November 2, 2009 at 8:36 am #441170artylouieMember
Well, I don’t know what I could give up – mayonnaise – already make my own; herbs – could never give them up – I have to have them wherever I am. Would like the recipe for the laundry powder. I use Bosistos though – and really like that. I could do without cream – yeh, can give that up. Will think of something else tonight in bed. LorraineNovember 2, 2009 at 8:40 am #441171HerbmanMember
Suz – I could never give up mayonaise!!!! I’m dutch and that’s my excuse. Mayonaise on anything with lettuce or potato (or both). And definately on chippies 🙂 🙂 🙂 You are a brave woman 🙂 🙂
I know it’s only a small thing, but I’m going to give up buying hot chocolates from the cafe across the road from work. And I’m not going to substitute with anything else or cheat by going to another cafe (remember, I’m a lawyer so would find such a loophole 😆 ).
I don’t have them that often – maybe once a fortnight. But am going to swear off … Shame because the lady who serves is very hot :rol: :shy: (What – I’m married but not blind 😆 )November 2, 2009 at 8:49 am #441172bdm6125Member
Hey this is a great idea! I to like the mayo idea, but I will need some recipes for really good substitutes. Ones with lots of eggs would be good coz my chooks are overdoing the egg thing a bit at the moment!November 2, 2009 at 9:29 am #441173hillbilly girlMember
Lord, :jawdrop: bit hard to know what to give up as I have so few luxuries at present. But. Chocolate. I will go one week without buying a chocolate bar. If I have a sweet attack I will make something out of fruit instead …November 2, 2009 at 9:47 am #441174ali_celtMember
Sheesh, loads of mayo addicts here.
Would you all lynch me when I tell you we’ve not had mayo in our fridge since we moved here – over 2 years ago??
We just don’t eat it! We are plain salad folks, but if I’m in the mood for tarting it up I just dribble on the balsamic… or rather, dribble the balsamic on the salad LOLNovember 2, 2009 at 10:19 am #441175mudhenMember
“Shame because the lady who serves is very hot “
lol herbman, the local mobile cafe here told their (well endowed) coffee lady to cover up a bit, but a large number of customers complained and then they decided a dress code wasn’t really necessary!November 2, 2009 at 10:41 am #441176jaymesMember
I’m going to give up having seconds :shy:November 2, 2009 at 10:48 am #441177osakasuzMember
:lol:Herbman and Ali!:lol:
Remember people, this is a ‘Mini’ challenge – one product, one item that you normally buy is what I am talking about. Coffee, chocolate etc, these are big things for some. Start small.
A few more ideas which spring to mind as having either an easily homemade substitute or a alternative to buying something in a packet:
Paper napkins, fruit juice, pickles & preserves, toothpaste, cordial, yoghurt, beer, batteries, notepads, eggs, sauces, cake/pancake mix, ready made (eg. pizza, chicken nuggets, etc), thre are loads once you get going.
But, I’m not challenging you to give it all up – just one little thing. No deprivation, no hardship, just something you seem to buy that you don’t really need…November 2, 2009 at 11:02 am #441178BobbeeMember
Ok I have thunked and thunked and the most sensible idea to date is for me NEVER to buy herbs or herb mixes again.
This is something I am sure I can stick too. We have always had a variety of herbs growing and I love to brush them with my hand and smell the smells as I walk by, and I love to look at them and feel very pleased at being so ‘cool’ 😆 as to ‘grow my own herbs’.
But I have always still bought herbs in jars to use in cooking! :confused: :shy::shy:
And fresh look best, taste best and are prob’ly much better for us.
So there you go…….I’m in!
:hug::hug::hug:November 2, 2009 at 11:35 am #441179lennyMember
I’m going to give up buying yogurt, drag out my yogurt maker and learn to make it myself without using the yogurt packets.November 2, 2009 at 7:57 pm #441180debby-leeMember
I’m no longer going to buy soap. (i’ve not been making it while pregnant so we have been buying it)
I think we have enough to get us by a couple of months. Then I will start from scratch and only ever us handmade soap. And this way I get to have fun and experiment, make gifts for people and try out the unopened colour kit I got.
Laundry powder is a good one, since trying the liquid and the powder I feel absolutely no need to go back to buying it. I just need to find somewhere that you can get borax in a bigger pack then the 500g little container.November 2, 2009 at 9:14 pm #441181murphyslawMember
I’m not buying any more tissues. The last box finished some time back and I’ve been using handkerchiefs, but hayfever season has just started and I’ve been fighting the urge to buy another box of tissues, so thanks for the incentive to continue the fight.November 2, 2009 at 9:34 pm #441182baringaparkMember
Now that I have given up trying to milk my cow :@ I am loathe to drink bought cow’s milk, so will have to start buying rice milk again 🙁
I really should try harder to make my own…so I am in…I shall seek out rice milk recipes and try them all until I find one that works :tup:November 3, 2009 at 2:01 am #441183ElfMember
I’m new, but have just started to do without shampoo and condish. Rest of the family is happy to go with that too. That was a big one for me.
Like to learn to make my own mayo though – more specifically, something in the line of sour cream and chives salad dressing. I hate spending money on it.November 3, 2009 at 2:29 am #441184luvinMember
mine has to be yoghurt i noticed i have put on some weight since buying greek yoghurt,so i will be not buying it and goin to learn to make my own
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