I have just come back from a quick trip to Ammanford, I had a whirlwind tour of the CS,s and scored a few bargains. 2 large cream flat sheets that will become quilt backs and a pair of Next curtains for bag making, £6 for the lot.
I think that the joy of this went straight to my head. I then went into Tesco to get milk, fruit and veg. Flushed with my bargains I headed for the RTC section, deep joy ensued. I found some Welsh soft blue cheese, half price. Snuggled up next to it were 2 packets of Welsh Beef Fillet steak, this was already on a special offer and then half price. I had tidied my fridges and cupboards out and knew that I had some Chestnut Mushrooms, some double cream and the brandy left over from making mincemeat. I had a lightbulb moment and snaffled up the steak. Now I knew exactly what recipe I was going to make but could not for the life of me remember what it was called.
I meandered round the shop lost in thought, sweeping away years worth of cobwebs trying to recall the name, all to no avail. By the time I got to the check outs I was quite cross with myself and hot and bothered. I tore my hat off and threw it with my gloves into the trolley before piling my goods onto the conveyor.
I had just about packed it into my bag when I glimpsed something peeping out from under my hat. It was only the steak, cheese and a Melton Mowbray pie that must have stowed away when I wasn't looking.
I felt terrible but the checkout operator just laughed, I went hot and cold and my legs went to jelly. I was within an inch of shop lifting.
Anyhow I am home now and just remembered the recipe is beef Stroganof.
This afternoon I am finally making Black Banana Cake, with added Pecans and a big batch of soup.
The sheets and curtains can go through a wash, ready to be used soon, next week I hope.
Pam, you always make me smile, your post reminded me of the day I was in BHS, put a gammon joint in my basket and then wandered outside.....oopppps......I was back in the shop quicker that shot from a gun.ReplyDelete
I hope you have a lovely 2015, I know you read my blog and have made comments from time to time, thank you for that,, I will look forward to reading of your exploits over the next 12 months.
Happy to make you smile, I have had a mostly brilliant year, moving to Wales has really been fantastic. Next year will come and go, just as they all do. I make no resolutions, just reinforce my intention to do the best I can to stay busy and happy. I like a tidy house but can ignore the clutter whiule I am busy crafting, knowing that it will get dealt with in due course.Delete
My daughter had a pair of slippers inside was a pair of earrings from the Same shop, she thanked her friend, who knew nothing of the earrings, very red faced.ReplyDelete
These things happen, if it is too late to rectify then you have to let it go.Delete
First time I tried using a self service checkout, with the assistant helping me, he almost let me walk out the shop without having paid!ReplyDelete
I stay clear of those things, they reduce me to a quivering jelly.Delete
It is so easy, I was once carrying Twiglet on one hip, shopping basket in the other hand, the little monkey had picked up a bag of sweets at the checkout without me noticing. I went back, mortified and told the assistant and paid for them, he fluttered his eye lashes, she laughed :)ReplyDelete
Your bargains sound great, we had some lovely smoked salmon from Aldi on Christmas Day, when we went in yesterday it was 50% off, so I bought a couple of packs and stashed them in the freezer - yummy!
Happy New Year to you.
When my son was in a pushchair I once found a rolling pin in the folds of the hood. I had no idea where it came from or how long it had been there. I still have it and it has served me well. I could not squeeze a rasher of bacon in my freezer, I will be living from it for January I think.Delete
I remember doing that years ago with a pack of nappies I had put in the tray beneath the push chair. I was balancing a shopping basket, a wilful six year old, a toddler and a push chair and was actually just getting off the bus when I noticed them again. I felt sick for days afterwards!ReplyDelete
It was much better in the days when you stood in the shop and somebody scurried around collating your order for you, no chance of a slip up. Those days have gone for ever I think.Delete
I once left a cart with groceries for a bit while visiting with a friend I hadn't seen in ages. We were standing in the same isle but when I turned to go the cart was gone. I finally located a clerk, who had seen the cart sitting alone and had put all the groceries back on the shelves! I was so shocked I went home - with no groceries!ReplyDelete
Yet if you need help there are no staff to be found, thst's life I suppose.Delete
The times I have almost shop lifted are too numerous to mention. I shop on my mobility scooter and can't use a trolley or the store's baskets and I tend to have things all over so it's very easy. I have several times left without paying for odd items and I find that staff are always amazed that I bother to go back but I always tell them that I like my sleep far too much to indulge in theft!ReplyDelete
I find that so easy to understand, I used to do the same when I was pushing a pram.Delete
Lol, the high priced items then? xReplyDelete
Don't, I thought that I was going to collapse, I may have to go into Ponty for Tesco in future.Delete
Never mind, Pam, at least you could have used menopause as an excuse in court. Glad you remembered the recipe and hope you enjoy your stroganof.ReplyDelete
Oh Helen, that was over years ago! I knew the recipe, it was the name of the dish that eluded me, It has been suggested that I now call it Tesco Beef. It was delicious.Delete
LOL, Pam. Embrace the light! LOL This happens to everyone, even the young these days because they have too much activity in their lives. You and I have an excuse! Enjoy your day, dear, and enjoy the fruits of your labors.ReplyDelete
It was funny, now that I look back at it. I am having a pootling sort of day. There is nothing that needs doing in the house, dinner is prepped and Fran is on the train and on her way back. All is well here.Delete