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    Ok so i tried to do this whole $21 a week shopping things. I found that it actually cost me $31 (we are egg free) but i still think that's pretty good(2 kids 1 adult and 1 hungry i.could eat a horse every night husband lol) we are day 3 into it.
    So far so good.

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    Just went through my freezer and pantry to make our menu plan for the week, now my challenge is to get my partner to stick to our without going crazy.

    I'm not going to count coffee in the challenge tho cos we spend a fortune on nespresso pods and can't live without our coffee.

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    Based my meal plan this week on things I already have in the pantry and freezer, and tried to have a few meat free meals, yet still went $40 over my $160 grocery budget! :-o

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    Well I got my groceries delivered on Tuesday stuck to my 300 a fortnight budget but I'm going to make it last for 4 weeks instead with a $21 on milk and fruit and veggies next fortnight. They also forgot my ham in my order so refunded me the money and it's actually half price at Coles this week so going to get it from there instead and spend the rest I saved on more fruit for the boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theboys&me View Post
    Yeah I wrote meals too. Made it so much easier!! I did end up being invited to lunch one day so I went ... But apart from that I've managed to stock to just over $16 spent for the week.
    You're allowed to treat yourself

    We actually can't spend more this week because we just don't have it! We expected land settlement on Wed so on Monday I put most of our money onto bills ! So dh pay on Tues has to go straight to rent as we are a week behind now. So unless he gets tips at work tonight (hopefully!!) we have no more money until Tuesday week. We dont have credit cards :-)

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    You have inspired me to meal plan before I do my shop! I'm really not motivated to though!! $9 on icecreams on friday after school means last weeks total was $3 credit! Can I roll that over?? lol

    I'm going to do a click and collect this week too so I don't make the 300 to save on delivery.

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    WP_20131116_007.jpgI am baking quiches and muffins as lunchbox fillers and quiches are a great way to use up an old knob of cheese or 1/2 a zucchini, or anything really. I made this '3 onion tart' on the weekend- it was a great way to use up a very cheap bag of onions, one old spring onion that was going floppy at the back of the fridge, and one escallot from the garden, an old knob of cheese, cream or milk, thyme from the garden and 2 eggs from my friend's chookies. It is a taste sensation with the slow cooked onions. The splurge cost is the $3 for the store bought short crust pastry- $3 for 5 slices of pastry and you can get 3 quiches out of that. So, I think this quiche cost about $2.50 to make.

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    Littleriv, that looks and sounds delicious!! What time is dinner? lol.

    Well, I managed the first $21/week challenge. Came in just under at $20.86!

    I've done a pretty big shop now (about 1.5 weeks worth) and I'm challenging myself to make it last 2 weeks with only $21 to top up necessities.

    Tonight we are having pumpkin, spinach and fetta frittata with salad. And we had people here for dinner last night, so we are looking forward to leftover dessert from that, too.

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    Mmm I love quiche! Hubby hates it.

    We had veg curry last night, dh had his steak. Heaps of curry so I blitzed some and froze for bub. Its very mild and she loves it! Having crumbed garlic chicken & salad wraps tonight. Dh has already had his as he came home for his tea break an hour ago.

    The boys are having their hot dogs tomorrow night and I will make a biryani thing with the left over curry.

    We need bread & milk plus I might grab a little extra fruit so tomorrow I will spend max $8 (thats the cash in my purse!!)

    The challenge this week isnt voluntary for me lol. But hopefully my pay goes through in the next few days and our settlement occurs sometime soon. Then we'll be laughing

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    What can I do with beef snitzel pieces? It's like a long steak piece I usually cut up for stir fry. Could I use it in red thai curry u think?

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