I used to be really lucky with my bargain shopping, not so much these days as I've changed the times when I shop. We went to a large shopping centre on Saturday with Eleanor as she wanted some new clothes and whilst there, I popped in to Marks and Spencer at just the right time, lots of their ready meals had been reduced in price. I don't usually shop at Marks and Spencer for food, I find it very expensive and, to be honest, I don't think the quality justifies the price. I can find food just as tasty and of the same standard at a lesser price in other supermarkets. I don't mind picking up a bargain though when I see one.
Hunters Chicken & Potato Wedges - £3.70 reduced to £1.60
Linguine with Scallops, Pancetta & Peas - £4.25 reduced to £1.90
Chilli Con Carne - £2.75 reduced to £1.10
Chicken and Parmesan Fettuccine - £3 reduced to £1.20
4 Cornish Pasties - 1.70 reduced to 70p
2 Cumberland Pies - £2.75 each reduced to £1.10 each
That's £20.90 worth of food for £8.70.
I thought these meals would be handy to have in the freezer with Eleanor at home, she's always in and out of the house and often eats meals at different times to us so it's good to have some convenience foods in for these occasions.
The Linguine with Scallops, Pancetta & Peas was for me, I've wanted to try scallops for a long time so I thought this was an ideal opportunity. It can also be included on my 50 Before 50 list as number 18 is try a food I've never tried before, and though I tried black pudding when we were Weekending in Wales, scallops is something else that is new to me. I thought they were very tasty and put me in mind of mussels. I'd like to try some fresh ones now so I'm going to put them on my shopping list.
I didn't share with Archie even though he had his eye on it.