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    • elsiepac
    • By elsiepac 25th Jun 18, 8:54 AM
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    elsiepac
    July 2018 Grocery Challenge
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    • 25th Jun 18, 8:54 AM
    July 2018 Grocery Challenge 25th Jun 18 at 8:54 AM
    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the seventh Grocery Challenge of 2018 !!!!

    If your new month starts early feel free to join this thread, or if you're still working on your June budget, then keep on posting in the June challenge.

    As always this challenge is to reduce your own grocery budget to levels that you will be pleased with, not forgetting that we always recommend that you stay inside your own comfort levels and take things gently one step at a time. Remember that this is not a competition....it's designed to take you and your grocery spending to a level you are happy with.

    If you are new to the challenge I have quoted the advice from Galtizz below which will help you get started.

    Please post into this thread for help and advice and support at any time. Good luck to everyone taking part!


    I have said this before, but for all the newbies to the challenge;

    For the first month I took a guess at the budget but I really had no idea how much I was spending.

    I found the best thing is to have a guess the first month but SAVE ALL OF YOUR RECEIPTS (and yes, that does include the ones from the local shop when you run out of milk), then at the end of the month add them all up and have a look if you were on budget, if not, it doesn't matter because your budget was a guess. For the next month you can use the total of your receipts and take a bit off to get a realistic budget, just shave off as much as you think you can, it could be £1 a week or £20 a week.

    If you are currently spending £200 a month don't suddenly drop it to £100 - you'll never do it but if you cut £20 a month off for a few months you'll get there eventually without feeling you're missing out on anything.

    You might think you've done everything you can in the first month but someone always comes up with a new idea and, if you try it you often find you save a bit more (unless you are SarahSaver who is an expert at this and could only save more if she turned her back garden into a paddy field and lived on rice ) In the first month I thought, I'm planning meals, I couldn't possibly save any more, but then I started double cooking and freezing, and making soup instead of buying it in tins.

    I've been doing this since Feb but only saved ALL of my receipts last month, it has given me a much better idea of where it is all going. Budget for next month is £80 for 2 of us, I'll start on 30/4. I could probably save more, by eating different foods but I can afford to live on £80, I have saved a lot of money since Feb. and I don't waste food or money any more. So I'm happy with my budget.
    By request, here is Spiggles wonderful helpful post


    We all have different budgets that suit our households. The most important thing to remember is that you set yours according to your needs and finances. It can take time to get to where you want to be too so don't knock yourself out if you go over in the first few months. We are here to support each other and it is not a competition.

    I thought it might help to outline where we've come from and the top tips I've learned.

    When we started in March 2010 we had spent in excess of £600 in the previous month. This had to stop, (there's only me and him and our two beautiful black cats) something which thankfully my OH completely agreed with so I have been lucky that he has been on board from the start. He gave me his debit card voluntarily and I still keep hold of it until he needs to get something for the home. At the same time we set up a system of pocket money (pm) at £15 each per week which doesn't count towards the GC and which we can each spend as we wish with no comebacks or complaints. OH predominantly uses his pm on his beer and I ferret mine away mostly.

    The next step was to set up my own spreadsheet which is absolutely simple onto which I put all spends so that I have a continuous running total for the month and for the year. We initially set our budget at £280 per month and brought it down to £240 where it resides for most of the year it is occasionally increased to allow for extras e.g. Christmas to £260.

    The important 'tools' we found greatly helped and continue to do so now are:

    Stocktake cupboards, fridge, freezer - make lists and ensure that the older products get used up first. You'll be amazed at what you find squirrelled away and it will help with your shopping list as you'll realise that you don't actually need so much.

    Before you go shopping check staples - running out of milk, bread, butter, etc often leads to going into a shop for one thing and coming out £20 lighter. Always check these and if they'll run out tomorrow buy them the same time as getting other things.

    Always make a shopping list and stick to it - the supermarkets (sm) try every which way to get us to spend so having a list and strong resolve is the only way to beat them.

