Now, by no means are my husband and I poor, but we’re not loaded with money either. We are, how shall we say, comfortable. But that doesn’t mean we don’t like a good bargain…
Every Saturday, we do our grocery shopping. We try to get out reasonably early to avoid the crowds (see my post ‘At the Grocery Store’) and get back home to enjoy the rest of the day.
One of the first sections we hit is the ‘Reduced to Clear’ in the meat/fish section. We try to look for the items that are in the ‘white bags’ meaning that they came from the fresh meat or fish counters. There are many times we have picked up some really nice pork joints, rack of lamb, stewing beef or sirloin steaks. For fish, we’ve gotten sea bass, cod, haddock or our favorite, whole salmon, all at a reduced price.
Hubby stopped at the store last night and checked out the reduced section, and what did he find, but a whole salmon! Woo Hoo! Originally priced at £17.00, reduced to £11.05. Yes, as I said, we love a bargain. Luckily, it’s already gutted, even though that’s really not a problem as I have gutted many a fish before. I thought I would take a picture of it to show you…
I measured it too…25 in./64 cm. We should get lots of fillets from this. Now I need to get in there and slice it up!
As the weekend is fast approaching, here’s a tall, cool drink to have while you’re sitting at the side of the pool. Make sure you listen to Elvis singing ‘Blue Hawaii’ while flying through the eye of this hurricane!
1 oz. each of the following: vodka, gin, light rum, Amaretto, Triple Sec
1/2 oz. 151 proof rum
Put ice cubes into a tall glass. Pour all of the alcohol into a cocktail shaker. Add equal amounts of the grapefruit and pineapple juices along with several ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into glass with ice. Top up with grenadine.
Don’t forget the sun screen!