Another List

We’ve done pretty well this week since I did this post
Our fridge was almost empty though save for cheese, semi-skimmed milk, some meds that have to be kept at a certain temperature, bread and some yogurt.
The semi-skimmed milk is a bit rich for us, so it’s lasted well as we have a splash instead of a dollop and made weaker tea, so each teabag has actually made 3 if not 4 cuppas.  This is only temporary until we can get the skimmed milk we’re used to or revert back to UHT.

We finished off a pack of cheese, 4 small yogurts, 1 large pot yogurt (450ml),  a 375g box of cereal, a pack of dried apricots and what was left of the biscuits and crackers.
From the freezer, we used  a piece of breaded cod, the remaining portion of frozen wedges and the last of open packs of mixed veg and frozen fruit.
We got through 6 bananas, 500g grapes, a dozen eggs as Hubby made pancakes, 2 jacket potatoes, a tin of tuna fish, a tin of beans and have two slices of bread left from a large 800g loaf. I’ve also put a new 500g packet of pasta in the cupboard.

Hubby thus went shopping with a long list of some 35 items.

For some reason, pasta quills, peanut butter and sultanas are still out of stock, but judging by what everyone was coming out with, there was plenty of everything else for everyone, and at least he didn’t have to queue either to go inside or at the checkout, so maybe it pays to go early in the evening as we did for 7pm.
We have bought some more rice as I’m doing curry tomorrow, and the only small packs of chicken were chicken strips which were quite pricey, so he bought a tray of 5 breasts for just under £5 and we have frozen four.
Loo cleaner was absent, but he got bleach and kitchen cleaner, and we didn’t need toilet rolls as we have only just started the nine pack he bought last week, though he did buy kitchen roll.
He managed to get all of the fresh fruit and veg on the list, plus some apples for variety, and treated me to a 30p bar of white chocolate and some liquorice allsorts. Although we didn’t really need eggs, they were on the list but the only ones remaining on the shelf were £1.99 for 6, so I think they were laid by the golden goose for that price and are still there.

It’s our neighbour’s birthday this week and we had intended taking her out to the carvery for a celebratory meal. That of course is impossible now under the current circumstances so we bought a frozen roast beef dinner so that she can cook it herself on the day. She was thrilled at the thought. I’ve already made her a card, just got to put the finishing touches to it, attach it to some balloons and float it over the fence.

Total cost of our shop was £32, but that did include some tinned fruit, tinned tomatoes and 2 tins of chicken curry which will be a good stand by. He got my cooking margarine, so cake is back on the menu, though I’m not making cheesecake this week!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Another List

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    You did really well considering. Hope it rubs off on me when I try on Wednesday.

  2. PaperKutzs says:

    Good luck with those 35 items around here they can’t stock the shelf fast enough for my hubby. I’m thinking to myself they may be slow, but maybe it is just getting purchased that fast.

    There are items with purchase limits, but not always the same items or any items at times, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to it.

    • He got practically everything on the list and there was no shortages of the basics like TP, milk and fresh produce. We’ve decided though that a week is too long between shops, so it will now be every 5 days or so.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    I am so impressed with both of you 💜

  4. So pleased you got that much from the list. One less worry. Thar baking is wonderful

    • Different story today at the wholesaler, he had next to nothing left, and certainly nothing we wanted. Working ahead now and will shop after 5 days rather than 7.

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