(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!)
It was quite a food week, this week. Even though I barely could eat, because it was once-a-month shopping day. That takes about 4 hours at the local supermarket, because we both shop for a month, and we do it one person at a time, load truck, then repeat for the other person. Then, there's the Ukiah stores. This time we did them on 2 days.
I had originally thought that we could just get everything in common at once, but Ds looked horrified. I said, "What?" That's when he told me what a nightmare it would be to go through the bags and divide everything. Oh, that! lol! Okay, not my swiftest moment!
But, we do get our chicken and anything frozen together, during the 2nd shop. I don't want those things to sit out in the truck. They are too perishable.
We had some 'issues' this time.
First, Ds's debit card got hacked, and we had to cancel it. It worked out in the end, but he's waiting for a new card now.
Second, on the first shopping day, while I did stay on the phone with Ds so that we could solve every issue as he went along (ie: They don't have your paper towels, choose one from what they have. Or, when is my first meal using avocadoes - they have ripe, and needing to ripen for a few days, and one is less than the other? Etc. etc.) but I didn't have my computer with the lists in front of me, because of how sick I was that day.
The next day he mentioned that he wished I'd been on the computer, because of how much quicker things would have gone, had I read him off the list as he went, like we did last month.
Apparently, when I don't read out the items, he has to stop, and look at his phone each item, which takes a lot longer than just walking along the produce section while I say: apples, bell pepper, cabbage...check!
I wish that he'd said something that day. I would have done that, regardless of how I felt, or, at least tried. Darn.
Then, it started to rain halfway through, so he couldn't put groceries in the back of the truck!
He had to go through the items and pull out items that absolutely couldn't get wet, like sugar and rice, and put them in the cab. Then, finish shopping for his items, and do the same for his items.
The next day, he took their car! (He had to have the truck the day before, as he had gas cans with him.)
The highlights for me, were some amazing holiday sales, and finding my olive oil!
Normally, we get large cans of oil at a store in Ukiah, but they don't currently have them, and haven't for months now. Ds ran out last month, and we shared some with him.
Safeway normally carries the smaller bottles, which aren't as economical. But, when he did our big shopping, they had the big containers for the first time in years, and at a really good price!
The only thing was that we normally get it in cans, and these are plastic containers. They should be kept out of the light because of that, so I will put them in the pantry once they are done "perking."
Today I have to start with the vegetables, and freeze the chicken. I will have to start with a couple of vegetables at a time, then cook some to freeze, do another 2 the next day, repeat.
Some will go in the 'fridge until I make a meal with them to eat, then freeze, while a couple of items, like lemons, can just be tossed in the freezer as it. I love that!
But wait, there's more! We got a check from the IRS. I'm not sure if we're going to keep it (I was all set to deposit it, before they changed their minds - lol!, but Dh said that he has to call them first. He feels that it's the wrong amount.), but, if we do, it will cover nearly 1/2 of what I spent at the store!
How was your food week?