Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Let Mom do Your Shopping!

I have grown weary of thinking of things to get grocery wise.  I am a good cook, but it sucks cooking for one and I can be lazy about cleaning up.  I like a clean kitchen and prepared foods afford this.  Today, I asked mom just to buy me what she thought I would like.  Boy, was I surprised. 

“I’m in trouble,” she told me sitting in her car as I walked out to carry in my groceries. 

“Why?” I asked wondering what trouble a 64 year old lady could get in.  I looked puzzled.

“I spent $120 dollars on your groceries.  I got a little wild,” she replied.

I laughed. “We are just alike mom,” I said. “Don’t worry about it.  We’ve been so, so frugal for months to the point I didn’t have anything to eat at the end of many weeks.”

“Tell dad I would have spent that in one week drinking beer when I had control of my disability.”

Mom felt better with me telling her that.

Well, this is what mom got me.

  • 6 tins of fish steaks in mustard sauce (Kinda like sardines, but not as fishy.  Milder)
  • 2 boxes of Ritz crackers
  • 2 bunches of bananas
  • 8 granny smith apples
  • 8 gala apples (I love these)
  • 15 assorted Lean Cuisine meals (These are so good for frozen food.)
  • 2 large bottles of Louisiana hot sauce
  • 10 cans of Chef Boyardee Beefaroni (Thus the purchase of the hot sauce.  She knows I love it in my beefaroni.)
  • 4 cans of Hormel chili with no beans
  • 2 loaves of giant sunbeam bread
  • 4 cans of tuna
  • 1 bottle of sweet pickle relish
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • instant grits (I don’t like instant, but oh well, I will eat it when I get hungry enough)
  • 1 package of Kroger brand thick cut bacon (This should be interesting.  I buy Black Label brand)
  • 2 large boxes of unfrosted strawberry Poptarts.  
  • 1 package of Country Pride pork sausage
  • 1 large package of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 bunch of celery for tuna salad
  • 1 large jar of Blue Plate mayonnaise
  • 6 cans of Kroger light lemonade


kristi said...

Dang that all sounds good!

impromptublogger said...

Now she can go shopping for me.... But seriously don't overdo it on the Chef Boyardee cans - have you looked at the sodium content in those?

Sharyna said...

Lots of interesting ingredients! Celery?

Anonymous said...

celery for making tuna salad? i let mom shop for me a couple of weeks ago and she did a great job and spent more money than i usually do i still have food that she got me. i really like the lean cuisines myself too. liz

Cheryl said...

Good shopping list. And I'm SO envious of your very large monitor, even though I only use my laptop. And next laptop I'm going smaller.

Summer said...

Your mom is such a good mom! I haven't seen Blue Plate mayo since I spent my summers in NC as a little girl. The other day I saw Duke's at Wal Mart...another blast from the past for me.

Leann said...

I like chili with no beans too :-)

You can have my share of the fish tho....ick :-)

skinny minny said...

I understand about cooking for one it can be tedius and a little sad somehow...why not invite george and his mom over to dinner or lunch as a thank you or a payment in kind to his mom? I remember you blogging about cooking and thinking what a wonderful cook you must be it all always looked and sound delicious. Glad she went a little wild shopping for you sounds like maybe you needed to be spending more and getting more anyway.