Tag Archives: Grocery Store

Grocery Pick-Up … Yes, Please!

10 Feb

 

Well, hello! I miss you blog. Honestly, it’s been days since I have cooked a meal. Tonight it’s nearly 12:30 and I just sat down to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I’m craving some really good, belly filling, heart warming food. I’m going to have to break down tomorrow and schedule time to cook a dinner… my body needs something that isn’t from a fast food line, a jar, or plastic container.

 

I also found the most amazing amenity today… my grocery store will now allow you to order your groceries online, they will “shop them,” and will have them patiently waiting in a cooler for your arrival at the pick-up lane. Now, I’m not THAT busy that I can’t grocery shop. In fact, I love to grocery shop. But… just imagine the possibilities. And… you will never EVER believe how much this little service costs….

 

Come on, try to guess… work with me here. How much would you pay for a service like that?

 

Let me tell you, I thought I was reading it wrong… $4.95 .. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. I would pay $4.95 just to not have to park my car near the others and risk door-dings! $4.95 … I’m all over $4.95! And, the first time is FREE… FREE… FREE. You don’t have to tell me twice.

 

Tonight … in my exhausted stooper … I’m ordering groceries online! Wahoo.. I’ll let you know how this turns out! Night Ya’ll {And, I promise .. a dinner of some sort tomorrow!}

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Bring Me the Buns!

26 Jan

 

I’m told that if I ask politely, the grocery store will order special things for me. If this is the truth, I’m so excited. You see, I have this problem … a few weeks ago, I told you about the most amazing hot dog buns ever invented {Snuggles} and today I was told the grocery store near my house was no longer carrying them. So, I headed 25 minutes to Publix {they always have them} where the lady in the bakery told me they are discontinued {there is no way this is possible} … Ugh. I know you are thinking, I’m out of my mind and that “it’s just a hot dog bun” but I’m telling you: they are amazing! I was so disappointed – tonight I was going to make chili cheese dogs with the leftover chili from last night {I know, I know. How domestic of me.} In the end, I settled for the regular hot dog buns, but  just don’t think they hold in the chili as well as the U-shaped Snuggles. And, since they are made with more of a pita texture they don’t burn when you try to toast them in the oven. The regular ones did ok though and I felt proud to actually use my leftovers for another purpose! {go me}

 

On a completely different note: I’m a cheese lover. While at Publix, I was able to snag some of my favorite cheese; Port Salut. I adore this as a snack on some warmed up French bread with some salami. Yum. If you haven’t tried it, I really suggest you do. It’s ah’mazing! {and will be in my belly for lunch tomorrow, if I can wait that long} … Night ya’ll!

 

I Need Baking Powder: Stat!

9 Jan

 

I love to travel. However, interstate and country roads are not my idea of fun. Not being able to drive over 60 mph is grueling punishment for a lead foot like me. Today, I went home. I haven’t seen my family since October – so, two holidays later, there was a lot of catching up to do.

 

Santa came and brought me a new mixer. I literally opened the box, put it together, made a grocery list, and was at the grocery store within about an hour! I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to buy vanilla, flour, and baking powder! Oh… and the best part… my mom also gave me a copy of my grandmothers collection of recipes. Back when my parents got married, my grandmother gave my mom a collection of all her recipes. {maybe she was trying to say something} It’s been in our house ever since. I can remember as a little kid, going through the ‘blue binder’ looking for cookie recipes, etc. And, now I have my own copy!

 

Tonight we decided to bake a Apple Queen Cake out of the recipe book. {who cares if it is 11:30, I need to use my mixer}From the sounds of it, its kinda like a pineapple upside-down cake – only with apples and cherries instead of pineapple. We’ve got it in the oven right now {and took plenty of pictures to blog about it later} … although these are all hand written/photo copied recipes…. and we are thinking that “4 tsp” of baking powder may actually be “1/4 tsp of baking powder” … but we’ll see! Can’t taste that  different can it?! I’ll update you soon! Night Ya’ll!