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1 hour ago, Bleep1673 said:

As I'm on Universal "Credit", I have always had a bunker mentality, I have loads of frozen, tinned, and dried food, I bought big roll by the 18's, even though I live alone. I'm a survivor. 

Just on that... whilst not needing too I picked up from my mother (past away a while ago) the stocking the cupboards habit.

I may have said elsewhere my Dad being a Liverpool Docker was always on strike or prior to gaining changes was a casual worker (that is wait in the cage to be selected for work that day - in 1960s, an early form of gig worker). So never being sure whether me dad would have work or whether he may be on strike - sometimes 3-4months at a time she stockpiled food.

The cupboard went under the stairs and I was often sent in to crawl to the back to get a tin of something or other... We always lasted out the longest of strikes with piles of tins to spare... thinking back she must have had 12 months of supplies deep in the cupboard.   

As i say my parents died a good while ago... but for sure if she was alive today could have loaned the local supermarket a few tins for any empty shelves...

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2 hours ago, Smudger06 said:

SitRep;

Got a text message my shift has changed to a 2pm 10pm from a 10am 8pm in an effort to split workforce. So everyone loses 2 hrs a day! 

So am now sat outside same supermarket as I was on paddys day on my birthday day off when I was posting on here. 

As others have mentioned, yes many people are now stockpiling on beer! There are ridiculous amounts of alcohol products coming out of the door in trolleys. 

The main thing I'm thinking is that people are behaving like rats do with their food. Seriously. It's not good when people have degenerated to the level of rats in the space of a week and a half. 

Stockpiles of luxuries is more sensible than long life healthy food that will never be eaten. 

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well on a positive note..

my favorite Italian restaurant, local Pub, and nearest store/combined cafe and smoke house... (I live in country) are all doing take away meals... The Italian and Smokehouse/store/cafe are doing fresh meals that can be also be frozen... plus delivering...

Have to persuade missus that I can cook the smokehouse kippers at home... she ain't having it cause they stink for ages she says...

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Just listening to a radio show and the adverts kicked in, one advert was a M&S one advertising Mothers Day and how you can host her to a big dinner for cheap. That's one that got old very quickly ?

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David M.  we are in total lockdown,one person is allowed out of the house to go the Pharmacy, Supermarket, Medical Centre or Petrol Station. Just this morning I decided I needed to go to the Supermarket. As only one person is allowed to be in the car at any time I set off . Within a couple of hundred metres I was stopped by the Guardia and asked where I was going. I explained the Supermarket and showed him the wifes shopping list. He waived me on and when I arrived at the Supermarket it was closed for the day for a local holiday.And,no,this is not a joke,on my way back the Guardia were still there. I said to the one who stopped me why he did not tell me it was closed,his answer, you never asked me if it was open.Now,how can you not laugh at that even though I was really annoyed at the time.however,we will soldier on until it opens again tomorrow.

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3 hours ago, Dave T said:

thanks for the tip, never frozen fresh pasta, will probably start doing so now!

One of my 'go to' quick meals after running

4 ingredients, 15 mins

Fresh pasta, Philadelphia with garlic & herbs, Chorizo, Mushrooms

Put pan of water onto boil. Take pasta out of freezer. Slice chorizo & mushrooms. Put pasta into boiling water. Start cooking mushrooms, then the chorizo. When cooked, add large dollop of Philadelphia, stir quickly so it doesn't split. Drain pasta, but not quite all of the water. Add to pan of chorizo etc, not the other way round. Stir together. Serve. Add parmesan and/or black pepper on top if needed

The oil and spices will absorb into the mushrooms and help make the sauce with the Philly. The little bit of water left with the pasta also makes more sauce

In fact, typing that I'll try and buy some chorizo on the next shop. It keeps a fairly long time. Whats my chances of it being left on the shelves?

 

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well with an avalanche of school children next week all hitting the broadband I'm guessing may be a few capacity issues.... good job the self centred world of stockpiling may have some difficult stockpiling network bandwidth 

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Just now, Smudger06 said:

I'd say get a not unreasonable amount of flour and yeast, they ain't touching much on the baking aisle, a long ago forgotten aisle. 

just eating my way through a pile of fairy cakes the missus has just baked.. my favourite  cheery bun one's... she has renewed her passion for baking as we are stuck at home... yummy but will have to think about me bulging waistline.... I wonder if the government will come up with a financial package for those of us... through no fault of our own and due to the virus,  so we can to buy new pants

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29 minutes ago, fairfolly said:

David M.  we are in total lockdown,one person is allowed out of the house to go the Pharmacy, Supermarket, Medical Centre or Petrol Station. Just this morning I decided I needed to go to the Supermarket. As only one person is allowed to be in the car at any time I set off . Within a couple of hundred metres I was stopped by the Guardia and asked where I was going. I explained the Supermarket and showed him the wifes shopping list. He waived me on and when I arrived at the Supermarket it was closed for the day for a local holiday.And,no,this is not a joke,on my way back the Guardia were still there. I said to the one who stopped me why he did not tell me it was closed,his answer, you never asked me if it was open.Now,how can you not laugh at that even though I was really annoyed at the time.however,we will soldier on until it opens again tomorrow.

