Last summer when my sister and two of her boys were out from Ontario for a visit, my nephew Daniel could not get over the amount of groceries that I seemed to be able to find with a half price sticker slapped on them. He joked that I must surely have my own roll of hot pink half price stickers that I discretely slapped on something I fancied. Ha, I wish!
The small grocery store where I shop occasionally has some amazing bargains sometimes. A few years ago a brand of detergent that I used was reduced in price, then the half price stickers were slapped on it. I bought enough to last me until just recently, and just after I ran out, I found a different brand at half price. Now if I find something extra special that is half price, I'll make a joke about how Daniel would be so impressed.
This week I got a few different things. Yes, I'll buy something that is different, something that I wouldn't ordinarily buy, because it's fun to try something new, and well of course, because it only costs half as much as it would normally.
I actually picked up the pancake mix because I thought it was the Decadent cookie mix, but then thought what the heck, I'll try the pancake mix. That was $1.74. The syrup was $1.50 I think.
We ended up having the pancakes for supper last night. Oh, I had something else planned, but I was tired out, and kept putting off getting started on supper, and finally just decided to make the pancakes. All I had to do was add water. They turned out great. Not overly sweet, and a pretty decent ingredient list. It made 21 pancakes. Three of us had them for supper, and I finished them off for lunch today.
I ate mine with the caramel sauce on them, and some lemon yogurt. I did have to pay full price for the yogurt, but there have been times I've found that for half price. The combination was delicious.
Daniel, I wish you had been here to share them:)
PS Here's proof that I got my Spring plants potted up, and they won't fade away in the flat.
This one could have used a few more plants. I did have a couple of unhappy primulas that I'd brought home from my mum's warm room at the care home. They looked happier already, out in the cooler air. I also added some Tete a Tete daffodils that I had bought in pots last year, and had left to lanquish at the side of the house, unwatered, on their sides. Some of them look like they are determined to try to bloom. We'll see.