In the last week I have been having a bit of a stock take, seeing what I don't need to buy this year. As you know I am a savvy shopper and end up with some really good deals, which is brilliant because it means this year I won't have to buy any of the following at all.
I also came across this.....
This was bought at the car boot last year for just £2, I have put some into an old pump dispenser bottle. We tried it and it is very good, so that alone will last ages.
This week has also seen a major declutter begin, anything we can live without will be sold, we are not hoarders and really don't keep a lot of "stuff" but it is amazing what you can find when you have a good look around, I am being ruthless, if it's not needed or we no longer have use for it, we will sell it, better to have the cash than things sat in the cupboards. It is going really well, I have already sold some of the things I sorted out this week, and that was from only one room.
I am really focusing on food at the moment, and making good food as cheaply as possible, we are meat eaters but don't eat meat every night, some simple cheap meals are always on the menu, I made a soup at the beginning of the week and the leftovers are going to be eaten tomorrow for tea, I like cooking once and eating twice, saves money, electric, washing up, something I will be doing much more.
The girls are still providing us with enough eggs, so that is one less thing to buy.
Only three out of four are laying, our oldest girl will be twelve months old next month and she hasn't laid yet.
The baby girl Daisy is having fun again in the pots, bless her.
Doris and Daisy in laying.
This afternoon I went up to Asda to buy some milk, and found a few good bargains.
I actually needed some jam, and was very lucky to find some Strawberry & Champagne conserve it was originally £1.50 a jar, but was reduced down to 38p, it had a really good shelf life. As you can see I got 10 jars, there were hundreds of them on the shelves.
So I won't be making jam or buying anymore this year, so its Strawberry, lump it or like it.
There was also a shelf full of mincemeat, again a really good date, and it was down to 40p a jar, so I had 8 of them.
Ideal for baking throughout the year, mince pies, mince pie brownies, mincemeat and apple crumble, mincemeat slice with crumble topping, cake etc etc.
I found just a few other things.
Bacon reduced to 84p a pack.
Shame there was only two packs, still £1.68p for 48 rashers I am happy with that, I have spilt it up and put in the freezer.
There was a big cage of damaged goods out, but the only thing I found was a 1 kg box of cereal for £2.25.
So some great savings once again, I will always snap up the food bargains, after all we have to eat.
I have also been a bit naughty and have been looking at houses on the internet, just to see what is about, but like my husband says we need to get our health issues sorted this year, but it will be happening next year, I am feeling really optimistic about the future.