    Keep every receipt - and then note it down on your spreadsheet/spend diary so that you always know where you are.

    When tempted, ask yourself do you NEED it or just WANT it - now this advice goes with two things. Firstly, the things you see in store when shopping that APPEAR to be bargains - if you hadn't planned spending the money then its not a bargain. Secondly, the sm send us loads of vouchers for £X off a spend of £XX - if you had no NEED to spend £XX then have you SAVED anything???

    Use my supermarket to compare prices (limited to four of the biggies) - The site may be used to actually do an online shop at whichever of the big four offers the best value or, if you have the time and sm availability, to make up lists for visiting each of the stores so that you can purchase all you need at different stores thus getting the best possible value. (I'd add, do a 'shop' virtually on this site and take the list you create on it with you, whichever one you shop at, it will help keep target prices in your head and allow you to spot bargains. Mr M is not included but you can do a virtual list on their website so you know what you're going to be spending.)

    Always have a list - this is just as important when shopping online as shopping on foot.

    Use Approved Foods online (with a list!) - if you don't mind out of date things (ood) or you can search for only in date items. The only drawback is storing the goods as far as I can tell. Oh, and watch the delivery as it's done on a scaled charge for weight so keep an eye on it. You can of course do an AF order with friends, family, colleagues or like minded neighbours. Other GCers use Big Br*nds 4 Less too.

    Invest in a bread maker - we have saved so much by making our own bread. The prices in the shops are extortionate for bread these days. There's loads of advice on this thread and others in the forum on this.

    Use the recipe lists - always posted at the front of a new thread. There are fantastic, tasty, healthy and economical recipes to use on them and there are a number of other threads on the forum such as Weezl's that will help you to eat well on a budget.

    Shop locally - the local greengrocer (or preferably market but I don't have one ) is usually cheaper as an option for fruit and veg (f&v) than the sm. Often the prices may look the same but when you look at the quantity for the same price the greengrocer will be cheaper. The same goes for the local butcher. Often you will have far more variety of meat available, advice on how to cook a particular meat can be offered and there is (for me at least) no comparison in terms of quality. We buy our huge FR eggs there and I'm yet to find an equivalent FR egg in a sm at the same or lower price. Obviously if you have your own chicks/know someone who has chicks you can get them even cheaper again.

    Grow your own - it's quite simple to grow some f&v at home even if it's only in pots on the patio. There are also supportive threads on the forum for this.

    Cook your own - making meals at home from ingredients is far more economical, often tastes better than shop bought and is probably far better health wise.

    Meal Plan - this is something that others can advise on as we don't do it. I have a tremendous capacity for eating the same food over many days but presented in slightly different form. For example, we could buy £7 worth of brisket from the butchers and eat it as pot roast for a couple of days, sliced for sarnies, sliced with a salad, chucked into a casserole or shredded up and fried as crispy beef.

    Don't waste food - either only make what you need or use any leftovers for other meals/creations or freeze it for another day.

    Withdraw the cash you want to spend - and keep it in a separate purse. This can be particularly effective as you have the money in front of you reducing rather than spending with plastic which is so easy to lose track of. Very useful when you first start out.

    Don't go to the shops to browse - this can only lead to pain and hardship!!!

    Keep posting and reading the thread - there really is no better supportive, wise and inspirational place to be! I think I saw that somebody mentioned forgetting to read/post. I get around this by using the Advanced button to post, below the window where your text is displayed you will see Additional Options. In the Thread Subscription box use the dropdown to select either instant email notification (this is what I use) or daily email notification before you submit your latest post. Then you will get an email into your inbox from which you can click to the thread to see what others are saying.

    Always remember the sm is not your friend - it wants to profit from you and take as much of your money as it can coerce out of you!

    So, there you go as a starting point. Others on here will offer tremendous advice on meal planning. And don't forget, the only silly question is the one you didn't ask!

    See you all later,
    Spigs
    For guidelines on posting in this thread please read the second post in this thread.

    For the Grocery challenge Recipe Index please see posts #4 to #10 this thread (the list is growing!!!!!)

