If you regularly read parenting blogs, you will probably know that a lot of bloggers have recently been part of an exciting campaign with BritMums and Morrisons called #MorrisonsMum or #MorrisonsDad, if you happen to be male. To find out more about Morrisons’ new lower prices, we received £80 in gift vouchers to spend over the bank holiday weekend and see for ourselves, if our shop really turned out cheaper and I have to say that I was really impressed.
I ended up spending £120, but I managed to do almost our entire weekly shop on that budget, got some alcoholic drinks for the bank holiday weekend and picked up some pieces from Nutmeg for Amy. I just adore their clothes for little ones. They’re fashionable, well-made and they wash really well. I might show you some of them in a separate post, but now I want to tell you all about the meals that we made with the food that I got with our vouchers.
Our bank holiday weekend and weekly meal plan:
3rd May: stir-fry with chicken, sugar snaps, broccoli, peppers, bean sprouts, onions and egg noodles
4th May: garlic and balsamic vinegar encrusted pork tenderloing with new potatoes, braised red cabbage and asparagus
5th May: BBQ with quarter pounders, stuffed mushrooms and salad
6th May: my mum’s famous pasta salad
7th May: fried egg noodles with pork, broccoli and bean sprouts
8th May: sausages and mash with carrots, peas and broccoli
9th May: one pan rice pot from Old El Paso
I am quite impressed with the price of our shop considering that all meals contained some form of meat as well as fresh vegetables and I really noticed that a lot of products had reduced prices, which is fab when like me you add everything up while shopping.
On top of our main meals, we also bought breakfast essentials such as sunflower seed rolls (Amy’s and my favourite), fresh fruit, juices and yoghurt. All in all, we had a very pleasant shopping experience, which admittedly I am used to as I shop at my local store quite a lot. The shop is clean, the shelves are well stocked and the staff are really helpful. So much so that the baker bakes your bread rolls freshly, should the bread baskets not be topped up. You can’t ask for more, can you?
The only thing I was missing is the super cool vegetable display that some of my blogging friends have in their local stores. I don’t know how they work, but it looks like thaw is being dispensed over the vegetables via a sprinkler system and it just looks so cool that I want one. Not for myself obviously, I would share it with other shoppers, but it would make shopping for vegetables even more fun!
I initially wanted to share the recipe for my mum’s famous pasta salad in this post, because it’s super tasty, everyone loves it only costs around 85p per serving, but this post is quite long already, so I will blog that tomorrow. Promise!
Do you shop at Morrisons?
Disclosure: We received an £80 voucher as part of the #MorrisonsMum campaign with BritMums.