Im a bargain hunter and that branches out to every aspect of my life....even cooking family meals...ok so I dont rummage in the discount bit but I do look at the value ranges and see that, a lot of the time, they are just as good as the named brands!
I was doing an online order with Tesco recently and noticed their new Value range - all supposedly made with store cupboard ingredients and a lot cheaper than the branded alternatives. (Youve seen the adverts!)
My basket soon filled up - 199 items to be precise!! This included fresh meat, veg etc that were not from the value range....total shopping came to just under £160! I was really pleased with that and even more pleased when it turned up as you couldnt see the kitchen floor for bags! lol
Putting away the shopping is one of my favourite things to do - sad i know but i love to see all the shelves full, the fridge packed and the freezer loaded with goodies!
We have managed to get through 1 week+ without having to go out and top up on shopping - this alone is a miracle in this house!!
I like the fact we can make the meals into something special too...
For example - we had pizza one night
4 large pizzas @ £1.10 each
2 packs mozzarella @ 44p each
cherry tomatoes @ 69p
ham @ £1.19 (large pack which has done us two lunchtimes worth of sandwiches too)
cheese @ 99p
The pizzas were plain margerita but looked a little light on topping, I filled bowls with the mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, ripped up the ham and grated a little more cheese. The boys were then told to 'build their own 1/2 pizza' - they were huge so shared a whole one between 2.
So happy!! :)
***this post is honestly NOT sponsored by Tesco - i just wanted to pass on a bargain post***