I love to keep my supermarket bills low: £60 to £90 a month, for two people, all in. As I’ve mentioned before now, one of my most effective ploys is to do my frugal food shopping at the end of the day, in the hour before the store closes.
Here are seven reasons why, courtesy of the bakery section at Morrisons yesterday:
1. Steak and ale pie. Reduced to 9p (15 cents).
2. Steak and kidney pie. Reduced to 9p.
3. Two hand-reared pork pies. (I had to read that twice because the first time round I thought, “Wot, hand-reared pies?”) Reduced to 9p.
4. Chicken and mushroom pie. Reduced to 9p.
5. Steak slice. Reduced to 9p.
6. Four deep-filled blackberry pies. Reduced to 9p.
7. Large morello cherry pie. Reduced to 9p.
Total: 63p. (Or $1.05.)
Much of this haul was for my husband’s benefit (I’m one of those fish-eating vegetarians), but I think it’s fair to say that he will be feasting on meat and pastry for a while. Everything was freshly baked and due to “expire” the same day, but I’ve chucked it all into the freezer. It will all cook from frozen, bar the pork pies, which he can take with him for lunches.
We tucked into the cherry pie tonight, while listening to the Warrant song of the same name, which seemed practically obligatory under the circumstances.
P.S. Hey American readers: yes, it is true. British people are obsessed with pies!