Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post. You are such a great bunch of people.
Three days into October already, my oh my how quickly time goes. I weighed in today and stayed the same having lost another half pound last week, so 3lb in 3 weeks. But in my defence I have had a MacMillan Coffee morning which made it compulsory to try the cakes and I did wear winter clothes which are heavier than the summer ones I've weighed in previously. The temperatures in the morning and evening are definitely lower and we need to keep warm.
I was sent an email from Iceland with a coupon for £5 off £20 and I obtained another from my daughter who had 3 from various newspapers. So I prepared 2 lists carefully and shopped consecutively to get the best deal £15.05 (£20.05) & £15.28 (£20.28). 240 PG tea bags, 10 pints milk, 9 toilet rolls 2 jars coffee (400g), 1 ltr Fairy , 8 tins tuna, 15 mixed eggs, 1 pack ham, 8 Birds Eye fishcakes, 8 Greggs sausage rolls, 2 x 12 Richmond chicken sausages, 1 Bisto gravy granules, 2 packs easy peel oranges, 1 pack pears.
I also picked up some great vegetable offers at Tesco. They have onions @ 45p kilo, carrots @ 59p, plums @ 45p. cauliflowers @ 59p, so I grabbed 2 of the largest as its my favourite vegetable. Leeks @ 45p x 2 just in time for me to make Jamie Oliver's leek carbonara and some hearty leek and potato soup. The carbonara was delicious albeit a little dry because I cut back on the butter as I find Jamie heavy handed with the fats/oils. Next time I'll add a spoon of half fat crème fraiche. I'm hoping to try a Weightwatchers recipe for cauliflower & chickpea curry. I think this little lot will last a fair while, good job as I'm nearly at £85 already so far this month. So I'm hoping that I only need to spend out for milk, bread and some fruit and veg. I checked the price tag in Tesco and it looks like the plums, cauli's and leeks are at the low price until 14 October. I'll be doing another Brexit shop once I receive this months pension. My close friend is stockpiling, tinned tomatoes, baked beans, chickpeas, kidney beans and tuna. I'll be buying pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, passata, chickpeas and cocoa.
I've decided not to purchase meat throughout the rest of October and use up what I have in the freezer. I really want to try my hand at 'yellow sticker' shopping from November. I've never really bothered before but I think if I can make some room in the freezer in anticipation it would prove useful (fingers crossed). Brrrrr, I think I'll have to don another pair of socks as I'm feeling chilly, I know if my feet are warm I'm warm all over. I'll own up, I'm binge watching Downton Abbey as I've never seen it and I'm loving it. What have you binge watched recently? Bye for now. Tx