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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Last months budget

My month runs from the 22nd to the 21st of any month as that's when I receive my pension.  Last months food spend was £123.71 which I'm pleased about. The yellow sticker shopping saved me £26.45.
I've already completed another yellow sticker shop saving another £6.19.

Although not huge savings on some of the items, the haul provided   some great meals. One tray of chicken legs went into the freezer with a pack of  20p soup base mix. The other tray of chicken legs went in the slow cooker along with a 33p stew pack and some of the 25p chestnut mushrooms. The legs were really meaty and provided over 3 meals, 2 of which went in the freezer. I had 2 Soreen fruit  loaves for 20p each. We had some sliced  with a cup of tea and  some has been made into bread and butter pudding with grated apple and black berries, absolutely delish.

Four of the 20p potato cakes were rolled out thinner and placed on a greased baking tray with some tomato salsa on top. I then added onion, ham and a more of the chestnut mushrooms, finally topping with cheese. This take on pizza was served with salad and a good dollop of luxury 29p coleslaw.  The following day the  remaining coleslaw was mixed with shredded lettuce and a tin of tuna, thus  topped some lovely fluffy baked potatoes that was served with fresh tomatoes, peas and corn.

I will head off later in the week to see what I can pick up yellow sticker wise. I quite like the challenge of turning my haul into meals. Plus  I'm able to buy Christmas food to put away. I already have the turkey crown, cheeses and chocolates. Im going to make my own sausage rolls and mince pies. There will probably be a veg price war as there has been the last couple of years, so I'll wait and buy fresh. Bye for now. Tx




12 comments:

  1. Great shopping there. You have gotten some lovely deals yellow sticker wise.

    God bless.

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    1. It is hit and miss. But anything cheaper is good and I do love thinking what I can do with it all.

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  2. Gosh I wish we had those kinds of deals here - but then I suspect I wouldn't have the discipline to shop them either. Well done though!

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    1. Thanks Anna, I always think about what I can do with the product cheap or not. Its pointless buying then wasting something.

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  3. Loads of good bargains on the YS. We hardly ever get anything really good on YS....but then we don't go out shopping later in the day and almost never in the evenings. On the rare occasions when we have, we've found a gang of vultures surrounding the staff member doing the reductions and there's no way I'm getting involved in a scrum.

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    1. I don't normally go out late. I have to say Tesco spreads the stuff across a large area so you dont get the scrum. But I do think I've been lucky so far.

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  4. Well done Tania, yellow sticker shopping is addictive when you see how much money can be saved, I made butter yesterday from a load of reduced cream, I made 3 blocks of butter from £1.05 worth of cream. xx

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  5. I can see it being addictive, Marlene. That's a great idea to use up cream.

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  7. You do very well on your yellow sticker food - our supermarket has very few items and it is often meat - we are veggies. If they are reducing yoghurt I do buy that as I tend to eat such a lot and know if it goes over the date it is usually still fine.
    I think you have the Spam man comment above me - he seems to be on everyone's comment run at the moment.

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    1. Spam man deleted. I am cutting down on our meat consumption, I'm always on the look out for YS veg I can turn into meals. I managed to get some mackerel that will be made into pate and fish cakes.

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  8. I'd be very pleased with £123 as well - well done. The meals sound lovely, especially the potato cake pizza, my mouths watering thinking about that. The spam man is making a real nuisance of himself on my blog at the minute! xx

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