A #MorrisonsMum Bank Holiday Weekend

A #MorrisonsMum Bank Holiday Weekend

Morrisons 1Last week when an envelope dropped on my doormat with the BritMums logo on it, I had a feeling that I had joined many other bloggers in the great #MorrisonsMum Bank Holiday Weekend campaign. It couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment as I, along with the rest of the kidGLloves crew and our respective partners were off on a Forest Holidays break (more about that in a separate post!).

So, last Thursday Ross and I collected Grace from school and set off for our VERY large Morrisons store in Yeovil. It was easy to park, easy to negotiate round and, as an added bonus, it had one of the cheapest petrol stations in the area.

I took a list with me and knew that we were going to be having a barbecue at some point over the weekend. Forest Holidays encourage you to take disposable barbecues so we found 2 for £4.50. I sent Ross and Grace off on various tasks to collect things for me in order to make sure I got them out of my hair they did something helpful!

The new, cheaper Morrisons was in full swing with plenty of obvious signs showing things were better value. As I had the vouchers, I also chose to treat myself to a new baking tray – we don’t have one at home and I find that a real problem when I want to make cookies! This was great value at £3.50.

Morrisons 2

There was a massive variety of items to choose from and we managed to get a lot for our money. I usually shop at the large Asda up the road but this is a 20 minute drive so locally I tend to visit Lidl or Co-Op. I have to say that for the big shop I found Morrisons much of a muchness in comparison to Asda but I think that they both have much to offer by way of variety.

The staff were courteous and friendly and the lady on our checkout had a bit of a joke and a laugh with me. I did hear the tannoy announcement for extra staff when the tills were starting to get busy.  We spent a total of £121.70 and, on top of that, received a 6p off voucher for fuel.

Morrisons 3

Upon arriving at our cabin on holiday, it was hard to find somewhere to put all the food we had bought! Stupid me left behind our bag of fridge items – despite the fact that I remembered the food from the freezer. Thankfully I also remembered the ingredients for the Key Lime Pie that I wanted to make. More on that in a bit!

The following is what we bought for our barbecue:

  • grill steaks
  • lamb chops,
  • two kinds of burgers – one for the adults and one for the kids,
  • two kinds of sausages – one for the adults and one for the kids,
  • pasta salad,
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • peppers
  • chips
  • cheese
  •  cucumber
  • 2 x Bass Draught Ale
  • 8 x Cans of Pepsi Max
  • horseradish sauce
  • onions

This came to a total of £51.21 which equates to £8.54 per person.

As I stated above, I also bought the ingredients for a Simple Celebratory Key Lime Pie. It was to be a special pudding as I made it to celebrate our stay at Forest Holidays.  You can find the recipe here. The ingredients for the Key Lime Pie came to a total of 58p per person! Something that would have cost £3.95 each in any restaurant. The verdict was that everyone loved it too!

So, our family Bank Holiday barbecue cost a total of £9.12 each. Very happy with that thank you Morrisons.

 Disclaimer: We were given £80 worth of vouchers for the purpose of this review however, all opinions and words are those of Verily Victoria Vocalises and I have not been influenced in any way.

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3 Comments

  1. September 18, 2014 / 9:35 am

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  2. May 8, 2014 / 5:58 pm

    Enjoyed hearing about your experience as a Morrisons mum and will be checking out the dessert recipe. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

  3. May 7, 2014 / 10:50 pm

    it sounds like you have a big morrisons near you. Ours isn’t very local to us and not so big either but still managed to get plenty. I was very tempted by their kitchenware too as was D. I’ve never seen an 8 year old kid get so excited about seeing things like cookery utensils and spatulas in a store as he was. We managed to resist though and stuck to food. x
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