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This is how I felt when I left the supermarket this morning.
In truth I didn't even have a trolley full, but I'm so used to shopping on a small scale that it felt like this. I was on a mission to get some meat for the freezer for my Lovely Hubby. My man is a true carnivore and chomps his way through the animal kingdom at an alarming rate (well it seems like that to me anyway.....lol), I guess in reality he's just a normal guy but against my zero meat consumption it seems a lot.
I spend a total of £84 from my rapidly diminishing budget but I did manage to get quite a lot of meaty things for my money and most of next weeks fresh stuff too, I am now on a mission to stretch it as far as possible. All the meat has been individually wrapped and popped into labelled boxes in the freezer. I want to get around to doing another freezer inventory so I can see exactly what I have got and see how many weeks worth of meals I can make from the supplies.
It had better last a while as this is a HUGE chunk out of my £2 House Keeping Challenge money.
Do you always use your own bags now or are you still a carrier bag addict?
I always use my own, I keep them in the boot of the car at all times and have a nifty little fold up one in my handbag for emergencies. I ask because the guy behind me in the supermarket had loaded all his shopping onto the conveyor belt and then realised he had left his bags in the boot of his car, so just as I was paying he said "excuse me" and squeezed past me to go and get them. Now I smiled thinking how conscientious of him, but the lady behind him in the queue did not look quite so pleased !!
When I've done this in the past I have simply put all the food back into the trolley after paying for it and then filled my bags back at the car, I think it took some guts on his part to actually go and fetch his bags. I wonder how long the lady behind had to wait?
I'm hoping this will be my last big shop for quite a while, just a bit of salady stuff each week now until the growing season kicks in and I have £16 worth of Nectar points that I can use for the next fresh shop, so fingers crossed my housekeeping tin will stay unraided for a couple of weeks. I may have to resurrect the 'How Low Can You Go Challenge' with the cupboards and freezers being stripped back to the bare bones.
This weekend we are off on a very exciting jaunt, to visit a couple of properties that we are hoping to bid for at auction in a couple of weeks. One of which may, just may be our forever home, one of them would be a 'fixy up' and the other a complete build, both look very good to us on paper, but until you see them in real life it's hard to judge.
Fingers crossed that this time we are lucky :-)
Have a good weekend everyone, lets hope the weather is as they say it is going to be .... warmer and a little bit more Springlike.