    For everyone's totals, see post #3 on this thread

    I hope everyone has a great month!

    elsiepac

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    • Flowergirl72
    • By Flowergirl72 3rd Jul 18, 11:11 AM
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    Flowergirl72
    Hi All

    I've been a lurker for quite a while but now have to really put my mind to cutting down on our food shop due to a cut in income. We are a family of 4, 3 adults and a nearly 5 year old most of the time but have my sons family (2 more adults and 2 small grandchildren) for Sunday lunch/BBQ most weeks. I really don't know how folks manage on their budgets and can only hope to get better myself bit by bit. I've only got £215.00 left this month due to a family party last weekend but myself and husband are away on hols for a week so it will be a shorter month to stretch the money. I've loads in the freezer so will be relying on that and my cupboards. I also have a veg box for the next 2 weeks which is already paid for.

    Flowergirl72 x
    July 18 £0.00/£215.00
    • Sewinglady
    • By Sewinglady 3rd Jul 18, 3:32 PM
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    Sewinglady
    First shop
    So, it's payday and time for my first shop. I have planned the week's meals out, checked the freezer and store cupboard and stuck to my list. So - how did the bill end up being £78.68? / £250 Well, truthfully, there was three weeks worth of dog food there but I have still got some work to do! On a more positive front, I wanted some cooked chicken but spotted a yellow stickered set of chicken breasts which I will cook tonight and slice - freezing some for next week. If nothing else, this challenge is keeping me focussed.
    • Moguline
    • By Moguline 3rd Jul 18, 3:44 PM
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    Moguline
    So, it's payday and time for my first shop. I have planned the week's meals out, checked the freezer and store cupboard and stuck to my list. So - how did the bill end up being £78.68? / £250 Well, truthfully, there was three weeks worth of dog food there but I have still got some work to do! On a more positive front, I wanted some cooked chicken but spotted a yellow stickered set of chicken breasts which I will cook tonight and slice - freezing some for next week. If nothing else, this challenge is keeping me focussed.
    Originally posted by Sewinglady
    Where do you shop? Have you tried mysupermarket to compare prices and see if it would be cheaper elsewhere? I usually get everything possible from Aldi, it's sooo much cheaper! My basic weekly shop costs around £35 there, but around £55 in Tesco!
    LBM: Christmas 2017 Highest debt (01/01/2018): £23,786 As of 01/07/2018: £19,887 Total reduction in 2018: -£3,899 DFD of my dreams: 31/12/2019
    • Chloris
    • By Chloris 3rd Jul 18, 4:11 PM
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    Chloris
    Checking in with a nsd (July 2/31). Yay!

    I have a wholemeal loaf in the bread maker. It's chestnut and sage or tomato and lentil soup for tea. Welsh cakes for pudding. I need to make some carrot and fennel seed salad for the lunches tomorrow.

    Good luck holding on to your money! Xx
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 3rd Jul 18, 4:32 PM
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    YorksLass
    First spend of the month today - a Sainsbobs online order for delivery that came to a total of £34.20 for groceries (after a £6 MOC deduction). Just 2 items for the freezer (cod loins and haddock fishcakes) and the rest for the store cupboards. I also used a voucher for triple loyalty points.

    In the delivery was a large box of soap powder, a large bottle of washing up liquid and a bottle of white vinegar (I use this instead of fabric conditioner) but these aren't counted here as I have a separate budget for household/cleaning stuff. A bit cross about the soap powder as Sainsbobs don't seem to be doing the 60-wash size box anymore; instead it's a 40-wash box. The cost works out the same (10p per wash if you use their recommended dosage) but I can see I'll probably end up having to buy 3 boxes a year instead of 2. Another sneaky way of getting the customer to buy more, methinks.
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!
    July £85.47/£140 and 10/28 NSDs (Jan-Jun £68.59 under budget)

    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 3rd Jul 18, 5:49 PM
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    CRANKY40
    First grocery shop of July for me today. £16.84 in Home Bargains and £25.25 in Asda, total spent £42.09 and signature updated. I'm hoping that we won't need anything else this week.

