Morrisons £5 Coupon!!

Hello! Sorry for being so quiet yesterday….our internet went down…for a whole day!

We decided to have a whole day out yesterday bargain hunting! On Thursday we managed to buy a stack of The Sun newspapers as they had £5 coupons on them for fruit & veg in Morrisons –

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I had read so many posts on Facebook and Hotukdeals with people complaining about greed – I bought 1 newspaper in the morning in tesco, when I got home we checked Co-op and they had loads left so we got a few more….when Jamie got home he cleared the shelves 15mins before they shut. Lots of people had trouble picking up the papers but thankfully we live in a quiet village so there were plenty left for us 🙂

So…armed with our stack of coupons in my purse we headed off to Morrisons 🙂 May people think shopping with kids is boring or unfair on them – it depends how fun you make it! Deryn (who is 3) helps us find things on shelves, she chooses things that she would like, learns about money and counting etc – so we had a fun time working out what we wanted with out coupons – Ashton just like sitting in the trolley!

So after filling our trolley with yummy goodies for our weeks shopping, Jamie headed off to the self scan with £5 worth of food. The coupons stated it was £5 off and that a purchase was required – however as many people noticed the £5 came off as long as something in the shop was fruit & veg. We always spend at least £15 a week on fruit & veg anyway, I cook all meals from scratch so we have a lot of food here 🙂

The lady working on the self scans was lovely! She took our coupons with no problem and by the 9th one was laughing along with us as we split the hopping up into £5 transactions 🙂 Sometimes coupon shopping can be time consuming (this week we were very low on food shopping money though so the transactions were all worth it to get our family some yummy food this week) but in my opinion its completely worth it. My fridge, freezer and cupboards are stacked with yummy food – all costing us less than £5 with the few pence we went over each time and the cost of the Sun at 40p each 🙂

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Our first lots of receipts 🙂 We bought such a variety of food for us all. Neither of our children go to nursery/pre school yet so we have 3 meals a day here, and we do lots of baking etc. Today I have planned a massive Roast Dinner for the family – All Free!

In all we had £65 of free food, meaning I now have some extra pennies to go towards fixing my car windscreen!

We got home, put away the fridge and freezer food and went straight back out again – busy day for us!

Saturdays are our local bootsale day – I grew up going to bootsales every single weekend with my mum & dad. Fuf (my dad) would have us all ready to go early and we would either go to sell or find some bargains. I absolutely love going with my family now. Jamie is a bargain hunter too and in my opinion if I can get something cheap because someone else owned it first then I would rather wait! The kids have huge amounts of toys they love that cost us next to nothing – when they go to nursery/school they will be playing with toys that many other kids have played with, same at friends houses so why not? 🙂

We managed to get some lush Next clothes for Ashton for 10p each – most new too! Deryn was given a peppa pig hat (which she hasnt taken off since!) by a nice lady who also gave Ashton a teddy 🙂 Deryn also got some sparkly Minnie Mouse shoes for 50p! I got some lush Roxy skate shoes for £1 and my hospital suitcase (I don’t have a hospital bag…even after having 2 children! lol) for only £3! Then on the last look round we also found Harry Potter Scene It for £1! As you may know we LOVE board games in my house, and Harry Potter!! Deryn loves looking around at the boot sale and by then end she can run around in the field with Ashton 🙂

After a busy day out we came home to put away our bargains for the day and sit down together for a lush Curry Night – I love maing homemade curry for us all as its such a cheap meal and the kids love having snacks, naans and poppadoms everywhere!

So……that was our bargain day! I just had to share it with you all as we were so pleased with our coupon shopping 🙂

Off to prepare some veg now ready for our family roast 🙂 I will be updating the blog late this week as the kids are off to stay with Nanny tomorrow so Jamie and I can go out for our 1yr meal and go to the cinema 🙂

Love to you all 🙂

Emma xx

 

Banoffee Pie…..Yes please!!

Hello!! Emma Here…..

Every now & again I have this sudden urge to bake something sweet,.Jamie (my bloke!) has the biggest appetite, one of those annoying guys who could eat en tire chocolate gateaux to himself and not put on a pound…where as I only have to look at it and my clothes feel tighter….so what do I do in these situations….message Kayley….hehe

So one day she messages me about a very yummy recipe she found online for a Clasic Banoffee pie, I love trying out new recipes and am always on the hunt for new ideas and recipes to add to my collection…reviewing food is the best as it means you have to eat yummy things first 🙂

The recipe she found was this one- Classic Banoffee Pie (however there is an even easier version of it HERE if your feeling extra lazy or have last minute visitors etc hehe)

I have many old recipe books that involve time consuming ideas such as putting a tin of condensed milk in a saucepan of water to boil for 2 hours….this one is so much easier!!

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Hungry yet? Hehe Well thankfully this recipe is very easy to make so you will be devouring it in no time 🙂 A few ingredients are needed, more so for the Classic pie as you make your own yummy sticky filling with the Condensed Milk, Butter & Sugar….of course if you buy the ready made  Carnation Caramel you just add it without the heating/cooling of making your own!! Fantastic for last minute visitors, invites to get-togethers where you were asked to take something with you but completely forgot and don’t want to take something shop bought…yes we have all been there!! No-one needs to know it only took you 10 minutes to chuck together…..

The link has an easy link to print the instructions too, fab for adding to your own recipe books.

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So…the final verdict on this recipe….its fool proof…honestly!! Even if you are not brave enough to boil the caramel yourself, which was surprisingly easy…you can’t go wrong adding a tin of ready made caramel…unless you drop it…or have a cat…maybe some children who are tall enough to reach the counters…..haha! I added crushed maltesers onto the top of mine rather than chocolate, just for something different & i whisked the bananas into the cream rather than adding them as chunks as Jamie has issues with textures…haha……but it was delicious!!

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Yummy!!  Works out very cheap per portion..its says feeds 12…but we managed it between 2 of us over a couple of nights 🙂 Carnation condensed milk is often on offer for £1 in supermarkets and the ready made Caramel saves you buying the sugar if you don’t have any 🙂

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One happy boyfriend!! Looking forward to trying out some of the other recipes from the website soon….Mini Banoffee Pies Maybe?! Banoffee Cheesecake?!….One things sure…We will upload photos and reviews as soon as its made…and eaten!!

Emma xx