Eff me, and I was thinking of going for a pint tonight in Wibsey.

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53 minutes ago, ckn said:

Just listening to a radio show and the adverts kicked in, one advert was a M&S one advertising Mothers Day and how you can host her to a big dinner for cheap. That's one that got old very quickly ?

I commented to the wife when i got home that the alcohol isle looked pretty threadbare but at the other end of Asda there was amothers day aisle near clothes and that had ample stocks of gins even down to an offer of a free glass with every purchase of Whitley Neill of which they had a shelf full.

Everyone too busy fighting over the last tin of spam to think about their mothers/wife's gin habit that needs feeding ?

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All EPL, Football League and WSL football suspended now until the end of April and the deadline for finishing the season has been removed, so it could be finished any time.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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46 minutes ago, Smudger06 said:

I'd say get a not unreasonable amount of flour and yeast, they ain't touching much on the baking aisle, a long ago forgotten aisle. 

No flour in asda near me and a guy had 3 bread machines in his trolley.

We have a 16 year old panasonic bread machine and via trial and error wife makes a decent loaf with 1/3 bread flour, 1/3 granary 1/3 Value plain flour, dried yeast, water and olive oil. No butter no milk powder, sometimes she throws in a handful of omega3 seed mix bought when Julian Graves shut down years ago, but she cracks it in a pestle and mortar first

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2 hours ago, Kayakman said:

What are you going to do if your freshwater drinking supply becomes contaminated?

I filter my tap water, and have dove since 1992. Manchester has great non polluted tap H2O, London is carp, here is ok, but still needs filtering. Filter tap water, or it will be contaminated

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1 hour ago, shaun mc said:

In fact, typing that I'll try and buy some chorizo on the next shop. It keeps a fairly long time. Whats my chances of it being left on the shelves?

Decent chance, its the fresh stuff that's going really quick.

My sainsbury's had no fresh beef, lamb, pork or chicken (well they had one packet of chicken...and I bought it.... thus becoming part of the problem).  

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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56 minutes ago, Smudger06 said:

I'd say get a not unreasonable amount of flour and yeast, they ain't touching much on the baking aisle, a long ago forgotten aisle. 

Flour was gone at ours.  All those once used bread makers coming back out of storage!

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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10 minutes ago, Bleep1673 said:

I filter my tap water, and have dove since 1992. Manchester has great non polluted tap H2O, London is carp, here is ok, but still needs filtering. Filter tap water, or it will be contaminated

Same here with water filter use, although more for reasons of taste. I change the filter about once a month, and the cost is far less than bottled, even if you don't buy multipacks of filters.

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Just now, Futtocks said:

Same here with water filter, use although more for reasons of taste. I change the filter about once a month, and the cost is far less than bottled, even if you don't buy multipacks of filters.

I change filter about every 2 months now I've moved to a semi hard water area. Got enough for now though.

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1 hour ago, redjonn said:

well on a positive note..

my favorite Italian restaurant, local Pub, and nearest store/combined cafe and smoke house... (I live in country) are all doing take away meals... The Italian and Smokehouse/store/cafe are doing fresh meals that can be also be frozen... plus delivering...

Have to persuade missus that I can cook the smokehouse kippers at home... she ain't having it cause they stink for ages she says...

She's not wrong!

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17 minutes ago, SSoutherner said:

No flour in asda near me and a guy had 3 bread machines in his trolley.

We have a 16 year old panasonic bread machine and via trial and error wife makes a decent loaf with 1/3 bread flour, 1/3 granary 1/3 Value plain flour, dried yeast, water and olive oil. No butter no milk powder, sometimes she throws in a handful of omega3 seed mix bought when Julian Graves shut down years ago, but she cracks it in a pestle and mortar first

I used to have a breadmaker, and found that I got better results by using it just for the preparation (mixing, kneading, rising etc.), then baking the results in a regular oven.

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31 minutes ago, SSoutherner said:

No flour in asda near me and a guy had 3 bread machines in his trolley.

We have a 16 year old panasonic bread machine and via trial and error wife makes a decent loaf with 1/3 bread flour, 1/3 granary 1/3 Value plain flour, dried yeast, water and olive oil. No butter no milk powder, sometimes she throws in a handful of omega3 seed mix bought when Julian Graves shut down years ago, but she cracks it in a pestle and mortar first

 

11 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I used to have a breadmaker, and found that I got better results by using it just for the preparation (mixing, kneading, rising etc.), then baking the results in a regular oven.

And I bet you'll both still claim to be working class and northern :kolobok_biggrin:

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