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Monday, 16 February 2015

It's National Chip Week!




Today is the start of National Chip Week! Now to me, chips should be chunky with crispy bits on the outside but soft fluffy middles, not these salty sticks called French Fries :)
In celebration of chip week Morrisons is selling their 12.5kg bags of unwashed potatoes at half price once again.  They were £4  now reduced to £2 which, to me, is an excellent buy as bags of frozen chips cost so much more.


The variety is Innovator which is a kind of Russet with rough, tan coloured skin, creamy texture and pale yellow flesh.  They are recommended for brilliant roasties and jackets as well as chips.  Yummy!


I often buy these big bags of bargainacious spuds (regular readers will already know that) as I find that if I store the bag in the shed where it's cool they will last for weeks.  I just collect enough on a Sunday to last the week  then fold the bag back down. They work out at just 16p per kilo which is brilliant value.  What can beat a lovely jacket potato with crispy skin and a fluffy inside :))

Who else loves potatoes?  I think I developed my love of them when we were young and money was very tight.  Mum used to fill the oven with big potatoes and we could smell them baking from the street where we were playing!  Then later on our own son would eat mounds of mash with his meal.  He was so skinny but very hard to fill up!

Thanks for popping in once again x

10 comments:

  1. My mum was a terrible cook so I was always thankful when she baked potatoes & we had them with salad & cold meat. I love the smell of them baking in the oven, it's always a comforting smell I think x

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  2. Ohhh I'm supposed to be cutting spuds out of my diet, but being as it is national chip week it would be rude not to try some........

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    1. Just a few home made ones won't hurt especially baked in the oven :-) you wouldn't want to be rude!

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  3. They are a good bargain, i wish I had know about these yesterday I would have picked one up. I love jacket potatoes and mash, not bothered about chips though. X

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    1. I hadn't planned on buying any today but when I saw the offer it was just too good to pass over x

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  4. I like potatoes any way they come but a jacket potato crispy on the outside and fluffed up with butter and cheese in the middle takes some beating.

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    1. Oooh lovely with cheese but I skip the butter if I'm having cheese on my tattie.

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  5. Thanks for sharing again, we have enough left over from last time just to last a couple more days, but will have to pop in and get some more, my favourite is baked potatoe with real butter and black pepper.

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    1. You might as well grab them while you can!

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