In the last week we have seen diesel go up yet again. Our car insurance has gone up by 62p, our internet has gone up by £1.99. Netflix is going up another 50p. It may only seem like small amounts but it all adds up. Of course we could do without the Netflix, but to be honest we don't go out in the evenings apart from an odd cinema trip, then it is usually because we have free tickets, we do use it a lot and would be lost without it, we enjoy it.
Of course the food prices continue to rise.
Yellow sticker shopping around here has not been very good in a long time, I haven't been able to get things as cheap as I used to, but I won't give up I will keep looking.
On Sunday I picked up a few reductions and what I did had to be stretched.
Each pack contained four thin steaks, the odd two were cut into strips and will go nicely in a piece of crusty baguette with some mushrooms and onions so enough for three meals out of it.
Three packs of twelve Turkey meatballs. £1.18 each.
I cooked them up and made a sauce using, veg stock, tin tomatoes, onions, peppers some mixed herbs and just a tiny pinch of chilli flakes.
One meal for tonight with chips, and two meals for the freezer.
A couple of chops.
Yesterday I found some Chicken kievs.
Already for the freezer.
Yesterday I also found a veg box reduced.
A loaf of bread from Home Bargains for 10p.
Yesterday evening we realised we had run out of bottled water - we always have and always will drink it, tap water around here is not nice at all. So anyway, I couldn't believe it, there were two veg boxes left for just 10p each.
The only other bargain I found were roses for 10p.
So now I have ended up with three veg boxes, they are down in the greenhouse where it is cooler.
Today I used a few of the vegetables to make some soup for the freezer.
Tomorrow I will be doing a roast, but will make enough for the next night as well.
There will still be plenty left for other things.
Very pleased with that a whole box of vegetables for 10p, now that's what I call a bargain.
I shall continue on my quest for yellow stickers, any saving is better than no saving.