Boxing Day 2011 | Blogging through Christmas
Today’s picture shows the canal frozen over, I’m pleased to say it’s a little warmer now. People are using up leftover food today. Many will have leftover turkey and I read a recipe this morning for a Thai curry made from leftover turkey. These celebrity chefs live on another planet where Tesco is always open and coconut milk is always in stock. They also seem to have unlimited amounts of money.
Meanwhile back on planet earth many of us will eat the the left over turkey with pickles. I made my gravy yesterday with a Bovril cube and there is some left. I could warm up some turkey in the left over gravy and then stir fry left over potatoes and white cabbage until golden brown. I could add a little Branston to that; I think I’m getting addicted to Branston pickle this Christmas. I had turkey, pork and prawn cocktail crisps for supper last night; seriously yummy!
The sky is dark and grey today but I do see a glimmer of sunshine; I might get out after lunch and take a few photographs. Buildings make good subjects in winter and I want to take some in the town centre. Normally, there are too many people around, but it might be quiet today.
I have just remembered Asda is open today, I might get bargains in there. I have cleaning to do before I venture out. It’s been that long since I switched the vacuum cleaner on I’m not sure how it works!
The sales are starting today at supermarkets and major retailers. The bargains tend to be crap they can’t sell and they even buy in crap specially. They used to have January sales but they all start early now and some stores have sales all year around. The Matalan sale is worth checking out. I shall cover sales in my Thrifty Thursday blog.
I don’t like January, it’s too cold, but at least I get no major bills for 3 months and can save a little money. A lot of people will get nasty credit card bills in January as the cost of Christmas suddenly lands on their door mat. I didn’t use credit but did spend a little more than usual in December.
I have done a Neodigital Art blog for tomorrow, I shall be cooking and preparing food tomorrow morning. This week, there is a diverse range of pictures from all through the year. On Wednesday it will be a psychology blog and we will be back to thrifty on Thursday. In the meantime, enjoy your day and there are more amazing blogs on my Home Page.
- Christmas Eve Ramble (mike10613.wordpress.com)
- Frugal Friday | Christmas Ideas (mike10613.wordpress.com)
- Christmas Day 2011 | Merry Christmas (mike10613.wordpress.com)
- Thrifty Thursday | Shopping around (mike10613.wordpress.com)
- Frugal Christmas (mike10613.wordpress.com)
- Prawn cocktail and plum pudding: Poor Clares sample the ‘good life’ for one day (mumbailaity.wordpress.com)