While doing my weekly grocery shopping today, I was stuck in a slow line. The lady at the front was trying to use a million coupons, pay with multiple cashier’s checks, and arguing with the cashier about the price of every single item that was being scanned.
After about five minutes or so, we realized we weren’t going anywhere for a while so we got comfortable. I started to place as many of my items on the little sliver of black countertop as I could without having anything topple over.
There was the most adorable elderly lady in front of me and she was watching me while I put my four items up. She pointed at my stack of meat and asked, “What is that?” When I told her that it was steak, she examined the rest of my cart and asked me, “Do you have a big family?”
Immediately, I looked at my cart to see if we were looking at the same thing. When I told the little ol’ lady that it was just me and my DB, she looked shocked. I then told her that I sometimes freeze my meat when I find it on sale, so I buy more of it. That seemed to relax her a little bit. Ah, all the food in my cart wasn’t for immediate consumption by only two people (or was it?).
I guess my five boxes of cereal, seven pounds of meat, three bags of beef jerky, four apples, gallon of milk, and fifteen pound bag of sugar looked a little much compared to the lady’s single loaf of bread, baby bok choy, and two bottles of wine.
What can I say, food makes me happy. I love grocery shopping. I love going through every single aisle in the grocery store just to find out what I need or don’t need. I have no shame with my shopping cart. I by five boxes of cereal because I love stocking up. I’ll never pay more than $2.50 for a box of cereal, so when the one I like is on sale, I splurge a little. Nothing wrong with that.
Here’s another recipe from The Pioneer Woman. It’s a great dinner side and easy to make. I may have used potatoes bigger than I should have, so mine weren’t as easy to “smash” even though I cut them in half prior to smashing them. Stick to the small potatoes!