A lighter blog today. 🙂
We went shopping last night, we needed onions. Why is it when you go in to buy onions it costs $60.99?
There is something a foot I think. Some nefarious scheme.
Well perhaps we erred as we didn’t go to an onion store. Perhaps if we did, then this is all that would have gone in the cart.
Wait… that may be problem number two.. we had a cart. Well it was tiny and so cute that we just sort of grabbed it, I mean it was fun to drive, like an import or something. what? it was cute, like half a cart. It was very maneuverable.. you know zippy, a high performance model… did I mention cute? Aimee said some stores have carts I would like, they have flags and a “shopper in training sign“…. omg
darn thing seems to hold a lot though.
Well the store we went to is one of our favorites, they sell a lot of meat there and their meat is very good and soooo much cheaper than all the other stores. It is amazing how busy the store is.
We only needed onions though but we passed the candy section… wait, did I mention that they have a big candy section? well they do, bulk packed packs of candy, and it is also very inexpensive compared to other stores. But I pressed on..well until I saw a big box of licorice.. well two of them.. I mean a big box. A bin.. huge
ok so I have an addiction, I admit it. I will sign up for the first licorice indulgers anonymous meeting I see. But it was a big box, and when it is in a big box that means it is fresh! You squeeze it and it squishes… not like if there are only a few packs on the shelf and if they happen to fall off they shatter… You can smellllllll it as you pass… well I didn’t pass. A bag of red and a bag of black plopped into the bottom of the cute cart.
but it is licorice, come on…..
It helps when your roommates start to giggle. I mean really, they eat it too. When they find it… ok … so …. what again?
well on we went, but we hit the meat section and decided that the pork chops looked great and we were low, so in a bulk family pack went, hey not on the licorice…
We resisted getting more, it was hard though, I mean it looks so good, all laid out there, calling… Amberrrrrrrrrr
Onions, we spotted them, darn I wanted a bigger bag, but in they went, phew we got what we came for.
oh oh, Megan was by the deli meats… and some were already being sliced.. oh great, more things on my licorice.
Aimee was looking at the chocolate milk. Jill was showing her the larger sizes… She is very helpful. *groans*
I was left on my own.. wandering around with our onions in my sports cart, zipping around the big transport carts everyone else was pushing. Some shoppers are very grumpy, I signaled.
then I spotted them again. Cottage rolls. I keep seeing them and wondering. I have never had one. I looked on the net once and didnt see to much about them.
oh, a picture.. hmmm lets see…
That is it!
The big sign said $2.49
ok that is hard to resist. They have great deals on meat there, did I mention we bought some brats too?
They were $1.99 for a pack, I grabbed two types, a honey garlic and a mild Italian. We usually get sausages from a butcher close to the cottage. Their sausages are just beyond fantastic.. but we don’t have any so I thought we could do these on Aimee’s BBQ.
Back to the cottage roll, I wandered… $2.49 for what looked like a boneless ham seemed a good deal. It is the end of our year so we are wringing out our socks now… I mean looking behind cushions for loose change. Good deals are.. well good.
In it went, carefully beside the licorice… chocolate milk.. and cold cuts (deli meats) Hamburger buns.. wait I can make those… sour face…
bacon.. what two pounds?
2.49 Aimee whispered…. ok, bacon…
hmmm Megan was wandering up the aisle with an armload… omg you are going to damage the suspension on my sports cart…..
I have to admit the sporty ride seemed a bit clunky now… I felt like I had a square wheel. Some nice old lady cut me off in her transport cart… I think she smirked too.
We took our onions to the checkout, the cottage roll slipped by the price wand thingie (I am sure it has a technical name)… what?!?!? 2.49 a pound? it is now $9.00? eeeeps…. insert sad face here….
Megan pointed out we could put the licorice back…
but but but…
Do you know how long it takes for four people to count out coins whilst giggling?
Off to the car with our onions… hmmm and the tag alongs that jumped into my sports cart.
We arrived home and brought in our hmmm onions.. and unpacked, the pork chops had to be divided and packaged into freezer bags. The licorice had to be
hidden put away, the chips sorted out.. what I forgot to mention the chips? oh, chips too..
I popped onto the internet, and cottage rolls are the pork version of a corned beef brisket. They are sooo good, and apparently the cottage rolls are the same, tender, full of flavour and sooooo yummy.
I am going to cook it in the crock pot this weekend with some of those expensive onions, carrots, and maybe some cabbage. The broth from the cooking will make a fantastic soup too.
oh oh… we need carrots.. We will have to go shopping again.