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    • redfox
    • By redfox 21st Oct 13, 9:17 AM
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    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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    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 14th Jan 20, 9:47 AM
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    Welcome Brizesaver Jampacked freezers and cupboards is what this thread is about. I've come to the conclusion after many years, that it must be a yet to be recognised disease that we suffer/enjoy.

    Yesterday
    In: 3 x rolls of biscuits.
    I found a simple recipe for biscuits where you can freeze the dough before cooking. Made a batch that said 45 biscuits, divided the mixture into 4, rolled each one into a sausage shape for slicing later, and froze three. Cooked the other one at lunchtime - very acceptable and made 10 biscuits just enough to share with DH
    Out: cooked turkey,

    Today
    In:0
    Out: not sure yet, need to use a few things up from the fridge
    • GreenFairy
    • By GreenFairy 14th Jan 20, 11:55 AM
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    Only just getting in to this now in a structured sort of way. The fridge freezer was jammed solid over the holidays, but I managed to use up everything in our second, under counter freezer - it then got defrosted and given to my lovely sister in law who has three hungry teenagers and far more need of it than us.

    I'm trying to just replace items that are totally used up - with a toddler in the house i don't think it's legal to run out of fish fingers!

    Big salmon fillet went in last night, as we weren't going to eat it in time. No other frozen stuff bought this week, which is impressive considering that all the posh ice cream seems to be on half price offers.
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 14th Jan 20, 3:23 PM
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    IN:0
    OUT: 2 Portions Beef mince, making a lasagne so some will frozen
    2018 2285/2149, 2019 2000, 2020 2000, JAN 166.66-6.78=149.88-18.62=131.26-31.55=99.71-10.07=89.64-11.40=78.24-3.09=75.15
    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 14th Jan 20, 9:20 PM
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    In: Home-made bacon (bit salty and fatty, but will do in a stew or suchlike)
    Out: Sausages;parsnip soup and half-baguette for lunch, multi-grain bagels and goats cheese for lunch tomorrow, veggie-burgers and challah rolls for tomorrow night.

    There is actually room in the freezer - not a huge amount, but it's definitely there!
    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 15th Jan 20, 8:35 AM
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    In - two lots of marmalade
    Out - can I count the granulated sugar I used?
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    • GreenFairy
    • By GreenFairy 15th Jan 20, 9:17 AM
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    Every time I make stew I always seem to be left with one portion that everyone's too full to eat, or not bothered eating, and it goes in the freezer. Remembered to take two of those pots out last night, so we'll have those for dinner with some bread and butter.
    That bottom drawer is definitely easier to close now!
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    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 15th Jan 20, 9:30 PM
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    Frogletina
    You could add stuffing mix to toad in the hole to have instead of any potatoes with it - or just to a batter mix to make a different sort of yorkshire pudding
    Originally posted by Suffolk lass
    Oh, I love the idea of that
    Not Rachmaninov
    But Nyman
    The heart asks for pleasure first
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 16th Jan 20, 8:51 AM
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    pamsdish
    IN: 2 portions of lasagne
    OUT: Nothing yesterday ate rubbish all day, 3 sausage for today.
    2018 2285/2149, 2019 2000, 2020 2000, JAN 166.66-6.78=149.88-18.62=131.26-31.55=99.71-10.07=89.64-11.40=78.24-3.09=75.15
    • GreenFairy
    • By GreenFairy 16th Jan 20, 12:26 PM
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    Out: half pack frankfurters, half pack hot dog rolls, end of a bag of oven chips, end of a loaf of brown soda bread
    IN: bag of oven chips.

    Having an easy night tonight - hotdogs and chips. A bag of oven chips will go in later. Not enough in the current bag to do all of us, unfortunately.

    I also had a proper rearrange of the freezer last night. Things are all neat and tidy now, though I've found a small few bits that I just threw in at some point without wrapping properly and are all freezer burnt and horrible. Those will mostly go to the dogs - first up is that bit of bread. They'll be delighted!
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 16th Jan 20, 1:20 PM
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    IN: y.s. fish pie mix, y.s. squid. 2 y.s pork ribs, y.s loin of pork.
    2018 2285/2149, 2019 2000, 2020 2000, JAN 166.66-6.78=149.88-18.62=131.26-31.55=99.71-10.07=89.64-11.40=78.24-3.09=75.15
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 16th Jan 20, 8:54 PM
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    In 0
    Out 0
    Had a cupboard and leftover fridge day
    • Suffolk lass
    • By Suffolk lass 17th Jan 20, 9:08 AM
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    Suffolk lass
    Out - half a jar of home-(grown-)made passata to make a ragu with some past-sell-by mince and store-cupboard bits
    In - basmati rice - other than that I just bought the things on my list (light-bulbs, shoe polish and fruit and veg)
    Save 12k in 2019 - #68 9.396.36/7,000 134.23% total
    Save 12k in 2020 - #20
    OS Grocery Challenge 2020 target 0/3k 0% so far
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    • getmyacttogether2016
    • By getmyacttogether2016 17th Jan 20, 4:42 PM
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    Out: 2 portions of cottage pie and the reminder of the cauli, brocolli and carrot mix and 2x portions of apple and blackberry crumble for tonights tea.

    Nothing to go in so all good.

    GMAT
    Last edited by getmyacttogether2016; 17-01-2020 at 10:13 PM.
    Lost my way for far too long but now back on board and hoping to lead a more simplistic lifestyle

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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 17th Jan 20, 6:28 PM
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    pamsdish
    IN: y.s. basa fillet, y.s rib eye steak
    OUT: Salmon fillet, crispy duck for tomorrow
    2018 2285/2149, 2019 2000, 2020 2000, JAN 166.66-6.78=149.88-18.62=131.26-31.55=99.71-10.07=89.64-11.40=78.24-3.09=75.15
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 17th Jan 20, 11:16 PM
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    In: 0
    Out: 4 x rolls for soup, squash, onion, 1 chilli, 2 x turkey +stuffing wrapped in bacon, bag mixed fruit berries/currents.

    I'm trying so hard not to shop but my meal plan for next week needs me to spend about 30. i'll take the list with me.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 18th Jan 20, 3:33 PM
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    IN: 0
    OUT: Chicken for Mondays curry.
    2018 2285/2149, 2019 2000, 2020 2000, JAN 166.66-6.78=149.88-18.62=131.26-31.55=99.71-10.07=89.64-11.40=78.24-3.09=75.15
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 19th Jan 20, 12:42 AM
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    zafiro1984
    Didn't have time to go shopping Saturday and the meal plan went out of the window.
    In 0
    Out: block puff pastry plus sausagemeat to make sausage rolls for everyone. small piece of ham and 6 mincemeat pies.
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 19th Jan 20, 11:58 PM
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    zafiro1984
    Sunday went shopping
    In: 2 loaves of bread, 2 x ice cream, duck fat
    Out: duck, 2 x leftover casserole portions turned into soup for lunch 4x bread rolls
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 20th Jan 20, 8:15 AM
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    pamsdish
    Making a curry today with left over chicken, hoping to make inroads into the veg drawer and even some frozen bits, may have enough to freeze a portion or 2.
    2018 2285/2149, 2019 2000, 2020 2000, JAN 166.66-6.78=149.88-18.62=131.26-31.55=99.71-10.07=89.64-11.40=78.24-3.09=75.15
    • zafiro1984
    • By zafiro1984 20th Jan 20, 11:27 PM
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    In:0
    Out: 8 slices of bread, 2 x venison portions, peas, sweetcorn
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