It’s time for another monthly grocery haul post! In fact, it’s been a rather long time since the last one. Unless I skipped posting about it, it would appear the last one was in October. That’s probably right. We went to Belize in November so I skipped that one. For December Lisa and I did a “fun” shopping trip rather than groceries. And then I did the No-Spend Challenge in January. So here we are in February, getting back to our usual routine.
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Lisa (Retro Housewife Goes Green) and I headed out of town a little before 10 a.m. last Friday. Our first stop, as usual, was for lunch. This time we chose Tucker’s, a small local chain with delicious onion burgers. They’ve recently added a chicken sandwich to the menu so I tried that this time. If you followed my Instagram Stories Friday you probably saw a picture of it. The thing was HUGE! And very messy. It was good but I think I like the burger better.
After we were fueled up, we made brief stops at Michael’s and Target before starting the grocery shopping. I needed larger rings for my Happy Planner from Michael’s and found some white plates at Target. I’ve been looking for some to use when photographing food for Life With Dee. I bought two different styles (one of each) which you’ll see in upcoming photos.
We shopped at four stores – Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. In that order.
Sprouts often has good sales and reasonable prices so we started there. We did experience a little excitement this time. A man stole a woman’s wallet while we were in the store. She took off after him, racing through the store yelling at him to stop. He ended up dropping her wallet in the parking lot and someone got his license number. I walked her to her car and wished her a better day. She was actually quite calm about the whole thing. I made the comment that I hoped they caught him to which she replied, “Me, too. Although I do feel sorry for him because we don’t know what drove him to do such a thing.”. I thought that was a rather compassionate viewpoint and made me wish I would have had the opportunity to get acquainted with her.
The rest of our shopping was rather uneventful until we left Whole Foods. This is what we encountered:
There was no way I could open my car door (the picture is a bit deceiving and the truck was even closer than it looks here). And look how much room he had on the other side. Lisa went inside to ask someone to page the driver to move. Then as she walked back to the car she realized the man was sitting IN HIS TRUCK. She told him we couldn’t get in the car and after about 4 tries he got it moved over enough for me to get in. People are weird sometimes.
Here’s the picture of what I bought.
Which reminds me of something kind of funny/creepy. The other day I was approving posts for the Facebook events group I administer. I have it set so that all posts to the group must be approved because, as I said above, people are weird. A member had obviously been hacked so I started to decline the post when I noticed something. Look closely at the photo:
Yes, that’s one of my grocery haul photos. A bit of a search showed this same hack using 4 or 5 different photos from my kitchen.
So here’s what I bought:
- organic navel oranges (3)
- organic russet potatoes (5 lb.)
- organic bananas
- Earl Grey tea
- Bonne Maman cherry preserves
- salad dressing
- organic chicken broth (2 – quart boxes)
- organic canned diced tomatoes (2)
- organic tomato paste
- tomato puree (1 bottle)
- San Marzano whole tomatoes (1 can)
- organic white vinegar
- organic ground ginger
- white cheddar popcorn
- wide egg noodles
- organic worchestershire sauce
- organic plain Greek yogurt
- natural taffy (1/3 pound)
- European cultured pasture butter (2)
- organic maple syrup
- organic corn tortilla (2 pkgs)
- natural uncured bacon
- natural cheddar cheese (8 oz. pkg)
- Hatch diced green chiles (2 cans)
- organic chocolate truffles (4)
- bag of ice
- organic raisin bran clusters cereal
- crunchy cinnamon squares cereal
- gala apples (2 lb. bag)
- blood oranges (2 lb. bag)
- fresh ginger
- lime (1)
- British-style crumpets
- sweet potatoes (3)
- organic flour tortillas
- French green beans (1 bag frozen)
- organic broccoli florets (2 bags frozen)
- flavored Greek yogurts (4)
- ricotta cheese
- organic eggs (1 doz.)
- fresh flowers
- lavender foam soap refill
- King Cake
- rotisserie chicken
- organic dried rosemary
- organic ground cloves
- organic tortilla chips
- organic salsa
- organic crushed pineapple (1 can)
- natural andouille sausage
- grated parmesan
- sour cream
- organic celery
- organic green cabbage
- organic carrots (large bag)
- organic iceberg lettuce
- organic yellow bell peppers (3)
- organic red leaf lettuce
Grand total: $245.68
I also made a quick trip to Aldi last night for milk, a whole chicken for tonight’s jambalaya (I am loving their “Not Any” brand!), and a few other items that I can get cheaper there.
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