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January Grocery Shopping
Sat 8-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple
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Hi again Marilyn, glad to see you back here,  Happy New Year!

I'll try that again!

Sat 8-Jan-11
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I had to walk away from an unbelievable bargain last week. Driving back from a visit to Fiona's mum and sis in Cambridge, we stopped off at a big Tesco hypermarket in Milton. It was really quiet and at the CFC they were selling off some of the stuff that was still on the shelves over Christmas.

Including whole salmon for £4 each. A crazy bargain. But Fiona dislikes salmon so I knew we would never use it. I was kicking myself afterwards becuase our neighbour Anne-Mary runs a B&B and she would have made good use of them.

Like you, Shereen, we need to take stock of our freezer contents and make a plan to eat them up. I think we waste an awful lot of energy keeping two running constantly, just basically as glorified storage bins. It's a bad habit really.

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Sat 8-Jan-11
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danast said:

wave Wow Mike, I have never see pasta so brightly coloured before.  What is it flavoured with?


 

According to the pack, the colours come from spinach, turmeric, beetroot and paprika. We actually got 2 packs of the same type of pasta (different shapes) from 2 different people for christmas, which was an interesting coincidence. Both people had stopped at Tebay services and thought we might like them.

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Sun 9-Jan-11
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Oh Mike, you've given me an idea now - I have a pasta-making machine here in France, perhaps I could make some colourful pasta using some of your vegetable/spice 'colourings' (it'll keep me out of trouble, for sure!) and dry it ready for use ....... mmm, now there's a thought!

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wave Hope you take some photos BS.  Glad you arrived safely. big_hug

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Our waitrose is closing this week and moving to smaller premises.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

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Danast,

Arriving in France yesterday, and with many clouds around we could see a clear sky beyond, but unfortunately the clouds stayed with us (a bit like Marlon in "The Perishers"!!), so a bit of a wet drive, and glad to report that no bird had come into the house this time..

This was probably because I didn't like the thought of a bird starving to death again, and with no-one to open the door, so I left a bowl of seeds on the draining board - just in case! Being prepared meant that we hadn't been invaded!

Quite mild here - about 13 degrees, not too bad.

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wave It's freezing snow here.

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Is that fresh snow Danuta?

I'll try that again!

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wave From last night TA.  No new white stuff today.  There is supposed to be a thaw coming this week though.

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I shall keep everything crossed that this might be so!  We went to Daventry for a late breakfast today, the sun was glorious but there was ice everywhere.  

So, to bring this back on track, whilst there we shopped in a lovely Waitrose but found no bargains, even the chicken that we shall eat tonight was £9.00!eeek

I'll try that again!

Sun 9-Jan-11
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Nanny Cook said:

I like the sound of the turkey legs at 50p Shereen, I usually pay far more than that - slow roasted they make a great Sunday roast for a family.  I love chicken thighs for a chicken casserole, much better than breasts for flavour, especially if you put a bit of bacon in and some stuffing!chefchampagneHappy New Year!


 

Happy new year, Nanny Cook and welcome back 🙂 I'm a big fan of roast chicken thighs, it's like a speedy way to get a roast chicken dinner.

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KateUK said:

Our waitrose is closing this week and moving to smaller premises.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?


 

Closing down sale! 😀

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I am rather hoping they will be clearing the place rather than moving it all down the road to the (smaller) new premises...

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wave  Good luck with the ram raid of Waitrose Kate.  big_laugh

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