday. Weekend shopping were just a few "yellow-sticker" salad items. Yesterday, could have got loads of reductions but felt disinterested.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 19th Feb 18, 7:34 PM
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    caronc
    Yesterday
    In: nothing
    Out: crusty roll, lorne sausage

    Today
    In: root veg mash
    Out: lamb doner, creamed corn, noodles
    GC - Jan18 £55/£120, Feb18 £68/£120, Mar £104/£150, Apr £164/£200
    GC YTD - £391/£590
    • klbooth
    • By klbooth 19th Feb 18, 8:37 PM
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    klbooth
    bit behind...

    OUT: 4 ciabatta rolls, tin of spaghetti, beef stew meat, ancient tin of baked beans, forgotten tin of tomatoes, 2 mugshots, chicken soup concentrate, bag of pasta, 350g jelly powder, rice pudding tin

    IN: 4 boxes weetbix, S&P squid, maple syrup, marg tub, 4 loaves bread, 4x2pk baguettes, ribs, pork leg joint, 3 bags shredded mozzarella, 12 bags sugar
    1P Challenge #13 £170.18/£667.95;£2 Club #30 £34;50p Club #8 £18;20p Club #100 £21;SPC #39 £?;VSPC #15 £297.85;1 Debt Vs 100 Days #1 £3964/£3964 (100%); PAYDOBX 2018 #118 £6212/£10014 (62%);GC Jan £483.58/£450; Feb £390.32/£430; Mar £260.41/£410; Apr 185.44/£410
    • tootallulah
    • By tootallulah 20th Feb 18, 8:00 AM
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    tootallulah
    Out: beef stew, vegetable pie, bread.
    Mortgage House £45,000, 26 January 2018, 6 April £17,500.
    • phizzimum
    • By phizzimum 20th Feb 18, 12:51 PM
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    phizzimum
    Hi, I discovered the other day that my figures for my mini-challenge is 4/11 (not 5) of the intended freezer recipes used up. I do not know at this stage whether I can use up these 11 by the end of the month. There often seems something else I prefer. Anyway, will persevere and assess things at the end of the month.
    Originally posted by dannie
    You’ve done well dannie, even if you dont reach your goal you’ve still reduced things
    weaving through the chaos...
    • dannie
    • By dannie 20th Feb 18, 7:47 PM
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    dannie
    Thanks for your message phizzimum. Even though my mini-challenge is a slow process, food "supplies" are decreasing. For every one recipe, there were several portions made and when these are not being had, I am working upon using up other stuff (fridge, freezer or store cupboard).
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