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Another week has gone by

April 26th, 2013 at 11:29 am

I paid 4.63 to CC1 - my biggest snowflake yet. This was from coupons and my discount.

DH and I are off work next week. It's my mum's 50th so we're taking her out for lunch. I've bought almost all of her presents in - pyjamas and chocolates, just need to get flowers. I also bought a frame which will be from SG with her picture in it. We're going to print out the picture at home.

I'm away to read everyone's blogs now!

Update

April 19th, 2013 at 03:39 am

It's been a whole week since my last entry.

I managed to lose a receipt a few days ago. I spent about 10 buying ingredients for a recipe for chocolate fudge cake for my mum's birthday, so I saved about 1. I paid 1.63 to CC1. I'm going to practice making it tonight, then I will replace the chocolate and butter that I've used.

The chicken and spinach pasta bake that I was planning on making turned into cheese and broccoli pasta when I found a whole broccoli that needed using up. It was nice. I didn't have chicken in the house anyway so i would have had to buy it.

This & That

April 12th, 2013 at 11:05 am

I set up Faster Payment through my bank for CC1. This will make making extra payments easier, and also quicker too. It currently takes two days for my debit card payment to be processed, I'm sure by using Faster Payment it will hit my account the same day.

I took SG to get weighed yesterday. She is a dainty little baby. She is 16lb 8oz. I was a bit worried about her weight gain but she's gained a pound since her last weigh-in a few months ago, so her weight gain is steady.

After I took SG to get weighed, I went to the local shop. I almost bought an Italian meal for 2 for 5 (main pasta dish, garlic bread and tiramisu) I was tempted to buy their chicken and spinach pasta bake since it sounded nice. Well, I decided not to since I've spent a lot of money on food shopping recently. I am, however, going to find a recipe for chicken and spinach pasta bake.

I'm starting to think about next week's meal plan. I was watching Superscrimpers today, and they referenced a few websites to use to help with planning meals:

resourcefulcook.com
cheap-family-recipes.org.uk
recipes4us.co.uk

I've looked at a couple of them already, just need to decide what to make.

I also received some money off coupons for nappies which can be used within the next few months. More snowflakes. Great!

Snowflakes

April 11th, 2013 at 01:37 am

I saved 1.72 using my discount so I sent a payment to CC1.

Some snowflakes

April 8th, 2013 at 05:51 am

I saved 1.50 by using coupons, and I also saved 35p using my colleague discount. I paid 1.85 to CC1.

Payday, meal planning

April 5th, 2013 at 01:21 pm

I've not had a successful first quarter of the year. However, it can only get better from here. I'm going to find more snowflakes to put towards CC1, and, more importantly, not use it, even if I do happen to get a lot of unexpected gifts - or SG does (which is unlikely to happen)

Today was payday. I spent most of the day thinking about our meals for next week. I'm trying to have some meat-free nights. We will have:

-garden vegetable spaghetti with feta
-home-made burgers (already have mince) with salad
-leek, potato and pepper frittata

We can have leftovers on other nights. I might make soup too since we will have plenty of crusty bread. Also I can make a batch of soup for SG too.

Used credit card again

April 3rd, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I'm ashamed to admit it, but I used my credit card again. My cousin text me saying that she had an easter present for SG. Well I had forgotten to get something for her boys so I used my card. 30 on gifts and then 18 on shopping because I was there. I am still going to try and achieve my basic goals this year, it will just take me longer now Frown