its hot outside

24 Jun

london 1.27pm 30C sunny wednesday 2020

oh my, it is hot out there. i have just been back from a trip to the tesco in vauxhall. and cooking on the stove now is a curry chicken, a willow farm chicken from tesco, £2.43, flat rate price for any weight between 1kg and 1.5kg. so naturally i chose the heaviest one i could find which was 1.43kg. so effectively it was £1.67/kg instead of their labeled price of £1.87/kg.  it is a curious quirk of tesco, to sell their chicken like this instead of pricing each chicken individually by its weight.

i guess it saves a lot of trouble weighing each one and printing each label specially for each chicken. but for each customer, the difference can be either a saving or loss of up to 44p depanding on whether u chose a 1kg chicken, or the maximum 1.5kg. i suppose most people wont bother which chicken they pick up, as the savings is quite small. though it seems to me a 1kg chicken is really too small , not much meat there in proportion of flesh to  the bones. and after cooking, the chicken always shrink, so that u get even less meat . i must say i was craving curry chicken today so this chicken is very welcomed. i think 1.5kg is the best weight to buy.

i also got a shoulder pork,£5.52 for 1.84kg, (it has been reduced from £3.85/kg to £3/kg even though its expiry date is 1july), and i cut it up into 5 portions, put them inside  margarine tubs, and freeze them all. that should be like 10-15meals there. usually i would cook them in a stirfry with vegetables.  other times i would make soya sauce pork out of each tub portion. there are many ways of cooking it, either on its own, or in combination with other ingredients.


3 Responses to “its hot outside”

  1. Garfield Hug Thursday June 25, 2020 at 7:22 am #

    Sounds like you are cooking up a storm! Enjoy! With the hot summer day, you might want to try the old fashioned double boiled chicken with yellow cucumber for cooling off the heat.

    • alifesgayventure Thursday June 25, 2020 at 8:19 am #

      its funny that we chinese drink hot food to cool off. i find i do it too, it sounds illogical but i think from our own experience, it works. i think the english habit of drinking hot tea in summer may be the same principle. i think that must be the reason why i keep drinking hot tea even though it is so hot now. it must cool me off, somehow.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday June 25, 2020 at 1:22 pm #

        Haha! Yes!! I think so too. 😁

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