(This is the weekly post where you share your week of food. Did you have anything that really made your week, such as your favorite soup, a lunch out, or maybe you had something new? Find a new food product? A new appliance? Please do share!)
As I mentioned in my post a couple of days ago, I have the full month's worth of groceries. Ds's month of groceries has a lot more boxes and cans, whereas mine has a lot of produce. So, it's all hands on deck to prep it, generally. We'll see what I can get done tomorrow.
Other than the produce I got usual things, which wasn't too much, actually. I did get yogurt and jam.
I am going to try freeze dried parsley, though. I have a recipe that I don't even bother to make without parsley, as it's a flavor that's part of it. Fresh doesn't last, and I thought about freezing some in ice, but the jar of freeze dried was the same price, on sale, as a bunch of fresh. I don't care for regular dried for this, as it doesn't have the flavor, but a lot of the freeze dried herbs and such retain a better flavor.
If it's good, I will get a lot more use out of it than the fresh. Don't get me wrong, I love the fresh, and know how healthy it is, but it's very expensive right now. I'll have to plant my own in the early spring, then I can use it to my heart's content.
Ds first went to a supermarket in the next town over, followed by one here, because they didn't have everything at the first one, plus, he didn't want to let frozen items and chicken warm up.
So, we chatted the whole time that he was shopping, pretty much, making choices when items weren't there...which was way too often, etc.
He shopped for himself, then started again for us. Then, did the same at the other store. Otherwise, we'd have to go through every bag to separate items, and paying.
At the 2nd store, he also bought food for the other 2 families, but they didn't need much.
After buying my items, he decided that it would be easier to leave my cart next to a closed check stand, with someone who worked there standing near it. He said, "Don't let anyone put any of these items back, I'll be back to get them when I'm done with my next cart. As it wasn't in their way, she said okay.
Then, he checked out 4 x's, once for each person. After finishing with my cart, he realized that there were no cans. I had gotten a treat of 4 cans of pears, one for each week.
So he started looking through my bags, and found that my paper towels weren't in there either, or my broccoli, or about 3 other items.
I wondered why it took him so long to finish and come by once he had gone through the checkout. I guess having to go back and get what was missing will do that! As if he hadn't already spent enough time shopping! At least he will not need to go back to the store until January!
What's not clear is, who took the items out of my cart? Was a helpful employee going to put it all back? But, wouldn't they have taken the whole cart? Or, was it a lazy shopper? And, why didn't the employee who was standing there stop whichever it was? Argh!
But, it's done now!
If I can get everything prepped and cooked, we will have plenty of meals that just need to be thawed and either heated or cooked with a carb. I'll drag myself in and let you know when I've cut all of the vegetables, and made all of the meals! lol!
How was your food week?