    I'm eating a lot of salad (lettuce leaves from garden) and the House Troll seems to be existing mostly on pasta with sauces added from the cupboard or from tubs in the freezer with an extra bit of ham and/or cheese added. I also picked the first few raspberries from the garden today.
    Weight loss 2018 18.5 lbs
    July Grocery Challenge £73.72/£250
    • Moguline
    • By Moguline 3rd Jul 18, 6:24 PM
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    Moguline
    Had a little top up shop today - got 3 cartons of quinoa milk and a loaf of bread from Heron, and carrots, cherries and coriander from Asda (all yellow sticker). Spent a grand total of £1.90 - very pleased with myself! That's bread and milk sorted for the week.
    Got £111.50 left in the grocery budget for this month now.
    LBM: Christmas 2017 Highest debt (01/01/2018): £23,786 As of 01/07/2018: £19,887 Total reduction in 2018: -£3,899 DFD of my dreams: 31/12/2019
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 3rd Jul 18, 7:49 PM
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    pamsdish
    First spend of July £4.97 it finished up in Morrisons, I had picked up 2 bunches of reduced flowers £2.40 reduced to 15p each, I ALWAYS check my receipt before leaving shop, nobody behind me and knew I had spent just over £5, he requested over £9, looked at my receipt when he gave it me charged £2.25 for each bunch, he took me to customer services who refunded me £4.50 so free flowers.
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61 JUNE£200=£6
    JULY £200-£5=£195,-£19=£176,-£10 =£166,-£10=£156,-£24=£132,-£17=£115.-£4=£111

    • Mrs Cheshire
    • By Mrs Cheshire 3rd Jul 18, 9:26 PM
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    Mrs Cheshire
    NSD for me today.
    SPC #148 2014-£25 2015-£5.50 My stars from Sue-UU

    Grocery Challenge 2018
    Jan£400.33/£400 Feb£383.02/£400 Mar£392.60/£370 Apr£?/£400 May£378.34/£400 Jun £457.57/£400 Jul £91.74/£400
    • JingsMyBucket
    • By JingsMyBucket 3rd Jul 18, 11:00 PM
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    JingsMyBucket
    Howdy y'all. Checking in with a NSD here. I even wanted to go into a grocery store today while on a walk to test myself to see if I could resist. I accidentally went the other way from the grocery store so I decided I wouldn't exactly tempt fate.

    Tomorrow I'll get more eggs from the market as OH really liked them. They're big with bright orange yolks so that's a good sign in our book. I'll also go to another market for a bottle of olive oil and to Lidl for toilet paper. Nothing at Lidl really tempts me this week, so I'll try to forge in and out of there quickly. It's "Caribbean Week" and it looks as grim as American Week usually does, so yeah. Nothing appetizing in sight.

    TOTAL SO FAR:
    1 / 12 NSD
    €59.08 / €400.00


    Hi All
    I've been a lurker for quite a while but now have to really put my mind to cutting down on our food shop due to a cut in income. We are a family of 4, 3 adults and a nearly 5 year old most of the time but have my sons family (2 more adults and 2 small grandchildren) for Sunday lunch/BBQ most weeks. I really don't know how folks manage on their budgets and can only hope to get better myself bit by bit.
    Originally posted by Flowergirl72
    Welcome @Flowergirl72. We take all comers here and aren't judgmental. We all started from somewhere and a lot of us are constantly refining and renegotiating with ourselves.

