It's hard to remember that many everyday foods today were luxuries in my childhood. Pineapples were exotic and hardly known as a fresh fruit, chicken was definitely a treat and prawns were a once a year indulgence of a few ounces still with their shells on and eaten during the annual trip to the seaside.
My how things have changed! Pineapple is available at a very reasonable price all year round and chicken is one of the cheapest meats. And prawns, ah prawns are always in my freezer.
So tonight a few prawns came out of my freezer and got combined with rice, peas, sweetcorn and egg and I had a delicious egg fried rice.
And I still haven't spent any money on groceries this month