Sunday, 11 May 2014

Camping as a Morrisons Mum

The first May Bank Holiday is usually spent in a field camping somewhere celebrating hubbies birthday.  Last year do to my expanding bump we gave it a miss however this year we were back with a vengeance.  With our bell tent erected and our home sorted for the long weekend we set off in search of supplies at the Morrisons 15 minutes down the road.

We knew roughly what we needed to get (enough food and drink to last 3 days and nights). On entering the store we were immediately drawn to the sandwiches,  feeling a bit peckish after setting up camp. Next on to the fruit and veg where we grabbed a lot of bananas for not very much money (bananas are a firm favourite with Little Man).

We loved the little displays of nibbly bits of food throughout the store, which we thought would be perfect to graze on whilst sitting around the campfire. A great selection of bread and baps to enjoy as toast and to house our hotdogs in (the first nights dinner for speed and ease!). We could also pick up a yummy looking chocolate birthday cake (which went down a treat!).

Next we had a little look at the drink selection (both soft and alcoholic) to see what we could buy to toast hubbies birthday with (although LM would stick with milk or water!). I picked up a big bottle of iron brew for only 50p - such a bargain and tasted exactly the same as the brand name! A great price on own brand wines meant that two bottles of red didn't break the bank at £4.99 each.

Great quality lean mince was bought to be turned into meatballs for the following nights dinner, along with items to make a rich tomato sauce with pasta - who says you can't enjoy good quality homemade dinners whilst camping  - and at only at a cost of £1.50 per person a feast fit for a king but not at a kingly price :)

With a selection of healthy snacks and not as healthy treats we were sorted for food and drink until we went home on Bank Holiday Monday (we also had some snacks for the car journey home).

When we came to the checkout our two reusable bags were clearly not going to house all our shopping. We under estimated the amount of food we would buy and we also over estimated the cost and found the shopping far cheaper than we imagined - a real bonus considering the extra birthday treats we bought (all the shopping came to only £64.23)

A big thumbs up to Morrisons for making our camping weekend a haze of yummy food and drink at a very reasonable cost!

Disclaimer : Working with Britmums and Morrisons I was given £80 of vouchers to experience Morrisons cheaper prices. These are my own opinions.

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