Good Lockdown Alternatives You've Enjoyed

In these times of empty shelves, is there anything that you’ve bought instead of the usual, and it’s turned out to be bloody good. Primarily this is gonna be about food innit, but if you wanted A but had to buy Z and it was great - let’s hear about it!

Post sponsored by Kingsmill 50/50 bread.

Wor Lass keeps coming home with Kingsmill 50-50 when she goes bread shopping.

I don’t understand how I can find satisfactory bread whenever I go but she can only find this excuse when she shops.

In answer to your actual question: Does coconut cream instead of coconut milk count? It made the curry better than normal.

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Black peppercorn sauce instead of rice

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Made my roasties in ghee yesterday as detailed in the Sunday dinner thread. Were very good.

We had ‘vitamin enriched’ bread as a sub last week, don’t feel particularly more alive but 🤷 was fine.

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Wasn’t initially a fan, but nice toasted. Was the only option in the local shop over the weekend :frowning:

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No suitable substitute for bread flour.

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Iceland instead of Sainsbury’s

Massive queue outside of sainos last week so decided to go to iceland instead which was next door and had barely any queue. Thought it was just frozen stuff, it’s got everything you need :confused: why the sainos love when you’ve got that quality next door at low, low prices?!

Additional points to the Iceland for absolutely giving no quarters to someone who was being a tosser at the checkout. Chucked out without their shopping in a 'not the fcking time for this nonsense, now on yer bike style. If I was doing this to procure likes on twitter the whole store would have applauded. Wonderful.

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Ms Molly’s milk chocolate digestives.

They do the job :+1:

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What’s wrong with 50/50!
It’s nice imo.

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Gd golly!

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The bread is OK but the slices are like wafers.

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Made a thread about this at the weekend but the below curry is restaurant quality

https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/iceland-luxury-beef-madras-400g/78451.html#start=1

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Just gonna say (as I’ve said before) that I bloody love Iceland, excellent shop

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Used penne instead of spaghetti last night. Bit of a compromise, but I’m a grown up so only bitched and moaned about it for 15-25 minutes #makedo

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