Mum gave me her copy of the free Tesco magazine the other day to have a read before it went in the recycling. I was merrily flicking through the pages when I came upon this advert.
Has the world gone mad!!
To buy a box of four cups of takeaway coffee just so you can leave your door with a cup in your hand is madness, well in my book it is. If you need to leave the house clutching a cup of coffee then make one with your usual coffee in a thermos cup, or if you really must, buy one takeaway coffee and then re-use that cup over and over ..... don't fall for this mad marketing ploy.
They are currently on offer at Tesco at £1.99 and £2.29 and that's with 50% off, yes I guess that's cheaper than getting a takeaway but don't forget you are boiling your kettle to add to the cost of this drink, why not just boil the kettle anyway open your usual jar of coffee, get a spoonful or two out and make a drink yourself to take away with you and save yourself a small fortune.
A few pages later I came upon this Homity pie style recipe and as it looked so delicious I read through the recipe properly ....
... my second WTF moment in five minutes!!
To make this they tell you to buy a pack of ready made shortcrust pastry, dice it up and put it and some cheese in your food processor then pulse to combine the two, then bring it all together to make a ball of pastry and then roll it out.
Am I missing something here .... while you have your food processor out why not just put flour, fat and a pinch of salt in it and make your own pastry from scratch adding the cheese at the breadcrumb stage and then a touch of water to bring it all together.
I finished the magazine ... and then placed it quickly in the recycling bin before going to lie down in a darkened room before I went completely mad.