Good job we had no dog class today as we all slept in.
None of us had a good night, and Maya has been poorly today so we are making sure she has plenty of fresh water and if she wants to eat, there is some food down for her.
It’s a lovely sunny day so I stripped the bed and the washing is out. It’s always nice to go to bed in fresh bedding, especially when it has dried outside. It’s a little on the chilly side, but the wind is good so everything should dry.
Lazy dinner today of sausage rolls, hash browns and baked beans. I bought a cheap 50/50 loaf of bread from one of the discount supermarkets for 60p last week. I shall not be buying another. It is pretty tasteless and already is drying out at the edges, so I made a bread and butter pudding for dessert today which we shall slice and have cold later.
This is not to be confused with bread pudding which is totally different. I still have a few slices left so if we don’t use them for toast in the next couple of days, bread pudding will also be on the cards. Meanwhile I shall go back to the 80p white bread which keeps for well over a week past its best before date.
Did you know there are major changes on the shelving in supermarkets as from Oct 1st?
(One source here)
Anything with a high fat, salt or sugar content is to be removed from counters and tills, and I also read that things like high sugar cereals put on lower shelves to promote healthier options and purchases. The popular BOGOF offers are also to be curtailed as from next year. This is all apparently in a bid to beat obesity.
Why can’t TPTB see that many people cannot afford to buy these healthier options due to cost, and IMO all this will do (apart from promote tantrums in kids when they can’t have their cocopops) will affect sales which in turn will affect profits and shares, and thus drive the price up of the cheaper options, so our poorest will end up paying more.
I have said before that I cannot make an individual lasagna or tomato pasta for 75p, nor a cottage pie for £1.50. However I had stopped buying the cheapest lasagna because it lacked flavour, any meat in it was dust and the pasta sheets were like rubber.
My lasagna yesterday cost me £1.50 in minced beef (the pack was £2.89 but I froze two small portions of it), 30p for a tin of tomatoes, one of our onions, 4 lasagna sheets (about 10p), cheese (about £1.50 for the sauce and topping) and 20p worth of milk. This was adequate for four, so did us two meals each thus equating to less than £1 a portion.
I have also said that I am not a working Mum having to fit in my shopping around school times with younger kids in tow, and lucky to have the means and time to shop around.