It was quite amazing, there was the odd tomato that was soft but the bulk were in perfect condition. I chopped them down and softened them in the frying pan with some onions and seasoning, before putting them into the oven to roast.
I now have several containers all ready for soup/stews/sauces. I also picked up several bags of apples which I cooked down ready to go with the pork over the festive period. A couple of apple cakes were also made for the freezer ready for visitors.
There were lots of other yellow stickers that I didn't get, my freezers are bulging at the seams with all of the things I have made already so it would just have been a waste. A great haul so that I could avoid the rush, can't be bad!
I have made a start on another zigzag blanket. A red/burgundy one, this time for Honey when they go to Disneyland Paris in the New Year. I intend to crochet a Minnie Mouse on it for her.
Did you get any bargains on Black Friday?
See you soon.
I totally avoid Black Friday shopping except by internet. Enjoy your little trip.ReplyDelete
I'm totally confused about why black friday has suddenly become such a huge thing, our of nowhere! My email inbox was overflowing!ReplyDelete
Your tomato bargain idea though is genius, that I can get on board with.
As I'm here can I take this chance to invite you to Handmade Monday, it's a linky that I've recently taken over hosting of, a small but super friendly bunch of crafty people. We share our projects and visit each other, helping to grow a craft community (well thats the idea anyway) I'm always on the look out for like minded people who might enjoy joining. It opens Sunday eve and runs till Tues eve. No worries if it's not your thing!
I am always happy to find food on sale at such a bargain! You are very smart to cook it and freeze it. I used to do that more than I do now. I love the blanket!ReplyDelete
You are all well-prepared and set for the festive season. Enjoy your break and your time with Bertie and Honey. Looking forward to your photos.ReplyDelete
Black Friday has crept into Canada as well, even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving at the same time as the Americans. You found some great bargains at the grocery store! Enjoy your time with your grandchildren. :-)ReplyDelete
A profitable Black Friday !ReplyDelete
Your blanket is adorable !
Have a nice and cosy weekend !
I don't like black Friday, many of the bargains aren't really bargains. I did go to a local art sale today instead and bought a couple of pretty things. I don't do our weekly shop but I'll ask Richard to look out for bargain tomatoes next time he goes shopping, what a great idea to roast and freeze the lot, perfect. xReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, you are such an inspiration.......your tomato find will surely be put to good use through the winter months, and I love your new crochet blanket, the colour is so pretty. Enjoy your time away with your grandchildren.ReplyDelete
The tomatoes look gorgeous, I love knowing I have things like that in the freezer. A great way to use up your bargains.ReplyDelete
I love the food you were able to purchase....how wonderful! And your food looks delicious! Here in Canada Black Friday is still relatively new, and no, I did not venture out for any shopping except for food, just like yourself! :)ReplyDelete
Well done, excellent bargains.ReplyDelete
I don't like Black Friday shopping either. I am always amazed at all that you get done in a day. I love the colors in the blanket.ReplyDelete
I have done some Black Friday shopping online, but ine couldn't pay me to actually go out this weekend. What a deal you got on those delicious tomatoes! Have great fun looking after the grands and enjoy your tea tomorrow afternoon.ReplyDelete
I stayed home on black friday as I am recovering from a cold. I did purchase a gift for my hb online. Will get it today. I think interestate will be less crowded than yesterday. There is a "civil war" football game going on will be driving opposite direction. Most of my shopping for gifts is done. Still needing to finish my calendars. Have a good time with your grandchildren this weekend. I think we're watching 2 of 3 of ours next weekend.ReplyDelete
I love all your preparations! Maybe you should have bought a new freezer in the Black Friday sales!!ReplyDelete
It amazes me how countries that don't actually celebrate Thanksgiving , have stores that cash in on the Black Friday sales. Yes it even happens here in New Zealand. Can't believe how cheap those tomatoes were!!ReplyDelete
It looks delicious!ReplyDelete
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I have never tried softening tomatoes in a pan before roasting them. I will give it a try next time though.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely time caring for Bertie and Honey.
Have a wonderful time away.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your time with your darlings and I bet the tea will be divine! I don't do Black Friday shopping and mostly shop online for Christmas now. I'm not into shopping. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Oh, you are so organized! I would much rather be at home cooking up that delicious food than fighting traffic and crowds on Black Friday. I did do a little online shopping but not much. Love the colors of your zigzag blanket. A vintage tea room with the grands sounds delightful. Enjoy! xo DeborahReplyDelete
Black Friday has crept into Canada in the past few years. I avoid the stores on principle. But I've never seen food items on sale on Black Friday - you found some great bargains! Enjoy your time away with the little ones.ReplyDelete
I couldn't face the shops on Black Friday, I don't know what it's all come to, stampedes to buy bargains that people never really wanted in the first place, so how's it a bargain? You did well with those tomatoes and they look lovely spread in the roasting tray, they'll be delicious to add to soups and stews. Love the blanket, it'll look very cute adorned with Minnie. Enjoy your time at Amie's.ReplyDelete
I avoid Black Friday as I dislike shopping at the best of times! Honey's blanket is beautiful and such a lovely colour, I'm sure it will be perfect for their trip to Disneylad. Have a lovely time with your grandchildren and enjoy the afternoon tea.ReplyDelete
have fun with the kids!! lovely blanket and I did do some shopping on Black Friday but it was craft stores only :)ReplyDelete
You've been busy! Nice to see you so organized and ahead of things.ReplyDelete
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The tomatoes look so nice, and that apple cake too♥ Have fun and I am looking forward to seeing your photos ♥ReplyDelete
I stayed home on Black Friday and enjoyed myself by decluttering some more things and boxing them up for a charity thrift stores. But I did enjoy seeing the benefits you reaped with your shopping adventure. You always impress.ReplyDelete
I definitely DON'T "do" Black Friday LOL. I really can think of nothing worse than battling the crowds. But I also love grabbing a yellow sticker bargain at the grocery store and stocking my freezer with my very own 'processed' creations.ReplyDelete