Shopping Smarter?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Thanks for that. I couldn't get the newsletter to open online and when I was in on Friday it was the veg and no clue to the next offer! Very handy as the wee one eats apples as if they are going out of fashion (as does the rabbit!), OH is a pineapple fiend and MiL likes her oranges! :T
  • Once a week I cook lamb liver or kidneys.

    Livers are really cheap and filling, full of protein and low in fat. Here's my recipe, don't worry about the quantities as its a very forgiving dish.

    Fry onions until really soft. Turn the heat right up and add a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and then put aside.

    Fry streaky bacon until really crisp and set aside with the onions.

    Fry the liver really quickly and add the onions and bacon and some boiling water to make a gravy. Add some more balsamic vinegar if it still needs a kick and serve with mashed potatoes and veg. Goes fantastically well with dijon mustard and the balsamic vinegar really makes it a different dish.

    I also make a stroganoff with just kidneys which I think is a Delia recipe.

    Slowly fry oinion and when soft add loads mushrooms and slowly fry. The mushrooms release a lot of liquid. Turn up the heat and add lambs kidneys (stalked and thinly sliced). Season and add grated nutmeg, a small carton of soured cream and serve with plain rice and veg if needed.

    I have three children and they do like these dishes. Obviously not as popular as McDonalds but not as unpopular as Mackerel!!! Still working on that one.
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    If you "like" the co-operative food on facebook, there is a link for a £5 off £30 spend. You can just go to the link without facebook but I can't remember it - I think the site was something to do with sky or clouds or something. You can also become a member and get a share of the profits.
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    bromleymum wrote: »
    I have three children and they do like these dishes. Obviously not as popular as McDonalds but not as unpopular as Mackerel!!! Still working on that one.

    our house is the complete oposite liver didn't go down well at all (with any of us) but all my kids loved mackerel and even better it was free cause hubby goes fishing :)
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    Double check the freezer section at the supermarket for meat...I often find that the healthier mince is cheaper than the fresh one and as the likelihood is that I'll freeze the fresh one anyway....
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  • I like to do mackerel on toast topped with tomato slices and grated cheese, sometimes use pitta breads as well as a base.
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  • juno wrote: »
    If you "like" the co-operative food on facebook, there is a link for a £5 off £30 spend. You can just go to the link without facebook but I can't remember it - I think the site was something to do with sky or clouds or something. You can also become a member and get a share of the profits.

    Its called vouchurecloud :D
  • catpaws99 wrote: »
    Mr T has value baby wipes 18p a packet, you could try using these for nursery.


    These are just as good or even better than the big branded ones.
  • Aril wrote: »
    Double check the freezer section at the supermarket for meat...I often find that the healthier mince is cheaper than the fresh one and as the likelihood is that I'll freeze the fresh one anyway....
    Aril

    I have bought frozen mince a couple of times over the years and always found the smell to be very strong, as if it has a lot of offal added. Anyone know of a good quality, fresh smelling, frozen mince that is also inexpensive - not asking much I know. :rotfl:
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    Shopping Smarter these days you've got to have eyes like a hawk and brain like a computer to work out what's really a deal in the supermarkets.

    Asda Smart Price baked beans - 29p per tin

    Asda Own Brand baked beans - pack of four £1 (25p per tin)

    I'm assuming that Own Brand is supposed to be better standard/quality? than Smart Price yet right now they're cheaper.

    And if, in addition to your hawk eyes and computer brain, you happen to be a disbelieving cynic - you might just get through a shop without falling for a deal that isn't. <sigh>
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