|This week’s shopping!|
I’m back to work tomorrow, so I needed some fresh veg and fruit to pad out our meals, and the car needed its monthly fill up with diesel – that cost more. Diesel is now £1.32 a litre! I then, because I wasn’t in a hurry, mooched around Tesco, looking for any stray bargains. There were be-suited managers, changing bar codes at the speed of Olympic athletes. The only option any of us have at cutting our food costs, is to cut down on what we eat. It’ll do me good to eat less! I looked at prawns, which usually have at least one bag on offer and there were none. None of the fruit was any cheaper, the vegetables needed a mortgage to afford! I looked at frozen fish, all of which is now caught by gossamer clad nymphs in hand rowed boats with silken nets, woven by fairies – because it was that flippin’ expensive that I didn’t buy any of that either.
I managed some parsnips, spring greens, bananas, cucumber, reduced onions, reduced spuds, eggs, gluten free bread and pitta, carrots, lettuce and that was it! I did economise at dinner time. We had steamed cod, with cheese sauce (three packs for £1!) microwave rice (2 for £1 in Lidl) and some spinach, peas and carrots. The cod was half price and tucked away in the freezer and used up today. I used half of the meal I cooked to make a fish pie, that will be frozen and eaten later.
|Making two meals out of one piece of cod……………everything has to go further!|