Monday, 14 March 2011
Not Frugal, Not Thrifty but Better than a Deep Fried Mars Bar
I was caught short, as it were, without a wholesome, lovingly prepared lunch. Several pieces of fruit had been brought from home but as the midday church bells chimed my tummy was asking for something a little more savoury and warming than an apple, two satsumas and a banaana. So, without a lot of hope in my heart, I popped into the local supermarket in search of something that might catch my fancy and found this beastie, an Innocent Thai Curry on special offer at £2.39. It was fresh, tasty and did not contain any ingredients that seem more at home in a chemistry lab than a kitchen. Every so often, under similar circumstances, the pasties from the Oggy Oggy company call. But the veg pot was lighter in calories yet filled me up. Perfect for my current calorie counting weight loss plan!
For someone used to bringing tasty offerings from home to heat up in the work microwave the veg pot was by no means cheap. On a good day I reckon we could rustle up a full family meal for the same price at home, and yes there might even be even over for lunchtime seconds. Yet, it wasn't extortionately priced and didn't leave that feeling of dissatisfaction that many foods in the convenience category bring.