There's nothing better about a trip to the grocery store than finding an abundance of those green or yellow 'reduced to clear' stickers. It's better than a regular sale or special, because there are a limited number of items that are tagged. The excitement isn't just in terms of getting cheap stuff, but also, the challenge of what to do with it before it goes off? There is always a little internal dilemma: "Should I buy all 8 of these sliced when they already look a little brown? But they're only $1.50!" Of course, with many items it's possible to prolong their life by chucking it in the freezer.
That's what we did with a package of Eatwell Chickpea and Spinach sausages that we found for $2 (less than half price!) a few weeks ago. Yesterday while I was listening to a lecture by Boori Pryor, Andy defrosted the sausages. He sauteed them with some veggies and made a tomatoey gravy, and served it all up over rice. The dish also featured some tinned mushrooms we got for sale, also less than half price.
On the luckiest of days, you can even find dessert reduced to clear. We found this Soy Life Vanilla Creme yogurt for $1.50, which seems steep for only 2 little tubs, but it was also less than half price. In addition to a great deal, it was an opportunity to try a new vegan product. The flavour is really intensely vanilla, without that chalky aftertaste that other soy yogurts leave you with (ahem, Kingland).Although it's good on its own, this yogurt was best when paired with some fresh kiwis ($1.50 for 10) and banana, and some farmer's market strawberry jam.
Don't you just love bargains?