    Good luck holding on to your money! Xx
    Originally posted by Chloris
    I love this phrase! I shall try my darnedest.
    JUL 18 GC: €82.33 /€400.00 // 3/12 NSD
    JUN 18 GC: €301.86/€300.00 // 16/10 NSD
    MAY 18 GC: €333.04 /€400.00 // 16/10 NSD
    APR 18 GC: €406.12/€400.00 // 16/10 NSD
    • Hopeless Case
    • By Hopeless Case 4th Jul 18, 7:34 AM
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    Hopeless Case
    So, it's payday and time for my first shop. I have planned the week's meals out, checked the freezer and store cupboard and stuck to my list. So - how did the bill end up being £78.68? / £250 Well, truthfully, there was three weeks worth of dog food there but I have still got some work to do! On a more positive front, I wanted some cooked chicken but spotted a yellow stickered set of chicken breasts which I will cook tonight and slice - freezing some for next week. If nothing else, this challenge is keeping me focussed.
    Originally posted by Sewinglady
    I've used up quite a % of my month's money already but I've also got dog food, a big pack of complete which will last me the month and enough tins to do 2/3 weeks, and I'm set up for the month in cleaning etc and store cupboard, so not as bad as it looks. As long as we know we won't keep on spending at that rate, all is good
    The challenge does really help keep you focused though I agree


    First spend of July £4.97 it finished up in Morrisons, I had picked up 2 bunches of reduced flowers £2.40 reduced to 15p each, I ALWAYS check my receipt before leaving shop, nobody behind me and knew I had spent just over £5, he requested over £9, looked at my receipt when he gave it me charged £2.25 for each bunch, he took me to customer services who refunded me £4.50 so free flowers.
    Originally posted by pamsdish
    Yay well done
    June GC £218.09/ £300; July GC Target £250 -177.79/ £72.21
    July NSD target 6/10
    July Bring Your Lunch to Work Target 7/13
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    • FoxFace
    • By FoxFace 4th Jul 18, 7:57 AM
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    FoxFace
    Hey everyone, I'm still here! I just haven't spent any money since my shop on Sunday, so nothing much to report

    Have a fab Wednesday
    Fox
    x
    Debt Free Wannabe 21.05.2017
    Total Starting Debt = £11,020.01p Currently: £9012.97p
    FD: £6931.52p BC: £2081.45p
    ~Grocery Challenge: June: July: 0.00p/£300.00p ~
    ~Fox's Vegan Recipes~

    • Chloris
    • By Chloris 4th Jul 18, 8:30 AM
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    Chloris
    JingsMyBucket - thanks. Xxx

    Another nsd (july 3/31). Out of fruit except bananas, sultanas and dried apricots. I'll just hold out until shopping day tomorrow. Dinner is pasta, roasted Mediterranean vegetables, sauce and dough balls. This is the post swimming fill them up meal! X
    • XSpender
    • By XSpender 4th Jul 18, 9:41 AM
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    XSpender
    DH cashed in one of his weekend beer tokens last night and £14.44 was spent in the co-op, £8.89 on beer and the rest on carp. My total is now £85.22.

    I have meal planned up until next Thursday and am sending DH to the shop tomorrow as I am away with work until late Friday and he will be carless. He is going to love me though as I am sending him to Asda and Aldi. I was hoping for a cheap week to pull back some of this week's overspend but we are completely out of chicken, coffee, baked beans, squash, loo roll and a few other bits.


    Meal Plan (in case I lose the scrap of paper I have written it on!)

    Wed - Fajhitas
    Thur - Breaded fish/chicken and chips (DH & DS only)
    Fri - Jacket potatoes with cheese and beans (I'm in late)
    Sat - Fake-away! Chicken curry, half and half, poppadum
    Sun - Chicken pie, mash, carrots, broccoli
    Mon - Vegan chilli and spicy wedges (probably chicken for DS with wedges)
    Tue - Pizza (DS) Fish and rice (DH)
    Wed - Jacket potatoes with cheese and beans (I'm in late)
    Thur - Pork Cassoulet and mash
    Action Plan Part 1 - Clear First 3 Balances
    Target Debt Lloyds (Me) Part 1 £666.22/£0
    Target Debt Virgin (Me) Part 1 £1176.49/£0
    Target Debt Virgin (Me) Part 2 £1038/£945
    Big black hole of debt - £53,515.15 @ 16.12.17 £52,811.64 @ 28.02.18, £50,638.77 @ 28.03.18, £49,778.78 @ 20.04.18, £46,093.32 @ 18.05.18, £47,401.24 @ 21.06.18
    • Sewinglady
    • By Sewinglady 4th Jul 18, 10:46 AM
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    Sewinglady
    Morning all - just checking in. The YS chicken breasts are now cooked, sliced and a portion kept for lunch today / tomorrow - whilst the rest are in the freezer. Today is a NSD - with the prospect later of some homegrown raspberries and strawberries for tea. Heck - there may even be some homegrown potatoes on the menu!!
    Grocery Challenge - July
    £116.87/ £250
    • Treasurequeen
    • By Treasurequeen 4th Jul 18, 1:05 PM
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    Treasurequeen
    Afternoon everyone, please can I join this thread?

