Last weekend we were asked by Morrisons to check out one of their stores and knock up some summer food. Now if there is one thing we do well in the Yellow Days household it’s a family barbecue so I trotted off with some vouchers and came back with everything you can see on the table for just over £35. I knocked up:
- Homemade lamb burgers in crusty farmhouse rolls (about 85p each)
- Chorizo and halloumi kebabs (about 70p each)
- Chorizo and prawn kebabs (about 80p each)
- Beef kebabs (16p each – from the reduced aisle)
- Greek salad (about £1 per person) – you can find the recipe here
- Eton mess with mixed berries (about 75p per serving)
I bought all the usual accompaniments as well, a couple of bottles of soft drinks, potato salad, coleslaw, a lettuce and the whole lot was more than enough for the four of us plus my sister who was visiting and we had lots of leftovers to snack on later. Given the large proportion of meat and luxury items like the barrel aged feta and halloumi cheese, I was really impressed with the price. Morrisons had lots of well priced ‘basic’ items which left plenty in the budget to indulge in their excellent range of more extravagant items like the cheese and chorizo.
There’s only one way to top a sunny bank holiday barbecue and that’s with a Sunday Roast. I sent Hubs of to Morrisons as he likes to cook the roasts in our house and he didn’t hold back. He came back with:
- Pork shoulder joint
- Swede (15p!)
- Cauliflower and fresh cheese sauce
- Brussel sprouts
- Carrot batons (Hubs obviously didn’t fancy any more chopping by that point!)
- Fresh gravy (reduced to 19p)
- Yorkshire puddings (the cheater!)
- Apple and blackberry crumble tart
- Ice cream
and all for a grand total of £17. How good does this little lot look?
A roast is one meal where I can guarantee the boys will eat a mountain of veg so it is fantastic to get such a great variety for such a good price. That £17 really stretches too as there were plenty of leftovers again. I had the cauliflower cheese for lunch the next day and hubs had pork sandwiches and I zapped some veg in the microwave as a quick accompaniment to the boys sausages in natural DCW casings.
Overall I’ve been really impressed with Morrisons, particularly with their great value fresh fruit, veg and meat. Our local store isn’t especially big but it still had a fantastic range of fresh produce. On top of that there wasn’t anything on our shopping list that we couldn’t find. I had thought halloumi might have been a bit ambitious for example but no, there it was. Morrisons even do deliveries which is how I prefer to shop now I’ve got kids. So it’s a big thumbs up to being a Morrisons Mum from Yellow Days.