I do love a long weekend, Syd and I both enjoy having his Dad home for an extra day. We started Saturday with a trip to the Weymouth Sealife Centre, and had a lovely couple of hours wandering around seeing all the various sea creatures. I fell in love with the jellyfish particularly, and Syd loved racing about finding the next numbered room – he is all about the counting at the moment.
We followed that with a trip to Weymouth Morrisons as part of the Morrisons Mums challenge. We had been given £80 of vouchers to shop at the store. I was impressed with the fresh vegetable department with it’s snazzy cooling system, and found the fresh produce prices were very low. We stacked up on fruit and veg for the week, although just 3 days later my gannets have got through all the fruit already! Morrisons have just cut prices throughout the store, and it was noticeably cheaper than my usual supermarket on plenty of products. We spent a little under £90 and came out with this lot……
Then it was home and time to cook a Saturday night treat of curry. I cheated (I usually do….) and used a sauce from a jar, microwave rice, ready made pappadoms, indian snack selection , a pre-prepared side and naan from the bakery section. We made the curry with quorn and veg, and then it was just a case of heating the extras. It was a tasty meal and for four of us came in at £2.42 per head. Cheaper than the take-away, and almost as nice!
(Price breakdown- Sharwoods sauce – £1, Mango chutney – £1, quorn pieces – £1.79, 2 Naan Breads – 59p, Samosas and bhajis – £1.29, onion – 11p, carrots – 26p, ready made Tarka Dahl – £1.50, Pappadoms – £1.15, rice – £1)
Sunday saw us head off to the out-laws for a big family lunch. Was fab to catch up with everyone, and Syd loved playing with his 7 year old nephew, yes, we are one of those topsy turvy generational families! In fact he will be an Uncle for the second time in a few short weeks, and we are all looking forward to welcoming the new addition to the family – just don’t call me Grandma!
Having had an enormous lunch we had a light dinner of lovely toasted things from our supermarket haul the day before. Pancakes and crumpets with some of Morrisons great value and tasty jam.
Having been out and about all weekend, Monday saw us have to crack on with a few bits and bobs at home, but we still managed a trip to feed the ducks, but I think lots of others had been there first as disappointingly for Syd they weren’t very hungry! It was lovely to see some ducklings though. We had a tasty roast for tea, with Morrisons vegetarian kievs, a new product for us and one that went down well.
A lovely bank holiday weekend all in all. Thank goodness there is another one on it’s way in a couple of weeks!
Love Miss Cisco XXX
Disclosure; this post is part of the BritMums #MorrisonsMum campaign, and we were provided with £80 of Morrisons voucher to spend in store in return for writing about our experience. Editorial control is retained in full.