    Just have to buy food for myself. im on an organic and vegetarian diet due to chemical sensitivities so food is a bit expensive for me. but I have set myself a budget of £200 a month.
    The £1000 emergency fund challenge #223
    Pay for birthdays and Christmas 2018 with surveys #17
    2018 Frugal Living Challenge #44
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    July Grocery challenge £48/£200
    • CRANKY40
    • By CRANKY40 4th Jul 18, 1:28 PM
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    CRANKY40
    NSD for me today. I've made Twinks hobnobs and mocha squares this morning(half of each will be posted to a friend) and put a tub of the brownies that I made at the weekend into the freezer so plenty of treats in the house.
    Weight loss 2018 18.5 lbs
    July Grocery Challenge £73.72/£250
    • JingsMyBucket
    • By JingsMyBucket 4th Jul 18, 1:41 PM
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    JingsMyBucket
    A shopping trip and a stroll this morning yielded me:

    €1.00 at the halal store for ramen.

    €16.86 at the organic market for 2 bottles of olive oil which should last us until the end of August.

    €5.39 at Lidl for toilet paper, parchment paper, and half a dozen eggs. (I couldn't find the vendor of the nice eggs and I couldn't find my square's market because they moved it! I found it on the way back home though.)

    TOTAL SO FAR:
    €82.33 / €400.00
    1 / 12 NSD

    I might buy a box of chocolate for OH's birthday which is tomorrow but that'll come from another budget. He also wants to go out for dinner instead of me cooking for him, so that should shave more expenses off the total this month. I'm going to try to stretch no buying to Friday evening or Saturday.
    Last edited by JingsMyBucket; 04-07-2018 at 8:14 PM.
    JUL 18 GC: €82.33 /€400.00 // 3/12 NSD
    JUN 18 GC: €301.86/€300.00 // 16/10 NSD
    MAY 18 GC: €333.04 /€400.00 // 16/10 NSD
    APR 18 GC: €406.12/€400.00 // 16/10 NSD
    • JingsMyBucket
    • By JingsMyBucket 4th Jul 18, 1:49 PM
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    JingsMyBucket
    Also, I forgot to ask: Has anyone ever successfully frozen these M & S frankfurters? https://www.marksandspencerfoodhall.co.uk/nutrition/c6fdc054-a8dc-4fe3-abae-42cb9179bafb--1494252004

    The package says "not suitable for freezing" but I'm not sure if they're being overly cautious or not. I won't be able to start/finish the pack I bought before the expiry date of 12/7 so I'd like to Tetris them into the freezer. Any ideas? Please and thanks.
    JUL 18 GC: €82.33 /€400.00 // 3/12 NSD
    JUN 18 GC: €301.86/€300.00 // 16/10 NSD
    MAY 18 GC: €333.04 /€400.00 // 16/10 NSD
    APR 18 GC: €406.12/€400.00 // 16/10 NSD
    • Ginmonster
    • By Ginmonster 4th Jul 18, 4:27 PM
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    Ginmonster
    First spends of the month on butter, cheddar, halloumi, peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, bananas and bread rolls. It's too hot for proper cooking so the next few days will involve burgers and sausages being used from the freezer in the bread rolls with salad. I need to clear some stuff from the freezer and I can't face the many tubs of soup I've got stashed in there in this weather.

    13.44/150
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