Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Tesco Substitution Night

Tuesday night is Tesco delivery night ……. our weekly dose of  excitement and tangible and palpable anticipation chez Castle Greysquirrel!
…… and to heighten the aforementioned tangible and palpable anticipation I very much look forward to the occasional and unexpected substitution, it doesn’t occur every single week, (and perhaps if it did, it would get boring), sometimes the substitutions are a little disappointing, but chez Castle Greysquirrel it would be considered most rude to send them back ……
This week our personal shopper was not able to supply us with the lamb steaks I had spent quite a bit of time drooling over, usually they are far too expensive for our means, but this week they were down to half price, which is why I had decided to make such a considered purchase …….
……. sadly they were substituted for lamb chops, not quite the same thing or the fruits de mon drooling revers  …. but perfectly acceptable when accompanied by roasties, a touch of sage and onion stuffing, peas, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, broccoli, peas and cabbage and mint jelly, never the less, nom, nom, nom!


Mr.D said...

Eating peas, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, broccoli, peas and cabbage gives you seven a day, without even any fruit. Peas are on the list twice. (Either a mistake or double rations.)

Most impressive.

I currently have cabbage, carrots, leeks, broccoli and acelgas (swiss chard) cooking in the steamer.
I like kale but it isn't common here.

Di said...

Ooooer, add a Yorkshire Pudding (or several) to that lot and we'll be there - 'toot sweet'!!

We gave up ordering online grocery deliveries after we got ONEe onion and SIX bags of potatoes, instead of the other way round. It was really quite an effort with our little legs humping the spare bags of spuds round to all the neighbours as donations from us. So it's only when things are desperate here and Miss Di is laid flat out with her back that we run the risk. And we like the flash of the yellow car on your drive BTW!

Love and hugs

Hank and Marvin from 'Ampshire


Anonymous said...

Lucky you!....home delivery and the occasional mysterious surprise....Home delivery of groceries is not the norm here in the US, but was fairly common in the 1940's to the early 1950's .......some stores like Wal-Mart offer free shipping to your home on orders over $50 which includes non perishable food and household supplies.....Dianne

Anonymous said...

Send some up to me - I've hardly eaten all day! That will do nicely. Thanking you kindly. Jan-thehungry-Fan x

joanold said...

Not such a bad sub, unlike my friend at Christmas. Ordered a fresh turkey and was subbed with turkey burgers!