I love a bargain and am always keeping my eyes open for a good deal. The supermarket discount shelf is a bargain hunter's dream and if you add a bit of imagination you can still eat cake! A pot of marked down whipping cream, a broken bar of chocolate and a couple of large tubs of "buy of get one free" cream cheese were all sitting on the shelf when I went shopping last week. All of these items went into my shopping trolley and were on their way to becoming a gorgeous dessert. I simply added a dash of vanilla and a sprinkle of icing sugar to the soft cheese, folded it into the lightly whipped cream and poured in the melted bar of chocolate. This was spread over a digestive biscuit crumb base and popped into the fridge until after dinner. As you can see, not much was left over for me to photograph!
And just like that, for hardly any money at all I had made something pretty and special for our home and had a lot of pleasure in doing so along the way.
It just goes to show, those old adages are still true, money doesn't make you happy and the best things in life are free :)