1) Don’t judge me but I went to see the new Fifty Shades of Grey film last week with my lovely friend. We could have gone to the big cinema in the next town and watched the film in comfort when the film was released but we decided to wait a bit longer and go to our local cinema which is ridiculously cheap compared to the bigger chains.
It’s such a pretty little family run cinema and it’s had a recent refurb with new chairs so it was so comfortable and well worth the ticket price. They do drinks and snacks from a cute little stand and the costs aren’t any higher than you’d pay in a shop so you don’t even need to sneak in sweets in your handbag. 😉
And the film…. I enjoyed even if I watched some bits through my hands ha ha.
2) I popped to the supermarket on Monday night just to see if I could pick up some reduced price flowers as I am loving having fresh flowers in the house at the moment. I love having them in the house but I just don’t love the price of them so yellow stickered flowers are a good compromise.
I don’t seem to have any vases for some reason so I used a mason jar, my vintage Crusha bottle and an empty mints tin but they don’t look too bad, do they?
3) Buddy’s been needing a haircut for a couple of weeks now but rather than pay the £25 that it usually costs him to get his ‘do’ I thought I’d give him a bit of a trim myself so I got the kids to give him a bath and I gave him a cut and trimmed his nails.
He doesn’t look perfect but he can see where he’s going and he’ll do until next time. 😉
4) I did some batch cooking this week as I picked up some yellow stickered reduced food at the supermarket last week. I even cooked a chicken casserole in the slow cooker overnight on the night I bought it so I could get up the next morning and batch it up before cooking some mince during the day to make some lasagnes for the freezer.
It doesn’t look that appetising but it was amazing! I bought two bags of prepared casserole vegetables, including leeks carrots, red onion and potatoes for 16p each and a big bag of brocolli to serve with it for the same price. The chicken was reduced as well to £1.37 and as you can see there was that much that it was almost too much for my slow cooker to handle.
5) I went shopping last weekend to re-stock my freezers but before I went, I sat and wrote down a bit of a list which included all of the essentials that I wanted to get. As well as trying to have a few batch cooked ‘ready meals’ in the freezer I like to have what I call my building blocks which are basically things I can use to turn into meals. I like to have my homemade tomato sauce in there, lots of frozen veg, frozen rice (OMG that’s amazing stuff and not expensive at all – much more frugal than ruining rice as I’ve done many times in the past), frozen pastry (which I always buy when I see it reduced), and a mix of meat and quorn.
This week’s shop was so cheap for what I got as I went to a shop called Farm Foods which is very cheap for freezer stuff. I bought everything on my list and now I feel like I have enough food in to last a month! The only problem was that I wasn’t feeling great when we came back so Mr Frugal unpacked so I now can’t find anything. 😉
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