Sunday, September 8, 2013

FF Grocery Shopping & Prep

I think I've mentioned that we live a long way from town a time or two. I try to do most of my errands and shopping after church on Sundays. Today, my daughter and I went to lunch with my dad and his wife to fortify ourselves for the big shopping trip. I had picked up about a quarter of the stuff on my list last week, but there was a lot of shopping left to do. We hit three stores in my quest for the lowest prices.

Last night, I printed out my list and checked off the things I already had at home. Then, this morning, bright and early, I cut out the coupons from Super One's monthly sales ad. So, off to Walmart we went first. Of course, I ran into a bunch of people I know who also do their shopping after church on Sundays. The life of a small town! We bought everything that wasn't on sale for a better price at Super One, and meat, because I only like to buy meat at our IGA. Next, we ran in Super One and tracked down all the coupon items and a candy bar for the road. Last, I ran in IGA for a ton of meat.

The fun started when I got home and we unload the car and piled it on the counters and table.
Calling all reinforcements! If you don't help unload, you don't get to eat for a month! Hey, who forgot to clear out the fridge to make room for all this stuff? At least I gave the dog the leftover this morning. What are friends for, right? Somehow, I got it all stuff in. I should have taken a picture of that! Maybe in the morning.

Refried Beans

Oh, I forgot to mention that I decided to soak my pinto beans last night so I could start the refried beans in the crockpot tonight. This is Because I really need to have my crockpot free tomorrow to make something else, of which I can't remember right now. Too much homework this evening!

I minced some garlic, chopped an onion into quarters, picked a jalapeno and chopped it up fine. Then, I threw that in the crockpot with the soaked and rinsed beans, added 4 cups of chicken broth, 2 cups of water, 1 tsp. of cumin, some salt, and pepper and set it to low for the night. I hope the smell of cooking food doesn't wake my up about 2 a.m. If my stomach starts growling in the middle of the night, I might have to get up and start cooking early! You can get the link to the recipe here.

Tomorrow is the big day. I've already decided to have a smorgasbord for dinner. A little of this and a little of that. I did buy some hamburger buns in case we want to have BBQ pork sandwiches instead. Now, back to the accounting books which will inevitably put me to sleep quick.

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