Saturday, 21 November 2020

Farmers Market bargains

This morning Tony and I popped over to Northallerton to the farmers market.  I bought a huge piece of beef and one of pork for £20. They've gone in the freezer  for Christmas dinners.  I also bought three good size gammon joints for £10.  One is cooking as I type and the other two I have frozen. Then we walked along past a stall selling home made cakes and pies. After checking to make sure I could freeze it I bought a huge traybake chocolate orange cake. It had been cut into fifteen large squares and when we got home i took three pieces out of the box . I shuffled the rest of the squares about in the box and it has gone into the freezer.  Assuming that family gatherings are allowed we will take it over to Alexander and Beckah's for Christmas dinner. It will be the first time we have ever gone to someone else's for Christmas dinner so it's going to be a bit different this year. We were surprised at just how quiet Northallerton was and were really pleased tofind that the car park was free. We bought another 25kg sack of potatoes for £7 in the carpark  as we were leaving. 

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  1. I haven't put anything away for Christmas other than chocolates but I will get a couple of gammon and a turkey crown. If I can pick up a turkey Christmas eve cheap I'll cook that straight away.

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    1. If I bought chocolates I would be too tempted to eat them. Other than for milk I think I probably don't need to set foot anywhere near a shop or market for several months now

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  2. Sounds a nice morning out & I'm surprised that the markets are still on as when we were in lockdown, basically nothing happened, "everything" stopped, but then Victoria we've heard had probably the strictest in the world. Hope it stays free from now on with no new cases, except one or two from overseas in quarantine throughout Australia. Not sure what we are doing for Xmas this year, though we hope to see DD in Melbourne & maybe our boys next year & will hold a breath for a trip to UK to see my StepDD in the future before we get to old.(giggle) Enjoy the rest of the weekend, stay safe & huggles.

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    1. Places selling food are still open here. But that explains why there were so few market stalls.

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  3. Glad you were able to get out for a bit. That cake sounds delicious!

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  4. I love a good Farmers Market, particularly a cheese stall. I have a lot of my Christmas goodies ready, I buy early in case of bad weather and the Ferry not running.

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