We went to Minehead in the end yesterday, for a wander up and down the high street, stopping off in the pub for a coffee halfway. Nowhere was very busy, in fact some shops were deserted, the car park was half empty. I bought a lovely quilted padded jacket in bright blue in a sale, some books in a charity shop, and a few reduced price food bits in the Co op. Also got a squeaky rugby ball for Betty, she only played with it for 5 minutes and had already ripped half the yellow flock covering off it, so we had to take it off her before she ate it. She goes through toys like we have hot dinners.
I didn't do the red cabbage & Stilton thing for lunch - husband wanted a cooked breakfast before we went out, so we weren't hungry enough for lunch. I did it for dinner instead, with some of the remaining chicken and some cranberry sauce stirred through, it was yummy, nice and light.
After dinner we went out to Sainsburys, to see if they had any meat/fish reduced. They did, we were lucky, got plenty to restock the freezer. Got a side of salmon, 2 packs smoked mackerel, a large fresh sausagemeat stuffed chicken, big pack of pork loin chops, 10% fat lamb mince, a gammon joint, some packs of sage & onion fresh sausagemeat, more fresh cranberries, veg, a loaf and some eggs, all yellow stickered to half price or much less. Saved £25 or more altogether, well pleased with that. And there was hardly anybody in the shop, and I got straight onto a till. The big freezer is again full to bursting now.
I haven't got round to putting away the Christmas decorations and tree yet, but am definitely doing it today. Going to use the cranberries (reduced to 8p) to make a cranberry and orange sauce and then freeze it, it will go well with the turkey crown and duck in the freezer. I'll use the last of Sunday's chicken in a pasta bake for dinner today. Got a pack of 4 big Portobello mushrooms reduced to half price yesterday, we'll have those for lunch stuffed with pate (an open pack that needs using up) and cheese, with salad.
You got some real bargains there, Sooze. I can't help notice how upbeat and lively you sound. You rarely mention pain anymore, I hope that means the chronic pain is a distant memory now. xxReplyDelete
Bless you K, thanks. Ironically, I'm in a bit of pain again with my back and hips, nothing like it used to be though. I think I may need a Felicity session once a month. xxDelete
Goodness, you did well for bargains. I can't face visiting a supermarket again just yet, haha. We have turkey and beef for Christmas dinner and we always buy bigger than we need as we love the leftovers. I cook a ham on Boxing Day too, so there's always plenty to go at for a couple of days afterwards. It's all used up though now so it's back to thinking about what we're having for dinner.ReplyDelete
Going to the supermarket in the evenings is great, we've found this week - hardly anyone there.Delete
I got a bargain today when my Sainsbury's shopping was delivered. A joint of belly pork priced at £5.60 had today's date on it, so the price was refunded - and I got to keep the joint! It's now in the freezer, because it won't cook very well in my Remoska so it can wait until my new cooker is delivered on New Year's Eve. I'm well pleased!ReplyDelete
That certainly was a bargain! Enjoy your new cooker.Delete
What wonderful bargains you got. Wonderful that the freezer is full once again.ReplyDelete
Yes, having the freezer full does please me immensely.Delete
Why do I always want to eat at your table? ;)ReplyDelete
Saves you cooking and washing up? Haha. Meals are always nicer when they're cooked by someone else!Delete
Well , there is that...but your food ideas always sound so good!Delete
Wow, well done, it sounds as though you hit the yellow sticker jackpot!! It's nice to go into the new year with a well stocked freezer isn't it.ReplyDelete