Wednesday, October 16, 2013
From what I have seen so far, there appear to be 3 grocery chains in Leeds, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrison's. All three of these have a regular grocery store footprint and then smaller ones that are called locals. There is a Sainsbury's Local just around the corner from our apartment, so of course that is my store of choice. I also shop at Marks and Spencer for a bigger grocery experience, but it can be overwhelming.
All of these stores have pre-made meals, sides and desserts and so far the couple we have tried have been very good. You just take them out of the box, pierce the film and place them in the oven. Within minutes you have a high quality dish that is made with ease and no stress. They don't appear to have preservatives and the expire by dates are marked clearly on the package. The only down side to these stress free kitchen helpers, is the fact that they take up a lot of shelf space, leaving home made options harder to prepare. Pus, it's hard to make up your mind with all of the options available. So far, the Sainsbury's Italian Mac and Cheese and their Bramley Apple Crumbles have been excellent choices. Such a hard life!!