Friday, 1 January 2016



 The first day of the New Year has been bitterly cold, I only ventured out just to see if there were any bargains in the supermarket.

I only found a things today.

Bananas 10p
Pancakes 9p

In the week I usually eat sensibly and have Museli, at weekends I eat whatever I like.
So Pancakes with Bananas and Maple Syrup tommorow.


Some Christmas serviettes 30p a pack.


 This 1kg Brie was only £1.00 and it is not out of date until 10th, what a bargain.
I don't eat that much cheese but hubby and son do.


3 pots of Double Cream

19p each.


I have already turned them into butter.




This time I tried making it in the machine it actually seemed to take longer than the jam jar method and also created more washing up.

I have just made a discovery you can get a Kilner Butter Churner, which is basically a Kilner Jar with a paddle and handle.

We had a Dunelm gift card amongst our Christmas presents, so we are going to buy one from Dunelm with some butter paddles.


Does any one have one?


34 comments:

  1. I have never made butter but congratulations on yours it looks great.It certainly seems worth it when you get cream for that sort of price. Here's hoping you have a bargain filled 2016.

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  2. Yes I am only going to do it when I get some cheap enough, and the butter churner and paddles I will be getting I class as a freebie because they won't of cost us any money, x

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  3. Great bargains there. And I LOVE the fact you made the butter out of the double cream. xxx...x

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    1. Thankyou, It all helps save the pennies x

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  4. Home made butter is delicious and what a bargain! Happy New Year!

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  5. I have old butter paddles that were my Grandma's. She use to make butter to sell at the market. I've not tried to make it buy might give it a go.

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    1. Yes do it is very easy and tasty very good.x

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  6. I have made butter since I was a child, like you I only make it if the cream is cheap. I then use the butter milk to make scones, soda bread, or fried chicken if I find that on offer.

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    1. I have to confess I would usually keep the buttermilk, but I knew on this occasion I wouldn't use it.

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  7. I'd love to see your review of the Kilner butter jar, I've seen it & have debated to buy one. You can make quite a lot of butter can't you really xx

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    1. Hi Jo I will go and get it when we are over that way again, maybe a few weeks but I will let you know all about it, and yes it makes a decent amount x

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  8. A good haul and I love you made your own butter, it made up quite a lot. Happy New Year xx

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    1. Hi Cheryl, yes it made a fair bit, Happy New Year x

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  9. You're such a good bargain hunter. I think 2016 is going to be the year of the bargain for you.

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  10. Thanks Jo, we will be trying much harder this year, we need to save more x

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  11. It's been a while since I made butter and I'll be interested to read how you get on with the Kilner method. I used to make cream using a special gizmo {back in the 80's} but the wonderful packers lost a crucial part so no more home made cream.

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  12. Hello Deborah. I will write about it when I get it.

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  13. Great bargains, well done! Have never even thought about making my own butter, sounds a very good idea.

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    1. Hi, thankyou, it is and it is so easy x

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  14. I am going to give butter making a go, there is always reduced cream locally. Best wishes for the New Year.

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    1. Yes if you buy it reduced it makes it cheaper than buying real butter, Happy New Year.

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  15. I have never made butter and don't have the first idea how to do it! It looks lovely, Marlene. I can't wait to see your new gadget :) Happy new year to you and your family x

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    1. Hi Angie I will make a video to show you all, Happy New Year x

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  16. you do so well with your reduced stickers, and that cheese is a corking bargain.
    Waitrose have got some good reductions right now. I've bought 3 bottle bags down from £3.50 to 62p! Also got some festive napkins for 42 p I think. not a huge amount, but a bargain is a bargain!

    :O) x

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    1. Yes it is, I usually buy paper after Christmas but not found any cheap enough yet.x

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  17. Great idea turning surplus cream into butter! Can't wait to see the video on butter making, never tried our hand at it before :)

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  18. Great idea turning surplus cream into butter! Can't wait to see the video on butter making, never tried our hand at it before :)

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    1. Isn't it, you get quite a bit from it, x

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