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S.O.L. on EXTREME conscientious frugality
Tue 29-Dec-09
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lmao Danny I give up.  LOL  if you can save it please do.  if not I will sort it later on.  and type it all long hand

Tue 29-Dec-09
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WellDone S.O.L. Laugh

I tried reducing the font size and the width

of each column but I think there is no way

around trying to squeeze it in - the forum

is just too narrow.

I think the only answer is to make it long and

narrow by putting the days down the side and

the LUNCH and DINNER across the top.

Shame that,

Everybody: S.O.L. wins the prize for

First person to break the forum Laugh

Cheers

Never knowingly underfed

Tue 29-Dec-09
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{takes a bow} thank you, thank you thank you EmbarassedSorry

delete it and I will try later

Tue 29-Dec-09
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WEEK 1

LUNCH

DINNER

MON

Sunday lunch leftover

Poached eggs on toast

TUES

Canned soup or homemade if time Monday night

Squash with sage butter open ravioli, salad from green house if anything there

WED

Left overs from night before

Beans on toast

THUR

Egg mayo sandwiches

Potato and cauliflower curry

FRI

Left overs of curry

Spag bol from freezer

SAT

Veggie brunch

Mushrooms, eggs, beans etc

Steak potato wedges, garlic butter and salad

SUN

Pancakes with frozen fruit from allotment

Roast chicken, left over pancake mix used for Yorkshire puds and veg, mashed potatoes

Tue 29-Dec-09
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is that ok Danny?  can I continue or am I messing things up? maybe if peeps email me then I can email a word document to them.  if you are interested then email me at

scatty78@googlemail.com

I dont want to break the forum.

Tue 29-Dec-09
4:49 pm
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It's almost perfect, S.O.L.

I have emailed you to request your Word doc just so I can check the formatting of the table.

Don't worry about "breaking the forum" - I enjoy a little technical challenge occasionally Cool

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Tue 29-Dec-09
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For the time being, I just exported S.O.L.'s doc to a web page on our server.

View S.O.L.'s 4-week meal plan here

You have an awful lot in your freezer (like 4 chickens!) judging by your very scant weekly shopping lists! Laugh

Very appealing meals, I have to say. When we win the lottery (inevitably), I think we will buy the house next door and offer you and PB the lucrative roles of chef and assistant Chef Cool

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Tue 29-Dec-09
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By the Cringe, what a work of art! Star

I'll try that again!

Tue 29-Dec-09
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3 chickens organic ones, all  bought for a 3rd of the price on a tuesday night in the condemned item counter.  got to love the bargains.  thanks Danny, lots of work for you.  I hope it helps someone.

it is hard to find recipes for vegetarian meals. With all the tv programmes on about cooking everyone thinks they have to be gourmet.  but the likes of the open ravioli, these are easy meals I have adapted.

Open squash ravioli is - lasagne sheets boiled, using 2 per person.  Make the squash filling by cooking it in the oven with lots of butter, with sage chopped finely and the same amount of brown sugar as butter.  press this into the u bit of the squash (cut in half moons).  roast them in the oven, with the skin on.  when cooked remove it from the skin and lightly squish with a fork.  use this as filling for the 2 lasagne sheets.  use the butter from the cooking pan as a sauce.  we normally have rocket and land cress with this.  You could also use rosemary.  But we prefer sage.  this would probably also work well as a starter but maybe only the one sheet of lasagne.  the squash is also tasty with a sunday lunch and then use leftovers for the ravioli the next day?Chef

Tue 29-Dec-09
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lol if you sold your cottage Danny and FN you could probably buy 5 of my houses!

Toffee Apple - am a bit of a dunce.  what does by the cringe mean?Embarassed

Tue 29-Dec-09
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It must be a Welsh thing, S.O.L.

Probably safest not to ask RunAway

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Wed 30-Dec-09
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S.O.L. said:

Toffee Apple - am a bit of a dunce.  what does by the cringe mean?Embarassed


Erm, it just means by heck or crikey or blimey.  I think it's from the Goon Show.Embarassed

Danny, I heard that!Monster

I'll try that again!

Wed 30-Dec-09
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Don't you waggle your Monster icon at me TA (I get enough of that at home Frown)

WellDone WellDone WellDone Laugh

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Wed 30-Dec-09
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I love that Monster.  Could we have a 'hug' smiley please?

I'll try that again!

Wed 30-Dec-09
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Goodness me. We have a Smooch smiley, TA, but perhaps that is a bridge too far! Smooch Rose

I will send our the Search & Rescue party with strict instructions not to return without  hug smiley.

On a more serious note, I have been thinking on and off all day about S.O.L's approach to a whole month of reduced spending as it applies to our household. We have never done menu planning, preferring to pit our wits against whatever is available in the freezer and larder, combined with sporadic wins from the CFC (glossary of terminology here).

Yesterday, I found two packs of game pie meat ingredients in Waitrose, reduced from £3.75 to £1.15 each. Fiona cooked them up in the slow cooker last night and we will have the result for supper shortly with baked potato and carrots on the side.

Our first step will be to introduce a freezer inventory notebook. Not rocket science and an essential first step, followed by a larder list. Sadly. we have used our freezer poorly, often consigning not-so-good leftovers into it, that are eventually dumped two years later (like CSI on TV - corpse not identifiable).

This is a very good exercise, S.O.L.

Thank you.

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