MrShoestring had heard that some of the supermarkets were offering some vegetables for 29p for 1kg or 500g. This is cheaper than we can grow them so he offered to go out and see if he could get some ! I wished him 'good luck' and went out for the evening. Imagine my surprise when I got home to find the kitchen full of vegetables. including 25kg of potatoes !
He had arrived at the supermarket just as they were reducing the 29p vegetables to 7p or less a packet ! He snapped up cauliflowers, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, celery, lettuce and even some strawberries, which I'll use on a cake later ! There's going to be a lot of blanching and freezing today, but we won't need to plant much of these vegetables in the Spring with the freezers containing around 10kg of each!
MrShoestring was particularly proud of only spending 70p on the potatoes, which are now filling a paper sack in the garage ! Of course, this level of stocking up only works if you have somewhere to store all the vegetables and can use them up before they go bad. But if you do fancy stocking up I think quite a few supermarkets are offering special offers on potatoes and root vegetables, so well worth having a look !
Right, back to chopping and blanching !