How time flies its shopping time again! However once again we find ourselves in the situation that we don’t seem to need a great deal. We definitely don’t eat less than we did when we shopped at the supermarket but……. somehow this experiment has seen us stretching our food further, still eating loads and saving loads of money. If ever there was an argument for quality over quantity this was it!
Yesterday we went to soft play in Abingdon and on the way back called at Millets farm shop as we wanted some milk, bananas and butter. Great news they had reduced milk and cream cheese so we scooped these up and also got a big bag of frozen blackcurrants. Another reason for going to Millets is that we know they sold puff pastry (granted for more then we used to pay in the supermarket but…… needs must) as Wednesday night sees March’s Folly Dollies WI group in which the theme is ‘Dollies and Danish’ – making peg dolls and…… munching on Danish pastries! Recipes coming to a supermarket free blog near you soon!
Today was market day and we needed a bit of green veg – we opted for a market cabbage and some onions and potatoes. We still have some fridge lingering veggies and we are determined to use them up before restocking. We had run out of olive oil and so treated ourselves to some fab looking oil from our lovely local deli, whilst there we got some yummy peanut butter, some toffee yogurt and 2 little bags of the dark chocolate Becksie loves!
A quick trip to see Pat our lovely local butcher and we left with a huge bag of pork mince (we need to make some freezer meals) – no horse guaranteed! How do we know……. we watch it be minced. Shopping sorted!
So a recap of the stats: We are now 19 weeks into our experiment this means that we could have spent a total of £950 on food. We have in actual fact spent a total of £697.87 and have saved a brilliant £252.13.
To say we are happy is an understatement. In the words of the supermarkets themselves ‘every little helps’ and ‘don’t change your life change your supermarket’ well…….. leave your supermarket behind!