Friday, January 23, 2009
I don't think I like Grocery Shopping anymore!!!!!!!!!
When I was in my freshman year of high school I took Home Economics! I learned how to prepare my menus, how to shop, how to store our groceries, and how to cook. I really enjoyed learning how to prepare my menu by checking out the newspaper ads and building my menu around them. That was a lesson I continue today......well, let's just say its been a few years.
Yesterday I sat and prepared my menu for the next 2 weeks using the on-line ad where I do most of my major shopping. I always allow 20 main entree's.....that way I have extra for weekends. I prepared my shopping list. Then I checked in the kitchen and pantry and marked off the items I already had and added items that I needed.
This morning I took Rich to work and then went grocery shopping. The store I shop at in Roseburg.....Thunderbird.....is open 24 hours a day. I love getting there at 5:30am............not a lot of people shopping just the people stocking the shelves.
I didn't have a very big grocery list this morning. Thank Goodness!!!!!!! I only purchased 39 items and it came to $62.94!!!!!!!! I used to be able to almost fill a grocery cart for that price........for crying out loud I didn't even buy ground beef this morning. We'll be eating ground turkey when I get that big bird thawed out that I bought on sale before Thanksgiving and all ground up. I bought very little produce or dairy products.
I hope that we get a tax refund this year. I want to go to the grocery wholesale store and stock up on staples......flour, sugar, pasta, oil, etc. It costs quite a bit to stock up on these items.......in the long run I feel it is a savings.
Well, I better get off my soapbox and return to town. I need to visit with Dad and Mae for a while and then I have a couple of errands to run before I pick Rich up from work at 2:30pm. After he gets off work we have to go to Walmart for Rich's eye exam.
Hmmmmmmmmm......wonder if I can talk Rich into going out to eat after his appointment.